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Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 55 YEARS — Gary Metcalfe;
  • 45 YEARS — Jerome Petralia, John Skermont; and
  • 25 YEARS — Reyes Mirabal.

Local 69 • Little Rock, Ark.

RODNEY E. ALLISON, BM-ST of Local 69, Little Rock, Ark., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-69, L-83, L-656, L-1510
Reporter  V55N2

L-D561 members ink 8-year contract

 L-D561 negotiating committee members, l. to r., Jim Rhedin, Kermit Gates, Scott Schreiner, Ernie West and Rolland “Kit” Cooper.

Lodge sees wage increases, other improvements

MEMBERS OF LOCAL D561 (Weeping Water, Nebraska) employed by Kerford Limestone ratified an eight-year collective bargaining agreement in late July that will provide a 24.6 percent wage increase over the term of the agreement along with other improvements.

Locals  L-D561

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance picks new executive director

Scott Vance, new executive director of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

Scott Vance brings experience from wild turkey group

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance has appointed Scott Vance as its new executive director. He currently serves as the National Wild Turkey Federation vice president for hunting heritage and executive director for hunting heritage centers. In his nearly 17 years at NWTF, he piloted many successful endeavors, one of which was leading a multi-national, multi-disciplinary team of wildlife and conservation professionals to restore the Gould’s wild turkey to southern Arizona.


Boilermakers close out 33rd Convention

The Proven Leadership Team stands in solidarity after being re-elected at the 33rd Consolidated Convention in Las Vegas July 18.

Delegates re-elect officers, amend constitution

NEARLY 500 DELEGATES representing Boilermaker local lodges, districts and councils across the United States and Canada met at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas July 18-21 to chart the Brotherhood’s course for the next five years. Sixty-seven delegates-at-large also attended, along with International staff and administrative employees.


L-587 wins national safety award

DISTRICT LODGE BM-ES CLAY HERFORD, center, accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of Local 587 (Orange, Texas). Joining in the presentation are (l. to r.) NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, outgoing NACBE Pres. Greg Purdon, IVP-SE Warren Fairley and IP Newton Jones.

Safety records improve in two key areas

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2015 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla., Feb. 20-Mar. 3.

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Locals  L-85, L-111, L-587, L-667
Reporter  V55N2

Construction Sector addresses industry issues

CSO EXEC. DIR. KYLE EVENSON leads a session on the MBDS system.

IP Jones stresses push for new markets

BOILERMAKERS ENGAGED IN field construction gathered at Marco Island, Fla., Feb. 28-Mar. 3 for the annual conference on industry issues. The event offered business managers, International officers and International staff an opportunity to jointly review developments that impact the sector.

Business partners from the National Association of Construction Boilermakers (NACBE) hosted their own meeting concurrently with the Boilermaker event, and the two groups jointly participated in various sessions and side activities.

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Reporter  V55N2

Obama's climate change legacy: A costly missed opportunity

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Green Movement guides energy policy-making

OBAMA’S CLIMATE CHANGE legacy will be the subject of debate long after he leaves office in January 2017. But for those working in the U.S. fossil fuel industry, the verdict is already in. His legacy is one of shattered communities, shuttered power plants, shutdown coal mines — and lost blue collar jobs numbering in the tens of thousands.

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Brotherhood prepares for 33rd Consolidated Convention

Delegates will renew constitution, elect officers

WHEN DELEGATES TO the 33rd Consolidated Convention meet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas July 18-23, they will shoulder the heavy responsibility of renewing the Boilermakers Constitution and electing International Officers. The convention is by far the largest and most important gathering of Boilermakers, drawing participants from across North America and Hawaii to set the course for our Brotherhood for the next five years.

Reporter  V55N2

LEAP delegates learn, lobby in D.C.

Speakers address key issues, changing political landscape

IN THE RUN-UP to the November general elections, Boilermaker delegates had plenty to take in as they gathered for the LEAP conference at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. May 16-18.

Major issues like climate change, trade and jobs were discussed in detail, but the changing political environment also captured attention.

In his opening address, International President Newton B. Jones told delegates, “It has been one incredibly unique presidential election year.”

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Reporter  V55N2

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  •  L-D561 negotiating committee members, l. to r., Jim Rhedin, Kermit Gates, Scott Schreiner, Ernie West and Rolland “Kit” Cooper.

    L-D561 members ink 8-year contract

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  • Scott Vance, new executive director of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

    Union Sportsmen’s Alliance picks new executive director

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  • The Proven Leadership Team stands in solidarity after being re-elected at the 33rd Consolidated Convention in Las Vegas July 18.

    Boilermakers close out 33rd Convention

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  • Local 105 Boilermakers present a check to the Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice. From left: Sheila Riggs, Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice; Scott Hammond, BM-ST, Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio); Teresa Ruby, SOMC Hospice; and Joe Ledford, chairman of the golf committee for L-105.

    Boilermakers raise money for local hospice

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