Latest News

33rd Convention sets course for future

Delegates vote on constitutional changes, officers

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.


Boilermakers stand with UMWA on pension fight

Boilermakers from around the country stand in solidarity with the UMWA on Capitol Hill.

Miners implore legislators to pass retirement funding bill

BOILERMAKERS from across the country joined the United Mine Workers of America and other supporters on Capitol Hill Sept. 8 in urging lawmakers to pass legislation to prevent the loss of the coal miners’ health care and retirement benefits. Congressmen, senators, clergy, and UMWA President Cecil Roberts addressed the crowd of nearly 10,000 during the three-hour rally.

Tags  Headline News

L-587 family thankful for assistance

A HEART-FELT thank you to the Boilermaker Relief Fund for your generous monetary gift to us after the recent flooding of our home. We are forever grateful!

DANIEL & BECKY BURKS
Boilermakers Local 587
Orange, Texas

Locals  L-587

Bryan Steam marks 100 years, cites L-357 members

LOCAL 357 (Peru, Indiana) members took part in celebrating the 100-year anniversary of their employer, Bryan Steam, August 16, during ceremonies at the plant. The firm began operation in 1916 building steam tractors and cars. Union Boilermakers there now build steam boilers for large commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. Company President Bryan O’Toole thanked L-357 members and retirees for their role in making Bryan Steam successful. Pictured in front of a Bryan Steam tractor are, left to right, International Rep Bill Coleman, O’Toole and L-357 President John Benedict.
Tags  Local News
Locals  L-357

IBB to Host USA 8th Annual Shoot Sept. 24

Boilermakers seek to maintain national record

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance’s 8th Annual IBB Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot will be held September 24, and the Boilermakers are hoping to again lead the pack in raising money and turning out participants.

As the title sponsor for the event in Kansas City, the Brotherhood is seeking support from all local lodges, individual members and International staff to demonstrate that the Boilermakers are unmatched in putting on the USA’s top fund-raising sporting clays shoot in the country.


Boilermaker family lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Bridget Martin and her husband, Bryan, watch as their sons, Bryce and Brody, receive the wreath prior to setting it at the tomb.

BRIDGET MARTIN, SPECIAL Assistant to the International President and a member of Local 693 (Pascagoula, Miss.), received “an opportunity of a lifetime” when she and her family were invited to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. Due to another family being unable to attend, the president of the Ironworkers, Eric Dean, asked Martin and her family to participate. “It was very touching,” said Martin, “especially because it was Memorial Day.”

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-693

L-69’s Eisenhart wins SEA apprenticeship award

Daniel Eisenhart, Local 69, receives the Paul D. Wedge Memorial Award for the Outstanding Graduate Apprentice of the Southeast Area.

DANIEL A. EISENHART, a member of Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.), received the 48th annual Paul D. Wedge Memorial Award for the Outstanding Graduate Apprentice of the Southeast Area during ceremonies at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23. Seven graduate apprentices from the Southeast Area competed for the award at Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) June 20-21. Eisenhart and runner-up Adam M. Williams (Local 40, Elizabethtown, Kentucky), and six winning graduate apprentices from the other U.S.

Locals  L-69

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:

Tags  Local News
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

Pages