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150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

For Immediate Release
Contact: Mariah Young, 202-637-5018

(Washington, DC, April 27, 2016) – More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses.


Are You Eligible for the Boilermaker Vacation Trust?

Twenty-one construction lodges participate in the Boilermaker Vacation Trust. If you have worked in one of those jurisdictions, you may be eligible for benefits.

Be sure to claim your benefits before they expire.

Find out more.


Daines to EPA: Your Regulations are Killing Montana Jobs

U.S. SENATE, April 20, 2016 — Senator Steve Daines today took Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) Gina McCarthy to task on the EPA’s Power Plan all-fronts assault on affordable energy and good-paying union and tribal jobs.

During today’s Senate Committee on Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Daines challenged McCarthy to quantify the impacts of the anti-energy regulations on Montana. McCarthy could not give Daines a straight answer.

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L-11 president attends Obama State of Union

L-11 PRESIDENT JASON SMALL, left, accompanies Montana Sen. Steve Daines to the 2016 State of the Union in Washington, D.C.

Jason Small recalls impression of Capitol event

JASON SMALL, PRESIDENT of Local 11 (East Helena, Mont.) enjoyed a bird’s eye view of one of the nation’s top political events when he attended the annual State of the Union (SOTU) at the U.S. Capitol January 13.

Small, who is politically active, especially on matters pertaining to the future of coal and opportunities for Native Americans (he is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation), attended the SOTU as a special guest of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana.

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IBB Statement on the Passing of OPCMIA General President Pat Finley

Kansas City, Kan., April 11 – The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers joins the labor community in mourning the loss of General President Patrick D. Finley of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association, who passed away this past weekend.

President Finley was a stalwart union leader who served the OPCMIA in many roles during his long and distinguished career and was an inspiration to all who knew him.

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President Jones Blasts Nabisco for Exporting Jobs

'Nabisco bakery' by Eric Allix Rogers on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyboring/3408326244)

Kansas City, Kan., April 6, 2016 — Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones today condemned Nabisco and its parent company, Mondelez, for announcing recently that they will ship more than 600 American jobs from the Nabisco production facility in Chicago to Salinas, Mexico, calling the decision “symptomatic of bad trade deals and multinationals who place profit ahead of people.”

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April is one of the Deadliest Months

in the Metal and Nonmetal Mining Industry

The beginning of spring in the metal and nonmetal mining industry signals the startup of mines that were idled during the winter months. Often when these operations recommence, they begin with new employees who are new to the mining environment. The new workforce, along with miners performing unfamiliar tasks, has resulted in the month of April being the second deadliest month in the MNM mining industry with a total of 50 fatals since 2000.


Supreme Court's CPP stay offers hope for coal industry

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Boilermakers play role in legal challenge to halt EPA monstrosity

THE U.S. SUPREME Court's 5-4 decision February 9 to place a hold, or “stay,” on the implementation of EPA's costly and overreaching Clean Power Plan is a critical, if temporary, victory for the Boilermakers union, the United Mine Workers of America, the coal industry and the future of power generation in the United States. It is also an extraordinary legal precedent.

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Women in Trades honors L-290 BM-ST Cain

L-290 BM-ST Deanna Cain

Award cites union activism

THE WASHINGTON WOMEN in Trades Association honored Local 290 (Bremerton, Wash.) Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Deanna Cain for union activism at the group’s 9th Annual Dream Big Dinner held Nov. 21 near Seattle. Cain was among six women recognized for their leadership roles.

Cain also serves as secretary-treasurer for the Bremerton Metal Trades, which represents workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She previously served Local 290 as a steward and recording secretary.

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NMAPC Launches Groundbreaking Online Training & Education Resource

The NMA I.Q. eLearning Resource Center offers comprehensive training and information on the industry's flagship project labor agreement

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) – which administers the National Maintenance Agreements (NMA), a widely used series of project labor agreements in the U.S. union construction and industrial maintenance industry – today unveiled NMA I.Q., a revolutionary "e-learning" training and education system available for free to the public at www.nmaiq.org.


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  • IBB Statement on the Passing of OPCMIA General President Pat Finley

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    President Jones Blasts Nabisco for Exporting Jobs

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