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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.