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Local 1626 offers thanks for lockout support

ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2015, Clifford-Jacobs IMT Corp. of Champaign, Ill., locked out all union employees. We were locked out until February 29, 2016. On behalf of Boilermakers Local 1626 of Champaign, we would like to thank everyone who supported us and who contributed money to help all of us through this extremely hard time. We are back to work now, and we are all very thankful for that. We would also like to thank [International] President Newton Jones for everything he had done for us.

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TAUC conference showcases Boilermaker Code

IP Newton B. Jones introduces the Boilermaker Code program.

IP Jones, MOST Administrator Branscum present program to industry group

THE NEW BOILERMAKER Code program received a warm reception at the 2016 TAUC Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla., May 5. TAUC, which stands for The Association of Union Constructors, is a national industry group that brings together multiple crafts, contractors and related interests to advance the group’s goals.

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PROFILE: Local 5 Zone 5 apprentice Leanne Hockenbrocht

Leanne Hockenbrocht, Local 5 apprentice

LEANNE HOCKENBROCHT, a Local 5 Zone 5 (New York City) third-year apprentice, hopes to “learn everything” she can about the Boilermaker craft and make it her lifelong career.

The 23-year-old mom of an 8-month-old daughter, Hockenbrocht says she got her first exposure to welding in high school and later at a technical school on Long Island.

She recalls that a Local 5 representative came to school one day to talk about the opportunities that come with being a union Boilermaker.

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IBB seeks donations as wildfires ravage Alberta

Fort McMurray residents evacuating along Highway 63 as the fire encroaches on the area.  Wikipedia/DarrenRD

Union supports Canadian Red Cross, disaster relief fund

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD of Boilermakers is appealing to members across North America to contribute to relief funds in response to the devastating northern Alberta wildfires that have ravaged the city of Fort McMurray and much of the surrounding area. More than 80,000 people were forced to evacuate the community, and thousands of oil sands workers left the area as refineries shut down as a precaution.

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Who should be the next President, and what should that President be doing?

Robbie Hunter, President, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

By Robbie Hunter, President, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California.

Many labor unions in California and around the country, both in the Building Trades and other fields, have begun endorsing candidates for President of the United States.

As of this writing, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, as a whole, has not made an endorsement for President, although some candidates have approached us seeking our endorsement.

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IBB members attend national tradeswomen’s conference

The Boilermakers’ contingent at the Women Build the Nation conference holds up a banner to show their pride and solidarity.

Event draws over 1,400 participants from North America

A CONTINGENT OF 43 Boilermaker members from the United States and Canada attended the 2016 Women Build Nations conference in Chicago April 29-May 1.

Sponsored by North America’s Building Trades Unions, the multi-craft event attracted more than 1,400 participants, bringing together union apprentices and journeymen as well as an extensive support network to share experiences, mentor and learn. Also attending were leaders from organized labor and affiliate organizations, politicians and apprentice coordinators.

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L-D27 rescue team tests mine emergency response

Lodge joins with other unions, agencies in regional drill

A MINE RESCUE team from Local D-27 (Sugar Creek, Mo.) and eight other teams from across the Midwest tested emergency tactics and equipment during a drill at Eagle Materials’ limestone mine in Sugar Creek, Mo., Nov. 6-7. The event was sponsored by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Central Plains Cement Company and the Missouri Department of Labor.

Eagle Materials owns and operates the mine and the adjacent cement plant located near Kansas City, Mo. L-D27 members are employed at both facilities.

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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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  • Robbie Hunter, President, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

    Who should be the next President, and what should that President be doing?

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