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Fulton workers vote to join Local 5, Zone 75

Bargaining unit makes commercial hot water boilers

EMPLOYEES AT FULTON Heating Solutions in Pulaski, N.Y., voted 21-7 to join Boilermakers Local 5, Zone 75 (Oswego, N.Y.) November 17. The workers make hot water steam boilers for commercial use.

Local 5, Zone 75, a construction, shop and railroad lodge, also represents a unit at Fulton Boiler Works, located in the same Fulton manufacturing complex. The Boilermakers have served that unit for 45 years.

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L-158 celebrates Labor Day

Local 158 celebrates Labor Day

LOCAL 158 (Peoria, Ill.) members and their families turned out in good numbers September 1 for the annual Peoria Labor Day Parade organized by the West Central Illinois Labor Council, AFL-CIO. Members of the lodge are employed by Komatsu America Corp.’s Peoria Manufacturing Operation, Mining Division. They build large (up to 360-ton payload), off-road mining trucks for mining applications around the world. They also support mining equipment produced at other Komatsu facilities, such as bulldozers, excavators, and wheel loaders.

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International announces 2014 scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2014 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 28 recipients, with $40,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $10,000 to Canadian applicants.

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We need to talk about men’s health

MEN’S HEALTH IS something people do not like to talk about, but I am willing to talk about it. I am now just one year over my two cancer operations, and I am happy to say I am cancer free now for one year. The reason I am cancer free right now is because I went for a check-up, something most men do not do. These men are your family members, friends, co-workers, your members, your clients and your employees. I have joined the Movember Movement, and I am growing a moustache to change the face of men’s health.


IBB hosts 6th USA Clay Shoot

The 6th Annual USA Boilermaker shoot draws 169 participants.

Event nets $94,000 for conservation

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance (USA) 6th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot held in Lenexa, Kan., September 6, netted $94,427 to support the group’s conservation mission. Held at the Powder Creek Shooting Park, the event drew 169 union members, shooting enthusiasts, volunteers and guests — including several members of the Armed Forces and the Fishing for Freedom program.

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Like fossil fuels, renewables are not a perfect solution

Newton B. Jones, International President

Intermittency, high cost plague wind power

LAST WINTER’S POLAR vortex stretched the limits of U.S. energy systems to a near breaking point. Faced with record-setting cold temperatures from the Rockies to the Atlantic seaboard, utilities fired up reserve coal-fired boilers to keep the heat on for millions of Americans.

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Daughter of L-28 retiree serves with AmeriCorps

Nichole Letizia with AmeriCorps

My daughter, Nichole, was a 2009 recipient of an International scholarship. After completing her degree in architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), she wanted to show her thanks for the financial assistance she has received by joining AmeriCorps to help other people, before getting on with her professional career. This has been a great experience for her.

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L-29 member hikes 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail

Holland and Miss Kay take a break along the trail.

Adventure takes more than five months

IF YOU EVER plan to hike the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail, Dola Holland has some advice. Pack light. Bring rain gear. Plan on cold weather, even in the South.

Holland, a member of Local 29 (Boston) and his 4-year-old black lab, Miss Kay, made the five-and-a-half-month trek in 2013, starting in Maine on June 11 and ending in Georgia on November 23. It was a trip that had captured his imagination for some time, especially as the trail meanders close to his home near Plymouth, Vermont.

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