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Japanese labor leaders visit HQ

Union leaders from Japan’s energy industry tour Kansas City attractions. Leading the delegation are Masaaki Ninagawa, first row, fifth from left, and Yoshio Sato, General Secretary for IndustriALL-JAF, second row, far right. Joining the group are AAIP/ED-ISO Tyler Brown, back row, far right; IR Rocco DeRollo, second row, second from left; and IR Gary Power, third row, far left.

Group represents workers from country’s electric power industry

TWENTY-SIX UNION LEADERS from Japan’s electric power industry visited International headquarters September 28-29 to learn more about U.S. electric power and to build goodwill between unions in Japan and the United States.

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Boilermakers honor WWII-era auxiliary member

Betty Reid Soskin receives recognition from IVP Tom Baca and other L-549 members. Left to right, Timothy Jefferies, IVP Baca, Soskin, Juan Garcia, David Andrews and Randy Thomas.

Betty Reid Soskin belonged to segregated lodge

BOILERMAKERS ATTENDING a labor-sponsored dinner in the San Francisco Bay area September 19, took the stage to honor Betty Reid Soskin, 93, for her Home Front support during World Ward II and her current work at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park and Museum in Richmond, Calif. Soskin is the oldest full-time National Park Ranger in the United States.

The dinner was sponsored by the Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County and the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council.

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Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 40 YEARS — Louis Benz; and
  • 25 YEARS — Jeffrey Deinema, Michael Hagan.

Local 83 • Kansas City, Mo.

JOE LEWANDOWSKI, BM-ST of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-83, L-104, L-363, L-374, L-647
Reporter  V53N3

EPA’s clean power plan needs major rework

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Members can send in comments until December 1

BETWEEN NOW AND December 1 of this year, stakeholders and the public have an opportunity to submit comments to the EPA about its proposed rule for carbon dioxide emission limits for existing coal-fired power plants. December 1 is the last day the EPA will accept comments about this onerous rule, called Clean Power Plan (CPP). The agency plans to issue a final rule for CPP in June 2015.

Reporter  V53N3

Tell EPA their plan needs a fix

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) paints a bulls-eye on America’s existing coal-fired power fleet. The CPP will require electric utilities to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent, based on 2012 levels, by 2030. We know what that could mean. More plant closures.
Reporter  V53N3

Election 2014: Boilermakers recommend candidates

Informed union voters can make a big difference Nov. 6

THE CANDIDATES LISTED below have been selected by the leadership of the local lodges in their areas, along with the International Government Affairs Department, as those who will best support working families.

We know that how you vote is a personal decision. And we respect that decision. We also know that working families will make a huge difference in these elections – as we always do.

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Reporter  V53N3

Lewis, Dubreuil win Canadian graduate apprentice contest

Brad Lewis, L-146, and Jason Dubreuil, L-128, take top team honors.

12 compete at BCIT in Vancouver, British Columbia

THE TEAM OF Brad Lewis and Jason Dubreuil won the 2014 Canadian Boilermaker Graduate Apprenticeship Competition held June 24-26 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver.

Lewis, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), and Dubreuil, Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), were among 12 graduate apprentices from across Canada who participated in the biennial event, which is planned and executed by the Boilermakers National Training Trust Fund (NTTF), Canada.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-271, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V53N3

Steel Fab workers join Boilermakers

Showing their support for the Steel Fab organizing effort are, left to right, Kelli Morgan, IBB headquarters; Organizer Bobby Godinez (front); Former L-1620  (Portland, Ind.) President Bill Coleman; IR Bill Staggs; L-357 (Peru, Ind.) Steward Steve Adair; Lead Organizer Jody Mauller; L-483 (East Alton, Ill.) President Glenn Reinhardt; and L-684 members Markeita Murphy and Tara Boone.  Photo by Midtown Studio

Unit manufactures air receivers in Virginia

WORKERS AT THE Steel Fab manufacturing company in Lebanon, Va., voted to join the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers September 19.

Steel Fab is one of the nation’s largest makers of ASME air receivers.

Organizer Jody Mauller led the campaign and was assisted by Organizer Bobby Godinez, headquarters staff, and local lodge volunteers.

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Reporter  V53N3

Local 69 ramps up political action

L-69 LEAP committee chairman Richard Rowley, left, and L-69 BM-ST Rodney Allison, right, meet with U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Lodge seeks access to more boiler work

WITH ELECTION SEASON well under way, Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.) has ramped up its political action efforts by presenting contributions to candidates it believes can do the most good for working people and the union.

L-69 LEAP committee chairman Richard Rowley, who recently took over responsibilities from Don Hensley, who retired, said the lodge has made donations to the campaigns of U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross, and candidates for the U.S. House and Arkansas House.

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Locals  L-69

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