The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Sportsman Channel are teaming up to honor the American worker and showcase the great products still being made in the U.S.A. by hardworking Americans. Sportsman Channel’s Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon, a salute to the American worker behind every great American product, airs exclusively on Monday, September 7 at 5–8 p.m. ET.
AFL-CIO’s Trumka joins President Jones in ribbon cutting
AFL-CIO PRESIDENT Richard Trumka and Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones (the bank’s chairman and CEO) cut the ribbon signifying the official opening of Bank of Labor’s new Washington, D.C., office August 11. More than 150 labor leaders and supporters attended the opening. The office is located at 815 Connecticut Ave. NW (at Connecticut Ave. and I [Eye] St.), less than a block from AFL-CIO headquarters.
EACH YEAR THE LEAP conference hosts a special event designed for one purpose: to bring together legislators, government officials, labor leaders, and others who play a role in the welfare of our members and their families.
NICK MCWHORTER, a member of Local 105 in Piketon, Ohio, was ecstatic when he learned he had been picked for a Brotherhood Outdoors hunting trip (televised this past spring). Hunting and fishing are a cherished tradition in the McWhorter family. The McWhorters also cherish their craft as construction Boilermakers: Nick’s father, John, and brother, Matthew, are also members.
WIDE AWAKE FILMS, the production company that created “The Boilermaker Code” film, announced June 8 that the work has won the prestigious Silver Telly Award. The award honors exceptional performance in television and online commercials and programs, and video and film productions.
Nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries were submitted to the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The entries do not compete against each other but stand on their own merits. Less than 10 percent receive a silver award.
THREE SONS AND THE WIFE OF THE LATE GEORGE PINKERMAN, a former BM-ST of L-667 (Charleston, W.Va.), stand in front of a plaque dedicating the lodge’s new training center in his name April 15. Left to right are Brian, Brenda, Chad and J.T. Brian and Chad are L-667 members. George Pinkerman, who served as BM-ST from 1999-2011, passed away April 5, less than two weeks before the dedication was to take place.
A WEB-BASED initiative recently launched by the International union will give members online access to Boilermaker-related photos, videos and union-made merchandise.
Named The Boilermaker Museum of Photography and Film (www.boilermakermuseum.org), the initiative was envisioned by International President Newton B. Jones as a repository of historical and contemporary images with member access for casual viewing and the ability to order prints for personal use.