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LEAP delegates learn, lobby in D.C.

Speakers address key issues, changing political landscape

IN THE RUN-UP to the November general elections, Boilermaker delegates had plenty to take in as they gathered for the LEAP conference at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. May 16-18.

Major issues like climate change, trade and jobs were discussed in detail, but the changing political environment also captured attention.

In his opening address, International President Newton B. Jones told delegates, “It has been one incredibly unique presidential election year.”

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Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MARK VANDIVER, Director, National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 40 YEARS — Timothy L. Thompson.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

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IBB reception draws members of Congress, aides

Labor allies, officials also attend

SOME TWO DOZEN members of Congress attended the Boilermakers’ legislative reception at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., May 16. Labor allies from the AFL-CIO, including President Rich Trumka, along with representatives from international unions and government officials such as NLRB member Philip Miscimarra, also joined the event.

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L-146’s Holroyd makes history as Alberta AIT chair

Alberta Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt congratulates L-146 member j’Amey Holroyd upon her appointment as AIT board chair.

She is first trade unionist and first woman to head the board

J’AMEY HOLROYD, A member of Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) made history in May when she was named Chair of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Board.

It’s the first time in the board’s 71-year history that either a trade unionist or a woman has been appointed to the position.

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Joe Courtney: Champion for IBB causes

Congressman Courtney acknowledges his 10-year partnership with the Boilermakers, calling the union “an incredible ally.”

Conn. congressman receives second legislator of year award

WHEN IT COMES to lawmakers who reliably fight for labor causes — especially IBB causes — Joe Courtney’s name frequently appears at the top of the list. The U.S. representative from Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district received his second Abe Breehey Legislator of the Year Award May 17 during the Boilermakers’ annual LEAP conference in Washington, D.C. He received his first award in 2007 during his first term in Congress.

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L-159 defends Boilermaker-Blacksmith pension

L-159 BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, l. to r., Tim Ehrhart, Ken Chamberlain and Carl Zielinski.

Members stand firm, defeat employer’s 401(k) switch

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 159 (Wyoming, Pa.), led by its bargaining committee, preserved the members’ participation in the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust in contract negotiations completed with Ashley Machine Tool earlier this year. Members ratified the proposed agreement Feb. 19. The contract is effective Jan. 14, 2016, to Oct. 31, 2018.

The bargaining committee included President Kenneth Chamberlain, chief steward Carl Zielinski and first shift shop steward Tim Ehrhart.

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L-28 apprentice serves as White House guard

L-28 apprentice and Marine guard Justin Hynes stands with his father, Franny, and President Barack Obama.

JUSTIN HYNES, A fourth-generation apprentice with Local 28 (Eastampton, N.J.), is proudly serving with the U.S. Marine Corps as a White House guard, reports Justin’s father, Franny Hynes, who is also a Local 28 member.

Franny says Justin placed his apprenticeship training on hold to serve in the Marines and that “his hard work habits and ‘can do’ attitude learned in the trade contributed to him being hand-picked for this important detail, from a field of hundreds of Marines.”

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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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