LOCAL LODGE 555, the “Triple Nickel,” celebrated its 60th anniversary in Regina, Saskatchewan, January 10 with a dinner and dance. Some 400 members and guests attended the event, including four former business managers.
THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for three local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).
The committee selected Victoria Wren Kuefler, daughter of Ken Kuefler, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the lodge. Victoria is a graduate of Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks, Alberta. She is attending Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and plans to pursue a career in health care. (Attendance deferred for one year.)
Amendment would have threatened jobs, national security
AN EFFORT BY Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to strip away protections for the American shipbuilding industry failed to get traction during Senate debate on Keystone XL Pipeline legislation in late January. McCain had offered an amendment to the Keystone bill seeking to scuttle the Jones Act, but the amendment was not brought up for a vote.
NLRB, Boilermakers argue for injunction to halt unfair labor practices, order bargaining
EMPLOYEES AT THE Terex construction equipment plant in Grand Rapids, Minn., are awaiting a decision from U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery on an injunction request to require the company to recognize the Boilermakers union as the workers’ exclusive bargaining agent and to engage in interim negotiations pending a related NLRB trial. Judge Montgomery heard arguments February 3 at the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.