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Canadian tripartite conference seeks industry solutions

 IVP Joe Maloney leads a discussion about duplicative safety training and the need for a national standard.

Event brings together owners, contractors and union

MORE THAN 160 construction industry leaders representing owners, contractors and Boilermakers gathered at Niagara on the Lake in Ontario, August 18-20 to seek solutions to shared challenges. Among the participants were 19 owner representatives from Bruce Power, Irving Oil, New Brunswick Power, Nova Chemicals, Nova Scotia Power, Ontario Power Generation, Shell Canada Ltd., Syncrude Canada Ltd. and TransCanada. Representatives from various government agencies also participated.

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Reporter  V54N3

Top Canadian apprentices receive recognition

TOP GRADUATE APPRENTICES receive recognition during the 2015 Canadian Tripartite Alliance conference August 19. Left to right, Dylan MacIntyre, L-73, Nova Scotia; Dylan Cunliffe, L-359, British Columbia; James Ross, L-271, Quebec; Kathleen Pike, L-203, Newfoundland and Labrador; Brock Overs, L-555, Saskatchewan; Alida Nourry, L-146, Alberta; Timothy Chibi, L-146, Alberta; Davis Boucher, L-73, New Brunswick; Joel Baker, L-128, Ontario; and Ed Friesen, L-555, Manitoba.

Lodges select representatives to attend tripartite event

TEN GRADUATE APPRENTICES from across Canada received recognition at an awards banquet held August 19 during the 2015 Boilermaker Industry Tripartite Conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-203, L-271, L-359, L-555
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Bank of Labor opens D.C. office

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, with scissors, and Bank of Labor (BOL) Chairman and CEO Newton Jones, standing with Trumka, cut the ribbon to officially open the bank’s new Washington, D.C., office. Joining in the ceremony are, l. to r., Megan Elder, BOL Marketing Development Officer; Bob McCall, BOL President; Puja Arora, COO, AFL-CIO ITC; Jack Marco, Chairman, Marco Consulting Group (partially hidden); Patrick Finley, General President, OPCMIA; Ed Smith, CEO, Ullico; Bridget Martin, BOL Market President

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.

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Union hosts congressional reception

Annual event attracts legislators, officials, labor leaders

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.

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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:

  • 70 YEARS — Daniel Raggio;
  • 45 YEARS — John Beckwith, Sr., Charles Lyles, Merrill Lynn; and
  • 25 YEARS — Thomas Feeney, William Lambert, Arnold Lisk, Jeff Newton.

Local 40 — Elizabethtown, Ky.

MIKE AUTRY, BM-ST of Local 40, Elizabethtown, Ky., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-40, L-69, L-83, L-549, L-647
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Boilermaker targets bucks, hogs on Brotherhood Outdoors

NICK MCWHORTER, right, shares a special moment with Brotherhood Outdoors hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen.

L-105’s McWhorter scores on “redemption” hunt

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.

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Locals  L-105
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Boilermaker Code video captures top Telly Award

Film examines impact of attitudes and behaviors

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.

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L-667 honors George Pinkerman

Left to right are Brian, Brenda, Chad and J.T. Brian and Chad are L-667 members.

Lodge names new training center for late BM-ST

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.

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Locals  L-667
Reporter  V54N2

Canadian members receive steward training

Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) Oct. 4, 2014

More than 70 Boilermakers attend classes

MORE THAN 70 Boilermakers from across Canada received steward training between October 2014 and February 2015, according to International Rep Richard MacIntosh, who led the instruction.

Ten lodges sent members to the training.

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