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Volunteers cut and stack wood for ailing L-D351 member

Local D351 members and other volunteers stack wood for Wayne Woloszyk in Posen, Mich.

More than four dozen turn out to help Wayne Woloszyk

FOR THE PAST 25 years, Wayne Woloszyk’s spring included the major chore of cutting and piling several cords of firewood.

However, this spring brought him a much more serious chore. In mid-February he was having so much trouble swallowing that he went to see a doctor. The news could not have been more devastating.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-D351
Reporter  V54N3

Canadian members receive Field Supervisor Leadership training

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, TRAINING (L-128). Kneeling, l. to r., Jonathan White (Assistant National Training Coordinator) and James Vahey; standing, front row, l. to r., Ryan Creech, Michael Queen, James Fisher, Gordon Campbell, Dennis Geddes, Duaine Dukeshire, Duane Austin, Stuart Kilday and Mike Tracy; standing, back row, l. to r., Jacob Holmes, Christopher McKeown, Kevin Jedruch, Blair Allin (Health & Safety Instructor), Craig Walker and Robert Sills.

Local 555 and Local 128 host classes

NATIONAL TRAINING, CANADA, conducted three Field Supervisor Leadership Training classes in the first quarter of 2015. Local 555 hosted the class at training centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba (January 20-21) and Regina Saskatchewan (January 27-28). Local 128 hosted the class at its Burlington, Ontario, training center March 17-18.

Locals  L-128, L-555
Reporter  V54N2

ALJ orders Terex to reinstate 13 employees, bargain with union

Four terminated Terex employees (front row, yellow shirts) stand with union supporters outside a federal courtroom February 17 in Minneapolis. Boilermakers' organizer Jody Mauller is fifth from left.

Decision cites management coercion, threats of plant closure

NLRB ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Judge David I. Goldman issued a sweeping decision June 9 against A.S.V., Inc. a/k/a Terex, to reinstate and provide back pay with interest to 13 workers at its Grand Rapids, Minn., facility following an unsuccessful organizing effort by the Boilermakers. Judge Goldman also ordered the employer to recognize and bargain with the union.

Reporter  V54N2

Boilermakers name Rep. Slaughter Legislator of the Year

Congresswoman Slaughter speaks about her career-long support of American workers.

N.Y. congresswoman cited for opposing bad trade deals, defending workers

THE BOILERMAKERS HONORED Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) May 19 as the 2014 Abe Breehey Legislator of the Year during the 47th Annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) in Washington, D.C.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V54N3

CSO Conference delegates receive industry updates

IP Newton Jones discusses construction sector priorities.

Speakers highlight opportunities, challenges

LODGE LEADERS FROM across North America attended the Boilermakers’ Construction Sector Conference at Marco Island, Fla., March 2-5 to learn about the latest developments impacting their members, their locals and the International union. Speakers provided reports on the MOST Boilermaker Delivery System; pension and health and welfare plans; legislative and political developments; the Boilermaker Archives; the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program; MOST programs; construction industry technology; and other topics.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V54N2

AFL-CIO Press Conference Ends with TPP Critics Being Locked Out of USTR

(Washington, DC, Tuesday, June 2) – Today, under the backdrop of a huge “Show Us the Text, Show Us the Jobs” banner, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre gathered with critics of Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to reinforce the message that working people won’t stand for another bad trade deal.


Local 27, Nooter complete complex boiler overhaul in record time

CAREFULLY – The new, five-story superheater header is hoisted by Boilermakers Local 27 members through an opening cut into the side of the building where the 17-story boiler is located.

Crews work 23-million man-hours without an injury

HOW DO YOU remove a worn out, five-story, 59,000-pound cylinder with 141 attached tubes from a 17-story boiler at Ameren Missouri’s Labadie power plant and out of the building housing it when the 40-year-old equipment was never intended to be removed in the first place? And then reverse the process to re-install new equipment?

Answer: You call on Nooter Construction and the skilled members of Boilermakers Local 27, who provide:

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-27
Reporter  V54N2

Local 69 tops safety third year in a row

Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.) BM-ST Rodney Allison, center, accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of his local. Joining in the presentation are (l. to r.) NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, IVP-SE Warren Fairley, IP Newton Jones and NACBE Pres. Greg Purdon.

Compensable injury rate reaches record low

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2014 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla., March 2-5.

Locals  L-69, L-92, L-105, L-237
Reporter  V54N2

Get help with your student debt

DO YOU NEED help applying for a government program for student debt or finding an expert who can help you manage your debt and understand your rights? The AFL-CIO and the Lawyers Coordinating Committee are hosting a free student loan debt helpline, May 19-21, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. EST.

RSVP now at http://theborrowers.org/rsvp/ and receive the hotline phone number before it’s publicly advertised.


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