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New BM-STs complete training course

Newly-elected BM-STs attend 4-day training session in Kansas City, Mo., August 11-14.

Four-day event draws 21 from U.S. and Canada

TWENTY-ONE NEW business managers/secretary-treasurers from the United States and Canada attended a training course August 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo., to prepare them for their lodge leadership roles.

Reporter  V53N3

Thousands rally nationally against EPA’s proposed power plant rule

IVP Dave Haggerty, far right in gray shirt, marches on the front line with UMWA officers.

Pittsburgh authorities arrest IVP Haggerty, UAW officials for civil disobedience

CONCERNED BY THE prospect of widespread job loss, higher consumer electric bills and the risk of power blackouts, thousands of union members and supporters of the coal and power industries turned out in major U.S. cities to tell EPA the agency’s proposed regulations on existing source power plants are dangerous for America. The rallies were planned in conjunction with the EPA’s “listening sessions,” held at regional offices to gather input from stakeholders and the public.

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Locals  L-101, L-154
Reporter  V53N3

L-83 dedicates blood drive to member’s son

Red Cross Worker Pennie Rockhold collects blood from Kris Kennedy during the drive.

A LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) blood drive conducted August 8 at the lodge’s training center held special meaning for those who donated to the Red Cross effort. The collection was named for Conon Kennedy, the two-year-old son of member Kris Kennedy and his wife, Melaina. Conon passed away Jan. 15, 2014, following a struggle with Crohn’s disease. Conon had received a bone marrow transplant and numerous blood infusions before succumbing to the disease.

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Locals  L-83
Reporter  V53N3

Western States Tripartite holds 10th annual conference

Eric Sharpe discusses the future of coal.

Speakers address upcoming projects, regulations, coal’s future

THE WESTERN STATES Tripartite conducted its 10th annual meeting July 15-17 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with owners, contractors and Boilermakers attending from across the region. IR-CSO Jim Cooksey chaired the event.

On the opening day, Jim Croyle, CEO of SCS Energy, described a proposed coal gasification project in Bakersfield, Calif., that could mean thousands of union construction jobs. Called Hydrogen Energy California (HECA), the project will include both a power generation plant and a fertilizer plant.

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HQ gets drenched for charity

IST Bill Creeden, left, and ED-CSO Kyle Evenson get drenched.

Volunteers accept “ice bucket challenge,” raise money to fight ALS

THERE WERE NO dry eyes — or other body parts — for several dozen volunteers at International headquarters, August 29, as they endured an ice water drenching in the fight against ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The International group, along with participants from Bank of Labor, raised more than $3,000 for the ALS Association. The drenching followed one earlier in the week put on by the National Funds Office.

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Apply to be a guest on Brotherhood Outdoors whitetail hunt

We're Looking for a Boilermaker - It could be you!

Watching hunting and fishing TV shows is great…but imagine being part of one!

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is looking for a hardworking, outdoors-loving, Boilermaker to be a guest on its union-dedicated TV show, Brotherhood Outdoors. A trip is already lined up for mid-November: an Alabama muzzleloader hunt for trophy whitetail with Hawkins Ridge Lodge on one of the largest unbroken tracts of land in the southeast - known for its big bucks! All that’s missing is a Boilermaker guest for the adventure.


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