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My other life: Stefanie Hamilton, welder

Stefanie Hamilton pauses in front of a welding photo at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton.

STEFANIE HAMILTON, OWNER of The Beach House, a home-based salon in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, says she needs nails in her life to keep her in touch with her feminine side. That’s because she spends most of her workweek inside boilers and on vessels. “As a member of the Boilermakers union, everything I do right now is oil- and gas-related,” says Hamilton, who has been welding professionally for about seven years.

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Locals  L-146
Reporter  V53N3

CSO conference examines industry developments

IP Newton Jones introduces the new Boilermaker membership card with Visa® debit card option.

Three new initiatives spark interest

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR LODGE leaders met at Marco Island, Fla., March 3-6 to address industry developments, including three new initiatives: a member code of conduct, a market share analysis system, and a new kind of member ID and electronic payment card.

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Reporter  V53N2

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 30 YEARS — Bryan Webb; and
  • 25 YEARS — Joseph E. Natzke.

Local 154 • Pittsburgh, Penn.

RAY VENTRONE, BM-ST of Local 154, Pittsburgh, Penn., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-154, L-1510
Reporter  V53N2

Retraction

Clarence S. Fross Jr. of Local 101 was mistakenly listed as ...


Thanks to “slices”

AFTER 30 PLUS years of being a part of this great and crazy Boilermaker life, I want to thank all those “slices” who helped, taught, looked out for and just plain put up with me that made up my Boilermaker “pie.”

I also want to thank the Boilermaker ladies in my hall and in the Funds Office for being so nice.

Your Brother,

FRED ELDER (“Elder the Welder”)
South Boston, Mass.
Local 29, Boston

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V53N2

L-69 wins top NACBE safety award second time in 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, NACBE Pres. Eric Heuser, IVP Warren Fairley, and IP Newton Jones.

Overall safety numbers continue positive trend

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2013 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections March 3, during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla.

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Locals  L-69, L-105, L-237, L-242
Reporter  V53N2

LEAP honors CAF, LEF contributors

Northeast Section IVP D. David Haggerty, center, presents L-154 delegates with a Capitol Dome Award for achieving the highest CAF donations by a local. Left to right, delegates Tom McKittrick, Paul Price, IVP Haggerty, Ray Doria, and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2013 received recognition during the 46th annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 1. The awards went to vice presidential sections, individual lodges and individual members.

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Reporter  V53N2

IBB organizers back NLRB changes

IBB organizer Jody Mauller testifies in favor of new NLRB rules proposed for union elections.

Labor Board proposes easing election rules

BOILERMAKER ORGANIZERS Robert Godinez II and Jody Mauller testified before the National Labor Relations Board April 10 in support of the agency’s proposals to make the union election process simpler and faster.

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