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