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National Tripartite Alliance marks 25th anniversary of MOST

IP Newton B. Jones introduces The Boilermaker Code program.

IP Jones calls trust “an engine of progress and innovation”

THE NATIONAL TRIPARTITE Alliance conference held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 6-8 held special significance for participants as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Mobilization, Optimization, Safety and Training (MOST) trust. About 350 people attended, including owner and contractor representatives, and construction lodge business managers.

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L-13’s Kling wins 2014 graduate apprentice title

Arthur Kling III, Local 13, enjoys the moment after being named winner of the 2014 U.S. National Apprenticeship Competition.

Runner-up spot goes to L-263’s Riley; Great Lakes Area takes team honors

ARTHUR KLING III, a member of Philadelphia Local 13 (Northeast Area), won top honors in the 2014 U.S. National Apprenticeship Competition held at the Mississippi River District Lodge 5/Local 37 training facility in Slidell, La., September 7-11. Kling scored best overall in a field of eight select candidates. The competition included a 10-hour-limit written exam and three days of practical exercises testing Boilermaker skills.

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NLRB seeks court injunction against Terex

U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.

Petition says management interfered with IBB election

A GLOBAL MANUFACTURER of construction equipment is alleged to have violated the labor rights of its employees to such an extent that the National Labor Relations Board is seeking a court-ordered temporary injunction to protect the workers until a hearing can be held before an administrative law judge November 18 and all appeals considered.

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College dream turns into financial nightmare for Lisa Suda

Daughter of L-7 member speaks out about high cost of higher education

IT WAS SUPPOSED to be a dream come true for Lisa Suda, daughter of Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.) member Douglas Suda. Lisa was accepted into American University in Washington, D.C., in 2007, a private college ranked in the top 100 nationally. Four years later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/American Government with a minor in American Studies.

She was ready to start a promising new career as a congressional staff assistant.

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Japanese labor leaders visit HQ

Union leaders from Japan’s energy industry tour Kansas City attractions. Leading the delegation are Masaaki Ninagawa, first row, fifth from left, and Yoshio Sato, General Secretary for IndustriALL-JAF, second row, far right. Joining the group are AAIP/ED-ISO Tyler Brown, back row, far right; IR Rocco DeRollo, second row, second from left; and IR Gary Power, third row, far left.

Group represents workers from country’s electric power industry

TWENTY-SIX UNION LEADERS from Japan’s electric power industry visited International headquarters September 28-29 to learn more about U.S. electric power and to build goodwill between unions in Japan and the United States.

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Boilermakers honor WWII-era auxiliary member

Betty Reid Soskin receives recognition from IVP Tom Baca and other L-549 members. Left to right, Timothy Jefferies, IVP Baca, Soskin, Juan Garcia, David Andrews and Randy Thomas.

Betty Reid Soskin belonged to segregated lodge

BOILERMAKERS ATTENDING a labor-sponsored dinner in the San Francisco Bay area September 19, took the stage to honor Betty Reid Soskin, 93, for her Home Front support during World Ward II and her current work at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park and Museum in Richmond, Calif. Soskin is the oldest full-time National Park Ranger in the United States.

The dinner was sponsored by the Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County and the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council.

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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:

  • 40 YEARS — Louis Benz; and
  • 25 YEARS — Jeffrey Deinema, Michael Hagan.

Local 83 • Kansas City, Mo.

JOE LEWANDOWSKI, BM-ST of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-83, L-104, L-363, L-374, L-647
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EPA’s clean power plan needs major rework

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Members can send in comments until December 1

BETWEEN NOW AND December 1 of this year, stakeholders and the public have an opportunity to submit comments to the EPA about its proposed rule for carbon dioxide emission limits for existing coal-fired power plants. December 1 is the last day the EPA will accept comments about this onerous rule, called Clean Power Plan (CPP). The agency plans to issue a final rule for CPP in June 2015.

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  • Local 13 accepts a $2,500 scholarship donation from contractors Sept. 22. L. to r., Dave Bradley, Business Development Director for Delta Products Group and principal for Thermal Solutions; Mark Ostermeier, President of Delta Products Group; John Bland, L-13 Business Agent; John Clark, IR-CSO, and Martin Williams, L-13 interim BM-ST.

    Contractors give to L-13 scholarship fund

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  • Global Day of Action

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  • IP Newton Jones calls right-to-work “a cancer that eats away at union strength.”

    ISO Conference offers learning opportunities

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  • Construction Division Director Dale “Skipper” Branscum teaches the train-the-trainer course.

    MOST launches Boilermaker Code training

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  • Signing real estate documents for a new training center to be built in Salt Lake City are, l. to. r., Jim Cooksey, AIP/IR-CSO, WSJAC Trustee; J. Tom Baca, IVP-WS, WSJAC Secretary; Collin Keisling, WSJAC Coordinator; and Larry Jansen, ARB Vice President and WSJAC Chairman.

    Tripartite meeting stresses Helper success

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