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Lewis, Dubreuil win Canadian graduate apprentice contest

Brad Lewis, L-146, and Jason Dubreuil, L-128, take top team honors.

12 compete at BCIT in Vancouver, British Columbia

THE TEAM OF Brad Lewis and Jason Dubreuil won the 2014 Canadian Boilermaker Graduate Apprenticeship Competition held June 24-26 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver.

Lewis, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), and Dubreuil, Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), were among 12 graduate apprentices from across Canada who participated in the biennial event, which is planned and executed by the Boilermakers National Training Trust Fund (NTTF), Canada.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-271, L-359, L-555
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Steel Fab workers join Boilermakers

Showing their support for the Steel Fab organizing effort are, left to right, Kelli Morgan, IBB headquarters; Organizer Bobby Godinez (front); Former L-1620  (Portland, Ind.) President Bill Coleman; IR Bill Staggs; L-357 (Peru, Ind.) Steward Steve Adair; Lead Organizer Jody Mauller; L-483 (East Alton, Ill.) President Glenn Reinhardt; and L-684 members Markeita Murphy and Tara Boone.  Photo by Midtown Studio

Unit manufactures air receivers in Virginia

WORKERS AT THE Steel Fab manufacturing company in Lebanon, Va., voted to join the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers September 19.

Steel Fab is one of the nation’s largest makers of ASME air receivers.

Organizer Jody Mauller led the campaign and was assisted by Organizer Bobby Godinez, headquarters staff, and local lodge volunteers.

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Reporter  V53N3

Local 69 ramps up political action

L-69 LEAP committee chairman Richard Rowley, left, and L-69 BM-ST Rodney Allison, right, meet with U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Lodge seeks access to more boiler work

WITH ELECTION SEASON well under way, Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.) has ramped up its political action efforts by presenting contributions to candidates it believes can do the most good for working people and the union.

L-69 LEAP committee chairman Richard Rowley, who recently took over responsibilities from Don Hensley, who retired, said the lodge has made donations to the campaigns of U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross, and candidates for the U.S. House and Arkansas House.

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Locals  L-69

Eastern Canada Tripartite marks 10th year

Brad Herczeg of Alstom Power Canada, center, accepts a safety award during the tripartite banquet. Joining in the award ceremony is, l. to r., Kent Oliver, IR-CSO; David Galvin, President and CEO, Boilermaker Contractors’ Association of Canada; Ed Power, IVP-Eastern Canada (retired); and Jason McInnis, National Director of Health and Safety, Canada.

Conference sets attendance record

THE EASTERN CANADA Tripartite held its 10th anniversary conference August 19-21 at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and set a new attendance record.

One hundred and twenty-one delegates attended the event, including 21 from the owner community, 61 from contractor firms and 39 from the Boilermakers union. Another 34 persons participated as speakers and guests, and more than 100 family members attended.

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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.

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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
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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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Reporter  V53N3

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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