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Canadian members receive steward training

Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) Oct. 4, 2014

More than 70 Boilermakers attend classes

MORE THAN 70 Boilermakers from across Canada received steward training between October 2014 and February 2015, according to International Rep Richard MacIntosh, who led the instruction.

Ten lodges sent members to the training.

Reporter  V54N2

International launches digital museum, online store

Members can view photos, order merchandise

A WEB-BASED initiative recently launched by the International union will give members online access to Boilermaker-related photos, videos and union-made merchandise.

Named The Boilermaker Museum of Photography and Film (www.boilermakermuseum.org), the initiative was envisioned by International President Newton B. Jones as a repository of historical and contemporary images with member access for casual viewing and the ability to order prints for personal use.

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Reporter  V54N2

Cap and trade deserves another look

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Strategy may still be best approach to reduce carbon emissions

SIX YEARS AGO, a cap and trade bill aimed at reducing U.S. carbon emissions (drafted in part by the Boilermakers union) passed the House of Representatives. In the Senate, cap and trade legislation also received support from then- Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman and, initially, from Senator Lindsay Graham.

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Local 169 high school competition creates ‘mutual benefits’

L-169 Assistant Business Manager and Apprenticeship Coordinator Mike Card addresses aspiring welders.

Students get exposure to Boilermakers; union eyes potential members

ALLEN PARK – Now in its 13th year, the Boilermakers Local 169 (Detroit) High School Welding Invitational has earned a permanent spot on the spring calendar, establishing a program of matching up skilled high school welders with potential jobs in the Boilermakers.

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Locals  L-169
Reporter  V54N2

L-5 retiree recalls foremen

I wonder if this has ever happened before in Boilermaker history. In 1960, at Danskammer Powerhouse in Newburgh, N.Y., my first Boilermaker foreman was Frank Mellon, a great Boilermaker.

Forty-one years later, my last foreman was his son, Jack Mellon, who I worked for in Brooklyn, N.Y., before I retired from Local 5.

God bless the Boilermakers and their families, because they are the best.

JACK “THE HORSE” SHAUGHNESSY
Boilermakers Local 5, retired
Staten Island, N.Y.

Locals  L-5

Local 627 members protest TPP

AS OPPOSITION TO fast track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal swelled across the United States, three Boilermakers from Local 627, Phoenix, joined with members of other area unions May 20 to protest the deal outside the district office of U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 9th). Holding an opposition banner are Richard Lerma, left, and Shaun Scharer. Not pictured is Daniel Gardener.

Locals  L-627
Reporter  V54N2

Volunteers cut and stack wood for ailing L-D351 member

Local D351 members and other volunteers stack wood for Wayne Woloszyk in Posen, Mich.

More than four dozen turn out to help Wayne Woloszyk

FOR THE PAST 25 years, Wayne Woloszyk’s spring included the major chore of cutting and piling several cords of firewood.

However, this spring brought him a much more serious chore. In mid-February he was having so much trouble swallowing that he went to see a doctor. The news could not have been more devastating.

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Locals  L-D351
Reporter  V54N3

Canadian members receive Field Supervisor Leadership training

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, TRAINING (L-128). Kneeling, l. to r., Jonathan White (Assistant National Training Coordinator) and James Vahey; standing, front row, l. to r., Ryan Creech, Michael Queen, James Fisher, Gordon Campbell, Dennis Geddes, Duaine Dukeshire, Duane Austin, Stuart Kilday and Mike Tracy; standing, back row, l. to r., Jacob Holmes, Christopher McKeown, Kevin Jedruch, Blair Allin (Health & Safety Instructor), Craig Walker and Robert Sills.

Local 555 and Local 128 host classes

NATIONAL TRAINING, CANADA, conducted three Field Supervisor Leadership Training classes in the first quarter of 2015. Local 555 hosted the class at training centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba (January 20-21) and Regina Saskatchewan (January 27-28). Local 128 hosted the class at its Burlington, Ontario, training center March 17-18.

Locals  L-128, L-555
Reporter  V54N2

ALJ orders Terex to reinstate 13 employees, bargain with union

Four terminated Terex employees (front row, yellow shirts) stand with union supporters outside a federal courtroom February 17 in Minneapolis. Boilermakers' organizer Jody Mauller is fifth from left.

Decision cites management coercion, threats of plant closure

NLRB ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Judge David I. Goldman issued a sweeping decision June 9 against A.S.V., Inc. a/k/a Terex, to reinstate and provide back pay with interest to 13 workers at its Grand Rapids, Minn., facility following an unsuccessful organizing effort by the Boilermakers. Judge Goldman also ordered the employer to recognize and bargain with the union.

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