New contract summaries
A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges
National Cement Lodge
Effective Dec. 15, 2007 to Dec. 14, 2013, for five members of the National Cement Lodge who work in shipping and maintenance at Cemex, a manufacturer of Portland cement in Neville Island, Pa.
Local 5 — New York
Effective Dec. 1, 2007 to Nov. 30, 2008, for two members of Local 5, New York, who make fiberglass storage tanks at Cardinal Fiberglass Industries Inc.
Local M13 — St. Louis
Effective Aug. 16, 2007 to Aug. 15, 2011, for three members of Local M13, St. Louis, who make stainless steel sinks at Servco.
Local 27 — St. Louis
Effective Dec. 17, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2010, for members of Local 27, St. Louis, who work under the Greater St. Louis Steel Plate Fabricator’s Association Memorandum of Understanding. Signatory contractors include the American Iron-Steel Manufacturing Co., Cummings Welding Inc., Kickham Boiler and Engineering Inc., and Vilberg Victor Inc.
Local 28 — Newark, N.J.
Effective March 1, 2008 to Feb. 28, 2010, for members of Local 28, Newark, N.J., who repair boilers for Bradley-Sciocchetti Inc.
Local 83 — Kansas City, Mo.
Effective Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2011, for members of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., who work for the Midwest Energy Maintenance Co. LLC.
Local 117 — Superior, Wis.
Effective Aug. 1, 2007 to July 31, 2009, for two members of Local 117, Superior, Wis., who weld Davidson pumps and bakery equipment for the Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy Corp.
Local 128 — Toronto, Ontario
Effective March 1, 2007 to Feb. 28, 2010, for 50 members of Local 128, Toronto, Ontario, who work in maintenance at Cat Tech, a full-service catalyst loading company servicing chemical and refining industries worldwide.
Local D331 — Exshaw, Alberta
Effective Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2011, for 11 members of Local D331, Exshaw, Alberta, who work in the terminal handling cement shipments at Lafarge Canada Inc.
Local D465 — Oklahoma City
Effective June 8, 2007 to May 28, 2010, for 110 members of Local D465, Oklahoma City, who make plastic conduit at Lamson & Sessions.
Local 482 — Wood River, Ill.
On Nov. 21, 2007, members voted to extend their contract by two years to Jan. 31, 2011, for 250 members of Local 482, Alton, Ill., who maintain and repair marine engines and barges for National Maintenance & Repair, a McNational company providing services to the river and rail industries.
Local 483 — Alton, Ill.
Effective Nov. 1, 2007 to Oct. 31, 2010, for 46 members of Local 483, Alton, Ill., who fabricate steel at Kopetz Manufacturing Inc.; effective Feb. 1, 2008 to Feb. 1, 2011, for four Local 483 members who make heat transfer equipment at Roney Machine Works Inc.; and effective Feb. 6, 2008 to Feb. 6, 2010, for 19 Local 483 members who make chemicals for Willert Home Products.
Union leaders negotiate contracts
UNION LEADERS, like these pictured here, work long hours to negotiate the best benefits they can for Boilermaker members.
Negotiating a three-year agreement for Local D523 members at Imerys are (l. to r.), front row, D523 Pres. Gary Haynes, Kaolin Mgr. Gary Haynes, and D523 ST Raymond Foster; standing, IR John Chapman, D523’s Bobby Cooper, Sr. HR Mgr. Tracee Sanders, plant mgr. Don Belcher, and production mgr. Steve Grant.
Willert products include the following brands: Enoz Moth Preventives, Bowl Fresh Toilet Bowl Cleaners & Deodorizers, Enoz Home & Garden, Scented Garden Incense, Concerto Home Fragrances, and Spiritual Sky Incense & Oils.
Local D523 — Sandersville, Ga.
Effective March 1, 2008 to Feb. 28, 2011, for 17 members of Local D523, Sandersville, Ga., who refine kaolin clay at Imerys Performance Minerals of North America. Imerys, formerly known as the Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Co., is a leading international supplier of high-performance minerals. These minerals are used in paint and coatings, inks, building and construction products, plastics, sealants and adhesives, lawn care and landscaping, health, beauty, and nutrition products.
Local D533 — Hagerstown, Md.
Effective Dec. 15, 2007 to Dec. 14, 2011, for 265 members of Local D533, Hagerstown, Md., who make vinyl siding and windows at CertainTeed.
Local 647 — Minneapolis
Effective March 1, 2008 to Feb. 28, 2013, for 57 members of Local 647, Minneapolis, who produce structural steel for use in buildings and bridges at the Egger Steel Co.
Local 651 — Somerville, Mass.
Effective March 24, 2008 to March 21, 2011, for 74 members of Local 651, Somerville, Mass., who perform lift truck repairs at the Northland Industrial Truck Co.
Local 1610 — Wheeling, W.Va.
Effective Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2010, for 20 members of Local 1610, Wheeling, W.Va., who work at the Warwood Tool Co.