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Local Lodge 19

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phone: (215) 339-8480

Members attend 58th Annual SFW Summer Institute

Graduates of the 58th Annual Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., stand with their certificates in front of the state capitol July 17.

BOILERMAKERS FROM THE United States and Canada attended the 58th Annual School for Workers Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., July 12-17. They completed studies in collective bargaining, Brotherhood structure and services, contract costing and research, contract enforcement, labor history, membership mobilization, safety and health, communications and other topics.

Reporter  V54N3

International announces scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $54,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2013 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $54,000 to 27 recipients, with $42,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V52N3

Aker, Crowley plan eight new tankers

Photo courtesy Doc Searls.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/52614599@N00/285571775/

Firms sign $500 million contract for first four ships

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 19 and other unions of the Philadelphia Metal Trades Council see more work coming their way, thanks to a new contract signed by employer Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI) and joint venture partner Crowley Maritime Corp. The contract calls for four 50,000 dwt (deadweight ton) petroleum product tankers with the possibility of four additional ships.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-19
Reporter  V52N3

2013 Boilermakers Congressional Reception

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress...

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V52N2

Aker Philadelphia ASA eyes potential ship orders

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.  Photo by Klaus Ottes

Deal could mean up to four tanker projects for L-19 members

LOCAL 19 MEMBERS employed at the Aker Philadelphia shipyard are hopeful that a non-binding term sheet for the construction and sale of up to four product tankers leads to additional work.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-19

First recipient of Abe Breehey Award offers unusual tribute

BNAP National Coordinator Marty Spencer presents Higgins with the first Abe Breehey Legislator of the Year Award.

Rep. Higgins strums, sings one of Abe’s favorite numbers

REP. BRIAN HIGGINS (D-NY 27) did something quite unusual before he accepted the Abe Breehey Legislator of the Year Award at the LEAP conference April 25. He strapped on a guitar and delivered a soulful rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.”

The conference room hushed as Higgins strummed and sang the number. It was one of Abe’s favorites, and the two friends had practiced it often together.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-19

Boilermakers host congressional reception

Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD 2nd), center, with Local 193’s Jeff Baerlein and Matt Maelsick.

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of attending conference sessions and visiting the Hill to lobby for Boilermaker priorities

Tags  LEAP Issues

Aker-SeaRiver contract boosts L-19 work force

L-19 Pres. Dave Gaillard, l., greets Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett during a ceremony at A

Shipyard will build two tankers for Alaska crude transport

AKER PHILADELPHIA SHIPYARD, which employs Boilermakers from Local 19 (Philadelphia) held a document-signing ceremony Sep. 29 for two new tankers that will carry Alaskan crude oil to the U.S. West Coast. The $400 million deal, between the shipyard and SeaRiver Maritime Inc., an Exxon Mobil Corporation affiliate, is expected to involve a work force of more than 1,000 once construction begins on both vessels, according to Aker.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-19
Reporter  V50N4

Conference honors Boilermakers for CAF, LEF support

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2010 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., March 21.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V50N2

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