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L-83 Boilermakers shine on Jeffrey Energy Center outage

Jeffrey Energy Center, St. Marys, Kan. Courtesy Westar Energy

Members replace re-heat outlet header, more than 1,000 baskets

LATE LAST YEAR, Local 83 Boilermakers working for Day & Zimmerman at Westar Energy’s Jeffrey Energy Center near St. Marys, Kansas, performed at the highest level in completing an outage on the facility’s Unit 2.

The work scope involved removing and replacing the re-heat outlet header and replacing radial air heater baskets. Following inspection of the boiler and other major components, Boilermakers made additional repairs.

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-83

Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones issues statement on nomination of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor

Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta

KANSAS CITY, KS, Feb. 20, 2017 — Newton B. Jones, International President of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC, today issued the following statement on the nomination of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC hereby commends Alexander Acosta on his nomination for Secretary of Labor.

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Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones issues statement endorsing Tom Perez for Chairman of the Democratic Party

KANSAS CITY, KS, Feb. 20, 2017 — Newton B. Jones, President of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC, today issued the following statement supporting the candidacy of Tom Perez for Chairman of the Democratic Party.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC supports Tom Perez for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

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Unions rally in support of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

L-45 BM-ST Danny Watson, left, speaks in support of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project on January 30 at the Virginia State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Daniel Duncan, AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department

New pipeline could employ Boilermakers on gas-fired units, compression stations

BOILERMAKERS AND OTHER union members from Virginia’s building and construction trades gathered at the Virginia State Capitol on January 30 to advocate for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Danny Watson, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer for Local 45 (Richmond, Virginia) spoke at the rally. He said they were also there to show support for Governor Terry McAuliffe, who backed the project in spite of opposition from environmental activists.

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Locals  L-45

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 — James Carpenter, William Feeney, William Frankenbach, Raymond Garcia, Michael Gonzalez, Paul Gurgone, William Harris, Raymond Lewis, Kenneth Maloney, Patrick Nolan, Michael Ryan, Eddie Sanks, Thomas Schremp, Abdul Sharif, Robert Stewart.

Local 40 • Elizabethtown, Kentucky

MICHAEL AUTRY, BM-ST of Local 83, Kansas City, Missouri, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-40, L-83, L-647
Reporter  V55N4

Retired Boilermaker creates art for charity

All donations for the calendar go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

FREDRICK W. MCDONALD, Jr. is using his passion for art to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) retiree created a 2017 calendar with his original art, including some drawings of children, in an effort to help St. Jude advance its mission to find cures and to prevent pediatric diseases.

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Locals  L-83

L-627 hosts Boilermaker Code training in New Mexico

Thirty-four members of L-627 and L-4 attend Boilermaker Code and steward/jurisdiction training in Farmington, New Mexico, Jan. 17-18. Jacob Evenson, L-627 BM-ST, is in the first row, fifth from left. Instructors include Code trainers Ernie Dorsey, first row, far left, and Steve Speed, first row, far right; and L-627 Assistant Business Manager and steward/jurisdiction trainer Richard Lerma, second row, far left. Jay Brophy, MOST representative/technical support is in the third row, far left.

Owner, contractor reps show support

LOCAL 627 (PHOENIX) hosted two days of Boilermaker Code and steward training Jan. 17-18 in Farmington, New Mexico, drawing more 34 members, including some from Local 4 (Page, Arizona).

The Boilermaker Code is the newest program of the MOST trust and is aimed at educating and inspiring members to work with absolute professionalism on every project. The program stresses the importance of “living the Code” to build trust and earn opportunities for more work.

Locals  L-4, L-627

Boilermakers USA shoot hits fundraising high

Event raises $160,000, draws 186 shooters

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance (USA) 8th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot raised more than $160,000 to set a new record for all USA shooting events Sept. 24. The event, held at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, attracted 186 participants. Representing the Boilermakers union were 23 teams from various locals and from the International. A total of 38 teams participated.


Seventy-two receive field supervisor training in Canada

L-555 (Regina, Saskatchewan), Feb. 17-18  Seated, left to right: Sean Dixon, Justin McRedmond, Noel Loffler and Mike Feiffer. Back row: Grant Jacobs (Director of National Training), Dallas Rogers, Clayton Stephanson, Dana Koloski, Travis Englesman, Jade Herman and Jonathan White (Assistant National Training Coordinator).

Locals 128, 203, 146 and 555 host courses

NATIONAL TRAINING, CANADA, taught the Field Supervisor Leadership Training Course to 72 members across the country during 2016. The two-day sessions were held at Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario), Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), Local 203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland), and Local 555, facilities in Regina, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Locals  L-128, L-146, L-203, L-555

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  • L-45 BM-ST Danny Watson, left, speaks in support of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project on January 30 at the Virginia State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Daniel Duncan, AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department

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