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SEA Tripartite meets on industry issues

TVA Senior Program Manager for Industrial Relations Jerry Payton speaks about the Boilermaker Code during a presentation by MOST National Administrator Skipper Branscum (background).

Pension, recruitment, training, top agenda

PARTNERS IN THE Southeast Area Tripartite Alliance met April 10-12 in Destin, Florida, to review construction industry developments involving the Boilermakers, signatory contractors and owners.

Among the key topics addressed were changes to the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust and Boilermaker initiatives to ramp up training and recruitment.


Labor Heritage Foundation honors IP Jones

IP NEWTON Jones receives the 2017 Labor Heritage Foundation’s “Solidarity Forever Award” for preserving labor history and culture. Left to right: Bricklayers IP James Boland, IP Jones, Ironworkers GP Eric Dean and LHF Exec. Dir. Elise Bryant.

Accolades given for Bank of Labor, social justice initiatives

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT NEWTON B. Jones received the 2017 Labor Heritage Foundation “Solidarity Forever Award” in ceremonies at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. May 19 for supporting labor history and culture through the Boilermaker History Preservation Department (BHPD).

LHF Executive Director Elise Bryant presented the honor.

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NABTU blasts right-wing smear of Davis-Bacon

Sean McGarvey, NABTU President

WHEN CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST George Will called Davis-Bacon (the prevailing wage act) “racist” and claimed it would result in billions of dollars in needless spending for Trump’s promised infrastructure plan, NABTU’s


LEAP conference remembers “Mozzy”

Gerard “Mozzy” Maciejewski presents donations of cash and checks during the 2012 LEAP conference.

Late Gerard Maciejewski was fund-raising dynamo

At the start of the 2017 LEAP conference, IVP-NE D. David Haggerty gave a special nod to the late Gerard “Mozzy” Maciejewski, of Local 107 in Milwaukee. Mozzy was extraordinarily passionate about his union and the necessity of political involvement. He was well known as a dynamo at raising money for LEAP and did so with great energy and pride. A highlight of his life was attending the 2008 Democratic National Convention as a delegate, referring to the event as “the Super Bowl” of his political involvement.

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Boilermakers embrace emerging welding technology

Members of L-92 train on the Miller PipeWorx 350 FieldPro. Front row, l. to r., Antonio Cardoso; Michael Ndipagbor; Leausa Finau; Karla Baeza; Oscar Davila, L-92 president and training instructor; Edwin Bogner, Miller Electric; Joe Acorn; and Tyler Rosenbaum.

Local 92 meets increasing demand for qualified craftsmen

LOCAL 92 (LOS ANGELES) is embracing new technology to stay attractive to contractors in a highly competitive market and to meet increased demand for qualified welders in California. For the past two years, L-92 has trained journeymen and qualified fourth-year apprentices in flux-core welding using PipeWorx 350 FieldPro, a regulated metal deposition (RMD™) system, according Oscar Davila, L-92 president and training instructor.

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Retiree proud to be union in Wisconsin

I RETIRED AFTER 41 1/2 years as a Boilermaker. I was very proud to be a union worker for my whole welding career! Proud to be a union worker and fight against this anti-labor governor in Wisconsin. He is a piece of work!

Thank you for all you do to help unions!

Tom Regner
Local 697, retired
Granton, Wisconsin

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IR Trépanier leads 175,000 unionists in Quebec strike

IR Michel Trépanier led 175,000 construction workers in Quebec on a seven-day strike May 24-30.  Photo credit Jean-Claude Tremblay/Journal de Quebec

Provincial government passes emergency law to force return to talks

MICHEL TRÉPANIER, AN International Rep for the Boilermakers and a former Local 271 (Montreal) business manager, led a province-wide, seven-day general strike May 24-30 involving 175,000 Quebec construction workers. The action temporarily shut down construction projects across Quebec.

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LEAP delegates take to Capitol Hill

L-502’s Mike Anthony, second from left, discusses CCUS funding with aides to Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) with l. to r., Steve Behling, L-104; Travis Dilley, L-242; and Timothy Tibbs, L-290.

Boilermakers seek consensus on energy, shipbuilding, health care and trade

LEAP DELEGATES FROM across the United States brought Boilermaker issues to the attention of legislators on Capitol Hill April 24-26, getting valuable face time with U.S. senators and representatives, as well as their staff.

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NoVA presents IP Jones with top leadership award

AFL-CIO Virginia President Doris Crouse-Mays presents IP Newton Jones with NoVA’s 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award.

Record-breaking crowd attends ceremony

THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA Labor Federation (NoVA) presented Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones with its 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award June 2 at its annual dinner and award ceremony held in Vienna, Virginia. The award is NoVA’s premiere recognition of achievement, acknowledging life-long commitment to the pursuit of justice for working men and women.

Virginia AFL-CIO President Doris Crouse-Mays presented the award.

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