MOST/Tripartite

Local 108 receives Charles W. Jones Award

Birmingham, Alabama, Local 108 BM-ST Tim Simmons accepts the Charles W. Jones Award on behalf of his lodge. Left to right, IVP-SE Warren Fairley, Simmons, and IP Newton Jones.

THE CHARLES W. Jones Award, which honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year, went to Local Lodge 108 of Birmingham, Alabama. International President Newton B. Jones presented the award to L-108 BM-ST Tim Simmons.

“I am very proud of what Local 108 has accomplished, and I credit everything to our members,” said Simmons. “It is because of their dedication, craftsmanship and desire to excel in training that we have achieved this recognition.”

Locals  L-108
Reporter  V55N4

Tripartite partners meet in South Carolina

IP Newton B. Jones calls for a more robust CCUS industry-government partnership.

For a second year, group braves stormy weather

INDUSTRY PARTNERS ATTENDING the 31st National Tripartite Alliance conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 3-5 kept a watchful eye on the approach of Hurricane Matthew but still managed to take in most of the event’s presentations and activities. The hurricane brought dire warnings up and down the U.S. East Coast, and Myrtle Beach faced a mandatory evacuation order for October 6. That led some participants to leave early, but many stayed through all the scheduled presentations.

Reporter  V55N4

Sixteen receive project management training

Pictured are, front row, left to right, Skipper Branscum, instructor, IBB; Shannon Thompson, L-502 (Puyallup, Wash.); Adam Howard, L-169 (Detroit); Adam Mueller, L-1 (Chicago); Charles Stobaugh, Local 502; Bridget Connors, MOST; Mike Suplizio, instructor (retired contractor); middle row, Timothy Heider, L-83 (Kansas City, Mo.); Jeremy Stinehelfer, L-85 (Toledo, Ohio); Kevin Griffith, L-40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.); Kenneth Cress III, L-363 (East St. Louis, Ill.); Jason Sandusky, L-363; James Smith Jr., L-83; Jer

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course held in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 10-15. The course teaches members how to manage a project in a business-like manner, enhancing the value that Boilermakers bring to contractor and owner communities as well as to the union.

Launched in 2004, the MOST Project Management Program was developed in conjunction with management consultant FMI and Cornell University.

Reporter  V55N1

MOST conducts code training at L-37/District 5

MOST INSTRUCTORS CONDUCTED Boilermaker Code training at the Local 37/District Lodge 5 union hall in Slidell, La., Nov. 20. Left to right, front row: office secretary Carrie Malbrough, office administrator/bookkeeper Toni Howell, apprentice Leamsi Quintana and apprentice Randall Kennair. Back row: instructor Steve Speed (SAIP, retired), apprentice Justin Dupre, apprentice Rashad Oubre, L-37 BM-ST Anthony Howell, L-37 trustee Michael Troxler, L-37 chairman of trustees Floyd Farlow, MOST training representative Roman Alaniz Jr. and instructor Jim Banford (L-13 BM-ST, retired).

Locals  L-37
Reporter  V55N1

Local 29 receives Charles W. Jones Award

BOSTON LOCAL 29 BM-ST CHARLES HANCOCK accepts the Charles W. Jones Award on behalf of his lodge. L. to r., IP Newton Jones, Hancock, MOST Administrator Roger Erickson, and MOST Chairman Greg Purdon.

BOSTON LOCAL 29 became the fifth Boilermaker lodge to receive the Charles W. Jones Award, MOST's symbol of excellence, during the 30th Annual MOST Tripartite Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 4. Local 29 BM-ST Charles Hancock accepted the honor on behalf of the lodge.

The award acknowledges the local with the highest percentage of members trained using a selection of MOST programs: OSHA 10/30, Steel Erection, Common Arc, Rigging, Substance Abuse, Leadership and Scaffolding.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V54N4

Members working TVA job pause for Code training

Local 40 Boilermakers and travelers working at the TVA Paradise project receive training on The Boilermaker Code.

Kiewit grants paid time off, buys lunch

WHILE A NUMBER of local lodges have hosted Boilermaker Code training for their members since its roll-out in September, signatory contractor Kiewit has taken the proactive step of sponsoring the training in the midst of a project for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Locals  L-40
Reporter  V54N4

Tripartite partners meet in South Carolina

A group of retired business managers and retired International Reps, along with MOST representatives, front row, will form a training cadre for Boilermaker Code instruction. Joining the trainers, back row, are MOST trustees.

Group braves powerful storm, marks 30th year of alliance

DESPITE RECORD-BREAKING rain and flooding that hammered the Carolinas in early October, the majority of those who signed up for the 30th National Tripartite Conference successfully navigated their way to the Embassy Suites Hotel at Myrtle Beach, S.C., without major incident.

The overall turnout was excellent, and the union, owners and contractors gathered to celebrate three decades of progress and to continue the important work of addressing industry issues and advancing vital MOST programs.

Reporter  V54N4

MOST launches Boilermaker Code training

Construction Division Director Dale “Skipper” Branscum teaches the train-the-trainer course.

Instructor cadre complete train-the-trainer course

NEARLY TWO DOZEN retired Boilermaker leaders and MOST representatives attended a Boilermaker Code train-the-trainer course August 18-20 in Kansas City, Mo. The group will form a cadre that will teach construction members a one-day course aimed at elevating craft performance and securing work, among other objectives.

Reporter  V54N3

MOST announces drug policy change

Annual testing will resume August 31, 2015

THE MOST DRUG policy for construction Boilermakers will once again include annual testing, effective August 31, 2015.

MOST Administrator Roger Erickson issued a memorandum to all construction lodges March 20 announcing the change. Under the revised policy, any construction member who is eligible for referral through the MOST Boilermaker Delivery System (MBDS) must comply with the policy by the August 31, 2015 deadline or face being placed on the ineligible list until the test can be completed with a negative test result.

Reporter  V54N2

National Tripartite Alliance marks 25th anniversary of MOST

IP Newton B. Jones introduces The Boilermaker Code program.

IP Jones calls trust “an engine of progress and innovation”

THE NATIONAL TRIPARTITE Alliance conference held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 6-8 held special significance for participants as they celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Mobilization, Optimization, Safety and Training (MOST) trust. About 350 people attended, including owner and contractor representatives, and construction lodge business managers.

Reporter  V53N4

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