Education and Training

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.

Locals  L-92

MOST holds project management training

Gerry Klimo introduces a skills development exercise in customer service.

FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM 10 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training Fund. Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel near Kansas City International Airport Jan. 23-27, the class teaches Boilermakers to take leadership roles in managing multi-craft projects, and to make decisions that positively benefit the owner, the contractor and the union.

Reporter  V56N1

CB&I’s O’Connor praises Boilermaker Code

[Addressed to MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum]

Dear Mr. Branscum:

On behalf of Eddie Downs and myself, many thanks to MOST and Local One for inviting CB&I to participate in the new Boilermaker Code class this week in Chicago. Our class was led by John Skermont [now deceased], Patrick Gallagher, and Tony Smarra, all of whom did a great job.

Locals  L-1
Reporter  V56N1

L-374 members learn Code during AEP Rockport project

L-374 members listen to a presentation by MOST instructors Ray Parrot and Jim Porter.

Owner, contractor sponsor training for 100

NEARLY 100 MEMBERS of Local 374 (Hammond, Indiana) received paid time off for Boilermaker Code training during a project to install a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system at the AEP Rockport, Indiana, plant February 21-23. The training was sponsored by AEP and contractor Graycor. The night shift attended the first session, and the day shift broke into two segments to attend training on the second and third days.

Locals  L-40, L-374, L-667
Reporter  V56N1

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
Reporter  V56N1

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
Reporter  V56N1

UP awards scholarship to Flynn

Stephanie Flynn

Spouse of L-696 member receives $500

STEPHANIE FLYNN, wife of Local 696 (Marinette, Wisconsin) member William Flynn, received a $500 scholarship from Union Plus earlier this year.

Stephanie is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in business administration at Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan, in a program through Lake Superior State University.

Locals  L-696
Reporter  V55N4

Bank of Labor funds financial literacy curriculum

Bank of Labor funds financial literacy curriculum

Training helps pre-apprentices and apprentices become stable workers

A NEW TRAINING program funded by the Bank of Labor is helping union apprentices in the construction industry become better able to manage their money.

The curriculum, developed by the North American Building Trades Unions, launched in September 2015 and is a part of NABTU’s Apprenticeship Readiness Program.

Reporter  V55N3

Boilermakers attend United State of Women summit

BOILERMAKERS TAKE TIME DURING THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN SUMMIT TO MEET WITH AFL-CIO SECRETARY-TREASURER LIZ SHULER. L. to r., Bridget Martin, Crystal Spratley, Amanda Green, Michelle Nagle, and Shuler.

FOUR BOILERMAKERS ATTENDED the first summit on The United State of Women June 14 in Washington D.C. They included Bridget Martin, Special Assistant to the International President; Crystal Spratley and Michelle Nagle, Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri); and Amanda Green, Local 29 (Boston, Massachusetts).

Locals  L-29, L-83
Reporter  V55N3

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