Education and Training

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

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

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

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

L-D27 rescue team tests mine emergency response

Lodge joins with other unions, agencies in regional drill

A MINE RESCUE team from Local D-27 (Sugar Creek, Mo.) and eight other teams from across the Midwest tested emergency tactics and equipment during a drill at Eagle Materials’ limestone mine in Sugar Creek, Mo., Nov. 6-7. The event was sponsored by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Central Plains Cement Company and the Missouri Department of Labor.

Eagle Materials owns and operates the mine and the adjacent cement plant located near Kansas City, Mo. L-D27 members are employed at both facilities.

Locals  L-D27
Reporter  V55N1

NMAPC Launches Groundbreaking Online Training & Education Resource

The NMA I.Q. eLearning Resource Center offers comprehensive training and information on the industry's flagship project labor agreement

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) – which administers the National Maintenance Agreements (NMA), a widely used series of project labor agreements in the U.S. union construction and industrial maintenance industry – today unveiled NMA I.Q., a revolutionary "e-learning" training and education system available for free to the public at www.nmaiq.org.


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

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