Education and Training

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

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

Building Trades will host Women Build Nations conference

Locals, other labor bodies urged to send members

THE SIXTH NATIONAL Women Build Unions Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Conference Center in Rosemont, Ill., April 29 – May 1.

The goal of the conference is to promote recruitment and advance women’s leadership in the construction industry and in the unions working in the industry.


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

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