Twelve employees Of the Boilermakers National Funds attended MOST’s Boilermaker Code training Feb. 9 at the BNF office in Kansas City, Kansas. MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum led the training. Lori Jasperson, BNF Chief Operating Officer, said she felt it was important for the funds office to attend the class. “This training helps the staff stay connected to the Boilermaker culture and the people we serve,” she said.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2016 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Florida on March 5-9.
On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. This year we will come together to defend hard-won victories. We will commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future. For more information, visit the website below.
Members replace re-heat outlet headers, air heater baskets
LOCAL 83 (KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI) Boilermakers employed by Day & Zimmermann are demonstrating their skills at Westar Energy’s Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys, Kansas, where crews are working the spring outage on Unit 1. The job follows on the heels of the Unit 2 fall outage, successfully completed late last year. Jeffrey Energy Center is the largest fossil power generation plant in Kansas, with three units rated at a combined 2,155 MW.
THE LABOR HERITAGE Foundation has announced it will honor International President Newton B. Jones with an award May 19 at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The Foundation uses music and the arts to strengthen the Labor Movement and promote knowledge of the cultural heritage of the American worker. It also conducts historical research through written and oral histories.
INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, Northeast Section, D. David Haggerty will retire May 1 after nearly six years as an IVP and a Boilermaker career spanning four decades. He will be succeeded by CSO Executive Director John Fultz.
The changes were announced March 6 by International President Newton B. Jones during the Construction Sector Operations conference in Marco Island, Florida.
[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.
CONSTRUCTION LODGE LEADERS from across North America gathered in Marco Island, Florida, March 6-9 to address challenges, opportunities and changes affecting the Boilermaker membership.
International President Newton B. Jones began his remarks by announcing the retirement of IVP-NE David Haggerty, the IEC’s election of ED-CSO John Fultz to that office as well as staff changes in Construction Sector Operations.