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Supreme Court's CPP stay offers hope for coal industry

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Boilermakers play role in legal challenge to halt EPA monstrosity

THE U.S. SUPREME Court's 5-4 decision February 9 to place a hold, or “stay,” on the implementation of EPA's costly and overreaching Clean Power Plan is a critical, if temporary, victory for the Boilermakers union, the United Mine Workers of America, the coal industry and the future of power generation in the United States. It is also an extraordinary legal precedent.

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Women in Trades honors L-290 BM-ST Cain

L-290 BM-ST Deanna Cain

Award cites union activism

THE WASHINGTON WOMEN in Trades Association honored Local 290 (Bremerton, Wash.) Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Deanna Cain for union activism at the group’s 9th Annual Dream Big Dinner held Nov. 21 near Seattle. Cain was among six women recognized for their leadership roles.

Cain also serves as secretary-treasurer for the Bremerton Metal Trades, which represents workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She previously served Local 290 as a steward and recording secretary.

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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.


L-83 members receive Code training

Pictured are, front row, left to right: Tony McKinley, Ron Hoopes, Mike Tucker, Mike Hodges, Dennis Matticks, Marty Gravett, Alex Hunter, Robbi Ussery, Nathan Foulks, MOST Instructor Chuck Clancy, and Business Manager Joe Lewandowski. Back row: Jim Vogrin, MOST Instructor Jay Brophy, MOST Instructor Ed Hebert, Cody Maize, Apprenticeship Instructor Tom Burgess, Ed Hunter, President Scott Campbell, Robert Lawson, Dispatcher Bill Chambers, Nebraska and West Iowa Rep Scot Albertson, and Vice President Tom Dye.

THIRTEEN MEMBERS OF Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) along with lodge officers completed Boilermaker Code training Feb. 15. Pictured above are, front row, left to right: Tony McKinley, Ron Hoopes, Mike Tucker, Mike Hodges, Dennis Matticks, Marty Gravett, Alex Hunter, Robbi Ussery and Nathan Fouks.

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Community group honors IP Jones with top labor award

President Jones delivers his keynote address prior to accepting the Labor Leadership Award.

President’s tribute draws standing ovation

THE INSTITUTO LABORAL de la Raza presented International President Newton B. Jones with its International Labor Leadership Award March 5 in San Francisco. Some 500 labor leaders, community activists and sponsors attended the event, including a large contingent from the International, local lodges and Bank of Labor.

The Instituto is a community support group that provides labor rights education and legal advocacy to the working poor in California, especially immigrants from Mexico, Central America and Southeast Asia.

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Clean Power Plan will hurt poor

Luke Voigt, L-647 BM-ST

L-647 BM-ST Luke Voigt takes EPA rule to task

Editor’s Note: The following editorial first appeared January 12 in the Duluth News Tribune.

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L-359 completes work on $4.8 billion aluminum smelter upgrade

The Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter at Kitimat, British Columbia. Courtesy Rio Tinto Alcan

Rio Tinto’s Kitimat plant ups production, cuts pollution

THE ALUMINUM INDUSTRY has been a primary economic driver for the town of Kitimat, British Columbia, for some 60 years. But the Rio Tinto Alcan smelter located there — featured in National Geographic as the largest in the world when it was built in the 1950s — was due for an upgrade to modernize its operations and reduce environmental emissions.

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SB 54 creates a new, safe day at refineries

Local unions pushed together for statewide law to improve dangerous worksites

By Mark Edward Nero, Building Trades News (www.BuildingTradesNews.com)

SINCE IT WENT into effect in 2014, a law requiring private refineries to pay prevailing wages and employ a percentage of workers who have graduated from an apprenticeship program has made its impact in ensuring that Southern California refineries have skilled, safe and well-trained workforces, members of the Building Trades say.

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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.

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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).

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