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  • BOILERMAKER MAGAZINE | November/December 2013

    BOILERMAKER MAGAZINE | November/December 2013

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  • Power: From Coal to Atoms16:39

    Power: From Coal to Atoms

    Boilermakers - Craftsman Films Boilermakers have become frontrunners in the power industry by helping to develop future power alternatives.

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  • Boilermakers help build world's largest solar thermal facility in Ivanpah Valley4:44

    Boilermakers help build world's largest solar thermal facility in Ivanpah Valley

    RISING FROM THE floor of California's Mojave Desert, about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System's three 459-foot towers resemble missile launch pads. They are

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  • Northeast and Great Lakes apprentices show off skills in competition

    Northeast and Great Lakes apprentices show off skills in competition

     A joint apprenticeship competition, which included graduate apprentices from the Northeast and Great Lakes area, christened the new David Dupuis Northeast Regional Training Center. Because of the...

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  • Locals award service pins

    Locals award service pins

     The following pins have been presented in recognition of continuous years of service in the Boilermakers union as reported by local lodge leadership.

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  • Early Boilermaker publications and the origin of scabs

    Early Boilermaker publications and the origin of scabs

     The Boilermaker Reporter is an evolution of the first official publication of the “Boiler Makers and Iron Ship Builders of America” first published twice monthly beginning in 1896 named The...

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  • L-13’s Long takes photo honors

    L-13’s Long takes photo honors

     Local 13 Boilermaker Charlie Long won second place in the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2020/2021 Hunting Photo Contest for...

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  • Remembering Rich Trumka

    Remembering Rich Trumka

     Organized labor lost a beloved and legendary leader with the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka August 5. And the Boilermakers lost a dear friend and an extraordinary ally. Rich was on...

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  • ‘Clean’ energy’s dirty little secrets

    ‘Clean’ energy’s dirty little secrets

     The conversation about climate change is nearing fever pitch in North America, especially among the liberal political class and radical environmentalists, with the push to 100% renewables their...

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  • Local 627 joins Arizona State AFL-CIO for PRO Act rally

    Local 627 joins Arizona State AFL-CIO for PRO Act rally

     A rare summer rainfall didn’t prevent Local 627 (Phoenix, Arizona) from taking to the streets in July for a Pro Act rally. Boilermakers joined with their brothers and sisters in the labor...

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  • NABTU calls Cain tradeswoman hero

    NABTU calls Cain tradeswoman hero

     North America’s Building Trades Union has named another Boilermaker woman as a Tradeswoman Hero. Local 290 (Bremerton, Washington) Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Deanna Cain joins NABTU’s...

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  • Local 92 dedicates new training center to Oscar Davila

    Local 92 dedicates new training center to Oscar Davila

     In an emotional ceremony honoring a fallen brother, Boilermaker dignitaries, friends and guests of Local 92 (Los Angeles) opened the new world-class Oscar Davila Boilermaker Training Center with...

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  • Local 83 hosts educators through NICE-KC Summer Educator Externship

    Local 83 hosts educators through NICE-KC Summer Educator Externship

     Boilermakers at Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) hosted ten educators from Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit R-7 and Shawnee Mission School Districts through NICE-KC’s Summer Educator Externship program...

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  • Let us never forget.

     On a fateful day 20 years ago, terrorists shocked our nation by committing unimaginable horrors that would reverberate in unimaginable pain. On that same fateful day 20 years ago, our stunned...

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  • Local 37 opens doors to aid AFL-CIO disaster relief efforts

    Local 37 opens doors to aid AFL-CIO disaster relief efforts

     As the Louisiana AFL-CIO affiliates pitched in with plans and resources to bring relief supplies to union members impacted by Hurricane Ida, they knew they would need space big enough to bring in...

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  • Longtime labor leader Robbie Hunter retires

    Longtime labor leader Robbie Hunter retires

     On June 30, Robbie Hunter, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California president and friend of the Boilermakers, announced his retirement. Hunter has a long and storied career as...

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  • Northeast Area celebrates new training center

    Northeast Area celebrates new training center

     Northeast members commemorated the official opening of the David Dupuis Northeast Regional Training Center in East Hartford, Connecticut, in a fitting way—by hosting two years of the Northeast...

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  • Southeast Area offers free welding hoods

    Southeast Area offers free welding hoods

     To increase the number of Boilermakers who can weld Inconel, the Southeast Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee is offering a Lincoln automatic welding hood to those who pass an Inconel weld test....

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  • Liz Shuler first woman elected as AFL-CIO president

    Liz Shuler first woman elected as AFL-CIO president

     Glass ceilings shattered in the labor movement when Liz Shuler was elected as president of the AFL-CIO on August 20 by the AFL-CIO Executive Council. Shuler is the first woman to hold that office...

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  • Labor Council honors BM-ST Jefferies as Labor Leader of Year

    Labor Council honors BM-ST Jefferies as Labor Leader of Year

     Local 549 (Pittsburg, California) Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Tim Jefferies has been chosen by the Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County as Labor Leader of the Year, the...

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  • Newton B. Jones named World Peace Prize Roving Ambassador for Peace

    Newton B. Jones named World Peace Prize Roving Ambassador for Peace

     The Irish Peace Foundation’s World Peace Prize announced that International President Newton B. Jones will be recognized as “Roving Ambassador for Peace.” The announcement was made by Father...

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  • Power plant’s zero recordable rate a boon for Boilermakers, Enerfab

    Power plant’s zero recordable rate a boon for Boilermakers, Enerfab

     Enerfab and Boilermakers at Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) are celebrating a zero recordables safety record at the Columbia Municipal Power Plant in Columbia, Missouri. In the 20 years of...

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  • Welding training gets boost from Canadian government

    Welding training gets boost from Canadian government

     The Canadian federal government announced $6.6 million in funding for training to meet the need for highly skilled pressure welders, helping to alleviate a growing shortage throughout Canada. The...

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