Boilermaker News

News from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

  • Virtual 34th Consolidated Convention convenes, Proven Leadership Team elected to another term

    Virtual 34th Consolidated Convention convenes, Proven Leadership Team elected to another term

     In a year of unexpected challenges, the 34th Consolidated Convention adapted to meet despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Delegates convened online July 21, 2021, via a virtual convention...

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  • Hydrogen energy is poised for extreme growth

    Hydrogen energy is poised for extreme growth

     As we continue to follow energy-related developments that impact our members, the rapid growth of hydrogen production is of particular interest, with implications for Boilermaker jobs and the...

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  • Boilermakers Convention moves from tavern to computer

    Boilermakers Convention moves from tavern to computer

     With the COVID-19 pandemic still a threat, the 34th Consolidated Convention will convene in a virtual format. Pulling up a chair and logging on is an easy and safe way to meet. But what did...

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  • 50-year pin marks milestone for Elrod

    50-year pin marks milestone for Elrod

     Brother Bill Elrod, Local 263 (Memphis, Tennessee), marked half a century as a Boilermaker by receiving his 50-year pin from International President Newton B. Jones in April 2021.

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  • Virtual CSO/ISO conferences convene leaders, info and ideas

    Virtual CSO/ISO conferences convene leaders, info and ideas

     With a pandemic still raging around the world, Boilermakers enjoyed a semblance of normality in May through the return of two of the union’s events: the Industrial Sector Operations and...

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  • Local 13 takes top NACBE national safety award

    Local 13 takes top NACBE national safety award

     Northeast Area Local 13 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) earned The John F. Erickson NACBE Safety Award, announced during the 2021 Construction Sector Operations virtual conference on May 26. This...

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  • Komatsu includes Boilermakers in billboard

    Komatsu includes Boilermakers in billboard

     Komatsu gave a nod to its employees from Local 158 (Peoria, Illinois) and included the Boilermakers seal in a billboard honoring local Peoria charity ART, Inc (https://artincpeoria.org/). As part...

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  • Canada needs to support its resource sector

    Canada needs to support its resource sector

     When it comes to Canada's natural resources, I can almost chant the numbers: 909 resource communities, 1.9 million jobs, $86 billion in investment. Canada is No. 1 in the world for producing...

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  • Biden administration ends proposed IRAPs

    Biden administration ends proposed IRAPs

     The building trades’ two-year fight against the Trump Administration Department of Labor’s Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program, also known as IRAPs, ended in February when the Biden...

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  • Kansas City Business Journal honors Bank of Labor

    Kansas City Business Journal honors Bank of Labor

     In its annual bank rankings report, the Kansas City Business Journal awarded Bank of Labor in Kansas City, Kansas, an honorable mention in the category of strong, mid-sized banks with between...

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  • Trailblazer for path to Black leadership in the trades dies

    Trailblazer for path to Black leadership in the trades dies

     It is with great sadness that the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has learned about the death of Edward Powers, who, in addition to his dedication as a shipyard Boilermaker, rose as a...

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  • COS Brown sworn into Missouri State Bar

    COS Brown sworn into Missouri State Bar

     Tyler Brown, Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Industrial Sector Operations, reached a career milestone April 23 when he was sworn into the Missouri State Bar at the state capitol in...

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  • Misleading Medicare information sent with false endorsement

    Misleading Medicare information sent with false endorsement

     Be advised that a solicitation letter from eHealth Medicare purporting to have the endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has been discovered. The letter promotes a “free,...

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  • Craft excellence and innovation tied to Boilermaker history

    Craft excellence and innovation tied to Boilermaker history

      When Boilermakers say they’re best in their craft, that they can build anything, it’s not an empty boast. From outfitting a ship in less than two weeks to contributing their skills to the first...

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  • Meet NABTU Tradeswoman Hero Martina Taite

    Meet NABTU Tradeswoman Hero Martina Taite

     As the mother of three, Martina Taite was looking for a way to make a better life for her family when she discovered the Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi—and the Boilermakers union. A...

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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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  • New Boilermaker training center launches in Tennessee

    New Boilermaker training center launches in Tennessee

     The first class of welding students struck arcs at a new Boilermaker training facility in Hartsville, Tennessee, February 22. The inaugural welding class is one of many varied training offerings...

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  • Boilermakers applaud investment in infrastructure and union jobs

    Boilermakers applaud investment in infrastructure and union jobs

     Apr. 1, 2021IMMEDIATE RELEASE International Brotherhood of Boilermakers issues statement on American Jobs Plan Kansas City, Kan. (Apr. 1, 2021) – With the American Jobs Plan being unveiled...

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  • History from the 1920s repeats in the 2020s

    History from the 1920s repeats in the 2020s

     Workers in the 2020s are experiencing similar hardships as did workers from the 1920s according to a look back at Boilermaker history. One hundred years ago, a high unemployment rate and money...

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  • For Boilermakers, resilience is not unprecedented

    For Boilermakers, resilience is not unprecedented

     While accurately used to describe the many untested and unimaginable experiences we’ve been forced to face living through a pandemic, the word “unprecedented” has effectively lost its ability to...

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