Boilermaker News

News from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

  • Steel cutting begins for new vessel at Philly Shipyard

    Steel cutting begins for new vessel at Philly Shipyard

     Philly Shipyard and TOTE Services began a new era in maritime education with the cutting of steel for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) at Philly Shipyard. This is the initial...

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  • Locals award service pins

    Locals award service pins

     Local 1 • Chicago ERIC S. DAVIS, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

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  • LMRDA union member rights and officer responsibilities posted online

    LMRDA union member rights and officer responsibilities posted online

     In accordance with a U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards request to post the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act for union members to review, the...

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  • New app connects Boilermakers with news, resources

    New app connects Boilermakers with news, resources

     The International has launched the first phase of an app designed to help Boilermakers keep up with the latest union information and connect to helpful resources—all from their smartphone or tablet.

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  • Boilermaker Scholarships

    Boilermaker Scholarships

     DEPENDENTS OF BOILERMAKER members are eligible for scholarships of up to $5,000. Each year, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers awards a total of $50,000 worth of scholarships annually...

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  • Boilermakers union issues statement condemning insurrection

     International Brotherhood of Boilermakers seeks justice, calls for peaceful transfer of power January 8, 2021 IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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  • LMS update connects apprentices with better learning

    LMS update connects apprentices with better learning

     After two years of tweaking and revising, the updated Learning Management System for apprentices’ online training launched in January. Mark Wertz, Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program...

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  • Apprentices from across the US shine during pandemic

    Apprentices from across the US shine during pandemic

     For 32 years, the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program has hosted the annual Apprentice of the Year Competition for United States apprentices. This year breaks that tradition due to the...

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  • Dusty Garmon builds bridges to solve problems

    Dusty Garmon builds bridges to solve problems

     Everyone gets a nickname in the Boilermakers. So, when Bill Garmon joined his father as a union Boilermaker in 1978, it made sense that he took on the nickname “Little Dusty” to complement his...

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  • What Boilermakers seek in Biden’s climate policy

    What Boilermakers seek in Biden’s climate policy

     Way forward must include CCUS and the preservation—and growth—of good union jobs and pensions Once President-elect Joe Biden has been inaugurated on Jan. 20, his administration will begin...

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  • CCUS doesn’t happen overnight: But the sense of urgency is now

    CCUS doesn’t happen overnight: But the sense of urgency is now

     There’s an oxymoronic phrase “hurry up and wait” that aptly describes the ramp-up of any large-scale construction project.

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  • Kayla Vander Molen: Determination, mentorship, success

    Kayla Vander Molen: Determination, mentorship, success

     Fashion design seems like an unlikely path to a career as a union Boilermaker, but it’s exactly where things started for Kayla Vander Molen, who is now a pre-apprentice instructor and welding...

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  • No end in sight for Boilermakers locked out at CESSCO

    No end in sight for Boilermakers locked out at CESSCO

     December 8, 2020 IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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  • TSSA webinar brings mental health out of the shadows

    TSSA webinar brings mental health out of the shadows

     In recognition of the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Day on October 20, Canada’s National Director of Health and Safety Services Jason McInnis appeared on a TSSA webinar to...

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  • Canadian office supports women in the building trades

    Canadian office supports women in the building trades

     After high school, when Tracy Fedorowich thought about what to do with her life, she considered the building trades. But she didn’t take any action toward that idea until she landed in her late...

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  • Training conference sets new lodge leaders for success

    Training conference sets new lodge leaders for success

     Sixteen U.S. business managers/secretary treasurers, business agents and lodge officers attended online training October 13-15 to brush up their skills or prepare for their roles as recent or...

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  • Sign for L-242 highlights retiree skills

    Sign for L-242 highlights retiree skills

     Keith Young, a retiree from Local 242 (Spokane, Washington), built and installed a striking sign for his local. L-242 BM-ST Luke Lafley said that Young builds rock foundations and signs with...

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  • Contractor-Boilermaker connection yields man-hour, morale-boosting project

    Contractor-Boilermaker connection yields man-hour, morale-boosting project

     The construction of two new natural gas HRSG units at Jackson Generation’s Elwood, Illinois, facility could not have come at a better time for members of Local 1 (Chicago). Boilermakers started...

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  • L-146 Boilermakers prepare for long haul, CESSCO continues brutal lockout 

    L-146 Boilermakers prepare for long haul, CESSCO continues brutal lockout 

     Boilermakers, their friends and family, and other union members continue to walk a picket line as CESSCO Fabrication & Engineering Ltd. refuses to bring back the 30 Boilermakers from Local 146...

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  • Boilermakers boost EPRI certification across the US

    Boilermakers boost EPRI certification across the US

     Boilermakers are ramping up EPRI training and testing for advanced rigging at various sites across the United States, making the union even more attractive to contractors and owners in the...

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