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  • Workers at EP Minerals join the Boilermakers

    Workers at EP Minerals join the Boilermakers

     EMPLOYEES OF EP Minerals in Fernley, Nevada, voted 22 to 3 to join the Boilermakers. The National Labor Relations Board certified the result shortly after the Aug. 22 vote, and contract...

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  • Apply now for a Boilermaker scholarship

    Apply now for a Boilermaker scholarship

     Is someone in your family heading for college this year? Apply online now.

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  • Boy Scouts earn badges, learn merits of being a Boilermaker

    Boy Scouts earn badges, learn merits of being a Boilermaker

     Scouts complete mock reeving project with Local 627 BOY SCOUTS AND Boilermaker goals matched up perfectly when Scouts from the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council met up with Local 627...

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  • Charles W. Jones Award presented to Local 26

    Charles W. Jones Award presented to Local 26

     LOCAL LODGE 26 (Savannah, Georgia) was presented with the Charles W. Jones Award, during the 2018 MOST National Tripartite Alliance Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this past August....

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  • Tradeswomen roar at Women Build Nations conference

    Tradeswomen roar at Women Build Nations conference

     Over 50 Boilermakers attend eighth annual event THEY’RE LOUD, THEY’RE proud, and they want their union brothers to know they’re capable on the job. That was the mantra of 52 Boilermakers along...

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  • Local 169 apprentice pulls worker from burning ash

    Local 169 apprentice pulls worker from burning ash

     Boilermakers’ brotherhood bond is lifesaving BEING FELLOW BOILERMAKERS, Patrick Morand and Bill Tyler already had a bond before the fateful night of August 10. But when 100,000 pounds of hot ash...

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  • UWUA’s Mike Langford joins Bank of Labor’s Board of Directors

    UWUA’s Mike Langford joins Bank of Labor’s Board of Directors

     KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Dec. 19, 2018 — Bank of Labor today announced that D. Michael Langford, National President of the Utility Workers Union of America, has been elected to the bank’s board of...

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  • National Tripartite Alliance holds 33rd conference

    National Tripartite Alliance holds 33rd conference

     President Jones highlights M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund THE MOST NATIONAL Tripartite Alliance brought together Boilermakers, owners and contractors in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, August...

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  • Slater keeps the L-169 streak going

    Slater keeps the L-169 streak going

     Top graduate apprentice grateful for training, support AT ANY TIME during the 2018 BNAP graduate apprenticeship competition, one could glance at winner Josh Slater and read the intense...

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  • L-169’s Slater captures 2018 graduate apprentice title

    L-169’s Slater captures 2018 graduate apprentice title

     Runner-up spot goes to L-29’s Davis; Northeast Section takes team honors JOSHUA SLATER, A member of Detroit Local 169 (Great Lakes Area), won top honors at the 2018 National Apprenticeship...

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  • Boilermakers featured in CCS tech article

    Boilermakers featured in CCS tech article

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  • IBB documentary makes powerful case for carbon capture

    IBB documentary makes powerful case for carbon capture

     Union aligns with advocacy groups to promote CCS A NEW IBB-PRODUCED video documentary “CCS: Bridge to a Cleaner Energy Future,” breaks ground in our quest to bring carbon capture and storage...

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  • Lockout leads to Breast Cancer Awareness rally

    Lockout leads to Breast Cancer Awareness rally

     NEAR THE END of the lockout, Local D239 hosted a “Breast Cancer + Health Care Awareness Rally and March,” using the lockout’s attention, timed with October as National Breast Cancer Awareness...

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  • Cap lift crowns Laramie River Station job for Local 101

    Cap lift crowns Laramie River Station job for Local 101

     Boilermakers side-step 70-mph wind IN THE FOGGY pre-dawn calm at the Laramie River Station, a coal-fired power plant east of Wheatland, Wyoming, Boilermakers working for contractor Graycor...

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  • New Canadian leaders attend training in Toronto

    New Canadian leaders attend training in Toronto

     NEW BUSINESS manager/secretary-treasurers from across Canada attended a training course in Toronto August 1 to prepare for their lodge leadership roles. International Vice President - Canada...

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  • Long lockout over for Local D239

    Long lockout over for Local D239

     Three-month standoff ends with new contract LOCAL D239 BOILERMAKERS are back to work in Three Forks, Montana, after a more than 90-day lockout by multinational Imerys Talc. The massive...

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  • L-154 members form human chain to rescue trapped union brother

    L-154 members form human chain to rescue trapped union brother

     Quick action saves life FOR LOCAL 154 (Pittsburgh) Boilermaker Jonathan Bach, making his way along the catwalk as he inspected compartments in the bag house was routine — business as usual at...

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  • Union mourns loss of member-poet Don Rojem

    Union mourns loss of member-poet Don Rojem

     L-169 retiree wrote about life as a Boilermaker DONALD JAMES ROJEM, the 65-year retired member whose poetry inspired many inside and outside the Brotherhood, passed away October 15. He was 88.

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  • Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions Die

    Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions Die

     There’s power in uniting — that’s no secret. Standing together is what makes unions work. The Republican Party knows it, and it’s why the GOP works so hard against the labor movement. The...

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