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News from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

  • House Democrats and Republicans vote to repeal ‘Cadillac tax’

    House Democrats and Republicans vote to repeal ‘Cadillac tax’

     IN AN OVERWHELMING 419-6 vote, House Republicans joined Democrats to repeal the “Cadillac tax”—a proposed tax on high-cost employer health insurance. If it is not repealed, The Health Care Excise...

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  • Second California Refinery Tripartite spotlights manpower, skillsets and safety

    Second California Refinery Tripartite spotlights manpower, skillsets and safety

     BUILDING ON DISCUSSIONS begun during the first-ever California Refinery Tripartite conference in 2018, more than 125 refiners, contractors and Boilermakers convened 26 in Napa for the 2019...

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  • Boilermakers, partners win awards for campaign against lockout

    Boilermakers, partners win awards for campaign against lockout

     THE BOILERMAKERS COMMUNICATIONS department and partners Wide Awake Films and Creative Marketing Programs, Kansas City, have won two industry awards for campaign materials supporting an end to...

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  • L-627 contingent visits state legislators for Day of Action

    L-627 contingent visits state legislators for Day of Action

     LOCAL 627 (Phoenix) BM-ST Jacob Evenson had an inspiration when he returned home in April from the Boilermakers annual LEAP conference: Political action shouldn’t happen just once a year in...

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  • Money brought her to the union; the Brotherhood keeps her here

    Money brought her to the union; the Brotherhood keeps her here

     IT’S NO SURPRISE that Local 83 dispatcher Tatum Keister turned to the trades for her livelihood when she indentured in 2003. There were only five women in the Kansas City-based local at the time,...

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  • Boilermakers revitalize shipbuilding in British Columbia

    Boilermakers revitalize shipbuilding in British Columbia

     ON PICTURESQUE VANCOUVER Island, down a quiet street near the water in the capitol city of Victoria, Local 191 Boilermakers (Victoria, B.C.), along with travelers, are doing their part in...

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  • D-TS Creeden honored with conservation award

    D-TS Creeden honored with conservation award

     RYAN CREEDEN, DIRECTOR of Technology Services-IST and a member of L-627 (Phoenix) was awarded the 2019 IBB Conservation Steward of the Year Award by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) for his...

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  • Broken back and road to recovery lead to fresh perspective

    Broken back and road to recovery lead to fresh perspective

     SCOTT TANSEY HAS always been a man of faith. More or less. Probably less lately, he admits. But one foggy, rainy morning last year, he says, “God gave me a good, ole shaking and said ‘Hey, enough...

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  • New labor affiliation, jobs initiative move union forward

    New labor affiliation, jobs initiative move union forward

     Stronger ties with UWUA, national launch of M.O.R.E. Work program bring opportunities for growth TWO MAJOR INITIATIVES involving our Brotherhood are moving our union forward, positioning us for...

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  • Register Now for School for Workers

    Register Now for School for Workers

     The deadline for School for Workers is approaching fast! Register now to beat the July 12th deadline.

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  • LEAP speakers talk energy policy, the economy and 2020 elections

    LEAP speakers talk energy policy, the economy and 2020 elections

     WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 elections gathering steam, Boilermaker delegates assembled in Washington, D.C., April 14-17 for the 51st annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) Conference....

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  • Boilermaker and former State Building Trades President Chuck Westphal passes

    Boilermaker and former State Building Trades President Chuck Westphal passes

     THE BOILERMAKERS LOST a champion and committed unionist when Charles “Chuck” Westphal, former president of the Michigan Tri-County Building Trades and member of Local 169 (Detroit), died April 11.

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  • Two L-60 veterans awarded Quilts of Valor for military service

    Two L-60 veterans awarded Quilts of Valor for military service

     DUE TO NEGATIVE public sentiment surrounding the Vietnam War, many in the nation stood by with crossed arms and disapproving frowns when U.S. troops returned from Vietnam.

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  • Delegates advocate for local and national issues during LEAP

    Delegates advocate for local and national issues during LEAP

     LEAP DELEGATES FROM across the United States brought Boilermaker issues to Capitol Hill April 15-17, scoring valuable face time in lawmakers’ offices. This year, in addition to leave-behind fact...

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  • Southeast Area Tripartite homes in on ‘industrial evolution’

    Southeast Area Tripartite homes in on ‘industrial evolution’

     SAFETY, THE FUTURE and updates on the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund and MOST were topical issues during the 2019 Southeast Area Tripartite March 27-29 in Destin, Florida. Seventy-five company...

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  • Union makes case for CCUS at Scotland conference

    Union makes case for CCUS at Scotland conference

     IR Channon speaks out on carbon capture, use and storage THE BOILERMAKERS UNION took part in an international conference titled “Accelerating CCUS Globally,” held in Edinburgh, Scotland,...

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  • Williams, Stewart appointed to new M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund roles

    Williams, Stewart appointed to new M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund roles

     BM-ST OF LOCAL 13 (Philadelphia) Martin Williams and IR Erica Stewart have both been appointed to new roles that will further catalyze the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund on the state and national...

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  • Retired IVP-Eastern Canada Ed Power passes away

    Retired IVP-Eastern Canada Ed Power passes away

     May 13, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters: It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that retired IVP-Eastern Canada Ed Power passed away on Saturday, May 11. Ed dedicated himself to making our...

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  • Boilermakers and Utility Workers Sign Historic Union Affiliation Agreement

    Boilermakers and Utility Workers Sign Historic Union Affiliation Agreement

     Contact Amy Wiser Director of Communications, Boilermakers 317-847-0745awiser@boilermakers.org Erin Bzymek Director of Communications, UWUA 202-702-9655ebzymek@uwua.net IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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