Boilermaker News

News from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

  • Local 146 Boilermakers locked out at CESSCO

    Local 146 Boilermakers locked out at CESSCO

     Thirty Boilermakers from Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) have been locked out of their jobs at CESSCO Fabrication and Engineering Ltd., since June 28 and are going without paychecks and other...

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  • Coordinated Bargaining Coalition resumes meeting via Zoom

    Coordinated Bargaining Coalition resumes meeting via Zoom

     BARGAINING TEAMS FROM 10 unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition used Zoom to pick up where they left off after an in-person meeting was postponed due to the global COVID-19...

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  • Boilermaker voices shape legislation through LEAP

    Boilermaker voices shape legislation through LEAP

     POLITICAL ACTION IS a vital component of the work unions do to advocate not only for their members’ interests but often also for the interests of all working people. The Boilermakers history of...

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  • Union Plus offers Hardship Help programs

    Union Plus offers Hardship Help programs

     UNITED STATES BOILERMAKERS may be eligible to participate in Union Plus programs that can ease financial stress during times of uncertainty, like the current COVID-19 pandemic. Known as Union...

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  • Family business builds from innovation, improvement and Boilermaker quality

    Family business builds from innovation, improvement and Boilermaker quality

     LAKE, OCEAN, RIVER or pond, when you’re on the water zipping around on a jet ski, kicked back for a gentle evening cruise on a pontoon, hot-dogging on a wake board behind a ski boat or fly...

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  • Boilermaker conferences cancelled through August

    Boilermaker conferences cancelled through August

     DURING THE COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for the safety of participants, speakers, staff and contracted vendors, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has made the difficult...

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  • Local 146 supports essential workers through donations, awareness campaign 

    Local 146 supports essential workers through donations, awareness campaign 

     BOILERMAKERS FROM LOCAL 146 (serving Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta) stepped up fast when they saw essential workers in need. After conducting a successful mask drive to provide greatly-needed...

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  • Enthusiasm for trucks leads to meaningful Memorial Day

    Enthusiasm for trucks leads to meaningful Memorial Day

     COVID-19 MAY HAVE changed the way people mourn, commemorate and celebrate in 2020, but for Boilermaker Fred Karol from L-1509 (Cudahy, Wisconsin), that doesn’t mean life stops—not when the...

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  • Boilermaker donates masks via Nooter to New Jersey hospitals

    Boilermaker donates masks via Nooter to New Jersey hospitals

     In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, proper personal protective equipment was especially hard to come by—even for the front-line medical workers who were dealing daily, hands-on and...

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  • Good news for Local 19 in Philly Shipyard contract

    Good news for Local 19 in Philly Shipyard contract

     AN APRIL U.S. DEPARTMENT of Transportation announcement means good news for Local 19 (Philadelphia) Boilermakers at Philly Shipyard: A U.S. DOT contract for up to five national security...

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  • History preservation director Charles Jones legacy lives on in art

    History preservation director Charles Jones legacy lives on in art

     THE RICH HISTORY of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers will be known long into the future, because Boilermaker and artist Charles Jones brought it to life through his work as Director...

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  • TIW Steel Platework Inc. donates tank to Humber College apprentices

    TIW Steel Platework Inc. donates tank to Humber College apprentices

     APPRENTICES GOT HANDS-ON tank experience in Toronto, thanks to a partnership between Local 128 (Toronto), TIW Steel Platework Inc. and Humber College. TIW donated a scaled-down, high-cone tank to...

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  • Retired shipbuilder’s topiary talent delights for decades

    Retired shipbuilder’s topiary talent delights for decades

     YOU CAN’T MISS John and Annette Bemis’ house. Theirs is the one with the hedge neatly shaped into a 150-foot multi-car train that stretches around the corner lot. It’s a Canby, Oregon, landmark...

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  • Local D351 teamwork, calm heads and training save life

    Local D351 teamwork, calm heads and training save life

     THE URGENT CALL came over the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry radio system for someone to dial 9-1-1. In the pilot house of a vessel that was being loaded at one of the docks, a man had collapsed and...

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  • Victory: Settlement reached from 2014 Terex ruling

    Victory: Settlement reached from 2014 Terex ruling

     THE BOILERMAKERS HAVE finally reached a settlement in a six-year battle against Terex, a construction equipment manufacturer charged with committing unfair labor practices (ULPs) against...

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  • Video message from North West Refining Chairman & CEO MacGregor: Thank you

    Video message from North West Refining Chairman & CEO MacGregor: Thank you

     NORTH WEST REFINING Chairman and CEO Ian MacGregor has a message for Boilermakers and others who’ve built Alberta’s Sturgeon Refinery: Thank you for helping deliver on a dream 15 years in the...

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  • Fincantieri Marinette Marine lands $800 million U.S. Navy contract

    Fincantieri Marinette Marine lands $800 million U.S. Navy contract

     A CONTRACT WITH the U.S. Navy is poised to create at least 1,000 direct jobs at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin. FMM, which employs Boilermakers from Local 696 (Marinette, Wisconsin),...

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  • Make plans to commemorate Workers Memorial Day

    Make plans to commemorate Workers Memorial Day

     TUESDAY, APRIL 28 is the day AFL-CIO affiliated unions observe Workers Memorial Day in remembrance of those who suffered and died on the job—and to re-ignite the fight for workplace safety. This...

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  • Philly Shipyard wins U.S. Dept. of Transportation contract

    Philly Shipyard wins U.S. Dept. of Transportation contract

     The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a contract for up to five national security multi-mission vessels from TOTE Services. TOTE placed an initial order with Philly Shipyard for the first...

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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 membership pins to the following:

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