Boilermaker News

News from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

  • Canadian Federation of Labour, Union Plus announce scholarship winners

    Canadian Federation of Labour, Union Plus announce scholarship winners

     THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced its selection of the Canadian Federation of Labour award winners. In addition, Union Plus announced a...

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  • From cooking to crosses, L-40 retiree helps the homeless

    From cooking to crosses, L-40 retiree helps the homeless

     WHEN CALVIN MINTON from Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Kentucky) retired in 2013, he’d planned to volunteer to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. A heart attack and hip replacement shifted that...

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  • National Apprenticeship Week shines light on benefits to workers and employers, raises voices to preserve registered programs

    National Apprenticeship Week shines light on benefits to workers and employers, raises voices to preserve registered programs

     DURING NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP Week, November 11-18, thousands of American unions, companies, non-profits and government entities are celebrating career-training programs, and the International...

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  • Boilermakers shoot raises record $215,000 bucks for the bang

    Boilermakers shoot raises record $215,000 bucks for the bang

     THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance won big at the 11th annual USA Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot September 21. The event raised a record-breaking $215,000-plus to support USA’s mission...

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  • New initiatives, carbon capture, absenteeism solutions punctuate MOST National Tripartite Alliance Conference

    New initiatives, carbon capture, absenteeism solutions punctuate MOST National Tripartite Alliance Conference

     IN KEEPING WITH more than three decades of the tripartite alliance strategy, the 34th annual MOST Tripartite Alliance conference kicked off with a focus on solutions to issues impacting owners,...

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  • International announces scholarship winners

    International announces scholarship winners

     THE BOILERMAKERS INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced the winners of its 2019 scholarship program. The committee awarded $50,000 to 22 recipients, with $38,000...

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  • Boilermakers joins rail union bargaining coalition

    Boilermakers joins rail union bargaining coalition

     Rail chiefs announce formation of Coordinated Bargaining Coalition CLEVELAND and WASHINGTON, DC, November 1 — Top leaders of 10 rail unions announced today that their organizations will be...

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  • District 10 holds first leadership training conference

    District 10 holds first leadership training conference

     CEMENT DIVISION DISTRICT 10, which formed in 2016 to represent 11 cement locals in eastern Canada, hosted its first conference in Moncton, New Brunswick, September 23-26. The conference,...

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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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  • Jamie McMillan: ‘Evangelist’ for the skilled trades

    Jamie McMillan: ‘Evangelist’ for the skilled trades

     WHEN JAMIE MCMILLAN interacts with high school students, it’s hard to tell if she’s a student or the teacher. She acts young, has boundless energy and fits in with students—which is a bit ironic,...

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  • Lodge 128 takes on massive tower removal

    Lodge 128 takes on massive tower removal

     LOCAL 128 (TORONTO) STEPPED it up when a 166-foot tall, 16-foot diameter naphtha stripper tower experienced a structural failure at the Imperial Oil Limited plant in Sarnia, Ontario. In April,...

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  • Boilermaker climbs political ladder in Pennsylvania

    Boilermaker climbs political ladder in Pennsylvania

     GROWING UP, DAN ENGLE’S parents were always active in their community and encouraged their four children to be as well. But Engle, Local 28 (Newark, New Jersey) never suspected the example his...

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  • Boilermakers bring massive Pennsylvania Chemicals project to life

    Boilermakers bring massive Pennsylvania Chemicals project to life

     THERE ARE TOWNS smaller than Shell’s Pennsylvania Chemicals construction site in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Positioned just northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River, it’s one of the largest...

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  • Boilermakers National Fund and Boilermaker family featured in New York Times article

    Boilermakers National Fund and Boilermaker family featured in New York Times article

     WITH DRUG COMPANIES developing new, life-saving treatments for once untreatable diseases, more and more families are asking their insurance companies to pay for these novel medications. According...

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  • Northeast Area Tripartite stresses need for qualified welders

    Northeast Area Tripartite stresses need for qualified welders

     THE NORTHEAST AREA Tripartite highlighted initiatives in the Northeast Section, including a new training center and additional work gained for members. The biennial conference, held in Plymouth,...

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  • The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance—An Organized Approach to Conservation

    The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance—An Organized Approach to Conservation

     WHEN PEOPLE COME together, great things happen. As union members, Boilermakers experience that every day on the job, at home and throughout communities. But it’s also been proven in the woods and...

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  • L-D239’s president elected as Montana AFL-CIO president

    L-D239’s president elected as Montana AFL-CIO president

     RANDY TOCCI, WHO led Local D239 (Three Forks, Montana) through a three-month lockout last fall, was elected as Montana AFL-CIO president this past June in Missoula. He ran unopposed and began his...

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  • New Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy Posted

    New Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy Posted

     The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has adopted a new Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy. Please read the new policy here.

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  • Local 203 celebrates milestone in Newfoundland

    Local 203 celebrates milestone in Newfoundland

     NEARLY 200 CURRENT and retired Boilermakers from Local 203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland) and guests gathered August 10 in Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital St. John’s from throughout the province...

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  • The underdog wins in Washington State

    The underdog wins in Washington State

     WITH THE WINDOWS rolled up tight against the freezing Alaska winter, Organizer Mircha Vorobets and IR/Organizer Erik Seaberg watched snow ping against the car’s windshield, the signal bars on...

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