Boilermaker News

News from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

  • Boilermakers complete MOST project management course

    Boilermakers complete MOST project management course

     SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 13-17. The class teaches Boilermakers to lead the management of multi-craft projects...

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  • Mortgage perks are plenty with Union Plus

    Mortgage perks are plenty with Union Plus

     DEREK GUSOSKEY, A member of Local 290 (Bremerton, Washington), has worked in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard since 2013, specifically in Shop 26 where he’s a lead steward. “We work on nuclear...

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  • Top safety award goes to Local 92

    Top safety award goes to Local 92

     LOCAL LODGE 92 (Los Angeles) was presented with the Charles W. Jones Award, which honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year: OSHA...

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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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  • L-D23 boosts education and safety at Cemex plant

    L-D23 boosts education and safety at Cemex plant

      IT WOULD BE enough of an achievement for Local D23 (Clinchfield, Georgia) to have 100% membership at the local Cemex plant in a right-to-work state. But president Carlos Brooks and members of...

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  • Babcock & Wilcox asks L-744 members to install antique boiler

    Babcock & Wilcox asks L-744 members to install antique boiler

     MEMBERS OF LOCAL 744 (Cleveland, Ohio) helped rig and mount the façade of a 150-horsepower cast iron front boiler built in 1876 by Babcock & Wilcox in the lobby of the company’s new corporate...

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  • Local 374’s Shick earns top honors at National Apprenticeship Competition

    Local 374’s Shick earns top honors at National Apprenticeship Competition

     BILLY SHICK FROM Local 374 (Hobart, Indiana) took home the top honor at the 2019 National Apprenticeship Competition held at Local 28 (Newark, New Jersey) August 12-16, upsetting Detroit Local...

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  • Boilermakers advocate for CCUS during Climate Week and CO2 utilization summit

    Boilermakers advocate for CCUS during Climate Week and CO2 utilization summit

     THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD of Boilermakers made its presence—and its stance on carbon capture, use and storage technology—known at two high profile global events this past fall.

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  • Canada Tripartite conference spotlights mental, physical wellness

    Canada Tripartite conference spotlights mental, physical wellness

     CANADIAN BOILERMAKERS, CONTRACTORS and owners convened in St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, New Brunswick, August 13-15, to discuss industry issues, solutions and updates. Under the conference theme...

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  • Boilermaker-built Maid of the Mist vessels go all electric

    Boilermaker-built Maid of the Mist vessels go all electric

     MORE THAN 20 MILLION tourists from around the world visit Niagara Falls each year to marvel at the massive power of 600,000 gallons-per-second of water rushing down the Niagara River, roaring...

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  • Near-term goal of 100% renewable electricity is unrealistic, misguided

    Near-term goal of 100% renewable electricity is unrealistic, misguided

     Rapid transition ignores unprecedented obstacles, environmental fallout and more Someday, U.S. electrical power generation may come from 100% renewable energy consisting almost entirely of wind...

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  • Boilermaker’s energy for life fuels enthusiasm for his craft

    Boilermaker’s energy for life fuels enthusiasm for his craft

     TALKING TO ADEL ELSERI is like being on a carnival ride—he’s full of delight and laughter, and it’s hard to keep up with his excitement. Elseri, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), remembers vividly...

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  • Top graduate credits goals, support network and hard work

    Top graduate credits goals, support network and hard work

     THE 2019 NATIONAL Apprenticeship Competition winner, Billy Shick, from Local 374 (Hobart, Indiana), is a second-generation Boilermaker who has the building trades in his blood. His uncle, Dewey...

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  • Boilermakers organize New Jersey slag plant

    Boilermakers organize New Jersey slag plant

     EMPLOYEES AT THE Camden Slag Plant in Camden, New Jersey, voted to join the Boilermakers union on an eight to three vote following a focused organizing campaign. Jody Mauller, ISO Great Lakes...

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  • IBB stands with UMWA against Grassley-Alexander multi-employer pension plan proposal

    IBB stands with UMWA against Grassley-Alexander multi-employer pension plan proposal

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 29, 2019 CONTACT: Phil Smith, 571-345-8338 or psmith@umwa.org

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  • Boilermakers build community goodwill via donation to local hospital

    Boilermakers build community goodwill via donation to local hospital

     CANADIAN BOILERMAKERS PROVED they are as generous as they are skilled. When members of Local 128 (Toronto) were performing scheduled maintenance on the Ontario Power Generation generating station...

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  • Women rise strong in the building trades

    Women rise strong in the building trades

     THE POWER OF women in the trades was palpable at the international Tradeswomen Build Nations conference in Minneapolis October 11-13. With over 2,800 women and industry leaders...

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  • New Boilermaker races his stress away

    New Boilermaker races his stress away

     THE DANIEL MILLER team, part of the Southern Sprint Car Shootout asphalt racing competition, has something other teams competing don’t—one newly minted Boilermaker, Dave Tompkins. He’s an...

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  • 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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