Plan on attending the next scheduled Union meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for June 21st at 7pm
The international is offering a Project Management Training class January 6-11th 2019. The class is for members that demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities and assists members in becoming project managers for our signatory contractors. Applications must be in no later then October 26th 2018. Space is limited and therefore the subcommitee will determine who is selected to attend this class based on its applications received. Applications can be obtained via the MOST website at www.mostprograms.com. Note: the application is an Adobe document. The application will also be available under the forms tab.
Boilermakers Local 85 will be offering its 1st Boilermaker Code training July 17th and 18th at our training center. The class is a 1 day class and will be required to stay eligible to sign the out of work list in the near future. Sign up with Abe at the hall to save a spot on either day.
We will have a contractor available at the training center on May 18th to update any welding certs that are getting close to expiring. They will be here Friday 8-10 and it will be first come 1st serve. We also have the dates for the next Boilermakers Local 85 welder Boot camp. The next welder boot camp is June 6th – 8th followed by July 16th- 20th and August 6th-10th. Space is limited in these boot camps and these boot camps have always been a full house so sign up in advance to reserve your spot and a welding booth.
The annual Boilermakers Local 85 will be at Chippewa Golf Club on Saturday June 30th at 8am. We will tee off at 8am don’t be late. Abe will have a sign up sheet at the hall to secure your spot on a team. Pass the word on to any Local 85 members that may be interested but are not on facebook. We need names as soon as possible so we can make sure we can get teams organized before the event. The cost for the outing is $50 per golfer and as usual free for Local 85 retirees and that includes 18 holes of golf door prizes and a delicious steak dinner after the golfing. We have had great success with this outing in the past and hope to see alot of active Local 85 members and retirees. Come in and sign up and lets have a great time.
The new Boilermaker Local 85 sweatshirts are in. Kenny will be selling them at the December 2017 union meeting. Sweatshirts are $40 for all sizes. They have the new Boilermaker logo on the front and the 125th anniversary logo on the back with Boilermakers local 85 down the sleeves. We have a limited amount available now, but will take prepaid orders after that. See Kenny McCarthy to place orders.
We have a date for the Boilermakers Local 85 Mudhens Outing. The outing will be Friday June 15. You must sign up and pay for tickets in advance with Abe at the union hall. The ticket price includes a seat for the game in our section and the dinner buffet. Ticket price will be $20 per person. We have had a great time in the past with this outing and look forward to doing it again this year.
Here is a link to some of the great videos that Wide Awake Films and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers have created to educate people as to what exactly the Boilermaker do. These videos are a great representation as to what Boilermakers deal with and overcome on a daily basis.
Our work is slow this Spring. There are jobs on the road but alot of them require a TWIC card for access. Here is a link to apply online and also a link for TWIC signup locations. The cost for the application is $125.25. If you have any questions about how the TWIC application process works, go to the TWIC website for answers. Along with the TWIC card a lot of the work on the road also requires a MOST OSHA 5 Hr refresher within the last year or some other MOST OSHA class such as the 10 hour or 30 hour. These classes can be taken online. Sign up with Paul at the training center to get access to the online MOST classes.
There is a online company that specializes in selling American made products and they are a Ohio based company. The name of the company is All American Clothing Company. They pride themselves on being “Grown and sewn in the USA” . They carry everything from regular everyday clothes, hunting clothes, workout clothes, and accessories. They even offer free shipping on all orders $99 and up. Check out thier selection and let all your friends know that there is a American made alternative to all the foreign made products that we normally come across.
THE BOILERMAKER CREED:
I AM A BOILERMAKER.
I AM A SKILLED CRAFTSPERSON AND A MEMBER OF A TEAM.
I SERVE A BROTHERHOOD WHOSE EXCEPTIONAL LEGACY SPANS OVER 130 YEARS.
I HONOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE ME, MY MENTORS.
I HONOR THEIR STRUGGLE TO PROVIDE ME WITH A UNION OPPORTUNITY.
I RESPECT THEIR KNOWLEDGE, LEADERSHIP AND INTEGRITY.
I WILL SHOW UP ON TIME, READY TO WORK.
I WILL GIVE QUALITY WORK FOR QUALITY PAY.
I WILL HONOR THE NEGOTIATED CONTRACT AND LET MY STEWARDS AND UNION REPRESENTATIVES DO THEIR JOBS.
I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE AND ACCOUNTABLE FOR MY ACTIONS.
I WILL DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
I AM AN EXCELLENT PROBLEM SOLVER.
I AM A GUEST AT JOB SITES AND CONDUCT MYSELF ACCORDINGLY.
I AM CONSTANTLY LEARNING AND SHARING THAT KNOWLEDGE.
I AM ALWAYS WORKING SAFELY AND DEMAND THE SAME FROM THOSE AROUND ME.
I AM A GUARDIAN OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND THE UNION WAY OF LIFE.
I AM PART OF A BROTHERHOOD.
I AM A BOILERMAKER.
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