Plan on attending the next scheduled Union meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for December 20th at 7pm
Boilermakers Local has a Common Arc taking place January 29-31st. Abe has the sign up sheet at the hall to reserve your spot. If you don’t currently have Common Arc certs we recommend you attend the welder boot camp January 14-18th. Spaces are limited so make sure you reserve your spot in advance. We currently have 14 Contractors signed up to be at Common Arc and expect a few more before its over.
The Boilermakers Local 85 Retiree Holiday Party Pot-luck will be December 14th at 11:30am at the Boilermakers Local 85 Union Hall. All Boilermakers Local 85 retirees are invited. Contact Lar Avery or Jim Vermilyea to RSVP and let them know what you are bringing. Come on out and enjoy the party with your Brothers and Sisters.
Its that time of year again so lets all get together for a Brotherhood night and watch the Walleyes play the Rapid City Rush. The game will be January 26th at the Huntington Center. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and that includes the game and the Buffet before the game. This is a great chance to get together and enjoy a good meal with your Union Brothers and Sisters. If interested contact Abe at the Union hall and let him know how many tickets you will need. We have to have a count as soon as possible so we can let the caterer know. Money for the Tickets is due by January 7th.
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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