Plan on attending the next scheduled Union meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for January 18th at 7pm
The Local 85 annual retiree party will be on January 18th at the Monthly meeting and is open to current Local 85 members and retirees. We will have food and refreshments here. Were always happy to see our retirees come back and share stories of our past with the current members. Join us for a relaxing night of food friends and cards.
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.
Local 85 has scheduled its Common Arc for 2018. Our Common Arc is scheduled for Tuesday Feb 6th through Thursday February 8th. There will be 2 sessions each day 8am and noon with 20 spots for each session and 5 stand by spots. We will be offering testing in Carbon Steel plate, Carbon Steel Tube and Stainless Steel Tube. If you are interested in signing up Contact Abe at the Boilermaker Hall to reserve your spot. This testing will fill up quick so reserve your spot in advance for this years Common Arc.
We have a date for the Boilermakers Local 85 Walleye Outing. The outing will be Saturday January 27. 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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