Plan on attending the next scheduled Union meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for August 17th at 7pm
The annual Boilermakers Local 85 will be at Chippewa Golf Club on Saturday July 15th 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 the internet. 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 annual Boilermakers local 85 Mudhens Family night will be on July 14th. The cost of the game and dinner will be $20 which includes a ticket to the ballgame and the buffet. We have had a great turnout since we started this event with 80+ attendees and we hope to have another great turnout this year. Please contact Abe at the union hall to reserve your spot so we can give a number to the caterer. The money for the tickets will be due by July 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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