Plan on attending the next scheduled Union meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for January 19th at 7pm
Time is running out to reserve your spot for the next Boilermakers Local 85 Walleye outing. The date will be January 13th, the game will begin at 7:15 so we will probably eat at 6:45. The Ticket cost will be $20, the cost will include the ticket and a catered dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow brother and sister Boilermakers in a relaxed environment. If interested in attending contact Abe at the Union hall to sign up on the ticket list and have your money in no later then January 1st.
Boilermakers Local 85 will be offering a welder boot camp on January 16th at 8am to help prepare its members prepare for Common Arc. This will be all week 8 hours a day and there will have extra instructors available to assist welders with practicing thier skills in preparation for Common Arc. Work will be slow this spring and having weld certs will help to find you work on the road. If you are interested contact Paul at the training center to reserve your booth because this is a first come first serve event.
Boilermakers Local 85 will be offering Common Arc on Feb 1st through 3rd. There will be limited spots so sign up in advance to reserve yourself a spot. There will be a morning session at 8am and afternoon session at noon. We are expecting a lot of contractors to be there and expect to have some new contractors also. This is a great time to update your current Common Arc and add on new contractors to your current profile. contact Abe Babcock at the hall to schedule your test.
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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