Information on candidates and races will be updated regularly. Please
take a minute to visit our "Schauer for Governor"
and our "Politics" pages and
stay informed. Share this information with your family and friends - let's GET OUT THE VOTE!
Apprentice Advancement Meetings have been scheduled for
Effective March 2014, dues will increase to
$41.60 per month. If you have any questions about your dues, please
contact the union hall immediately. To view a chart of union dues for 2014,
MOST Project Management Program trains qualified Boilermakers on how to
manage projects in a business-like manner, make decisions that positively
impact project goals and provide an overall benefit to the contractor, union
and owner community. This focus on goal setting also creates profitability
improvements that many contractors and owners receive.
The next MOST Project Management Program class is scheduled
for the week of January 11, 2015.Click
see class details and obtain an application form. Deadline for
application submission is Friday, November 7, 2014.
A message from the MOST Program -
Effective July 1, 2014 MOST will no longer conduct annual drug testing:Through
action taken by the MOST Trustees’, changes have been adopted in the MOST
Drug Screening Policy and Procedures, which applicants for referral should
familiarize themselves with. In particular, the Trustees have adopted the
following language found in Section 4 of the policy:
“All individuals who were MOST certified drug free at any time from and
including February 1, 2013 to the present shall remain MOST certified drug
free until such time as that individual test positive under a MOST approved
Congratulations to WJ Oyler, who came in
second at the Great Lakes Area Apprentice of the Year Competition. The
regional competition was held at Local 85 Toledo, and an awards ceremony was
held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 where the winners were announced. WJ
will now go on to represent the Great Lakes Area along with the winner from
Local 85 at the Boilermakers National Apprentice Program Apprentice of the
Year Competition, which will be held at Local 37 - Slidell, LA in September
Thank you WJ for all of your hard work!
We are all very proud of you!
What you need to know about alternative gas companies
Consumers warned about spikes in energy bills
You may have heard the sales pitch: Alternative gas companies offer you
lower rates than you get from the major companies, if you switch your
The state calls these businesses "gas choice" companies. They're also called
"third party suppliers." Whatever you call them, more than 1/2 million
people in Michigan have signed on the dotted line and made the switch.
However, during this bitter cold winter some customers came to regret that