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Jonathon Nevedal, who graduated from the apprenticeship program in November 2014, will be representing Boilermakers Local 169 at the upcoming Great Lakes Area Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program's 2015 Regional Apprentice of the Year Competition.

The competition will be held at Boilermakers Local 7 in Buffalo, NY from June 1-4, 2015.  Contestants from Boilermakers locals across the Great Lakes region will be taking both practical skills tests as well as a written test.  The top two finishers will go on to represent the Great Lakes region at the National Competition, which will be held at Boilermakers Local 456 in Rock Hill, SC from August 30 - September 3, 2015.

Jon has been working very hard preparing for this contest, and we are very proud of his efforts.  We are certain he will do a great job representing Boilermakers Local 169 at this competition.  Thank you Jon, and best of luck!


Boilermaker Code

The Boilermakers have embarked upon a historical endeavor to impact the attitude and conduct of every construction Boilermaker in North America.


Our collective focus is to educate our Boilermakers on how the consequences of inappropriate actions by a few, impact the future of our entire craft, and to provide every Boilermaker with a clear directional beacon in which to conduct themselves each and every day on our job sites.


Read more about the Boilermaker Code here...


Climate Change Solutions

Climate Change Solutions is a website of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. Here, we track and analyze global developments in technology, industry and government policy that impact climate change mitigation.

We believe in an all-of-the-above approach to solving humanityís energy needs, one that includes high-efficiency and low-carbon fossil fuel technologies.  Learn more...

Area One softball games will begin on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Canton Sports Center, 46555 Michigan Ave, Canton, MI 48188.


Games will be at 5:30pm & 6:45pm.   If you are interested in playing, please contact Justin Howington at (734)558-7268.


Anyone interested in playing for the Area Three softball team, please contact Mike Card at (989)662-6491.

The MOST Board of Trustees have amended the drug policy to included annual testing.  The new policy will take effect on August 31, 2015.  Anyone eligible for referral on the BDS who does not comply with the new policy by that date will move to the Ineligible List until a negative drug screen has been completed and received by the MOST office.

Click here to read the new MOST Drug Policy.

The Annual Boilermakers Local 169 Charity Golf Outing will  be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Golf Club at Mt. Brighton (formerly the Jackal), located at 4141 Bauer Road, Brighton, MI 48116.Registration begins at 8:00am, with a shotgun start at 9:00am.As always, there will be prizes, a hot dog at the turn, and a steak dinner.

Tickets are $85.00 per golfer ($340.00 for a foursome).  Please make your check or money order payable to "Local 169 CSTF" and mail to Boilermakers Local 169, 1755 Fairlane Drive, Allen Park, MI 48101.  If you are paying for more than one golfer, make sure to include the other golfers' names.  Payment is due by June 19, 2015.

On Friday, May 1, 2015, Boilermakers Local 169 hosted the 13th Annual Boilermakers Local 169 High School Welding Invitational at our Training Center in Allen Park. 


The winners are:

1st place - Montana Heiss, Flat Rock High School

2nd place - Russel Klebba, St. Clair TEC

3rd place - Michael James, Newaygo County Career Tech

The Team Award went to St. Clair TEC.


Click here to learn more...

Michigan's prevailing wage law is under attack.


We need you to contact your legislators and ask them to vote against the repeal of Michigan's prevailing wage law.


Click here to find out how you can help.


The following wage sheets are  available for download:


Wages effective January 1, 2014


Wages effective January 1, 2015

Boilermakers Local 169 now accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


 Payments can be made at the hall or by calling the union hall. 

Monthly dues for 2015 are $42.95 per month.


Click here for more information


Get your photo featured in the Union Sportsmenís Allianceís 2016 calendar and receive a USA-logo Carhartt jacket and a 2016 calendar, which qualifies you for 52 chances to win a gun.

Plus, earn a chance to win a custom Remington 870 Express shotgun with the USA logo simply by submitting your photo.  Photo entries must be received by June 15, 2015. Winners will be announced by July 15, 2015. You must be an active USA member to qualify.

Click here for information on how to enter...

The latest edition of the Boilermaker Magazine is now available online. 

To read the magazine, click here or on the picture to the left.



Apprentice Advancement meetings were held throughout the state in Spring 2015.



Find out which Local 169 Apprentices become Journeymen effective May 1, 2015

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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 service.

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 decision.

To read the entire article, please click here


Last Updated on:           Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11:27 AM     

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