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  Boilermakers Local 83 is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, and Forgers and Helpers. Local 83 is located in Kansas City, Missouri and represents members in Western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.









 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: OSHA & Dues Changes - (08-06-09)

 Kansas Unemployment Debit Card Information - (02-17-09)

National Funds Scam




Thanksgiving Holiday - Wednesday, November 25, 2015


The Hall will close at 12 noon Wednesday, November 25th and will reopen Monday, November 30th.

Be safe and have a great Thanksgiving!

Union-Made Holiday Gifts - Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Labor has a list of union-made gifts to give to all your loved ones.

Support American labor this holiday season.

Affordable Care Act Petition - Thursday, November 19, 2015


The AFL-CIO urges everyone to sign this petition.

 A new tax on certain health care plans is threatening to hurt working families. But it’s not too late for Congress to repeal the tax before it goes into effect.

During the congressional debates on the Affordable Care Act, many lawmakers opposed the 40% health benefits tax. Because employers can escape the tax by making working people pay more when we need health care, it hurts the people that health plans are supposed to help. Women,  seniors and people dealing with chronic illnesses will be hurt the most. We need to make our voices heard right now to make sure this burdensome tax is repealed.

Sign the petition now and tell Congress to repeal the health benefits tax to keep the Affordable Care Act affordable. 


This tax was designed to increase what working people have to pay for health care when we are sick. And that forces us to make hard choices that we shouldn’t have to—paying more or going without the care we need. In fact, a recent poll found that seven out of 10 emergency room doctors are seeing patients who have insurance but have gone without or delayed medical care because of high out-of-pocket expenses, like co-pays and deductibles.

More than 160 Democrats and 120 Republicans in Congress already are supporting repeal because they realize this tax is hurting the working families they were elected to represent. Momentum for repeal is in our favor. Now is the time to step up the pressure. 

Building Trades National Medical Screening Program - Monday, November 16, 2015


Did you ever work at a Department of Energy/Atomic Energy Commission site?  If so, you are eligible for FREE medical screening services.

The Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) provides:

  • FREE work history interview and FREE medical screening exam.
  • Check and detection if you have health concerns.
  • Re-screening every three years.
  • Compensation (if eligible) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).  EEOICPA provides compensation to workers or their survivors for illnesses caused by exposure to radiation or other toxic hazards during employment in the nuclear weapons industry.

Please read more at or call 1-800-866-9663 for further information.

Veteran's Day - Monday, November 09, 2015


The Hall will be closed Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day Holiday and will reopen Thursday, November 12 at 7:00am.  Thank you, be safe and salute a vet!

Union-Made Products Union-Made Products - Thursday, October 29, 2015


Trick or Treat?!

Labor has a list of union-made candy (and other products) to give to all those trick-or-treaters.  Did your favorite make the list?

Brother Don Dirks - Friday, October 23, 2015


Retired member, Don Dirks, passed away October 20, 2015.  Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 24th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the American Legion Post #1 (Omaha, NE).  Memorials requested to the family.

Please CLICK HERE to view his obituary.

NMAP Exams - REMINDER - Friday, October 23, 2015


Interested in taking an NMAP Exam?

You can prepare with BNAP Online Related Studies... available soon!  Once enrolled, the member will receive an email containing their login information and have access to the BNAP Related Studies Manuals and subject tests for a 6-month period.  

Please contact the Hall for registration information.

Brother Dan Bohnstedt - Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Retired member, Dan Bohnstedt, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015.  Services will be Thursday, October 22nd at 10:00 am at the Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, MO (211 N 9th St).  Please ride your motorcycles in his honor.

Please CLICK HERE to view his obituary.

Military Photos Needed - Thursday, October 15, 2015


From the International:

North America's Building Trades Unions will hold a Veteran's Day observance and kick off its annual Toys for Tots drive on November 10 at AFL-CIO headquarters.  As part of the ceremony, a slideshow will display photos of construction members who are veterans of the US Armed Services and those currently serving on active duty, in their military uniforms.

If any member, current or retired, would like to have their military photo included in the slideshow, please send the image to Mike Linderer, Director - Communications Dept., no later than November 1.

Images may be either in digital file format or a photographic print (not a photocopy).  Prints will be scanned into digital format and returned to the owner.  Please include name, lodge number and branch of service.

Digtial images should be sent to  If mailing a photo print, send to:  Mike Linderer, D-CD, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, 753 State Ave., Suite 570, Kansas City, KS 66101.

Thank you!

Phone System - Thursday, October 08, 2015


The Hall has changed the phone system to have automated service options to improve the office efficiency.  You must choose one of the following options to speak to someone.  The options are as follows:

Office Directory - press 1

Dispatcher - press 2

BDS help - press 3

Dues - press 4

International Office - press 5

National Funds Office - press 6

Supplemental Health & Welfare - press 7

All Other Calls - press 0

Each person in the office has an extension, which is provided in the Office Directory option:

Scot Albertson - 308

Tom Burgess - 111

Peggy Bringus - 104

Scott Campbell - 304

Bill Chambers - 110

Tom Dye - 325

Casey Jensen - 108

Celine Johnson - 106

Joe Lewandowski - 103

Susan Urie - 101


The office is still open from 7:00am - 3:30pm.

Ottumwa Generating Station - Thursday, October 01, 2015


POWER magazine has named Ottumwa Generating Station a Top Coal-Fired Plant in their October issue.  CLICK HERE to read the article.

Address Changes - Thursday, October 01, 2015



Effective Immediately:

If a member needs a mailing address updated, please fax, mail or email a signed letter with the changes.

If you have any questions, please contact the Hall.

Hotel Info for Manawa - Wednesday, September 30, 2015


If you've been dispatched to the Manawa job in Council Bluffs, IA, here is some lodging information:


Council Bluffs location

2141 S. 35th St.

Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501


Omaha location

3008 Samson Way

Bellevue, Nebraska 68123

Single and double are $55.00 a night, suites are $60.00 that has a fold out that can do a 3rd person. 

They have pool, on-site laundry, free long distance, WiFi, business center newspaper, coffee 24/7 and, free hot breakfast. These are both great locations with plenty of restaurants and convenient stores across the street. 


Interested in a gym?

Bob's Fitness Center, formerly Powerhouse Gym

1001 Fort Crook Rd.

N. Bellevue, Nebraska 68005

$49.00. It's second in the state only to NU's Boyd Epply Strength and Conditioning Complex in Lincoln.  


These are year-round rates to so they'll be good for the Manawa outage and OPPD outages and future Mid-Am outages. 

Any questions, please call the Hall or Scot Albertson.

NMAP Exam - Wednesday, September 23, 2015


BNAP Online Related Studies are now available for members to study for the NMAP Exam.  Once enrolled, the member will receive an email containing their login information and have access to the BNAP Related Studies Manuals and subject tests for a 6-month period.  Please contact the Hall for registration information.

Stainless Air Study - Friday, September 18, 2015


Volunteers Needed:  We're looking for a few volunteers to be involved an air study for stainless steel welding.  

-Fit test and orientation will be Thurs, Sept. 24th and the welding and air monitoring will be Fri, Sept. 25th.

-Pay will follow STEF class requirements.

-Must be clean shaven.

-Call the Hall to sign up (ask for Celine).

We will contact the volunteers the beginning of next week about exact numbers needed and further details. Thank you!

         *the Shop will be closed on Friday, Sept. 25th.

Brother Wilfred Watskey - Thursday, September 17, 2015


Details for retired member Wilfred Watskey's funeral service:  Services will be Saturday, September 19 at 11:00am at St. Luke's United Methodist Church (9420 James A. Reed Rd, Kansas City, MO).

Please view his obituary HERE.

Victory! - Thursday, September 17, 2015



Dear Friends,

Today the Missouri legislature convened for their annual veto session. HB 116, the so-called “Right to Work” bill was brought to a vote, but the legislature failed to overturn Governor Nixon’s veto by a vote of 96 – 63!

Protect MO Families thanks you for your hard work this summer. Because of your efforts, we made our voices heard and stopped greedy out-of-state corporations and CEOs from passing laws that would harm Missouri’s hard-working families by lowering wages, reducing benefits, and lowering workplace safety standards.  However, we are certain that our opponents will not stop.  We must continue to work together to protect Missouri families.  

Protect MO Families will continue our efforts to protect Missouri families from greedy out-of-state corporations and CEOs.

Look for updates soon about steps we can take to protect Missouri’s working families in the future by electing legislators who will put Missouri’s middle class first.

In solidarity, 

The Protect MO Families Team

Gear - Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Cool weather is approaching...Get your Local 83 gear now!

Flag (58.5" x 35.5") Flag (58.5" x 35.5")

Brother Charles Forbes - Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Retired member, Charles Forbes, passed away September 12, 2015.  The Visitation will be held Friday, September 18 at 12:00pm at the Park Lawn Funeral Home in Kansas City, MO, with  funeral services at 1:00pm.  Interment with military honors will follow the service in Green Lawn Cemetery. Suggested contributions are to Twin Lakes Hospic of Clinton, MO.

Please view his obituary HERE.

Labor Day Picnic - Monday, September 14, 2015


The 2015 Labor Day Picnic was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate at Faulkner's Ranch.  Click HERE to view pictures from the day and from other events throughout the year.

RTW - Wrong for Missouri - Thursday, September 10, 2015


Protect MO Families has spent the summer working to sustain Governor Nixon’s veto of so-called “Right to Work” on September 16th.  Along with our other efforts, we have had emails, letters, phone calls and letters to the editor coming in from all across the state urging the Missouri legislature to sustain the veto. Thank you to everyone who has made a call, sent a letter, shared our message on social media and helped us continue to spread the message.

Veto session is just around the corner, and we need to keep up our momentum! Legislators need to hear from their constituents now more than ever! Please consider sending an email, newsletter, or social media post about the need for Missourians to contact their representatives NOW to your own network. You can use the sample we’ve provided below, but please feel free to also write your own.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Thanks again for standing with us to protect Missouri families.  We will continue to keep you updated as we near veto session.

 Thank you,

The Protect MO Families Team 

RTW Rally - Tuesday, September 08, 2015


LaCygne, KS Lodging - Friday, September 04, 2015
#FightRTW - Thursday, September 03, 2015



Join Protect MO Families for a #TwitterStorm TODAY (9/3/15) from 3:00-4:00pm central time. @ProtectMO will be tweeting with many of our coalition partners for a solid hour about why so-called "Right to Work" is wrong for Missouri. Participate by using the hashtag #FightRTW 

Not sure what to say? Use one of these tweets or create your own!

1.   Did you know? 7 of the 10 poorest states in the US are #RTW states? #FightRTW #moleg
2. Don’t wait. Call your rep today and ask that they sustain the veto of #RTW 1-800-208-3499 #FightRTW #moleg
3. Email your #moleg member today and ask them to sustain the veto of #RTW! #FightRTW
4. #RTW is wrong for
’s working families. RT if you agree. #FightRTW

Make your voice heard!

Automated Phone System - Tuesday, September 01, 2015


 AUTOMATED SYSTEM at (816)276-1200 is no longer in service.



  • Check your position on the Out of Work List
  • Check your dues status
  • Check on your hours
  • Job Availability
  • Upcoming Events
Brother Charles Bruce - Thursday, August 27, 2015


Retired member, Charles Bruce (father of Kevin Bruce), passed away August 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 2:00 pm at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, KS, with burial following in Beagle Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, or to the American Lung Association.

Please view his obituary HERE.

Brother Wilfred Watskey - Monday, August 24, 2015


Brother Wilfred Watskey passed away Friday, August 21, 2015. The memorial service is TBD but is likely to be September 19th at St. Luke's United Methodist Church of Kansas City.  We will post the information as soon as we are updated.

Deepwater Labor Harvest Picnic 2015 - Monday, August 24, 2015


Join the fun at the 2015 Deepwater Labor Harvest Picnic on September 5-7th.  Events include carnival games, watermelon eating contest, live music and much, much more!  Local 83 is a proud sponsor.

CLICK HERE to view see the schedule of events and sponsors.

Shirts - Friday, August 21, 2015


Just In...New Shirts!


New feature on this site...Check out ALL 9 of the new shirts under Member Tools - Gear - View Gear.



NASCAR Sprint Cup - Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup - Chicagoland Speedway - Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Upcoming Training Classes - Tuesday, August 18, 2015



August 31 - September 3, 2015

5 Hour Refresher

September 4, 2015


Rigging Modules

September 8 - 10, 2015


Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall

                          5910 E. 86th St
                                    Kansas City, MO 64138
Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up. 
Upcoming Training Classes - Thursday, August 13, 2015



August 15-16, 2015

August 22-23, 2015

*Must show up all four days to complete the class.


Classes will take place at 7am at:  Hampton Inn

                                                20 Iowa Ave W

                                                Marshalltown, IA 50158

Call Tom Dye at 515-783-5589 to sign up.

Garry Reed Bike Ride - Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ride in honor of Garry Reed 

Meet at Slow Ride Roadhouse

1350 N 3rd St

Lawrence, KS 66044

                                  August 22nd at 12pm


If interested or need more information, please call Mike Sievert at 785-456-5710. 

Concert Tickets - Friday, July 31, 2015



Deja Vu

Tributes to The Beatles, Journey, The Police & Foreigner

August 22, 2015

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS

Please call the Hall if you would like to pick up tickets or have them mailed.  First come, first serve!

More information at Cricket Wireless Amp

Brother William Richards - Friday, July 31, 2015


Brother William Richards passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  Celebration of Life/Visitaion will be Saturday, August 8. 2015 from 6-8pm at Dickey Funeral Home in Garden City, MO.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Special Olympics.

Please CLICK HERE for his obituary. 

Brother Charley Peart - Monday, July 27, 2015


Brother Charley Peart passed away July 23, 2015.  Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29, at 10am at White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone, MO.  Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.  

In lieu of flowers, please send gifts to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Please CLICK HERE for his obituary.

Asbestos-Related Disease Screening - Friday, July 17, 2015


Attention Active & Retired Members!

Medical clinic, OccuCare, will conduct asbestos-related disease screenings for all active and retired members who have been exposed to asbestos while working in the trade.  Screenings will take place on August 4th in Wichita and August 5th - 7th in Kansas City.  Legal representatives will also be present who practice extensively in the area of asbestos litigation.

Criteria for testing are individuals who:

- Have been occupationally exposed to asbestos in the trade, in the Navy or in some other trade or occupation prior to 1976; and

- Have at least five (5) years occupational exposure to asbestos prior to 1982.


Please CLICK HERE for more information and on how to make an appointment.

2015 Garry Reed Bike Ride - Friday, July 10, 2015


For all those interested in riding in memory of Garry Reed, please contact the Hall ASAP.

Possible dates are August 15 or August 22.

Time and place TBD.  Details will also be discussed at the August meeting.

Brother Larry Noland - Thursday, July 09, 2015


Brother Larry Noland passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Funeral services will be at 11am, Monday, July 13th at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, MO.  The burial with military honors will be at Turkey Creek Cemetary in Warsaw.

View his obituary HERE.

Apprentice Classes - Monday, June 29, 2015


First Year Classes

July 20-24, 2015

August 17-21, 2015

November 16-20, 2015

Second Year Classes

July 27-31, 2015

August 24-28, 2015

November 30- December 4, 2015

Third Year Classes

July 6-10, 2015

August 3-7, 2015

August 31- September 4, 2015

December 7-11, 2015

Fourth Year Classes

July 13-17, 2015

August 10-14, 2015

September 14-18, 2015

December 14-18, 2015

Scholarship Recipients - Thursday, June 25, 2015


Congratulations to Danielle Phipps, daughter of Ron Phipps, and Miranda Helmich, daughter of Bill Helmich, on receiving scholarships from the Omaha Building Trades!

Upcoming Training Classes - Monday, June 22, 2015


 OSHA 30

July 6 - 9, 2015

July 20 - 23, 2015

August 3-6, 2015

August 17-20, 2015


Rigging Modules 1-4

July 13-15, 2015

July 27-29, 2015

August 10-12, 2015

August 24-26, 2015


5-Hour Refresher

July 10, 2015

July 17,  2015

July 24, 2015

July 31, 2015

August 7, 2015

August 14, 2015

August 21, 2015

August 28, 2015


Referral Tests

July 16, 2015

July 30, 2015

August 13, 2015

August 27, 2015

Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall
                         5910 E. 86th St
                                    Kansas City, MO 64138
Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.
Blood Drive - Monday, June 22, 2015


Warren "Porky" Wheeldon, Sr. - Monday, June 15, 2015


Open House to Celebrate Warren "Porky" Wheeldon, Sr.

90 Years and Still Going Strong!


Saturday, July 11, 2015, 2 to 5 pm

Woodman of the World NE Camp

2005 4th Corso, Nebraska City, NE


Cards and stories are welcome.

If you're unable to attend, please send him a card to:

751 N 60th Road, Nebraska City, NE 68410


RSVP to or

call Marcia at 605-521-4255

2015 Local 83 Scholarship Recipients - Monday, June 15, 2015


2015 Local 83 Scholarship Recipients

Pictured Left to Right - Front Row:  Taylor Ashley, daughter of Todd Ashley; Miranda Helmich, daughter of Bill Helmich; Bruce Smith, Jr, son of Bruce Smith; Tristin Reed, son of Sam Reed; Bryan Smith (not pictured), son of Kevin Carman; Danielle Phipps (not pictured), daughter of Ron Phipps.  Back Row - Special Fund Committee:  Scot Albertson, Joe Lewandowski, John Seward, Scott Campbell, and Tom Dye.


Golf Tournament - Thursday, June 11, 2015


Check out some pictures from Local 83's golf tournament from Saturday HERE.

Upcoming Training Classes - Wednesday, June 10, 2015



July 6 - 9, 2015

July 20 - 23, 2015


Rigging Modules 1-4

July 13-15, 2015

July 27-29, 2015


5-Hour Refresher

July 10, 2015

July 17,  2015

July 24, 2015

July 31, 2015


Referral Tests

June 24, 2015

June 26, 2015

July 16, 2015

July 30, 2015

Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall
                         5910 E. 86th St
                                    Kansas City, MO 64138
Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.
Stop "Fast Track" - Tuesday, June 02, 2015


National "Fast Track" Call-In Day is Wednesday, June 3.  

What is Fast Track? According to, "The 'Fast Track' Trade bill in Congress will send jobs overseas and give more power to giant corporations.  It continues the same failed trade policies that leave working people behind."  

Call Congress 1-855-712-8441 to stop secret trade deals and oppose Fast Track on Wednesday, June 3.

Upcoming Common Arc - Thursday, May 21, 2015


 Common Arc Testing

Monday, June 1, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Thursday, June 4, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Friday, June 5, 2015 -- 7:00am (tube ONLY, no plate test)

Testing will include 2-3/4" o.d. heavy wall tube, 3/8", 3-position, stick plate and 3/8", 3-position, flux core plate.


Testing will take place at Boilermakers Local 83 Hall.  Please contact the Hall to sign up.

Upcoming Training Classes - Wednesday, May 20, 2015


 OSHA 30

June 15-18, 2015

June 22-25, 2015 

Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall
                            5910 E. 86th St
                                        Kansas City, MO 64138
Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.
Right to Work Poll - Monday, May 11, 2015


Your opinion matters...Take the Right-to-Work Poll from The Kansas City Star.


"Right to Work" is Wrong for Missouri - Friday, May 08, 2015


Support your friends & family, brothers & sisters in Jefferson City next week to fill the Senate Gallery of the Capitol.

Right to Work has passed the Missouri House and will be on the floor debate to pass the Senate next week.  Everyone must unite to stop this unfair and preventable attack.

Monday, May 11 at 11:00am

Tuesday-Friday, May 12-15 at 8:30am


Capitol - Senate Gallery

201 W. Capitol Ave

Jefferson City, MO 65101


NOW is the time to spread the word and contact your senator! 


For more information, please visit:  Protect MO Families

                                                      Missouri AFL-CIO


MDA Bowl-a-thon - Monday, April 27, 2015

The Local 83 had a great time at the MDA Bowl-a-thon on Saturday! 












The Local 83 team had a great time at the MDA Bowl-a-thon on Saturday!

Apprentice Classes - Friday, April 17, 2015


Apprentice classes are beginning in May.  

If you are an apprentice and you did not receive notification when your class begins,

please call the Hall ASAP.

Stand Up KC - Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Brother David Sparks - Monday, March 30, 2015


Retired member, David Sparks, passed away March 26, 2015.  The Visitation will be Wednesday, April 1, from 5-7pm in Kansas City, KS at the Maple Hill Funeral Home.  There will be a private burial at a later time.

Please view his obituary HERE.

Upcoming Training Classes - Friday, March 27, 2015


 5-Hour Refresher

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

*Please note:  you must have taken OSHA 10 prior to signing up.


Testing will take place at Boilermakers Local 83 Hall.  Please contact the Hall to sign up.

Brother Sistos Reyes - Friday, March 13, 2015


Retired brother Sistos Reyes passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  Visitation will be Sunday March 15 from 4-6pm with a Rosary to follow at 6pm at McGilley Midtown Chapel in Kansas City, MO.  Burial service will be Monday, March 16 at 10am at the Guardian Angels Catholic Church.

Please view his obituary HERE.

Brother William "Bill" Hurley - Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Brother Bill Hurley passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.  Funeral service will be Friday, March 13 at 1:00pm at the Old Mission Mortuary in Wichita, KS.  In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Please view his obituary HERE.

Upcoming Training Classes - Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015 to sign up for the March 23-26 OSHA 30 class. 

Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.

Upcoming Training Classes - Thursday, February 26, 2015



March 23-26, 2015


Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall

                                                      5910 E. 86th St

                                                      Kansas City, MO 64138


Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.

Brother Donnie Douglas - Monday, February 23, 2015


Brother Donnie Douglas passed away Saturday, February 21st, 2015.  The Visitation will be Wednesday, February 25th from Noon - 2:00pm and the Memorial Service begins at 2:00pm at Rhodes Funeral Home in Brookfield, MO.

Please CLICK HERE to vew his obituary.

"Right to Work" is WRONG for Missouri - Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Why is "Right to Work" WRONG for Missouri?  Watch this Missouri Middle Class video and get the facts at:

Upcoming Training Classes - Tuesday, February 17, 2015



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Classes will take place at 8 am at:  Clarion Hotel & Conv. Ctr.

525 33rd Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Please call Tom Dye at 515-783-5589 to sign up.

Union Cars Up for Auction - Wednesday, February 11, 2015


 Remember to get you car bids sent in by March 11, 2015!

2008 Ford Explorer
Black, 4-door, automatic, fully loaded
158,608 miles
Sealed bid starting at minimum of $500.00


2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Grey, 4-door, automatic, fully loaded
153,577 miles
Sealed bid starting at minimum of $1500.00





Please call the Hall with any questions at 816-523-8300.

Scholarship Opportunity - Wednesday, February 04, 2015


The Omaha/Southwest Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council has a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors.  The applicant must be or have a parent/guardian who has been a union member for one year prior the date of application.  

Entry deadline is March 31, 2015.  CLICK HERE to view the application form.

Brother Frank "Tony" Corona - Tuesday, February 03, 2015


Brother Frank "Tony" Corona passed away January 31, 2015.  There will be a Celebration of Life at Local 83's Hall on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Brother John Landauer - Tuesday, February 03, 2015


Brother John Landauer recently passed away.  Visitation will be Friday, February 6, 2015 from 6-8pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis, KS.  Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10am in Ellis, KS.

Annual George Mecum/Daniel Schwarz Memorial Golf Outing - Friday, January 30, 2015

Local 83's 2015 Golf Outing is right around the corner!  

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Eagle's Landing

4200 Bong Ave.

Belton, MO 64012


Please be sure to send in your ENTRY FORM by May 22, 2015.

Union Cars Up for Auction - Monday, January 26, 2015


As per action taken by the membership at the monthly meeting held on January 10th, the following vehicles are available for sealed bids to Local 83 members:

2008 Ford Explorer
Black, 4-door, automatic, fully loaded
158,608 miles
Sealed bid starting at minimum of $500.00


2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Grey, 4-door, automatic, fully loaded
153,577 miles
Sealed bid starting at minimum of $1500.00




All sealed bids must be submitted to Local 83, either in person or by mail, by Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 12:00pm noon.  *Any bid that is lower than the minimum amount will be disqualified.

The bids will be opended and reviewed at the Executive Board Meeting on Friday, March 13, 2015.  The winner will then be notified.  Any tie-breaker will be decided by the earliest postmark date.

Please call the Hall with any questions at 816-523-8300.

Brother Stuart Cruse's Daughter - Friday, January 16, 2015


Brother R. Stuart Cruse's daughter, Danielle, suddenly passed away January 14, 2015.

Services will be Tuesday, January 20th in Chanute, KS.  Please view her obituary HERE.

"Right to Work" Poll from Protect MO Families - Tuesday, January 13, 2015



We need your input - Do you think Missouri should become a so-called "Right to Work" state?   

Please take a quick moment to take our poll on "Right to Work."

Legislative session just began in Missouri, and already SEVEN so-called "Right to Work" bills have been filed. 

We need to show the Missouri legislature that most Missourians DO NOT want to become a so-called "Right to Work" state...before it's too late!  

Protect MO Families is dedicated to stopping so-called "Right to Work" legislation in Missouri, but we will need your help, too!  Whether it's sharing a Facebook post, sending an email or tweet, attending a rally, or making a phone call, you can be involved in the fight to stop "Right to Work" in Missouri. 

Thanks for your hard work,
The PMF Team 

Union-Made Tires - Monday, January 12, 2015


In the Nov-Dec 2014 issue of "Label Letter: Union Label & Service Trade Department, AFL-CIO," the United Steelworkers discovered trade issues between Chinese tire manufaturers.  The prices of these tires may be cost-effective but the quality is low and they're killing the U.S. domestic markets.

So how do you find union-made tires?  The U.S. Department of Transportation requires each tire to have a code that shows the company and location of the manufacturing plant.  An example of the code would be:  DOT BE ## ### ###.  Listed below are for factory codes throughout the U.S.

BE: B.F. Goodrich, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

BF: B.F. Goodrich, Woodburn, Ind.

VE, YE, YU, 8B: Bridgestone/Firestone, Des Moines, Iowa

D2, E3, W1, Y7: Bridgestone/Firestone, La Vergne, Tenn.

2C, 4D, 5D: Bridgestone/Firestone, Morrison, Tenn.

UP: Cooper, Findlay, Ohio

UT: Cooper, Texarkana, Ark.

JU, PC, UK: Goodyear, Medicine Hat, Alberta

JJ, MD, PU: Goodyear, Gadsden, Ala.

DA: Dunlop, Buffalo, N.Y.

JN, MJ, PY: Goodyear, Topeka, Kan.

JE, MC, PT: Goodyear, Danville, Va.

JF, MM, PJ: Kelly-Springfield, Fayetteville, N.C.

CF: Titan Tire, Des Moines

JH, MN, PK: Titan Tire, Freeport, Ill.

B plus serial #: Titan Tire, Bryan, Ohio

CC: Yokohama Tire, Salem, Va.

Please check out the Label Letter's website,, to see the full article.

Scholarship Opportunity - Friday, January 09, 2015


Full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors attending an accredited college or university who have a least a 2.75 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply for a $1000 college scholarship.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1. Involvement in community/school organizations

2. Leadership positions held

3. Awards received

4. Essay on how safety and health are important in their life and/or career

Application deadline is March 1, 2015.  CLICK HERE to download the applicaiton.

Upcoming Training Classes - Monday, January 05, 2015


Referral  Testing

Friday, January 9, 2015


Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall

                                                        5910 E. 86th St

                                                        Kansas City, MO 64138


Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.

How to Apply for a Boilermaker Scholarship - Monday, December 29, 2014


Boilermaker scholarships are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation and who are dependents of Boilermaker members in good standing.

Applications for the 2015 scholarships are now available and will be accpeted from January 1 to March 1, 2015.

Please contact the Hall for more information.


Union Plus also provides scholarships for union members and their children.  CLICK HERE to view information on their website.

Extension of Training Deadline - Monday, December 22, 2014


The National Joint Rules and Standards Committee has approved a one-time extension of the deadline to meet the training requirements from January 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015.  Please CLICK HERE to view the letter in detail.

Upcoming Common Arc - Thursday, December 18, 2014


Common Arc Testing

Monday, June 1, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Thursday, June 4, 2015 -- 7:00am and 11:30am

Friday, June 5, 2015 -- 7:00am (tube ONLY, no plate test)

Testing will include 2-3/4" o.d. heavy wall tube, 3/8", 3-position, stick plate and 3/8", 3-position, flux core plate.

Testing will take place at Boilermakers Local 83 Hall.  Please contact the Hall to sign up.

Changes to Wage and Fringe Benefit - Wednesday, December 17, 2014


In accordance with Article 16 of the Missouri River Basin:  Articles of Agreement, and with the results of members' surveys, there will be a wage rate increase of $1.40 effective January 1, 2015.

Click here to view the updated Wage & Fringe Benefit Sheet.

Upcoming Training Classes - Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Referral Testing

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall

                                                        5910 E. 86th St

                                                        Kansas City, MO 64138


Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.

Brother Rex Ross - Thursday, December 11, 2014


Brother Rex Ross passed away Monday, December 8th.  Visitation will be Friday, December 12th from 4-8pm in Osawatomie, KS.  Please click the following link to view his obituary.

Upcoming Training Classes - Monday, December 08, 2014
December 15-18, 2014

December 15-17, 2014
December 18, 2014
December 19, 2014

Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall
                            5910 E. 86th St
                                        Kansas City, MO 64138
Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.
Upcoming Training Classes - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Referral Rule Testing
December 4, 2014
December 5, 2014
December 11, 2014
December 12, 2014

MOST 5-Hour OSHA Refresher
December 5, 2014
December 12, 2014
(need minimum of 3 people per class)

Classes will take place at 7 am at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall
                            5910 E. 86th St
                                         Kansas City, MO 64138
* There are also still openings for the OSHA 30 and Rigging Module classes.
Please call the Hall at 816-523-8300 to sign up.
Survey for Wage Increase - Monday, November 24, 2014


Effective January 1, 2015, there will be a rate increase of $1.40.  A letter will be included with your vacation check with further information and a survey.  Please complete and return the survey to the Hall by December 15, 2014.

Please contact the Hall with any questions at 816-523-8300.

Brother Bill Carver - Thursday, November 20, 2014


For those who were unable to attend Brother Bill Carver's memorial service or send condolences, you may make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project in his name by clicking the link:  

There will also be a Military Honor Guard Service at Mount Moriah in Kansas City.  Date and time is TBD.

Upcoming Training Classes - Wednesday, November 19, 2014




December 1, 2014

December 8, 2014



Rigging Modules

December 1, 2014

December 8, 2014


All classes will take place at:  Boilermakers Local 83 Union Hall

                                                              5910 E 86th Street

                                                              Kansas City, MO 64138


To sign up, please contact the Hall at 816-523-8300.

Brother Bill Carver - Monday, November 17, 2014


Brother Bill Carver passed away Tuesday, November 11th.  Please click the link to his obituary in the Kansas City Star. .  Services were held on Saturday, November 15th.

Rigging Modules 1-4 - Friday, September 12, 2014

Rigging Modules 1 & 2:  September 20-21

Rigging Modules 3 & 4:  September 27-28

Classes begin at 7:00 am each day at the hall.

Please call the hall to sign up.

Brother Kenny Conley - Retirement - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

 Brother Kenny Conley is retiring!  Come celebrate at Tanner's in Platte City, MO on Friday, September 12th at 5:30pm.  Be there if you can!

Brother John W. Althoff Passed Away - Thursday, August 21, 2014

 Retired member, John W. Althoff, passed away on August 17th, 2014. Memorial service will be Wednesday, August 27th at 3:00 pm at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, IA. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at

PowerSafe Sign-Up Notice - Thursday, August 14, 2014

 If you have called and signed up for PowerSafe training and are not able to attend, please contact the hall ASAP.  We can fill the vacancy with other members needing the training.  Signing up and not showing makes it more difficult to man the work. Remember:  Training begins at 6:00 am at the hall.

-Gerald Calvert (PowerSafe Proctor)

Confirmed Contractors for Common Arc - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Tuesday, August 12, 2014


2014 Scholarship Winners 2014 Scholarship Winners - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 Pictured from Left to Right – Back Row: John Seward – Inspector, Casey Jensen – Trustee Chairman, Scott Campbell – President.  Front Row:  Tom Dye – Vice President, Megan Speichinger (Daughter Local 83 Boilermaker John Speichinger), Hayley Nash (Daughter of Local 83 Boilermaker Jackie Nash), Sarah Matthews (Daughter of Local 83 Boilermaker James Matthews), Joe Lewandowski – Business Manager Secretary Treasurer.

Scholarship winners  - not pictured:  Kelsie Anderson (Daughter of Local 83 Boilermaker Mike Anderson), Brooklyn Cornish (Daughter of Local 83 Boilermaker Ron Cornish), Casey Talkington (Daughter of Local 83 Boilermaker Garry Talkington).

Apprentice Competition Apprentice Competition - Thursday, August 07, 2014

 Steve Ryken competed and represented Local 83 in the Paul D. Wedge Annual Apprentice Competition that was held in New Orleans in July.  Pictured is Casey Jensen (KS Rep L-83), Steve Ryken (Appr L-83), and Joe Lewandowski (BM).

I AM COAL - Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Boilermakers Labor Day Picnic - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The picnic will be on August 30, 2014 at Faulkners Ranch - Please send in your RSVP's by August 15, 2014 or call the hall

POWERSAFE - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

If you have signed up for Powersafe Training and cannot attend please call asap so that we can fill the class due to the fact that we are only able to do 5 per day.  NOTICE: WE HAVE ONE OPENING FOR JULY 31, 2014 AT 6AM - PLEASE CALL TO GET SIGNED UP ASAP IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THAT DAY.

Brother Lyman Watt Passed Away - Friday, July 11, 2014

Brother Lyman Watt passed away on 7/9/11.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date.  A family visitation will be held on Friday 7/11/14 from 6pm - 8pm at the Lindley Funeral Home in Hale Missouri


Blood Drive - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Stay Conon Strong
Donate Blood in Memory of Conon Kennedy
Friday August 8, 2014
8am - 12pm
Boilermakers Local 83 - Training Room

Questions call Scot Albertson 712-310-0862

PowerSafe Training - Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Due to Westar's new safety program, everyone wating to work at Westar Facility as of September 1, 2014 will be required to complete the PowerSafe Training.  To schedule a time to take the required PowerSafe Training, please call the Union Hall.  Nobody will be allowed access to the Westar's sites without PowerSafe Training.

Confirmed Contractors for Mini Common-Arc - Monday, July 07, 2014




IBEW 3rd Annual Ride for the Homeless IBEW 3rd Annual Ride for the Homeless - Tuesday, June 17, 2014


If interested, call or text Mike Sievert at (785)456-5710


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Election Results - Election of Officers 2014 - Monday, June 16, 2014


President - Scott Campbell

Vice President - Tom Dye

Recording Secretary - Zach Hayes

Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - Joe Lewandowski

Board of Trustees - Bud Owens, Casey Jensen (Chariman), Tatum Keister

Inspector - John Seward

EPA - Friday, June 13, 2014




Dear Neighbor,

EPA has just released sweeping plans to regulate the power plants that make affordable power possible for so many of us. Earlier this year, you helped us push back on EPA when it targeted future power plants. Now we need your help again. Please return to and tell EPA its plans for existing plants won't work.

Left unchecked, EPA will write rules that could threaten your electric provider’s ability to keep affordable power flowing to homes, businesses and other foundations of your community. At, you can learn more about why EPA's goals could be too far, too fast.

Your voice counts! Washington, D.C. and its government agencies need to hear that we are concerned. They need to know that we understand the connection between affordable electricity, our pocketbooks and a thriving economy. When government moves too far, too fast, we all stand to lose.

Thank you for standing with us once again by sending an email at or filling out a postcard at a community event or electric cooperative meeting.

America's Electric Cooperatives

Share your concerns about EPA with friends and family across social media, or direct them to where they can learn more and send their own messages.

Weld Testing - Wednesday, June 11, 2014



Thomas Elder - Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Retired member Thomas Elder passed away on May 17th, 2014.  Services will be Saturday, May 24th at the Messiah Church of the Brethren located at 1925 Hardesty, Kansas City, MO.  Visitation will be at 10:00 with service at 11:00.  There will be a light lunch served at the church following services.

Iowa Endorsed Candidates - Tuesday, May 20, 2014  



Save the Date - Friday, May 16, 2014



Friday, August 8, 2014

"Keep Conon Strong" Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of Conon Kennedy

***Please wait to sign up until after you receive the Red Cross mailling.***

Ballots - Friday, May 16, 2014


Official ballots for the Election of Officers have been mailed as of 3:00 pm today. 

Nominees for 2014 Election of Officers - Wednesday, May 14, 2014



- Jimmy Martin

- Scott Campbell

Vice President

- Adam Mendenhall (Pookie)

- Wade Anschutz

- Tom Dye

- Bob Ramsey

Recording Secretary 

- Zach Hayes

- Dawn Finney (Ms. Dawn)

Business Manager/Sec.-Treasurer

- Joe Lewandowski

- Darrell Manroe

Board of Trustees

- Bud Owens

- Josh Wooderson

- Richard Peve (Rick)

- Casey Jensen

- Andrews Rainey

- Mike Roy

- Dennis Butt

- Tatum Keister (Tate)

- Lori Manroe

- Dan Eastwood (Tree Top)

- Boston

- Brian Machal

- Tim Heider (Patch)


- Gary Lynch

- John Seward (incumbent)

Upcoming Classes - Tuesday, May 06, 2014


Upcoming Classes

OSHA 30 – June 2 – 5, 2014

OSHA 5 – June 6, 2014

Rigging Modules 1 – 4 – June 9 – 12, 2014

OSHA 30 – June 16 – 19, 2014

OSHA 5 – June 20, 2014

Rigging Modules 1 – 4 – June 23 – 26, 2014

OSHA 30 – June 30 – July 3, 2014

Rigging Modules 1 – 4 – July  7 – 10, 2014

OSHA 30 – July 14 – 17, 2014

OSHA 5 – July 18, 2014

Rigging Modules 1 – 4 – July 21 – 24, 2014

OSHA 30 – July 28 – 31, 2014

OSHA 5 – August 1, 2014

Rigging Modules 1 – 4 – August 4 – 7, 2014

OSHA 30 – August 11 – 14, 2014

OSHA 5 – August 15, 2014

Rigging Modules 1 – 4 – August 18 – 21, 2014

OSHA 30 – August 25 – 28, 2014

OSHA 5 – August 29, 2014



Call Casey to sign up.  Remember, these classes are required by January 1, 2015.

Davis Bacon Vote - Thursday, May 01, 2014




Davis-Bacon Vote Expected in U.S. House of Representatives Today!

April 30, 2014


Dear Building Trades Leader:


We have just received information at 1:45 p.m. EDT that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has filed an amendment to H.R. 4486, the FY 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, that would effectively deny prevailing wage protections under the Davis-Bacon Act for any military construction projects.





You can reach your representative by calling the U.S. Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121




If you have any questions, or need additional information or talking points, please contact me.


Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this urgent request.





Sonia Ramirez

Director of Government Affairs

North America's Building Trades Unions



North America's Building Trades Unions

815 16th Street, NW, 6h Floor

Washington, DC 20006





Delay in Keystone XL Decision - Monday, April 21, 2014


Delay in Keystone XL Decision is "Cold, Hard Slap in the Face to American Workers"

April 21, 2014



Tom Owens



Keystone XL Delay is "Cold, Hard Slap in the Face" to American Workers


WASHINGTON, DC -- The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the announcement by the US Department of State to further extend the comment period for the review of the Keystone XL pipeline:


“The actions by the Obama Administration to further extend the review process for the Keystone XL pipeline is a cold, hard slap in the face for hard working Americans who are literally waiting for President Obama's approval and the tens of thousands of jobs it will generate.


Despite this administration’s own findings that the Keystone project will result in significant economic benefits to our country, President Obama has placed politics over substantive policy that only serves to advance the agenda of well funded radical environmentalists.


Where does this leave the President’s actual core constituency of working Americans? Why does President Obama continue to side with radicals instead of the middle class that, twice, put him office, and supports this project by a significant majority?


It's ironic that at the same time billionaire conservatives are coming under increasing scrutiny and criticism by the left for their involvement in politics, there is nary a word about the political spending by liberal billionaires that negatively impact the job prospects and livelihoods of working class Americans.”


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North America's Building Trades Unions are an alliance of 14 national and international unions that collectively represent over 3 millions skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada



Article from Joplin on Right to Work - Monday, April 14, 2014


Right to Work - Wednesday, April 02, 2014


Ally Leaders standing with us against "Right to Work:"
Thank you for joining our coalition to defeat so-called "Right to Work" in the Missouri Legislature this year.  Our records show you as the point of contact for your organization, group, or business.
We just received word that "Right to Work" will likely be voted on tomorrow (Wed., April 2) in the Missouri House of Representatives. We need you to activate your membership, friends and family now to contact their State Representatives to urge them to vote NO on "Right to Work."

Please spread these action alert links far and wide
We are anticipating a vote on "Right to Work" on Wednesday. Please email your State Representative now and urge them to oppose "Right to Work." Or look up your Representative's phone number here and call them now.
Tell your Representative that these out-of-state laws being pushed by corporate CEOs are bad for Missouri's working families: they'll lower wages and benefits at a time when the middle class is already struggling.  
Share this action alert post on facebook and twitter too!
Contact us with any questions or concerns at
Together we can defeat this!
Protect MO Families Team

The Committee to Protect MO Families is a broad-based coalition of organizations and individuals whose purpose is to defeat "Right to Work" efforts in Missouri.  Get the facts, stay informed and join us in our fight.  Visit or call 855-650-0122 for more information. 

Click here to unsubscribe from this mailing list.


Extended Stay America - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

 There are various Extended Stays in the are that offer our members discounted rates.

There are various Extended Stays in the area that offer our members discounted rates.  Final rate is dependent on the length of stay.

Give the EPA your opinion - Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Business partners of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc:


We’re asking for your help to preserve coal as a viable source of fuel for power plants, both new plants and existing plants like ours.


Associated Electric Cooperative, owner of electrical generation facilities, along with most other electric cooperatives, believes and advocates for a strategy on our nation’s energy policy that includes all forms of energy.  However, the Environmental Protection Agency is pursuing an “all-BUT-one” approach, and that one is COAL.


Coal helps keep electric rates affordable in this country.  Your livelihood may be affected by coal generation facilities.


You can be a tremendous help in preserving the COAL option by taking a simple step to let the EPA know you support COAL for generating electricity.  Please join me and use this link to give the EPA your opinion, .


Thank you in advance for your assistance,


Ken Wilmot

Director of Power Production


Associated Electric Cooperative

Rob Fowler - Thursday, March 13, 2014


Rob Fowler, winner of the Golden Boy 22

International News Flash - Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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Dear Boilermaker Members,


As you may know, proposed EPA regulations governing new coal-fired power plants are so restrictive they would require carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. But this technology is prohibitively expensive, it has not been adequately tested, and it is not even in use on a commercial scale.


This rule is preventing even the cleanest, most advanced new coal-fired plants from being built in the United States. The rule is costing Boilermakers thousands of man-hours of work, killing jobs for union coal miners and others in coal-dependent businesses, raising electricity rates for consumers; and undermining the reliability of our energy systems.


We are joining with other groups to sign a petition urging EPA to change course. Please make your voice heard. Take just a few seconds to sign our petition.




You may sign the petition at:


(link is in the photo slide show on the home page)


Deadline to sign is Monday, March 10, 2014.


Please share these links widely and ask your family, friends and neighbors to sign the petition!



In Solidarity,


Boilermakers Department of Government Affairs


(If you received this email twice, we apologize for the duplicates.)

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South Carolina Rejects Union Jobs - Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sunflower Hearing - Thursday, February 20, 2014


Follow this link to see an article on the Sunflower permit hearing that took place February 19th.

Prevailing Wage - Friday, February 07, 2014


Federal Court Says Prevailing Wages Can Be Set For H2b Visa Jobs

February 6, 2014


Dear Building Trades Leader:


The Third District Court of Appeals handed American workers a victory with their ruling in the case of Louisiana Forestry Association v. Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.


The court found that the Department of Labor’s wage regulation methodology is valid pertaining to H-2b visas, meaning the Department of Homeland Security must rely on the Labor Department’s decisions about the number of American workers available for a job.




Tom Owens

Director of Marketing and Communications

North America's Building Trades Unions


Right to Work - Thursday, January 30, 2014


Hi Joe, 


It was nice meeting you at the Building & Trades meeting! Thank you and the Boilermakers for signing on to join our efforts against Right to Work in Missouri. It will take all of us working together to defeat it. 


Sorry for my delay in response about getting a banner for your hall. I checked to see if we have any extras. We have already placed all of the existing ones that we have and won't be having any more printed until we know if it's going to the ballot (probably around May). If Local 83 is still interested in having a banner or sign printed right now, I can send you all the artwork/graphics that we use so that you can have one printed. We can help with any other messaging for that as well. Let me know if that's something you're interested in, and if there is anything else with which I can help. 


I also wanted to see if Local 83 has any avenues (email lists, your facebook page, etc) that you could help us spread the word about an online petition to Speaker Tim Jones that we're working on with other anti-Right to Work coalitions. Below is the link to the petition, and I attached some "sample messaging" that our coalition members can use if you want to send it to your membership. Do you think you can help us spread the petition? There's a little more than 5,000 signatures right now; in a few weeks we'll be delivering the signatures to Speaker Jones. 


Hope to talk to you soon and thanks for all your work!

Lauren Gepford

Protect Missouri Families

Regional Project Coordinator 

816-352-5220 (cell)


Join Us in the Fight to Protect MO Families. Learn More. Get Involved. 




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Public Comment Letter on Sunflower Electric Construction Permit - Friday, January 24, 2014


Read more to see the letter submitted by Local 83 to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment regarding the Sunflower Electric construction permit.

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Monthly Dues Increase - Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Effective March 1, 2014, monthly dues will increase to the following amounts:

- Field Construction - $41.80 per month

- Shops - $43.80 per month

If you have any questions, please call the hall.

Nebraska Suing EPA Over Power Plant Standards - Friday, January 17, 2014
Despicable: Associated Builders & Contractors Protesting DOL Veteran and Disabled Worker Hiring Poli - Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hatch for Governor - Working for Working Iowans - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Operating Engineers to Formally Re-Affiliate with North America's Building Trades Unions - Thursday, December 19, 2013


Read more to see full article.

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President Jones' Response to the Controversy on Multi-Employer Pensions - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
A Fight Builds Over Multi-Employer Pensions - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
EPA Listening Session - Wednesday, November 06, 2013
EPA Hearing - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

EPA Hearing November 4, 2013

Pictured are (L-R) Chris Urie, Vice-President, Tony Palmisano, International Rep, Scot Albertson, Business Manager, and Kyle Evenson, CSO.

Carbon Pollution - Monday, November 04, 2013


We are asking that everyone possible visit this website to add input on changing existing power plants to reduce carbon pollution. It is very important that as many people possible support the cause.

OFFICE HOURS - Thursday, October 17, 2013



Apprenticeship Competition - Friday, July 26, 2013


Value Place - Monday, February 04, 2013


Read more for great deals at Value Place in Topeka

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Country Vintage Inn - Friday, January 11, 2013


Owned by retired Boilermaker.  Union rate - $35, in Osawatomie, KS.


Town & Country RV Park - Friday, January 11, 2013


Pittsburg, KS - Read more for details

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Bobby Joe McGinnis Memorial Smoker - Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The inaugural Bobby Joe McGinnis memorial smoke fest - Bobby's home-made smoker!!!!! You-all will have to make the next one.


Ryan's Seafood & Meats - Friday, July 27, 2012


Ryan Stava has opened a new shop - Ryan's Seafood & Meats - in Weston, NE.  Open July 28th, the hours are M-F 1-9, Sat 9-5, & Sun 1-5.  Read more for the product and price list.

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Bank of Labor Films - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Pension Questions - Monday, July 02, 2012


All pension questions need to be directed to the pension office at or on their website at  Their phone number is 866-342-6555.

International's Response to Kansas City Star Article - Monday, May 14, 2012
American Inn - NKC - Tuesday, April 03, 2012


Click here for American Inn - North Kansas City deals!

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American Inn - Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Check here for great deals at American Inn hotels!

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Extended Stay Deals - Thursday, March 08, 2012


Read more for the negotiated deals at Extended Stay Hotels for the Nearman, Hawthorne, Quindaro, Iatan, & La Cygne jobs.

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Health & Welfare Information Sheet - Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Read more to see a full list of all contact information regarding health insurance coverage including eligibility, CIGNA, Express Scripts, and Delta Dental.

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New OSHA Guidelines - Thursday, September 09, 2010


Updated OSHA 10 hour and 30 hour guidelines have been released.

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List of Acceptable Forms of ID When Hiring In - Monday, May 24, 2010


  Beginning January 1, 2015, monthly dues will be $42.65 per month. 


  Uniform Referral Standards And Joint Referral Rules



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