Current News, Information & Events
Significant Outage Opportunity:
Consumers Karn Fall 2015 Project Summary
A major boiler rebuild will be happening at the
Consumers Energy Karn Plant in Essexville, MI starting October 31, 2015 for
contractor AP Com.
A Craft Enrichment Plan is being offered for
this project, including Commitment & Stay Bonus, and Milestone Awards.
Click here to learn
The Boilermakers have embarked upon a historical endeavor to
impact the attitude and conduct of every construction Boilermaker in North
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...
Local 169 Welder Certification Testing has been scheduled for Monday, August
10, 2015 and Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Training Center in Allen Park,
To schedule an appointment, please
contact B&G Processing at (586)477-1562.
Apprentices - you must have your area
Business Agent's approval prior to scheduling an appointment.
Please contact the union hall if you have any
questions or concerns.
take a moment to read a very important message from the Michigan
Building & Construction Trades Council regarding the attacks on the
Prevailing Wage, as well as the new "Decline to Sign" campaign.
Boilermakers Local 169 Scholarship applications are now available.
Please click here to download your application.
Applications are due back at the union
hall by Friday, August 14, 2015.
Congratulations to Jonathon
Nevedal, who placed second at the Great Lakes Area Apprentice of the Year
Jon will now go on to represent
the Great Lakes Area at the National Apprentice Competition, which will be
held in Rock Hill, SC at the end of August 2015.
Click here to see photos from the competition
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 following wage sheets are available for download:
January 1, 2014
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
Monthly dues for 2015 are $42.95 per month.
Click here for more
The IBB Boilermaker Store is now open for business!
Click here to shop for 100% union-made IBB merchandise...
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 humanity’s energy needs, one that includes high-efficiency and
low-carbon fossil fuel technologies.
International has a new website - the
Museum of Photography and Film. Here you’ll find images and videos
depicting our members, the work we do and the things we achieve. The site
has been created for the enjoyment and information of our members and their
The museum includes many historical images from
the Boilermaker archives as well as more contemporary photos of people and
events. Browse at your leisure. Click on any image to see a larger version
and background information. You can also watch professionally-produced,
award-winning videos that tell the Boilermakers' story.
If you have questions or comments about the
site, please contact the Boilermaker History Preservation Department or the
Communications Department at 913-371-2640.
latest edition of the Boilermaker Magazine
is now available online.
To read the
magazine, click here or on the picture to the left.
Advancement meetings were held throughout the state in Spring 2015.
Find out which
Local 169 Apprentices
become Journeymen effective May 1, 2015