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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...



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.

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.


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.  51 high school seniors from 14 schools competed.  Students were judged on both a written test and a weld test.


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:           Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:36 AM     

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