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The following commercials for Mark Schauer, candidate for Governor of Michigan, were filmed at our Training Center in Allen Park, MI and featured our apprentices.

Michigan's General Election will be held November 4, 2014.

Absent Voter Ballot Applications can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please take a minute to visit our "Schauer for Governor" and our "Politics" pages and stay informed.

Endorsement lists are now available.  Click here to view our "Endorsements" page or click here to download a complete printable list.

Share this information with your family and friends - let's GET OUT THE VOTE!

Click on the picture above to read an important message from the Michigan Building Trades

Congratulations to WJ Oyler, who along with Philip Klingensmith from Boilermakers Local 85, took the team award at the Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program's Apprentice of the Year Competition. WJ and Philip represented the Great Lakes Area in the contest. The competition was held at Boilermakers Local 37 in Slidell, LA from September 7-10, 2014.  Winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

WJ placed second at the Great Lakes Area Apprentice of the Year Competition.  The regional competition was held at Boilermakers Local 85 Toledo in June 2014. 

WJ worked very hard to prepare for this event.  He has represented Boilermakers Local 169 very well throughout this whole process, and we are all very proud of him.

Thank you WJ for all of your hard work!  Click here to see pictures from the national competition

Labor Day parades and picnics were held throughout the state on Monday, September 1, 2014.

Click here to see images of both the Area One and Area Two parades.

Apprentice Advancement Meetings were held throughout the state in September 2014.

Click here to see the Local 169 Apprentices who became Journeymen effective November 2014...



Wages effective January 1, 2014 are now available.

Please click here for more information....


The 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 here to 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 test.”


To read all of the changes, please click here. 

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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, October 22, 2014 03:57 PM     

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