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Congratulations to the Local 169 Softball Team for their win against Local 85 at the annual softball game.  Our team came from behind for an 18-15 win.

This is the third consecutive win, and our team remains undefeated against Local 85.

Thanks to all of the members and families from both locals who came out for the game.  A special thanks to Local 85 for coming up for the game.  We look forward to next year's game in Toledo!

To see more pictures from the game, please click here.


Michigan's Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

For those of you who are not registered to vote, click here to download a Voter's Registration Application.

To view a complete list of endorsements from the Michigan Building Trades, click here.

Wages effective January 1, 2014 are now available.

Please click here for more information....


Attention all active members:

Effective March 2014, dues will increase to $41.60 per month.  If you have any questions about your dues, please contact the union hall immediately. To view a chart of union dues for 2014, click here.

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.”


Further, applicants should familiarize themselves with the provisions of Article 9.1.4 of the Joint Referral Rules, wherein, an applicant can be disqualified for referral by testing positive for an employer administered drug/alcohol test. Also, applicants should review Section 10 “Random Drug Screening” of the MOST Drug Screening Policy, particularly Sub-Sections (b), (c) and (d), which references MOST and Local Lodge generated random testing. If you have any questions please call (800) 395-1089.

Applications for the 2014 Boilermakers Local 169 Scholarship Contest are now being accepted.

Applications are due back at the hall by August 1, 2014.  Any application received after that date will not be processed.

Click here to download your application, or call the hall if you would like one mailed to you.


It's Summer Picnic Season!  The Area Three Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 and the Area One Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Members and retirees are welcome to attend any picnic in any area.

Please click here for more details....

Congratulations to WJ Oyler, who came in second at the Great Lakes Area Apprentice of the Year Competition.  The regional competition was held at Local 85 Toledo, and an awards ceremony was held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 where the winners were announced.  WJ will now go on to represent the Great Lakes Area along with the winner from Local 85 at the Boilermakers National Apprentice Program Apprentice of the Year Competition, which will be held at Local 37 - Slidell, LA in September 2014.

Thank you WJ for all of your hard work!  We are all very proud of you!

Click here to see pictures from the competition

Summer Softball is kicking off!  Games will be held on most Thursday nights at 6:20pm and 7:30pm at the:


Canton Sports Center

46555 West Michigan Ave.

Canton, MI 48188



The first game is Thursday, July 10, 2014.  Justin Howington is managing the team.  If you are interested in playing, please either contact Justin or the union hall.


A complete schedule of games will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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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.

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Click here to see the Local 169 apprentices who became Journeymen effective May 2014...


Congratulations to Erik Strom, Brian Bonno, and Tom Sargent on their outstanding performances in the 3rd Annual Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year Competition.

Click here to read more about the competition...


Last Updated on:           Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:18 AM     

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