Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Our next membership meeting will take place on August 12, 2022 at Boilermakers Union Hall 1755 Fairlane Drive, Allen Park, MI 48101
Union dues are $52.35 in accordance with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Constitution. The Union Hall accepts, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Payments can be made both at the Union Hall and over the phone.
OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 safety training can now be taken online. Please visit our website – www.boilermakerslocal169.com- for more information.
Save the dates:
Area 1 Annual Picnic will be July 23 at Camp Dearborn, 1700 General Motors Drive, Milford, MI 48380. Starts at noon. Please bring a side dish to share, all meat will be provided.
Area 3 Annual Picnic will be August 27 at Lake of Dreams Campground, 1000 South Fenmore Road, Merrill, MI 48637
Labor Day: This year’s Labor Day Parade is currently scheduled to take place on September 5, 2022. Further information to follow
Retirees: Retiree luncheons have resumed. The Area One Retiree luncheon is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am at the Brown Derby Bar, 10661 West Jefferson, River Rouge, Mi.
Area 2 Retirees are holding luncheons on the first Thursday of every month at 11am at Whitlow’s Forerunner Restaurant located at 4610 Airline Rd, Muskegon MI. All retirees and members from all areas are welcome to attend.
Area 3 retirees’ lunches are on the third Wednesday of every month. Next luncheon is July 20 at 11am. the luncheon will be at The 702 Bar located at 702 Jefferson Avenue, Midland, MI 48640
The Area 4 retirees’ lunches are on the first Tuesday of the month at 11am in Rapid River at Jacks Restaurant 7898 S. Main Street, Rapid River, MI. Area 4 retirees also meet in Marquette on the second Tuesday of the month at 11am at Crossroads Bar on the corner of County Rd 553 and County Road 480.
Hoodies have been restocked and are available in sizes ranging from medium through 3XL. Cost is $40.00. Payments can be made with cash, check, or credit. If you live out of the area and would like to order one, please call the hall. Additional shipping charges will be added. Baseball caps are also available. Varsity jackets are available by special order. Please contact the Union Hall for details.
Our two, week apprenticeship training session will be this August. The Commonarc test will follow. Apprentices should plan accordingly. Apprentices will be notified of times and dates.
CommonArc testing will be taking place this year on August 15-August 17, 2022, at the union hall. Any journeyman interested in testing should contact B&G Processing at 586-477-1562
Due to continued demand, the Boilermakers Local 169 Welding Committee will be holding a stainless steel and Inconel weld certification test with B&G Processing. All carbon steel, certified tube welders are encouraged to participate. Boilermaker signatory contractors are seeing an increased demand for these welding skills as we continue working in emerging industries. As our industry changes, we must continue to develop the skills that make us the best choice for our owners and contractors, just as we have done for over 125 years. Further details will be forthcoming.