International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC

Convention highlights from Wednesday, July 20

Committees report at Wednesday session

VARIOUS CONVENTION COMMITTEES took the stage to deliver their reports to the delegates on Wednesday, including the Constitution and Law Committee, which wrapped up its work in renewing the International Brotherhood Constitution and resolving the more than 100 resolutions submitted to them.

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IndustriALL leader argues for a strong global union

ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY of IndustriALL, Kemal Özkan, took the stage Wednesday morning to talk about global work conditions and the need for worldwide labor organizations to defend the rights of workers.

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We've got to mobilize people. There are people that are getting their plants shut down. They're sitting there waiting. So you guys are the logical leaders, because you're on every project. You've got the most to lose. You know all the owners and you're organized.

Ian MacGregor, Chairman, North West Upgrading

Industrial entrepreneur says Boilermakers are CCS leaders

THE CHAIRMAN OF North West Upgrading, Ian MacGregor, took the stage Wednesday morning to speak about his journey into the business of clean energy, including the positive impact of carbon capture and storage, and the leadership of the Boilermakers in advancing CCS.

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Hunter describes SB 54 effort as ‘war’

ROBBIE HUNTER, PRESIDENT of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, addressed delegates Wednesday afternoon to outline the gains made in California through cooperation among Boilermakers and other construction trades to secure passage of Senate Bill 54.

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First-time delegate experiences Boilermaker passion

KAITLYN “GOOSE” MACHMER from Local 196 (Sayre, Pennsylvania), a first-time delegate to the 33rd Consolidated Convention, said her first three days have been a rewarding experience.

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The organization for economic cooperation and development released a report showing that global inequality is now as bad as it was in 1820, before the industrial revolution really took hold.

Kemal Özkan, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL



Kemal Özkan

Ian MacGregor

Robbie Hunter

Special Exhibits

The Boilermaker History Preservation Department will have a very special exhibit showcasing many different aspects of our Boilermaker legacy.

The exhibit will open daily one hour before convening the convention and will close one hour after adjournment.