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October 2014 Monthly Meeting Notice
Posted Friday, October 10, 2014

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Japanese labor leaders visit HQ - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Group represents workers from country’s electric power industry

TWENTY-SIX UNION LEADERS from Japan’s electric power industry visited International headquarters September 28-29 to learn more about U.S. electric power and to build goodwill between unions in Japan and the United States.

Forbes: Electricity rates jump in states with most wind power - Saturday, October 18, 2014

A STORY IN Forbes magazine reports what many critics of wind power have long argued — that over-reliance on renewables will result in higher prices for electricity.

The article, written by Forbes contributor James Taylor, lists the top 10 states for wind power generation and explains that, on average, electricity rates for those states have risen to seven times the national average. The article also discusses the added costs to consumers of wind power subsidies and the negative impact of wind power on jobs.

See story on Forbes.

Boilermakers honor WWII-era auxiliary member - Friday, October 17, 2014

Betty Reid Soskin belonged to segregated lodge

BOILERMAKERS ATTENDING a labor-sponsored dinner in the San Francisco Bay area September 19, took the stage to honor Betty Reid Soskin, 93, for her Home Front support during World Ward II and her current work at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park and Museum in Richmond, Calif. Soskin is the oldest full-time National Park Ranger in the United States.

The dinner was sponsored by the Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County and the Contra Costa Building and Construction Trades Council.

Locals award service pins - Thursday, October 16, 2014

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 40 YEARS — Louis Benz; and
  • 25 YEARS — Jeffrey Deinema, Michael Hagan.

Local 83 • Kansas City, Mo.

JOE LEWANDOWSKI, BM-ST of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Welcome to Boilermakers Local 13

The Leadership and Members of Boilermakers Local 13 would like to welcome you to our website where you can find a great deal of information about us. The Boilermakers of Local 13 work on projects of all shapes and sizes.

Today's field construction boilermaker is a vital part of construction project team. We erect and repair boilers, pressure vessels, air pollution equipment, blast furnaces, water treatment plants, storage and process tanks, stacks and liners.

A boilermaker could be involved in the installation of a giant superheater section in a large utility boiler, the erection of a 750,000-gallon water storage tank, the placement of a nuclear power plant reactor dome, the replacement of cyclones in a refinery catalytic cat-cracker or the construction of components on a hydroelectric power station.


The Boilermakers of Local 13 are vital to many industries throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware and it's because of our highly skilled, dependable, productive, safe, and quality minded workforce. We are over 1,000 members strong and growing. We are always looking for the best and brightest that the region has to offer.

We encourage you learn more About Us, we hope that you enjoy your time on our site, and finally, we welcome all Feedback.

God Bless America!