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Worker Compensation Seminar
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Attorney Bob Elias, worker compensation lawyer for over 30 years, will be conducting a free seminar on the Pennsylvania Worker Compensation Law and the rights of injured workers on December 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM at The Pierce Gallery, 517 Pierce Street, Kingston, PA.

Building Trades National Medical Screening Program
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

The Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) provides free medical screening services to construction workers who worked at DOE/AEC sites.

Upcoming Lackawanna Energy Center Meetings
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

There are several upcoming meetings scheduled on the Lackawanna Energy Center in Jessup. Our support for this project has made an impact. Please continue this support and make every effort to attend these meetings.

National Apprenticeship Week Open House, November 5
Mon, Nov 2, 2015

Boilermakers Local 13, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), will host an Apprenticeship Open House event on Thursday, November 5 at 8:30 AM as part of the first annual National Apprenticeship Week.

GOTV Walks and Phone Banks Reference Sheet
Mon, Nov 2, 2015

Updated reference sheet for 2015 Election Day GOTV activities.

Election Day Weekend Event Schedule
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Help get out the vote by finding an event near you.

November 2015 Monthly Meeting Notice
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Click Here to view the November 2015 Monthly Meeting Notice.

Members in Military Uniform Photo Request
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Photos of members in uniform requested as part of National Building Trades' Veteran's Day observance and Toys for Tots kick-off.

2015 General Election Recommended Candidates
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Recommended candidates list for the 2015 PA, NJ General Election.

Project Management For Boilermakers Training Kansas City, KS
Fri, Oct 9, 2015

Philadelphia Labor Activist Training
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO will host a year-long series of workshops designed to better equip local labor leaders and activists to meet the challenges facing today's labor movement. 

Weekend Canvassing Chester and Montgomery County
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Garlock Bankruptcy Information
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Special Election in PA-161
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Volunteers needed for Paul Mullen, PA AFL-CIO endorsed candidate for the PA-161 special election, to be held on August 4.

Apprentice Class Schedule July 2015 - December 2015
Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Click Here to download the Apprenticeship Training Codes and Schedule which is in effect from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

MOST Annual Drug Testing Reinstated
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Application for Pennsylvania Specialty License Plate
Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Click Here  view and print the application for a Pennsylvania Specialty License Plate

Twic Cards
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Top News from Boilermakers International Union

Lockout of L-1626 members enters second month - Thursday, November 26, 2015

Unions reject company’s brutal contract demands

FIFTY BOILERMAKERS, 19 Machinists and an Electrician employed by Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill., have been walking a picket line since September 29, locked out of their jobs after the unions unanimously rejected the firm’s brutal contract offer and approved a strike vote.

Despite the willingness of the union employees to work without a contract while negotiations continued, the company not only prevented them from returning to their jobs, but it also brought in replacement workers.

L-169 members help build CHP gas plant - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Facility will generate electricity, melt snow

EIGHTEEN MEMBERS OF Local 169 (Detroit) are among the building trade workers constructing a $240 million combined cycle plant in Holland, Mich., a community of 28,000 in the state’s western Lower Peninsula. The new plant, situated on about 26 acres, will replace and double the output of the aging James DeYoung coal-fired facility, which was completed in 1939.

Boilermakers union wins eight ILCA awards - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Group cites IBB for publishing, photography, website work

THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR Communications Association has announced that creative work produced by the Boilermakers International has been selected for eight awards of excellence.

L-13 retiree hunts big game - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

JIM DELSORDO has followed his passion for big game hunting across North America and as far away as South Africa. The Local 13 (Philadelphia) retiree and former lodge president is pictured with a gemsbok taken in South Africa in 2007. He has also hunted in Newfoundland, Canada (caribou); Wyoming (mule deer and antelope); and North Carolina (whitetail). During other trips to South Africa, he has taken a fallow deer and a kudu.

L-359 members retube tractor, ‘steam donkey’ - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Volunteers donate skills to heritage society

VOLUNTEERS FROM LODGE 359 (Burnaby, British Columbia) have been connecting with history and the work of past generations of boilermakers by restoring steam-powered equipment at the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society at Port Alberni.

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.

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