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    Nominations and Election of Officers

    Official Notice

    Boilermakers Local 104

    Nominations and Election of Officers

    NOMINATIONS OF OFFICERS for Boilermakers Local 104 will be held on Sunday April 7, 2019 at 12:00pm at a Special Meeting for Filling of Vacancies. The meeting will be held at: Centralia Train Depot 210 Railroad Ave, Centralia WA 98531 in the Multi Purpose room reserved for this event. There will be signage to direct you if you’re not familiar with the location.

    The offices up for nomination and election are: President, Recording Secretary, and One (1) Trustee position.

    All eligibility requirements for Nominations will be in effect. Any Member Seeking Nomination should read the following Requirements from  

    International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Constitution:

    ARTICLE 25

    Nomination & Election of Local Lodge Officers

    25.4 Eligibility for Local Lodge Officers

    25.4.4 Acceptance of Nomination

    Per Local 104’s By-Laws, the President and the Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer are also delegates to the International Brotherhood Convention.

    ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Following Nominations, Ballots and voting instructions will be available at the Office located at 2800 1st Ave. Rm 220 Seattle, WA 98121 and 2515 NE Columbia Blvd Portland OR 97211 on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 from 9:00am until 5:00 pm. Any ballots received after the Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 5:00pm deadline will not be counted. The ballots will be counted by the Election Committee at 5pm on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and notification of results will be announced at the General Membership meeting Wednesday April 24th at 6:00pm located at 2800 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

    All eligibility requirements for Voting will be in effect.

    Upon receipt of this notice, any candidate seeking a vacant officer position may request distribution of campaign literature, per Article 25.11 of the International Constitution.

    It is absolutely necessary that the International Brotherhood Constitution be strictly adhered to in the nomination and election of local lodge officers’ vacant positions in order to ensure that all lodge officers are properly elected.  

    In Solidarity,

    Election Committee

    Boilermakers Local 104


    Download: 2019 Official Notice.pdf
    Going to the Grammy Awards

    Nick Dumas, son of long time Boilermakers Local 104 member Rick Dumas, has been nominated for a Grammy, Link to the Article below. Good Luck, Nick!

    https://www.heraldnet.com/life/brier-native-receives-grammy-nod-for-bluegrass-bands-album/

    Lake Union Drydock puts on a Christmas Lunch

    Lake Union Drydock in Seattle put on a Lunch for the members and handed out gifts for Christmas this year. It is good to see Companies doing these sorts of things for the members. Local 104 would like to thank all the members at Lake Union Drydock for your hard work and commitment to craftsmanship. Local 104 would also like to thank Lake Union Drydock for their commitment to our members and the partnership that has resulted. Happy Holidays!

    Brother Stew Roy- Retiree

    Brother Steve Behling presenting Brother Stew Roy with his retiree Jacket. Brother Stew Roy was a member of Boilermakers Local 104 for 40 years! Stew also recieved his 40 year pin at the meeting. Best to you Brother Roy!

    Future Work Opportunities - Orbis

    Brothers and Sister Boilermakers,

    There are two different forms you need to fill out in order to get things moving. The first is a very simple form that asks for basic information, (name, address, phone number, etc) Download that form HERE, and proceed to print, fill it out, and return it to Local 104 by either stopping by the Hall, or sending it to us at 2800 1st Ave, Suite 220 Seattle WA 98121. You can even email it to me at brianself@boilermakerslocal104.org if that’s more convenient. This form is the start of the process and allows Orbis to get started on the process of getting you security clearance for these job sites.

    The second form, which can be found HERE, Is a much more detailed form. This form you will not turn in to me or anyone else. It is essentially a cheat sheet for the information you will be required to have in order to apply for the security clearance. Download and print the form, and fill it out as you acquire the information, as some of it will likely take you some time to find. This form will be used as your information sheet as you fill out the online portion. It will essentially be an information transfer from the physical sheet you have in hand, to an online version of that form. It just helps make the process faster. I understand that while looking at the second form it may seem as though filling out this extensive information will be tedious and in some cases difficult, but just know that you have people here to help you and make it as easy as possible.

    Once you have all this information gathered you can contact Bill McDonald at Orbis and he will help you one on one in person to fill out the online version of the security application. 

    Bills contact information is as follows:

    Bill McDonald

    Email: williammcdonald@orbisinc.net

    Office: 360-502-7040/ Mobile: 360-535-0335

    This is no small matter and will greatly benefit by way of opportunity all who are approved for this clearance. The security clearance is good for 15 years! I encourage everyone to participate in this if you are even slightly interested and you dont have any disquallifying conditions (felonies, etc). If you have any questions you can call me at (206)623-6473

    Good Luck Sisters and Brothers!

    Below is a letter from Bill explaining the situation.

    UPCOMING NAVAL SHIPYARD WORK

    Puget Sound Naval Shipyard:

     

    ORBIS is one of five companies that won a five year Touch Labor contract with PSNS & IMF to provide mechanics for up to 20 different trades. ORBIS will compete for task orders that will be issued throughout the contract period and we  expect to win our share of the work.

    ORBIS is a subcontractor with General Dynamics Electric Boat (GD-EB) in Kittery, Maine at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS). We are providing up to 40 Union Journey Mechanics per day for this ongoing nine month contract. This  same alteration will be scheduled by GD-EB on other ships at other shipyards. ORBIS expects to compete for this work  and continue its working relationship with GD-EB. Over the past three years, ORBIS has executed over 200,000 hours of  trade labor at PNS. An additional staffing option is for Union Mechanics to travel to other Shipyards if the local unions  are unable to support the work. Travel and per diem reimbursement would apply for those who are selected to travel.

    ORBIS is also currently partnering with GD-EB in the Puget sound area at PSNS & IMF in Bremerton. We are executing a four month contract providing trade supervisors to GD-EB. Originally, GD-EB was looking to hire up to 100 Union Journey Mechanics from multiple trades through ORBIS. Unfortunately, one of the GB-EB sister companies had a work  slowdown and their mechanics were sent to Bremerton to execute this work. However, the GB-EB work at PSNS & IMF will continue for the next several years and they are very receptive to hiring the local, skilled Union Workforce. This is an  awesome opportunity for our union employees in the Bremerton, Washington area!

    To get this work for our local Union Mechanics, ORBIS needs help with the following:

    * Continue to let your members know about ORBIS and these long term work opportunities
    * Encourage your members to begin working on their security clearance applications now so that they will be able  to get this work when it becomes available.
    * Acquiring an Interim Security Clearance can take up to six months but is good for 15 years.

    Bill McDonald

    ORBIS, Inc
    North West Industrial Services Manager
    Email: williammcdonald@orbisinc.net
    Office: 360-502-7040/Mobile: 360-535-0335

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