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the Reporter The official publication of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers, AFL-CIO April - June 2010 Volume 49 | Number 2 President Emeritus Charles W. Jones 1923-2010 Pres. Emeritus C.W. Jones dies at 86 Union career spanned more than 50 years UPCOMING NUCLEAR PLANT work, changes to the MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Safety, and Training) programs, and pension developments were among the key topics addressed at the 2010 Construction Division conference held at Marco Island, Fla., March 1-4. Politics and the economy were common threads throughout the annual meeting. International President Newton B. Jones observed that while Congress focused on reforming health care during the past year, other leg- THE INTERNATIONAL Brotherhood of Boilermakers lost one of its most respected and successful leaders April 5 when President Emeritus Charles W. Jones passed away at a Kansas City, Mo., hospice. He was 86. J o n e s , o r “ C .W.” a s h e w a s fondly called by many, had a remarkable career with the Brotherhood that spanned more than half a centur y, including 20 years (1983-2003) as International President. His firm hand and sharp intellect guided our union through some of its most trying years. Jones’ strategic thinking and visionary leadership helped the Brotherhood survive the Reagan years, the massive relocation of America’s manufacturing base to other countries, the rise of “free” trade, and assaults on labor unions by employers and their political allies. Jones’ imprint can be seen on the innovative programs he developed or expanded — and on three mergers that brought together other unions and the Brotherhood. His career with the Boilermakers formally began in 1942 when he went to work as a helper with Local 193 (Baltimore). But the Brotherhood’s influence ran deep within him even before that. His father, Charles B. Jones, see CONSTRUCTION, pg. 2 see JONES, pg. 5 Motivational speaker Bill Robbins, a double-amputee whose personal tragedy in 1980 led to a career promoting safety, addresses the Construction Division conference in Marco Island, Fla., March 2. Construction conference tackles industry issues the Boilermaker Reporter 753 State Avenue, Suite 565 Kansas City, KS 66101 Politics and economy frame discussions INSIDE this issue 5 L-13's Jayne wins TAUC award 6 LEAP meets in D.C. L-28 member builds sub 18

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