Local 4 Receives 2017 Charles W. Jones Award
During the 2017 National Tripartite Alliance Conference, International President Newton B. Jones formally presented the Charles W. Jones Award to Local Lodge 4 (Page, Arizona). Louis Dodson, Jr., business manager/secretary-treasurer for the local, accepted the award on behalf of the lodge.
Recently elected to his position as business manager, Dodson acknowledged both the membership and his predecessor for this national achievement. “This award is a celebration of all the training our entire membership has done over the past year. I stand here today because of their commitment to our craft and the foresight of our former business manager Casey Tibbs, and our office manager, Berdi McCabe, who made that training available.”
The Charles W. Jones Award honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year. According to MOST Administrator Dale “Skipper” Branscum, the award “encourages participation in the MOST programs, actively educating Boilermaker members to continue achieving the highest levels of safety, leadership and training in the industry.”
Award recipients lead the nation in percentage of members participating in eight of the 17 MOST programs: The Boilermaker Code, OSHA 10/30 Program, Common Arc Program, Substance Abuse Program, Scaffolding Program, Steel Erection Program, Rigging Program, and Leadership Program.
The award is named after the late Boilermakers’ International President Emeritus, Charles W. Jones, who led the effort to establish the national MOST labor-management trust fund in 1989. In addition to the recognition, the winning local receives a cast silicon bronze statue depicting a 1930s-era Boilermaker holding a rivet gun.
Chartered in 1998, Local 4 represents approximately 400 members covering all of Utah and portions of New Mexico, Idaho and Wyoming. Local 4 is the seventh Boilermaker lodge to receive the award and recognition. For a listing of previous winners, please visit our Award information page.