2019 National Tripartite Alliance Conference
International President Newton B. Jones kicked off the 34th annual MOST Tripartite Alliance conference with a focus on organizational efforts to expand the Boilermaker workforce to help owners and contractors better man their jobs with high quality workers.
He unveiled plans to begin a training and job path program planned with the U.S. Army at Georgia’s Fort Benning base; announced that the re-vamped National Transient District Lodge (NTDL) structure has launched; gave an update on the early wins catalyzed by the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund; and announced a new Boilermaker women’s caucus, tentatively called Women At Work™.
Keynote speakers address various facets of the value of CCUS and its economic and environmental impacts, including Beth Hardy, vice president of strategy and stakeholder relations for the International CCS Knowledge Centre; D. Michael “Mike” Langford, the Utility Workers Union of America’s president emeritus; Brad Crabtree, vice president, carbon management at the Great Plains Institute; and Bruce Folkedahl, senior research engineer for the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota.
Please refer to the meeting minutes, conference videos and photo gallery for additional information.
Larry Jansen, Vice President, ARB
Beth Hardy, Vice President, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre
D. Michael Langford, National President Emeritus, Utility Workers Union of America
Herman Seedorf, III, Senior Vice President of Refining, PBF Energy
Mike Snowden, Executive Director-BSO, Bank of Labor
Chuck Lease, Senior Technical Leader-STE Program Lead, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Brad Crabtree, Vice President, Carbon Management, Great Plains Institute
Bruce Folkedahl, Senior Research Engineer, Energy & Environmental Research Center University of North Dakota
Ron Traxler, Executive Director, National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers