Welcome to the Boilermakers Local 433 website. We are a trade union that functions as a labor broker for organized, skilled labor. This website was was created to provide our members and potential new members with the easiest, most direct route to get answers to your important questions. It also serves as a valuable resource where up to date information is posted about issues that are vital to our membership. On the pages in the menu above, you will find a wide variety of useful information and tips to save you time and help your career.
Boilermakers Local 433 has a strong, loyal membership of 426 professionals. We recruit from entry level apprentices to experienced, qualified journeymen workers. Our primary employers are contractors that serve industrial facilities, paper mills, refineries, power plants, chemical plants, phosphate mines, bio fuels, and steel mills. Our members perform emergency repairs, maintenance work, and new construction. Boilermaker Local 433 also serves the manufacturing and ship building industry.
Boilermakers Local 433 members are field construction professionals. A Boilermaker is a skilled craftsperson who works in a labor intensive profession that is quite often environmentally hostile. To work in the boilermaker profession a person must always remember that it is construction, which means that the construction job will be completed and they will be laid off and will have to go to another contractor’s job site. Boilermakers work in industrial construction, so a Boilermaker will be employed almost exclusively on industrial sites. The profession often requires traveling for extended periods.
As a Boilermaker you should be capable of working 7-day work weeks and up to 12 hours per day while standing, sitting, kneeling, or squatting for extended periods at extreme heights and/or in very hot and very cold conditions. You must also be capable of picking up and carrying 50 pounds.
Boilermaker Local 433 Members Are Required To:
- Pay monthly dues (non-members and retirees must pay a service fee for any month in which they work four or more days). Monthly dues are $43.00 as of January, 2013. Dues must be kept current or a reinstatement fee of $500.00 applies if you become delinquent. All insurance, annuity, and pension information is available by calling Boilermaker customer care at 866-342-6555 or 800-242-5444 or visiting www.bnf-kc.com.
- Have a current (within 12 months) M.O.S.T. drug test with a negative result.
- Submit to random drug testing. Contractor and site-specific drug tests are often a requirement of employment and must be complied with.
- Have a current O.S.H.A. 10 Safety training as a minimum. All members are advised to take the O.S.H.A. training through M.O.S.T. so it will be included in the M.O.S.T. database. Classes are posted on the M.O.S.T. website for all members to review and act on accordingly.
- Report to work when they accept a job and complete the job.
- Keep their contact information current. If we attempt contact three consecutive times without reaching you, a written notice will be mailed to your last address with notification that you’ve been removed from the out of work list. You will then be placed at the bottom of the list when you reconfirm availability. If you quit or are terminated, you will be removed from the out of work list and not be able to get on it for at least 21 days.
- Upon completion of a job or leaving the local’s jurisdiction, members must notify the Union Hall of availability for work. If you get laid off, contact the Union Hall to get back on the available for work list. If you leave the jurisdiction of the local for work or are going to be unavailable for employment for any reason, you must notify the Union Hall to get flagged so we are not trying to contact you for employment opportunities. When you are working outside of the local’s jurisdiction you remain on the out-of-work list and those days do not count. If you are working within the local’s jurisdiction, those days count. When you get ten days, you come off the list. Once you reconfirm availability, you will go back on the bottom of the list. Ten days can be acquired in any combination such as ten jobs for one day each, one job for ten days, etc.