Organization.—District councils: Chicago, Ill.; Greater New York; San Francisco and vicinity; St. Louis; New Orleans; Boston; Pittsburgh and vicinity; Philadelphia and vicinity; Norfolk, Va., and vicinity; Anthracite district.
Railroad systems councils: Missouri Pacific; Canadian Pacific; Baltimore & Ohio; Frisco; New York, New Haven & Hartford; Illinois Central and allied lines; Milwaukee System; Louisville & Nashville; Erie; Chicago & North Western; Rock Island; Chesapeake & Ohio; Southern and allied lines; Big Four; Norfolk & Western; Boston & Maine; Central of Georgia; Missouri, Kansas & Texas; Delaware & Hudson; Denver & Rio Grande; northwest district (Wisconsin); Mobile & Ohio; Wabash; Atlantic Coast Line; Santa Fe; Burlington; Chicago & Alton; Seaboard Air Line; Pennsylvania; Union Pacific; Southern Pacific; New York Central and allied lines; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; Lehigh; Chicago Great Western; Central of New Jersey; Grand Trunk; switching and terminal lines.
Local unions: United States—Alabama, 5; Arizona, 1; Arkansas, 1; California, 5; Colorado, 1; Connecticut, 1; District of Columbia, 1; Florida, 5 (one colored auxiliary); Georgia, 6 (one colored auxiliary); Illinois, 19; Indiana, 10 ; Iowa, 6 ; Kentucky, 3 ; Louisiana, 3; Maryland, 5; Massachusetts, 5; Michigan, 6; Minnesota, 4; Mississippi, 1; Missouri, 4; Montana, 5; Nevada, 1; New Jersey, 5; New York, 14; North Carolina, 3 (one colored auxiliary) ; Ohio, 16; Oregon, 1; Pennsylvania, 12; South Carolina, 5 (two colored auxiliaries); Tennessee, 7 (three colored auxiliaries); Utah, 1; Virginia, 7 (two colored auxiliaries); Washington, 5; West Virginia, 8; Wisconsin, 5; Canal Zone, 1. Canada—Alberta, 2; British Columbia, 2; Manitoba, 2; New Brunswick, 2; Ontario, 6; Quebec, 5. Total, 206. Membership.—15,000.
Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers of America, International Brotherhood of
Affiliated to the American Federation of Labor.
Organized in Chicago, Ill., October 1, 1880, at a conference held by representatives of nine independent unions. A few years later boilermakers in the South organized the National Brotherhood of Boilermakers, at Atlanta, Ga. At a special conference held at Chicago, September 1, 1893, the two national organizations consolidated under the name of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers of America.
Objects.—"Organization being necessary to protect the wage earners and to institute better conditions with the assistance of progressive, intelligent combinations, therefore, in order to emancipate our fellow craftsmen from the oppressive burdens they are now suffering under, we have organized this brotherhood."
Territorial jurisdiction.—United States and possessions and Canada.
Trade jurisdiction.—"The construction, erection, assembling, and repairing of all boilers, drums, tanks, parts and work in connection therewith, including boiler fronts, heat units, water walls, tube supports and casings (except the unloading, hoisting or lowering and placing of complete boilers, steam drums and assembled sections of water tube boilers to their approximate position); all connections between the boiler and stack (commonly known as breeching), build of sheet steel or iron, supports for the same (which are not part of the building structure), uptakes, smoke boxes, air and water heaters, smoke consumers, hot or cold air ducts (except when used for ventilating purposes), pontoons, brewery vats (except glass enameled tanks), water towers (except structural frames and balconies); all iron and steel pipe line, pen stocks and flume work, steam, air, gas, oil, water, or other liquid tanks or containers requiring tight joints, including tanks of riveted, calked, or welded construction in connection with swimming pools; gasometers, including all frame work in connection with same. All steel stacks in connection with power plants, furnaces, rolling mills, manufacturing plants, and all other power plants (except small power plants in connection with hotels or office buildings, and sectional or other steel stacks erected in office buildings or hotels), all extensions or repairs to such stacks shall be done by the boilermakers.