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METALS AND MACHINERY

"The following work in and around blast furnaces and rolling mills: Hot stoves, blast furnaces, cupolas and dump cars, and all steam, air, water, gas, oil, or other liquid tight work; ore, water, and toilet cars.

"All iron and steel shipbuildings, all work in connection with mold loft, all fabricated parts of ship, all metal plates and shapes, the hoisting and placing of same in connection with construction and repair of iron and steel ships; barges, tankers and boats, masts, derricks, booms, air ports, metal doors, ventilators, foundations, pillars and stanchions, inboard and outboard fittings, such as house pipes, bitts, chocks, plugs, pads, ringbolts, railings, metal ladders, gratings, doublers and stiffening rings, fire and engine room and other portable floors and platforms; all drilling, tapping, and reaming in connection with construction, installation and repair of ships and their equipment, all plate straightening on tank and ship work.

"The building and applying of steel cabs, running boards, including front ends, fire doors, fire door frames, ash pans, netting and diaphram work, engine tender tanks, steel underframes and pressed steel tender truck frames, the applying and removing of all stay bolts, grates, radials, flexible caps, sleeves, crown bolts, stay rods and braces in boilers, tanks, and drums, removing and renewing all tubes (including arch tubes), metal headlight boards, wind shields, metal pilots; the building and repairing of gasoline and electric propelled motor cars, the laying out and fitting up of any sheet iron or steel work made of 16 gauge and heavier, except where steel or iron is galvanized, pickled, or black tarnished; water wheel and turbine work, including turbine castings, the operating of punches, shears, rolls, pneumatic hammer, air rams, bull, jam and yoke riveters, building and repairing of steam shovels and snow plows, I-beams, angle iron, T-iron and brake beams; drilling and tapping in connection with the above classification of work; also all acetylene and electric welding or any other welding process used on work coming under our classification."

Government. — 1. "The international lodge has full jurisdiction over all subordinate lodges and is the highest tribunal of the brotherhood.

"The executive and judicial powers only of the international lodge when not in session shall be vested in an international executive council of the brotherhood, which shall consist of the International president, assistant president, and all of the international vice presidents (10)."

Legislative powers reserved to convention and initiative and referendum.

2. Local unions: "Subordinate lodges shall be competent to make, alter, or amend their by-laws, rules, and regulations, subject to approval of the international." Constitution dictated by international.

3. Convention : Meets every third year, legislates and elects general officers.

Qualifications for membership. — "An applicant for membership must be a free-born male citizen of some civilized country, 16 years of age, working at some branch of the trade at the time of making application."

Apprenticeship regulations.—"There shall be only one apprentice to every five boilermakers or shipbuilders, * * * and all firms employing such apprentices shall draw up an agreement satisfactory to this organization.

"Any person engaging himself as an apprentice must be between the ages of 16 and 40 and must be given an opportunity to learn all branches of the combined trade of this brotherhood."

Agreements. — Negotiated by local unions through wage-scale committees. International officers act with other organizations in agreements covering railroad workers and shipbuilders.

Benefits.— Strike, death, and disability.

Official organ. — Official Journal of the Boilermakers and Iron Shipbuilders.

Headquarters. — Brotherhood Block, Kansas City, Kans.

Organization. — Local unions in railroad work are organized into district lodges, one district for each railroad system so organized. Systems represented in district lodges are: Erie; New York Central; Southern; Chicago & Northwestern; Big Four; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul; Canadian Pacific and Canadian National; Baltimore and Ohio; Seaboard Air Line; Chesapeake & Ohio; Western Pacific. Other district lodges: Navy Yards; Pacific Coast; Port of New York.

Local lodges: United States — Alabama, 5; Arizona, 3; Arkansas, 2: California, 13; Colorado, 3; District of Columbia, 1; Florida, 2; Georgia, 4; Illinois, 22; Indiana, 12; Iowa, 17; Kansas, 2; Kentucky, 5; Louisiana, 5; Maine, 2; Maryland, 6; Massachusetts, 4; Michigan, 9; Minnesota, 6 ; Mississippi, 1; Missouri, 7; Montana, 6; Nebraska, 4; Nevada, 2; New Hampshire, 1; New Jersey, 6; New Mexico, 1; New York, 23; North Carolina, 8; Oklahoma, 2; Ohio, 22;