“The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is a diverse union representing workers throughout the United States and Canada. Our members are employed in heavy industry, shipbuilding, manufacturing, railroads, cement, mining, and related industries. We construct and repair electric power plants, refineries, pulp and paper mills, and steel mills. We build naval ships and commercial tankers, repair locomotives, make cement, and mine coal, gypsum, and talc. We forge tools for industry and make consumer goods.”
“Our union grew out of the Industrial Revolution and the demand for steam power. Organized in 1880, we are one of the oldest unions in the United States. We are headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas (since 1893) and service more than 200 local lodges across North America.” –Boilermaker’s Museum Website
Local 28 held it’s first Meeting November 29th, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey. In July of 1951, 823 members belonged to Local 28. In 1954, the New Jersey Boilermaker’s Union took up a more permanent residence in Bayonne, New Jersey at the Old Embassy Theater. Over the years Local 28 has remained planted in New Jersey’s Industrial- Construction Sector, with a proud history that goes back generations.
In 2010, the Union hall was moved to it’s current space in Eastampton, New Jersey; which boasts a Large shop area and open meeting rooms. The new larger space has allowed Local 28 to come to the forefront in Apprentice training and even host a few National and Regional Competitions. Our Membership may not be as large as it once was, but the skill of our Workers has expanded and we aim to keep up with the ever changing Industry.