509-489-1891 / Fax 509-484-5731
email: bm242@aol.com
6404 N Pittsburg
Spokane, WA 99217

Luke Lafley – Business Manager
Lisa Brown – Office Manager
Ali Henderson – Office Assistant
Kim Campbell – Office Staff

Open: M – F 8am to Noon & 1pm to 5pm


Office CLOSED from Noon to 1pm for lunch


President – Luka Bender
Vice-President – Cody Piwonka
Secretary-Treasurer – Luke Lafley
Business Manager – Luke Lafley
Recording Secretary – George Moore
Chairman of Trust – Dan Gassenberg
Trustee – Benjamin Robinson
Trustee – Steve Burger
Inspector – Scott Covington

What Is A Boilermaker?

As of March 1, 2019 the office will no longer accept any bank/credit cards over the phone. You can pay your dues with a bank debit/credit Visa or MasterCard in the members only area of our Web Site: www.boilermakers242.com.

You can also check with your bank about “Online Bill Pay”.
We still accept checks, money orders and cash.


Brothers and Sisters,
WE need your help in passing legislation in Washington. All Washington residents should call the phone number below and support the bill that we the Boilermakers along with the sate building trades are trying to pass. If passed this would generate thousands of man hours here in Washington. Please call!!!


SB-5698 & HB-1817 Ensuring for a skilled and trained workforce in high hazard facilities has been introduced in the WA. State Senate. Now is the time to let your Senators and Legislative Representatives know you would like their support on this bill.

This is a bill with Safety Training and Apprenticeship requirements that would require all the contractors doing outage work in our refineries and high hazard facilities to use organized labor to man the work.

An Easy way to contact your Legislature:

A simple way to voice your feelings to your Legislature.
Thank You!

Brothers and Sisters,

I’m sorry to report that another of our retirees has passed. James Lahy passed away on Monday. There will be a viewing on Friday and Saturday of this week at the Evergreen Memorial 1101 NE 112th Ave in Vancouver, WA. As for actual services they are pending. I will keep you up to date as I know more.
Thank You,

Luke Lafley BM/ST


Brothers and Sisters,

One of our brothers Martin Poole just lost a child. He reached out to me to see if we could help out with the cost of the funeral. Unfortunately for Martin he has been unable to work do to a lower leg injury. If you are able to help, please stop by the hall in Spokane or the training center in Portland. Or you can send a check to the hall and we will forward it on.

Thank You,

Luke Lafley BM/ST


You may practice welding at the
Spokane Union Hall: Tues & Thurs, 5-8pm (Call office for opennings)
Portland Training Center 2515 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97211: Tues – Fri, 8am – 4:30pm.

We recommend that you use this time while we have an instructor in the shop to practice for work and/or Common Arc testing.

Please call the Union Hall with questions.

2nd Saturday of every month, 10:00am at Spokane Union Hall

Only available on the 1st Wednesday of every month, between 1pm and 5pm at the union hall.(Or by mail, with a completed Apprentice Application Request form)

As of Jan 1st 2019, monthly dues are as follows:

$53.25 – Field Construction
$55.75 – Shop Members
Monthly dues are to be paid by the 1st of each month.

All members wanting to work MUST be current on BDS System. For questions on staying or becoming current on BDS, see Referral Rules.

If your contact info has changed, please Contact Us or call the office with your new address, ph#, or email address.

Some useful Forms can be downloaded from our Forms page.