As of January 1, 2017 monthly dues will be increased to $43.95
For information regarding the apprenticeship program, please click on the link for the Northeast Apprenticeship Program in Web Links.
“The apprenticeship infrastructure of North America's Building Trades Unions, which today encompasses over 1,900 training centers across the United States and Canada, and which is privately funded through collectively bargained contributions that exceed $1.3 billion per year, offers young men and women the chance to work and further their education, without the burden of student loans."
Sean McGarvey, President of the North America's Building Trades Unions
The probe of a tragic South End trench collapse that claimed the lives of two workers resulted in a grand jury indicting the company and its owner on two counts of manslaughter and a raft of claims the organization tried to cover up worksite misconduct in the past.
“Robert Higgins, Kelvin Mattocks and generations of laborers just like them dug the tunnels and foundations, built the homes, and raised the towers that help make this city great,” Conley said. “We won’t forget their sacrifice, and we won’t let their deaths go unanswered.”
Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conferences
March 2, 2017 - Boston
April 13, 2017 - Holyoke
The Massachusetts Girls in Trades Board invites all MA CTE schools, non-traditional female students, and their teachers and guidance counselors to attend a conference dedicated to opportunities for women in the skilled trades. There will be two conference options this year, one at the IBEW, Local 103 in Dorchester, MA, and another at William J. Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, MA.
Statement of North America's Building Trades Unions on Senator Jeff Flake’s “Pay Cut for American Workers Act”Submitted by superuser on January 27, 2017 - 7:25am.
Jeff Flake’s badly informed call for the repeal of the federal Davis-Bacon Act is a shining example of a politically tone-deaf maneuver backed by discredited research and misguided special interest groups.
A lawyer for the company, Simon C. Leeming, said Universal considers itself “one of the best, if not the best, open-shop drywall company.” But, he added, “They also saw that there are benefits to joining the union and seeking and obtaining union contracts,” as well as tapping additional union help during busy periods. Mark Erlich of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, in a statement said dozens of carpenters currently doing work for Universal are expected to join the union and will start earning union health, dental, and retirement benefits.
Union leaders Mark McManus and Terry O'Sullivan join Morning Joe to detail their meeting with the president and why they are encouraged by his actions. "Our members and our organization is about good middle class jobs. That's not a Democratic issue, that's not a Republican issue or Independent issue, that's an American issue. We've always been bi-partisan. We'll work with any side and every side to put our members to work to build our economy and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure in this country." LIUNA President Terry O'Sullivan
Interested in a great career at good union wages and benefits? Plumbers Local 12 in Boston will be accepting apprentice applications beginnning January 3, 2017. See link for more info.
Interested in an exciting career at good union wages and benefits with the best training available? Ironworkers Local #7 will be accepting apprentice applications in January 2017 in Boston, Springfield and Worcester. Please check the attached flyer for specific dates, times and locations.