As of January 1, 2016 monthly dues will be increased to $42.50
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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is proposing to raise the city’s goals for construction company hiring of residents, minorities, and women.
A Cambridge-based insulation company has been cited by the Attorney General's office for not paying prevailing wage, including a project for the Millbury Housing Authority.
Boston Insulation Corporation and its president, Antonio J. Souza, Jr., were cited $111,177 in restitution and penalties for failing to pay the proper prevailing wage, failing to submit true and accurate certified payroll records and failing to keep true and accurate general payroll records.
We are honored to announce that Francis C. Boudrow, Business Manager of Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 6, is the recipient of this year’s Labor Award. We hope you will join with us in celebrating Fran’s hard work and dedication on December 2nd!
At Minuteman High School’s annual Advisory Committee Appreciation Dinner, keynote speaker Francis X. Callahan Jr., president of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council, observed that students who learn the building trades at vocational-technical high schools like Minuteman typically excel because they are extremely well-prepared and know what to anticipate when they begin their careers.
The city of Boston is taking an aggressive move following a trench collapse that killed two workers in the South End last month. necn Investigates first reported Atlantic Drain has a history of serious safety violations. A move by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh could keep companies like that one off city streets.
Seventy-Five years ago today on October 28, 1941, the Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Training was established with the enactment of Chapter 707 of the Acts of 1941. Massachusetts Building Trades Unions train over 80% of all apprentices in the state. If you're interested in an exciting career earning good union wages and benefits in the construction industry click the heading for a list of union apprenticeship programs and how to apply.
Labor, legal and community leaders released a statement today calling for a state and federal investigation into the drowning deaths of Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks, and prosecution of Atlantic Drain Services, to the full extent of the law, if the company is found to have violated federal safety requirements, as they have over the past eight years.
These days, when it comes to employing women in the trades, Massachusetts is among the leaders, according to Susan Moir, director of research for UMass Boston’s Labor Resource Center. In 2015, tradeswomen filled nearly 6.3 percent of apprentice positions in Massachusetts — up from 4.2 percent in 2012. Women also accounted for 5 percent of construction work hours in Boston in 2015, and they saw a tenfold increase in work hours from 2010 to 2015 for projects covered by the Boston Residents Job Policy.