Monthly Dues

As of January 1, 2015 monthly dues will be increased to $41.50

Apprenticeship Program

For information regarding the apprenticeship program, please click on the link for the Northeast Apprenticeship Program in Web Links.

An Occasion To Invest In Our Future: Boston Globe Guest Column by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh

America’s infrastructure is aging and increasingly unreliable. The White House reported last year that 65%of America’s roads are rated in less than good condition; 25% of our bridges need repair or replacement; and 45% of Americans lack public transit access. If, as some authorities estimate, every dollar spent on infrastructure creates two dollars of economic activity, what we’re seeing now is the inverse: the economic drag of disinvestment. When roads crumble and rail service stalls, people can’t get to their jobs.

Taking Stock: Chart of the Day, Boston Unions

Taking Stock with Carol Massar and Michael McKee. GUEST: Frank Callahan President Massachusetts Building Trades Council Discussing the union role in Boston Seaport development

Mayor Walsh: Dialogue Needed On Public Project Wages - Boston Herald

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said raising the wages of union laborers who work on public projects should be part of the national dialogue on income inequality during a panel discussion with the mayors of New York, Baltimore and Seattle.

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At Tech, A Union Labor Of Love - Itemlive.Com: News

The Tech training is part of a combined effort by the New England Laborers Training Academy in Hopkinton and the state Department of Transportation to introduce high school students to a laborer’s daily work. “We’re trying to get some young blood into the unions and the construction industry,” said Rob Jack, who teaches at the academy with Kubilis, a fellow Laborers’ International Union Local 609 member.

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Massachusetts Building Trades Council Holds 96th Annual Convention

The Massachusetts Building Trades Council is holding its 96th Annual Convention from Wednesday, March 4th – 6th, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor at 180 Water Street in Plymouth. Delegates from the Council's 74 local unions representing 75,000 men and women all cross Massachusetts will meet to conduct business, hear from a number of high profile speakers at both the state and national level on a wide range of topics facing membership across the country.

Project Labor Labor Agreements Work - Boston Herald

Read the Letter To The Editor in today's Boston Herald highlighting the findings of the only non-partisan commission on public Project Labor Agreements.

Why Millennials Are Choosing the Trades

Most good-paying jobs require at minimum a four-year college degree. But as National Public Radio reports, many economists say there is a better alternative: a career in the skilled trades. Building Trades unions are the largest provider of construction training in the private sector. More than 70% of registered construction apprenticeship programs are sponsored by a union.

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Safety Groups And Unions Call For OSHA Reforms

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, North America’s Building Trades Unions and several other unions have filed a petition before the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, calling for greater worker and public participation in Commission proceedings. “To make sure our workplaces are safer, workers’ voices must be heard loud and clear.

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