As of January 1, 2016 monthly dues will be increased to $42.50
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"The $183.3 million reconstruction of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield is six months ahead of schedule, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary of transportation and CEO of MassDOT." This is yet another project benefitting from a Project Labor Agreement and the skilled crafts men and women of Massachusetts Building Trades Unions. Build it right - Build it Union.
Union construction crews worked ahead of schedule and moved a 2.9 million-pound span into place on the Fore River Bridge early Monday.
The span was floated on a barge through the marine channel to the bridge, which connects Weymouth and Quincy. The installation process required the use of tug boats and close coordination by the contractor, the US Coast Guard, and other marine officials.
The President of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council, Francis Callahan Jr., submitted a heartfelt rebuttal to a recent letter published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe that attacked unions. Mr.
Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions Address To The Democratic National ConventionSubmitted by superuser on July 26, 2016 - 1:29pm.
Hillary Clinton has the boldest infrastructure plan we’ve seen in generations. She will help us repair roads and bridges, make broadband universal, build new airports, and modernize our energy grid. And she’ll do it all while creating good, fair-paying jobs with standards that support real apprenticeship programs, which the building trades pioneered, to ensure workers get the skills they need to succeed.
And let me be very clear: We cannot rebuild America unless we treat America’s workers with respect.
Here's something that you already knew but bears repeating. Keep up the good work and spread the word on the benefits of union membership.
TODAY: The Republican led House Appropriations subcommittee for labor this morning will mark up a spending bill for fiscal year 2017 that blocks the Labor Department’s overtime and fiduciary rules. The bill also extends provisions from last December’s omnibus that allows H-2B employers to use private wage surveys to determine the prevailing wage for their workers. In addition, the measure blocks the National Labor Relations Board from enforcing its newly broadened joint employer standard and its December 2014 rule to speed up the union election process.
President McGarvey noted the difficulty that many energy infrastructure projects have in navigating various regulatory and environmental hurdles which are creating supply and pricing problems in many regions of the nation.
Letter to the Editor by Mass Building Trades Council President Frank Callahan.
"Boston is a pro-union town. That means it has a skilled workforce trained in union apprenticeship programs. And it means having a solid middle class with family-sustaining wages, health insurance and good pensions. In turn, these pensions are reinvested to build more affordable housing.