Monthly Dues

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

Apprenticeship Program

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Building Trades Unions Step Up Efforts to “Build Bridges Over the Political Divide”

With enthusiasm, vigor and determination, 3,000 delegates and guests attending the 2015 Legislative Conference of North America’s Building Trades Unions renewed their commitment to a bipartisan approach to politics that seeks to create "Building Trades Majorities” within federal, state and local governments.

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Study: Prevailing Wage Adds 17.5K Jobs to California Economy

In addition to measuring the policies’ impact on job creation and overall economic output, the study also concludes that prevailing wage policies facilitate broad improvements to the construction industry as a whole–including substantial reductions in materials waste and dramatic increases in both local hiring and overall workforce productivity.

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MEDIA RELEASE - Mass Building Trades Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Kinder Morgan For Work on Natural Gas Pipeline

“The Kinder Morgan pipeline project will create 3,000 construction jobs and lower the cost of doing business in Massachusetts, allowing companies to create countless more jobs for skilled workers,” said Frank Callahan, President of the 75,000 member Massachusetts Building Trades Council. Allen Fore, Vice President of Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan said, “This MOU will ensure that construction of the pipeline occurs safely, efficiently, and in a timely fashion so that Massachusetts residents can receive much-needed natural gas sooner.”

Convention Center Key To Economic Development

MBTC President Frank Callahan's LTE in today's Herald rebutting absurd assertions against the expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

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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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