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Monthly Dues

As of January 1, 2016 monthly dues will be increased to $42.50

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Apprenticeship Program

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

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Members of Plumbers #370 Install Water Filters For Over 1,000 Flint Residents

Since last Thursday, members of Plumbers Local 370 in Flint, MI have been volunteering their time and skills, going door-to-door to install water filters for residents to provide safe water. "I don't have to worry about if I'm drinking bad water," said resident Lucia Chapman. Water she says is safer because of the plumbers.

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Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 6, Joint Apprenticeship Program Accepting Applications in March

Applications will be accepted at 303 Freeport St., Dorchester, MA, only on the dates and times specified (every Mon & Weds) during the Month of March:
March 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, & 28th at 9am, 11am & 1pm
March 23rd & 30th at 9am, 11am, 1pm & 5pm

Applicants must apply in person. Allow enough time to stay for a presentation prior to the application being given to you. Applications will not leave the building. No exceptions. Any questions or concerns, call prior to your arrival, 617-436-4666.
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View Point: Scrutiny Of Unions Obscures Shared Responsibilities Among Employers - Boston Business Journal

Walsh is and Menino was an ardent Boston booster, encouraging businesses to build and hire in the city. Yet Menino did not hesitate to discourage Walmart from entering Boston because he objected to the firm's low-wage employment model and threat to local small businesses. He opposed Chick-fil-A franchises because of the CEO's opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Construction Building Up Employment Rates In The Attleboro Area

Massachusetts added 8,800 construction jobs in the first 11 months of the year, a 6.9 percent increase over 2014. Frank Callahan, president of the Massachusetts Building Trades, said the current situation is a welcome change from several years ago when some trades had unemployment rates of up to 50 percent.

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Plumbers Local 12 & Painters District Council 35 Contribute $50,000 Towards Boston's First Night - Boston Globe

Thanks to the generosity of two Boston Unions, First Night will not be operating in the red this year. The people of Boston stepped up to the tune of over $100,000. Among them: Plumbers Union Local 12 and the Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 each kicked in $25,000.
Harry Brett, the business manager Local 12 ran into Brian Doherty, head of the Greater Boston Building & Construction Trades Council, who told him about First Night’s fund-raising troubles. Brett took the issue back to his members who voted last Tuesday to contribute.

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The Good, Long Life Of Jeronimo Poppalaski - Boston Globe

Great story about union brother Jerry Pothier who served his country and his country repaid him by giving him a trade that allowed him to support a large family. He was a 73 year member of IUOE Local #4 operating cranes at construction sites in and around Boston for 40 years. Rest In Peace brother.

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Carpenters Union Targets Braintree School Project, Says Site Violating Wage Laws - Boston Globe

The labor group says it’s concerned about the unfair treatment of these workers and the uneven playing field for contractors who follow the law.

“For a legitimate company, whether you’re union or not, you can’t compete with someone who uses the underground economy,” said Brian Richardson, an organizing director at the carpenters union. “These people aren’t paying payroll taxes, FICA, Medicaid, all the rest. Right off the bat, there’s a 30 percent savings by misclassifying.”

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With Overwhelming Bi-Partisan Support, U.S. House Overwhelmingly Rejects Attack on Davis-Bacon Act by a Vote of 188-238

Once again, a substantial and bi-partisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives has rejected an effort to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act that ensures the payment of locally prevailing wages and benefits on federally-funded construction projects. A record 54 Republican members joined with 184 Democrats to defeat an amendment sponsored by Representative Steve King (R-IA). The amendment was defeated by a vote of 188-238.

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