As of January 1, 2015 monthly dues will be increased to $41.50
For information regarding the apprenticeship program, please click on the link for the Northeast Apprenticeship Program in Web Links.
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 with Carol Massar and Michael McKee. GUEST: Frank Callahan President Massachusetts Building Trades Council Discussing the union role in Boston Seaport development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.