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.
City officials and local labor leaders announce plans for affordable housing in East Boston to be financed with money from pension funds for workers in trade unions. Report for BNN News. Aired September 15, 2015.
Union Labor Life Insurance Co. (Ullico) recently committed to providing up to $78.1 million to finance construction of a 259-Unit multi-family rental project in East Boston. "Boston is a great city with a long tradition of supporting workers. With this investment, we look forward to capitalizing on Ullico's momentum, as we help strengthen communities and families by creating union jobs," said Edward M. Smith, president and CEO of Ullico.
The Labor Guild of Boston is hosting a special afternoon session focusing on Building Trades Issues & Strategies. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Designed for all Building Trades Union Members interested in becoming more active and learning how to promote union positions more effectively in public forums.
Labor Day is set aside to honor the men and women who make America work every day. The fact is that all work is honourable, and by working we contribute to the common good. This truth is made abundantly clear in these words written by construction worker Peter Terzick. In the book Of Human Hands: A Reader In The Spirituality of Work, he eloquently summarizes his work in construction this way:
Good Op-Ed by former Governor Michael Dukakis. "Here are the facts about the North-South Rail Link, why we strongly support it, and how we believe the Commonwealth can pay for it without raising new revenue."
The unions operate training centers that keep up with the demand for qualified workers. An apprenticeship lasts for up to five years, with time split between instruction at the training center and work on a construction site. Everybody is earning while learning, and there are step raises every year. A career in the trades is one way that working-class people can afford to live in our increasingly expensive working-class neighborhoods. Thanks to the union training centers for standing out and being reliable.
"We did this 10 years ago (in Dracut), a gas line is already here, and last time I checked there haven't been any environmental disasters," said Tom Erickson, Business Managers of Laborers' Local 429. "I'm just here to let them know that if and when this project goes, it's going to be done by us and it's going to be done properly."