As of January 1, 2016 monthly dues will be increased to $42.50
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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.
To those of us privileged to know and work with Joe Nigro he set the example for us to follow. For those who didn't but still benefit today from his hard work, dedication and vision, read his obituary. It doesn't tell the whole story, but my hope is it will inspire the next generation of union leaders to take up the torch so Joe can truly Rest In Peace.
For about a year, laborers between jobs, plumbers on their way home at the end of a day's work, and volunteers with a host of other skills have parked their trucks on a quiet dead end in Pawtucketville and spent a few hours hammering away on four, slowly rising houses. Dozens of men and women from Laborers Local 429 in Lowell have donated their time. Thomas Erickson, the local's business manager, said he sends new recruits out to the site for experience and supplies veteran worker when they're in-between jobs.
Great article about Art Butler and his lifelong effort to make sure workers receive the pay they've worked so hard to earn. He and Karen Courtney of the Foundation For Fair Contracting of Mass have played a role in the levying of $6.5 million in back wages and penalties by state and federal regulators against contractors, including $217,000 last year. They are among the best friends workers, honest contractors and taxpayers never knew they had. Its nice to see them get some recognition.