Massachusetts Building and Construction Trades News

North America’s Building Trades Unions Gain 63,000 Members in 2017 According To US Department of Labor Report

NABTU’s commitment to empowering the middle class by connecting hardworking Americans to our self-funded apprenticeship training programs and viable careers in the construction industry has always been our driving force. And with our unions gaining more than 63,000 members in 2017 alone – which continues a five-year trend encompassing a cumulative gain of approximately 300,000 new members in that span – it is safe to say that people are getting that message.

It’s The Kind Of Cold That ‘Makes You Reevaluate Your Life Choices’ -Boston Globe

While the rest of us complain from the shelter of heated offices about a cold snap as bitter as any the city’s seen in a century…it’s tough to imagine anyone having it worse than the folks wearing the hard hats. For those who are digging, pouring, welding and loading their way through a cold stretch that doesn’t seem to end, a paycheck depends on doing the work, and there’s not much choice in weather like this but to work harder. As Frank Callahan, president of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council, points out, “They’re earning every penny.

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