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News Archive 2011

Pipefitters Association Local Union 537 is featured in the Boston Globe
Tue, Nov 29, 2011

Pipefitters Association Local Union 537 was honored with a 12 page editorial insert celebrating our 100th Anniversary and the silent support we have offered to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts throughout our history.  We are so humbly grateful to the Boston Globe and our NEMCA Contractors for supporting this phenomenal opportunity to let our voices be heard and our value to the community recognized. 
'Be proud my brothers and sisters'. Fraternally, Leo Fahey
 Click the link located in the 'About Us' section to view the article

UA's Deceased Member List - Please Check for Accuracy (click here for submission form)
Mon, Oct 31, 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  The Pipefitters Local 537 Memorial Wall is about to be constructed. In our November 1st mailing, we were asking you to help us update and correct our deceased member list. Please click on the attached links below to search for your member relatives who are no longer with us. If you notice an unfortunate obmission, please contact Diane at the Union hall so she may notify our archives committee. Thank you. 
Book List 1911-2011 - Alphabetical List

"We didn't want the evening to end!"
Mon, Oct 3, 2011

"We wanted to send you a short note to say thank you for making the centennial celebration very special for us and our sons. We had such a good time and didn't want the evening to end. You didn't leave any loose ends- it was perfect! Please extend our appreciation to the rest of the committee- you are all to be commended. You all worked so hard and it showed. We were able to reconnect with old friends and spend time reminiscing..." G & S Sweeney  

Great Job on the Anniversary and TV/Radio ads!
Wed, Sep 28, 2011

Great job on the 100th anniversary.Also glad to see positive radio and tv ads. D. Dyson, 537 member

"The Centennial was Amazing"
Wed, Sep 28, 2011

"We want to thank you for the wonderful Pipefitters UA Local 537 Centennial Party. It was amazing!  Just imagining the amount of preparation for such an enormous event is impossible. Everything was perfect. We had a wonderful time, exceptional food and loved the entertainment! Local 537 should be very proud of their celebration.  Again, thank you for this great party!" Sincerely, P& D Sullivan and P&D Sullivan  

"The Leadership of 537 has done us proud!"
Wed, Sep 28, 2011

"It is with great fitters pride that we send this note of thanks.  The leadership of 537 has done us proud!  We all had a great time! Good drinks, great food, plenty of laughs and the feeling of true brotherhood.
We all would just like to say "Thank You"!  To you (Leo) the committee and numerous helpers.  For all the endless time and effort, put into this great celebration."  Thank you "The Kelleys"   V&A, J&R, S&S, C&T and B&S "Mr. D"

A sincere Thank You for our Donated Tickets
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

"To my Brothers and Sisters of Local 537 who donated tickets, my family and I thank you!  I am so very proud to be a member of this Local.  Hearing of my recent hardship, Leo reached out to me and offered my wife and I two tickets to the centennial donated by one of you.  I was humbled and grateful to be able to attend this wonderful celebration.  We enjoyed the Duck Tour and Codzilla boat ride with our children.  It was a much needed "great day" for our family!  I will never forget the kindness Leo and this 'brotherhood" showed my family. Thank you"  (Member Name Unpublished)

Photographer Praises our Centennial Celebration!
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

"I can't tell you how Honored I am that you included me in helping you document such an important night..."  "In my 19 years of photographing parties and celebrations,...your event has been the highlight of my career, hands down...."  Photographer Margaret Brett Hastings

Local 537 impresses the Seaport Hotel!
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

"It is one of the BEST Celebrations I have ever been a part of!  It was great, the weather, the flow, the food, the dessert, the dancing, the sausage station at the end of the night, the suite housing the stolen Piano!
It was non stop fun!...and I think the guests loved it...You should be so proud of pulling off such a great event!"
Nancy Coan, Senior Catering Manager, Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center

Sausage Barbeque...made the whole night Over the Top!
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

"We were so impressed by the "details" at the celebration.  It seems you thought of everything.  Thank you so much for such a good time, and also for the great gift bag.  But the Sausage Barbeque on the way home with the city lights in the background made the whole night "over the top".  P & L O'Brien, Retired Pipefitter LU537

Centennial Celebration Breaks All Records!!!
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

Business Manager Leo Fahey received word from the President and Managing Director of the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center that on the evening of September 10th, we consumed more beer and alcohol than any other event in the history of the Seaport!  The 18 wheeler on "call" in the loading dock was emptied around 11:00 p.m. There was no fighting, everyone was in a great mood, and other than the stolen piano ending up in a suite, we proved ourselves to be ladies, gentlemen and a group they will forever welcome back! "Brothers, you made us proud!"   

What a wonderful night we orchestrated!
Tue, Sep 27, 2011

"What a wonderful night you orchestrated for all of the members of Local 537! I can not thank you enough for all of the thoughtful, tasteful, festive and honorable elements to the evening devoted to the men, women, family and friends that make 537 the best local on earth.  Every single piece of the evening (and the weekend) was perfect!  Thank you so much for a truly perfect weekend!" 
Warm Regards, Patti & Paul Howard

Thank you for Supporting OUR Centennial!
Wed, Sep 14, 2011

Pipefitters Local 537 would like to give a sincere THANK YOU to the over 2,300 members, guests and other Union Locals across the country, who attended our Centennial Celebration and those amoung you who placed an ad in our commemorative Centennial book.  Because of your support, our celebration honoring 100 years of brotherhood was a monumental success.  Not only did we honor and appreciate the hard work of our forefathers, but we managed to Unite & Energize Local 537 once again!  
We are Union Proud and Union Strong!&nbs

Thank You All! In Regard To Our 100th Anniversary Celebration
Wed, Sep 14, 2011

It was INCREDIBLE! From the speakers, the food, the location, and the music; KC and the Sunshine Band 'Awesome Choice'! You did a fantastic job putting this together...Thanks for all the hard work you provide to Local 537 members.

Congratulations From The UA General President William Hite
Sat, Sep 10, 2011

To all the Officers and Members of UA Local Union 537, Boston, Massachusetts; It is with great pride that I extend to you my sincere CONGRATULATIONS on the occasion of your 100th Anniversary!

Thu, Apr 7, 2011

"I am a member of IBEW Local 103 and just want to say that I LOVE your spot on NESN about the benefits of unions and unionism.  Absolutely brilliant.  THANK YOU, BROTHERS AND SISTERS!" Rob F.

"Just saw your "ad" on tv while watching the Red Sox. Great Job!! Great rebuttal for all the misinformation that has been out about the union and how this mess is all "your fault"." Kudos, Ed H.  



UA Local 537 Hits the Air Waves
Thu, Mar 31, 2011

Tom Kerr, Tom McGrath and Sean Tolland are on the radio in their 60 second commericals for UA Local 537.