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News Archive 2012

Governor Deval Patrick receives a LU 537 Christmas Ornament
Tue, Dec 18, 2012

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537's own, Elena Fennessey from our Union Hall, presents Governor Deval Patrick with our Centennial Christmas Ornament.  The Governor Wishes every member and their families a Safe & Joyous Holiday Season.

Active Military? Looking for a Career?
Mon, Nov 26, 2012

UA Pipefitters' Association Local Union 537 encourages our active service men and women to apply!

Congratulations to Senator Elizabeth Warren!
Wed, Nov 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren becomes Massachusetts' First Female U.S. Senator

President Obama's Achievements for Americas's UA Families
Wed, Oct 24, 2012

President Obama has been the subject of relentless criticism. The time has come to let the real record speak for itself. Click on the link below and view for yourself, a list of the President's outstanding accomplishments, not just for the building trades, but also for all of America's working families.
Obama's Achievements for UA Families_01.pdf

BRUINS Shawn Thornton and Pipefitters Local 537 "NICE"
Thu, Oct 4, 2012

Thank you Paul Caulfield for sending in this Photo of Shawn Thornton #22 and his Pipefitters 537 T-shirt

Drop Kick Murphy's wears 537 T-Shirt at Concert (click here for photo)
Thu, Oct 4, 2012

Mike McColgan wears a Pipefitters Local Union T-Shirt at a recent concert in Providence!
Thank you to 537 Brother Paul Caulfield for capturing this 'wicked awesome: moment!

MUST SEE - Govenor Deval Patrick at the 2012 DNC
Wed, Sep 5, 2012

Our Govenor Deval Patrick gave 'THE' speech of his career! It is a must watch. Gov. Patrick proclaimed  "...with Labor at the Table..."  Please click on the attached link to hear Tuesday nights compelling speech.

LU537 Memorial Wall dedication is featured in the August UA Journal.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012

Members are encouraged to read LU537's featured article in the August UA Journal. (pages 30 & 31)
Members are encouraged to register their membership at to gain access to all National UA information and updates.

SENATE BILL 1250 - Process Piping Legislation
Thu, Jul 5, 2012

VICTORY ON 'BEACON HILL'  - OUR BILL HAS PASSED!   THANK YOU TO BUSINESS MANAGER LEO FAHEY & TOM MCGRATH FOR WORKING ENDLESS HOURS AT THE STATE HOUSE TO ENSURE OUR WORK IS PROTECTED! Organizer Tom McGrath recently offered testimony regarding Senate Bill 1250.  Click on the link above to read Senate Bill 1250 and Tom McGrath's Testimony!  As promised, we are working hard in order to secure YOUR Union Work thru protective legislation!

Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Congratulations! The 2012  LU537 Softball Team wins the 2012 National UA Softball Tournament hosted by Local 392, in Cincinnati Ohio. The 537 Softball Team clinched the National UA Title with a 5-0 winning tournament record.  Pipefitters Local 537 were victorious against the Pittsburg Plumbers Local 27 in the championship game. Trophy is on display at the Union Hall.  Click to Read

Dedication of Our Memorial Wall
Wed, May 23, 2012

For the over 495 members & guests in attendance, Thursday, May 17th marked an evening Local 537 will never forget; The Unveiling of our Memorial Wall.   With a rich tapestry of drapes being removed whilst the Marine Corps version of Taps played in the background, the room was overflowing with emotion when at last, the Memorial Wall was unveiled. Committee Chairman, John Messina explained the heartfelt reason for its creation and thanked Business Manager Leo Fahey and the membership for their support....  (photos can be viewed in our photo gal

537 Memorial Wall Dedication & Political Presentation (Click for Full Details)
Fri, May 4, 2012

A special notified meeting was held May 17, 2012 - 7:30 PM.  Special Order of Business -  POLITICAL CANDIDATE PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY DEDICATION OF PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 537 MEMORIAL WALL  Book List 1911-2011

Mrs. McGrath's TV spot
Tue, Apr 3, 2012

Click Here to view and download the Mrs. McGrath's TV commercial.

UA Local 537’s own Jim Cashins UA VIP Radio Commerical
Mon, Apr 2, 2012

Click Here to download the UA Local 537’s Jim Cashins radio commercial.

Sun, Mar 18, 2012

“Just wanted to say thanks and great job with the VIP program. It is a model for how our country should welcome back those men and women that have sacrificed so much over the past decade...

Quincy Jobs for Quincy People (click here for full details)
Sun, Feb 5, 2012

IMMEDIATE ACTION IN NEEDED FROM OUR QUINCY MEMBERS!  Recently major development projects in the City of Quincy have been awarded to or about to be awarded to a non-union contractor...who will bring in an unlicensed, out of state labor force to do YOUR work!  Join Sean Tolland and Tom McGrath to Stop this Hypocrisy!  Click the above link for full details.