Monthly Archives: March 2020

27 Mar 2020

Unemployment Update: COVID-19 Stimulus Relief

2020-03-30T16:00:32-04:00March 27th, 2020|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, We will never stop fighting for you and your family. We've been working around the clock to help you weather this pandemic, and wanted to update you on the resources that are available: More unemployment assistance. We've been lobbying hard for more unemployment assistance. Congress just authorized an additional $600 per week

26 Mar 2020

Helping Healthcare Workers Fight COVID-19

2020-03-26T10:35:07-04:00March 26th, 2020|Union News|

At Local 537, we're standing with medical workers on the front lines of this pandemic. This week, Business Manager Tom Kerr dropped off donations of Local 537's extra gloves, goggles, and masks to Manet Community Health Center to help frontline healthcare workers fighting COVID-19. That's the union way. If you or your company has new, unopened equipment

25 Mar 2020

Introducing Local 537’s COVID-19 Resource Center

2020-03-25T11:39:03-04:00March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Our top priority is to be here for our members during these unprecedented times. We’ve built one of the strongest unions in the industry — and together, we can withstand any storm. Our COVID-19 Online Resource Center is updated daily to provide you with guidance and key resources during this pandemic. Over

19 Mar 2020

Important COVID-19 Updates

2020-03-19T18:00:21-04:00March 19th, 2020|Union News|

Our top priority is to be here for our members during these uncertain and upsetting times. We've built one of the strongest unions in the industry -- and together, we can withstand any storm. As a reminder: The Union Hall and Training Center is currently closed, but our lines of communication are open and fully

18 Mar 2020

Building Trades Unions Coordinate Drive to Collect Respirators and Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Aid Frontline Health Workforce

2021-01-20T14:12:35-05:00March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Construction workers and companies with personal protective equipment encouraged to donate NEW, unopened N-95 respirators and other PPE BOSTON, MA — Under the leadership of City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and in coordination with the Boston Public Health Commission, members of the Building Trades Unions along with their union contractor partners have been collecting new, unopened respirators and

18 Mar 2020

Read the Winter Report from Business Manager Tom Kerr

2020-03-18T12:53:52-04:00March 18th, 2020|Union News|

The Winter 2020 edition of the Local 537 newsletter is now live! Make sure to check your mailbox for the print edition, and check out the full online version here: Brothers and Sisters, We're starting off this new decade stronger than ever. From our top-notch work on big projects like Boston Children's Hospital and

16 Mar 2020

Important COVID-19 Announcements and Updates

2020-03-19T15:08:58-04:00March 16th, 2020|Union News|

If you are applying for unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, follow these key tips to receive quick and reliable benefits: Apply online. State-run call centers and offices are closed or operating with limited staffing. The fastest way is to apply online by following these instructions: Enter "LAYOFF" as your reason for unemployment. Please

12 Mar 2020

Important Update: Closures & Guidance for COVID-19

2020-03-12T13:47:38-04:00March 12th, 2020|Union News|

It’s important that we all stay informed and exercise best practices regarding public health, so that we ensure the safety of ourselves, our families, and our communities. As such, we are announcing the following cancellations and closures due to COVID-19, or coronavirus concerns.  TONIGHT, Thursday, 3/12: All classes at the Training Center are canceled. TOMORROW,

11 Mar 2020

Local 537 Member Wins 2020 Women In Construction Award

2020-03-11T12:23:38-04:00March 11th, 2020|Union News|

We're proud to announce that our own Savy Francis has won the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts' Building Women in Construction (BWiC) 2020 Tradeswomen Award! The achievement is awarded each Women's History Month to a female journeyperson who demonstrates exemplary leadership and service. As a Building Pathways graduate, Massachusetts Building Trades Futures Committee member, and