7 Apr 2021

Remembering our Brother, Rory Burrows

2021-04-07T10:40:11-04:00April 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that Roderick "Rory" Burrows, a proud member of Pipefitters 537 for over 30 years, passed away from cancer on March 24. Rory was a friend and Brother to many of us. He worked at TG Gallagher, J.C. Higgins, and General Air.

1 Apr 2021

There’s a Sisterhood at Local 537

2021-04-07T09:49:42-04:00April 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Each year, our Local welcomes more and more hardworking female apprentices and journeywomen into our ranks. It isn't always easy to pursue a career in the trades as a woman, but our Sisters are leading the way. Local 537 is a strong advocate for diversity in the piping trades. With your help

25 Mar 2021

Our Training Center’s Two-Year Anniversary

2021-03-25T14:04:02-04:00March 25th, 2021|Uncategorized, Union News|

It's hard to believe, but this month marks the two-year anniversary of our state-of-the-art Training Center in Dorchester. The grand opening celebration was packed with Local 537 families and community members, including our new U.S. Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh. In December, the Training Center won a major architectural award for how it "honors [Local

24 Mar 2021

TOMORROW: Testify Against “Right to Work”

2021-03-24T14:34:58-04:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Tomorrow, we have the chance to protect workers and unions across the Granite State. We are up against powerful corporate interests, and our strength is in our numbers. We urge you to add your voice when the New Hampshire House Committee on Labor hears the bill.  If you haven’t signed up yet,

17 Mar 2021

Massachusetts Members: Help Protect Our Jobs

2021-03-17T10:42:09-04:00March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, As union members, we have power in our collective voice. Together we stand up for the future of our trade and for all working families. The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a new "Climate Roadmap" bill to address climate change and energy independence. The bill, however, includes a provision called the Net

3 Mar 2021

Get Connected with Local 537’s Women’s Committee

2021-03-03T11:57:30-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, As more women join our ranks, I'm pleased to share that Local 537 has a new Women's Committee. The idea came to pipefitters Julie Hemingway, Savy Francis, and Jane Walsh as a way to represent and support women members. Check out the full article from the Winter 2021 Newsletter and learn how

26 Feb 2021

Rally on March 1: Amazon doesn’t need a handout

2021-03-01T14:02:38-05:00February 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Don't let Jeff Bezos turn North Andover into North Amazon! For 50 years, the 110 acres of land in North Andover that Amazon wants to take over housed a business that provided good-paying, middle-class jobs and benefits to area residents. Amazon, known for its low wages, wants to provide workers today with

23 Feb 2021

Organizing Win! Welcome to New Members with Atalian Mechanical

2021-02-23T16:07:15-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Last fall, Local 537 members heard the great news that workers from Atalian Suburban Mechanical in Braintree and Stoughton, Massachusetts voted to join our union. Now, we're pleased to share that we have reached a tentative agreement with Atalian. In the next few weeks, we will ratify the contract and officially welcome 16