8 May 2020

Dues Relief for COVID-19

2020-05-08T14:18:17-04:00May 8th, 2020|Union News|

Each and every one of you makes our Union stronger, and we're committed to keeping it that way. That's why we're offering dues relief to members who were unemployed during the full months of March or April due to COVID-19. It will be the responsibility of each member to request relief. Please make this request

23 Apr 2020

Watch Business Manager Tom Kerr’s COVID-19 Message

2020-04-23T09:20:50-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Union News|

There's a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. But at Local 537, we have your back, no matter what. We’ve been around for more than a hundred years. We’ve faced two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, 9/11, and famines and depressions in between. We will emerge from COVID-19 stronger than ever, as one Union.

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

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

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: http://bit.ly/3b7iyax 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: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-unemployment-benefits 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

5 Mar 2020

POSTPONED: Labor Health & Financial Wellness Fair

2020-03-10T10:46:49-04:00March 5th, 2020|Union News|

POSTPONED: Please note that the Labor Health & Financial Wellness Fair has been postponed, due to concerns about COVID-19. Please check back to our page for updates on when a new date is selected. We encourage you to practice everyday, preventive actions to help keep you and your family healthy, reduce exposure to COVID-19, and