10 Aug 2020

CANCELED August Union Meeting

2020-08-10T13:27:32-04:00August 10th, 2020|Union News|

Dear Brothers & Sisters, Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth, Gov. Baker has reduced public and private gatherings limits to a maximum of 50 people. The health and safety of you and your family remains our top priority. Given this new information, we've made the tough choice to cancel our union

4 Aug 2020

RESCHEDULED: August Union Meeting

2020-08-04T12:46:07-04:00August 4th, 2020|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, Please note that our regular monthly meeting has been rescheduled to: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM. Location: IBEW Local 103, Parking Lot Tent 256 Freeport Point, #1 Dorchester, MA 02122 Masks are required. Please respect the social distancing measures in place and expect a temperature check before entry. Drug testing is also available

18 Jun 2020

Juneteenth Stand Down

2020-06-18T18:18:28-04:00June 18th, 2020|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, The success of the labor movement is deeply connected to the movement for racial justice. And at Local 537, we're committed to ensuring that everyone has a chance to build our region's future. In honor of Juneteenth, the day that marks the end of slavery in the United States, the Boston Building

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