11 Sep 2020

Remembering Our 9/11 Heroes

2020-09-11T13:37:13-04:00September 11th, 2020|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, Many of us have distinct memories of this day, nineteen years ago. Maybe it started like any other — a fresh cup of coffee, the newspaper, and your commute to work. Yet by mid-morning, we began to grasp just how much our lives would change. The 9/11 attacks are one of the

7 Sep 2020

Happy Labor Day!: A Message from Business Manager Tom Kerr

2020-09-04T17:28:28-04:00September 7th, 2020|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, This year, Labor Day may look different for many of us. The usual parades, barbecues, and gatherings saying goodbye to summer may be smaller, postponed, or canceled altogether. But Labor Day is about something much bigger. It's taking a moment to recognize the achievements of all of working people. It's a celebration

2 Sep 2020

CANCELED September Union Meeting

2020-09-02T15:25:10-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Union News|

Brothers & Sisters,  As we enter the fall, COVID-19 cases unfortunately remain high across the Commonwealth. In order to prioritize the health and safety of you and your family, and follow statewide guidance to reduce gatherings to a maximum of 50 people, we are canceling our union meeting this month. This canceled in-person meeting was

18 Aug 2020

Welcoming Atalian Suburban Mechanical

2020-08-18T12:16:20-04:00August 18th, 2020|Union News|

We're proud to announce that workers from Atalian Suburban Mechanical have taken a huge first step in joining Pipefitters Local 537. Their workers have voted to join our union, through a National Labor Relations Board Election, and we could not be prouder to be representing them in their first union contract negotiations. "We look forward

12 Aug 2020

Supporting Joe Kennedy III for U.S. Senate

2020-08-12T13:54:20-04:00August 12th, 2020|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, We're one of the strongest unions in the industry — and we need elected leaders who will stand with us to keep it that way. With the September 1 primary coming up, it's on all of us to do our part and vote to elect candidates who’ll defend our unions, and protect

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.