5 Sep 2022

Union strong today and every day

2022-08-31T10:12:00-04:00September 5th, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, Today, we celebrate the Pipefitters who fought to make our country prosperous and fair. And we recognize the achievements of all working people coming together, as a movement, for more than a century. A strong labor movement is essential to a strong middle class, and unions like ours continue to make big

31 Aug 2022

Training our instructors: The 68th UA Instructors Training Program

2022-08-31T11:25:36-04:00August 31st, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, This year, 17 instructors from Pipefitters Local 537 were proud to participate in the United Association's 68th Instructors Training Program (ITP) held at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The UA ITP is specifically designed for our instructors to improve their teaching techniques, diversify their mechanical skills, and enhance their

22 Aug 2022

Fall 2022 Guild School classes

2022-08-22T13:26:15-04:00August 22nd, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, The School of Labor Management Relations is hosting its Fall 2022 Guild School classes! The Guild School is putting on a series of classes where members can attend in-person and virtually to build leadership skills through unions with experts in the labor field. Classes begin Monday, September 12, and will run through

9 Aug 2022

Join us on Thursday, August 11 to support building trades union members in recovery

2022-08-09T11:58:52-04:00August 9th, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, Building trades union members, families, and friends are gathering for the Massachusetts Building Trades Unions Recovery Meeting on Thursday, August 11 at IBEW 103 Parking Lot, 256 Freeport St., Dorchester. Join the brave tradesmen and tradeswomen who will be sharing their experiences on their journey from addiction to recovery. Whether you are

28 Jul 2022

Local 537’s Second Annual Charity Hockey Tournament

2022-07-28T11:23:35-04:00July 28th, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, We're excited to announce that we'll be holding our second annual Charity Hockey Tournament in memory of Richie Gosson, and in support of other 537 charitable causes. Please plan to join us this Saturday, July 30 at Quincy Youth Arena, starting at 12 p.m. 537 member teams will take to the

12 Jul 2022

Help Us Close the Prevailing Wage Loophole!

2022-07-12T13:06:30-04:00July 12th, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, There is an amendment in the Massachusetts House of Representatives RIGHT NOW that would close the prevailing wage loophole and ensure equal pay for equal work. The prevailing wage loophole allows companies to exploit workers and cut corners on quality and safety. It lets construction companies and temporary labor agencies misclassify their workers

4 Jul 2022

Happy Fourth of July!

2022-07-01T10:26:41-04:00July 4th, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of all of us at Local 537, we hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July, as we commemorate the birth of our nation with family, friends, and our communities. As a part of our union values, we're celebrating good jobs that help strengthen the middle class as

30 May 2022

Honoring Memorial Day

2022-05-27T13:41:41-04:00May 30th, 2022|Union News|

Brothers and Sisters, In honor of Memorial Day, we remember those who courageously gave their lives to defend this nation. Our utmost gratitude extends to the brave heroes on the front line that served to protect our country and its honor. Thank you to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Today,

19 May 2022

State of Massachusetts 2022 Apprentice Contest

2022-05-19T10:25:38-04:00May 19th, 2022|Union News|

Pipefitters Local 537 is proud to have hosted the Massachusetts 2022 Apprentice Contest in our training facility for pipefitting, welding, and HVAC refrigeration! We are thrilled to announce first place contestants for Massachusetts: Bryan Longmoore, Pipefitting Patrick Wilson, Refrigeration/HVAC Shawn Hunter, Welding We'd like to thank our honorable judges for