Brothers and Sisters,

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Local 537 members have done an outstanding job staying safe on the job site. And now, our communities are returning to a new sense of normal. Millions of residents across the region have gotten vaccinated and businesses are re-opening. While it’s encouraging to see these signs, I encourage you and your family members to get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so.

We’ve built one of the strongest unions in the industry — and together, we’ll emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever.

In Solidarity,

Tom Kerr
Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Pipefitters Local 537
 

Contacting Local 537

The Union Hall and Training Center are open and operational. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Please feel free to call the Union Hall or your Business Agent if you have any questions or need assistance. You can email us at LU537unionhall@pipefitters537.com.

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COVID-19 Vaccines

All residents over the age of 12 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. The vaccine is completely free of charge. We strongly encourage all members to sign up for a vaccine appointment as soon as they are able.

Online Dues Payment

We encourage you to pay your dues online or by using the dues dropbox, which is located at the back corner of the building on Enterprise Street. For instructions on how to make an online payment, visit: https://pipefitters537.org/members/member-portal/dues/

Paid Leave

  • We’ve worked with our industry partners to ensure that members who are still on the job, but need to take care of a child or ill family member, are in no way penalized for missing work.
  • If you or your family member gets sick with COVID-19, they will be guaranteed two weeks of paid sick time thanks to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law at the federal level on March 18, 2020. If you have children who need care due to school closures or have been instructed to remain at home due to exposure or symptoms, you may also be eligible for this benefit.

Health & Welfare Coverage

We know that the coronavirus is a health concern for everyone. We’re here to ensure you have access to uninterrupted care:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield’s WellConnection offers urgent telehealth services for minor medical care and behavioral health concerns. Learn more here.
  • The Modern Assistance Program continues as Local 537’s sole provide of pre-authorization review for all inpatient mental health and inpatient substance admissions, including partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for substance use and mental health. Contact them at 617-774-0331.