27 Oct 2021

Level the Playing Field for MA Working Families

2021-10-27T13:20:20-04:00October 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

There is a loophole in Massachusetts' prevailing wage laws that has allowed some companies to shortchange workers, hurt local contractors, and cheat working families. Prevailing wage laws ensure that all workers can earn a fair wage, provide for themselves, their families, and their communities, and be protected from discrimination. These laws are intended to be

8 Oct 2021

Demand Safety for ALL Refrigeration Technicians

2021-10-08T10:59:26-04:00October 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, There are companies in our industry installing and servicing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems with woefully inadequate regulation and oversight. This legislation aims to stop that. The consequences of lack of oversight and shoddy construction work are too great to ignore. As we well know, refrigeration technicians work

17 Sep 2021

27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

2021-09-18T02:09:01-04:00September 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Remember to join us tomorrow, Saturday 9/18 for our 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament! **Spots for the golf tournament are now FULL!** We look forward to seeing you all there! SCHEDULE 7:30AM: Continental Breakfast 7:30AM - 8:30AM: Practice Facilities 8:30AM: Shotgun Start 2:30PM: Dinner & Awards LOCATION Pinehills Golf Club 54 Clubhouse Drive Plymouth, MA

18 Aug 2021

Honoring Our 50-Year and 51-Year Members

2021-08-18T14:56:27-04:00August 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In June, we had the opportunity to recognize not just one, but two classes of 50-year members. Last year's 50-year members were unable to celebrate their achievement due to COVID-19. This year, we held a joint ceremony to honor our 50- and 51-year members. Together, the two groups represent Local 537's apprentice classes of

18 Aug 2021

Refer a Friend to Local 537, Win Red Sox Gear

2021-08-17T17:54:28-04:00August 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, We're always looking to grow our ranks across the region. Know a licensed, non-union pipefitter or HVAC-R technician? Send their name and contact information to Organizer Chris Brennan for a chance to win Red Sox gear. You'll be entered into a raffle for each person you refer. Share entries by email with Chris: cbrennan@pipefitters537.com.

13 Aug 2021

New COVID Safety Guidelines for Local 537 Union Meetings

2021-08-13T13:26:57-04:00August 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, As you may know, a dangerous and highly contagious strain of COVID-19 called the Delta variant is spreading rapidly across the country and in Massachusetts. To protect the health and safety of all Local 537 families, we are asking that members use face coverings at Union Meetings until further notice. The Delta variant is nearly

23 Jul 2021

Safety for the summer heat

2021-07-23T12:28:24-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, This time of the year, many of us are working in hot, humid conditions. It's on all of us to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound. Read on for some of the best ways you can stay safe in the heat. Stay well-hydrated Take breaks in the shade When possible,

4 Jul 2021

Happy Fourth of July!

2021-07-02T14:11:02-04:00July 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of all of us here at Local 537, we hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July. Thank you, as always, for your hard work building our region's future. Best wishes for a wonderful July 4 weekend. In Solidarity, Tom Kerr Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer Pipefitters Local 537

1 Jun 2021

THIS WEEK: Fighting back against “Right to Work”

2021-06-01T17:37:41-04:00June 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Please join us on Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4 for visibilities against "Right to Work" when the New Hampshire legislature is in session. Local 537 is joining with other unions to cover the streets with people and signs sharing our message: "Right to Work" is WRONG for New Hampshire! Visibilities