30 Jun 2020

Updates from Business Manager Tom Kerr

2020-06-30T15:07:13-04:00June 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Happy Fourth of July to you and your family. Thank you for your hard work building our country's future. On behalf of all of us at Local 537, I hope that you have a safe, enjoyable holiday weekend. As we enter summer and return to work, your health and safety remain our

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

3 Jun 2020

New Drug Testing Location for Workplace Safety Card

2020-06-03T15:06:32-04:00June 3rd, 2020|In the News|

Brothers and Sisters, Your health and safety remains our top priority, and we're taking every step to uphold that commitment. To accommodate Massachusetts social distancing guidelines, our Modern Assistance Program (MAP) is now conducting drug testing for your Workplace Safety Card at a new location and times: 401 Water Street, Quincy MA Each week on

27 May 2020

Thursday & Friday: Drive-up drug testing

2020-05-27T11:29:10-04:00May 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Brothers and Sisters, Your health and safety is always our top priority. As part of that commitment, we're offering drive-up drug testing this week. If your Workplace Safety Card has expired, come by Florian Hall in Dorchester this week to take your drug test right from your vehicle. No appointment is necessary. Drive-up testing will

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

Local 537 Endorses Joe Kennedy III for U.S. Senate

2020-04-23T18:01:39-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

We're proud to announce our endorsement of Joe Kennedy III in the upcoming Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Joe has been a steadfast champion for building trades unions like ours, supporting protections for our world-class apprentice programs, benefits, and safety standards. In the face of a worldwide public health crisis, Joe has stood with us

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.

3 Apr 2020

Arming The Fight Against COVID-19

2020-04-03T13:15:27-04:00April 3rd, 2020|In the News|

Local 537 was featured on the front page of The Quincy Sun this week. The paper, which is read by thousands across the South Shore, highlighted our recent donation of personal protective equipment to the Manet Community Health Center. Read more below. We're proud to support frontline medical workers in this critical time. Have new,

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