Celebrating Another Successful Year

What a fantastic year it has been for our union! We have seen incredible growth, powered through impactful legislative efforts, and our apprenticeship program is thriving. Check out the highlights of 2023:

We are already looking forward to 2024 and our continued achievements as a union.

Quarterly Newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter is now available! Catch up on what’s been happening at Local 534 by reading the newsletter online or wait for the print copy headed to your mailbox.

In this Fall edition, we feature the business manager’s report, a spotlight on the Taunton Wastewater Treatment Plant work site, and a highlight of the inner workings of union organizing. Lastly, we bring you updates on upcoming meetings and events.

2024 Union Meetings

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The best way to have a voice in your union is to attend local meetings, where you can engage with fellow members, ask questions of local leadership, and stay informed. So, as we enter 2024, we’re pleased to share this year’s schedule for regular union and executive board meetings.

All meetings will be held at the Local 534 Union Hall unless otherwise noted.

January

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 9 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 23 at 6 PM

February

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, February 13 at 5 PM
  • *No Regular Union Meeting in February*

March

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, March 12 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, March 26 at 6 PM

April

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, April 9 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, April 23 at 6 PM

May

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, May 14 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, May 28 at 6 PM

June

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, June 11 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, June 25 at 6 PM

July

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, July 9, at 5 PM
  • *No Regular Union Meeting in July*

August

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, August 13 at 5 PM
  • *No Regular Union Meeting in August*

September

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, September 10 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, September 24 at 6 PM

October

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, October 8 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, October 22 at 6 PM

November

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, November 12 at 5 PM
  • Regular Union Meeting
    • Tuesday, November 26 at 6 PM

December

  • Executive Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, December 10 at 5 PM
  • *No Regular Union Meeting in December*

Upcoming Aerial Lift Training

The Local 534 Joint Apprentice Training Program will host an Aerial Lift Training on Saturday, November 11, 2023, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact our office to reserve a seat as soon as possible. We’re open Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm and can be reached at 617-825-5200.

Date/Time:
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Prompt start at 7:00 am until 12:00 pm

Location:
Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 534
7 Frederika Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
(in rear of building)

If you have any additional questions about the training, please call William Redmond, Director of Apprentice Training, at 617-901-5550.

REGISTER NOW for Women Build Boston!

The second annual Women Build Boston Conference is less than TWO weeks away, and we encourage all our trade sisters to be there! This one-day event is free for all union tradeswomen and members, so be sure to secure your free ticket here.

Women Build Boston will occur next Saturday, October 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). This special event will include inspiration from industry leaders and experienced tradeswomen and a great opportunity to network with your fellow union trades sisters! Take the chance to gain support from like-minded women to strengthen your career in the trades.

If you don’t have your ticket yet, register now at WomenBuildBoston.org!

Is an Apprenticeship Right for You?

A union apprenticeship puts you on the path to a good-paying job by providing you with hands-on experience, classroom training, and a paycheck all at the same time. Local 534 is proud to offer world-class training through our Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program, providing individuals with the skills and experience to succeed as Plasterers and Cement Masons.

We are big believers in earning while you learn! Our seasoned craftsmen will help you grow, while you also get the chance to develop your skills on job sites. There’s never a dull moment when you’re training as an apprentice with Local 534. 

Remember the industry-leading wages and benefits after you complete your training and graduate! Not convinced? See what our current apprentices have to say about it: