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*

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!

Local 534’s newsletter is out now!

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 Summer edition, we feature the business manager’s report, our member spotlight, and feature on one first-year apprentice’s experience with East Coast Fireproofing. Lastly, we bring you updates on upcoming meetings and events.

Happy Labor Day from Local 534!

We wish you a very Happy Labor Day!

Today we honor the workers whose contributions have made our country what it is. This long weekend is more than much-needed downtime, it is a salute to the hard work each member of Local 534 puts towards their trade. 

We are always grateful for the efforts of our membership, and are proud of the work the union does to promote proper benefits and equity for all laborers over the course of their careers.

Important Trainings in October

There are important trainings happening in October. Make sure you sign up to renew your aerial lift training or learn more about being a shop steward!

If your aerial lift certification is about to expire, sign up for the aerial lift training on Saturday, October 29 from 7 am to 12 pm at the union hall. Please be sure to check the expiration date on your card and reserve a spot as soon as possible. Spaces are limited and spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, call Billy Redmond at 617-901-5550.

As well, all shop stewards are invited to attend MBTU’s Construction Stewards’ Forum on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 pm to 8 pm via Zoom. Get great tips on how to be a steward from some of the best. This training will be led by Pat Walsh from Laborers Local 223.

To register, contact John Sweeney at jsweeneylocal534@gmail.com or contact Dan McNulty at dan@massbuildingtrades.org for more information.

In Memory of Nasahn Davis

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In September, we lost our beloved brother, friend, and Local 534 apprentice, Nasahn Davis. His obituary has been posted, and you can read it here.

There will be a funeral service for Nasahn this Thursday, October 6th, at 10 am at Carver Den Auditorium. More information on the service can be found here.

We want to take this time to remember our friend and his family and offer our condolences.

Modern Assistance is also available to all members, with dedicated councilors ready to take calls or visits for anyone who would like help during this troubling time.

Rally for Maura Healey on September 24

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Thanks to your support, Maura Healey won the primary for Governor of Massachusetts with more than 80% of the vote. But we’re not done yet.

Join us this Saturday as we get fired up for November and knock doors for Maura Healey for Governor. There will be a rally and canvass to kick off Maura’s post-primary campaign on September 24 at IBEW Local 103 (256 Freeport St 1 Boston, MA 02122) from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Make sure to RSVP here: www.mobilize.us/maurahealey/event/493749

The general election is right around the corner, and the clock is ticking to elect a governor who stands up for unions and the working people we represent. As Attorney General, Maura fought against wage theft and worker misclassification. She has our backs, so let’s have hers.