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.

See You at the MBTU Futures September Meeting

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Calling all Local 534 apprentices!

Make the most of your apprenticeship and join us for the MBTU Futures meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 4-6 pm, at Insulators Local 6 (303 Freeport St. Boston, MA).

Rick Rothwell, training director of Insulators Local 6, and JATC Training Instructors will be there to provide their insight on apprenticeships and answer your questions.

All union members are welcome and encouraged to come. See you there.

Register Now for Women Build Boston Conference

Calling all female plasterers and cement masons in New England!

Registration is now open for the first-ever Women Build Boston Conference on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Encore Boston Harbor.

Whether you are an apprentice or an experienced journeyperson, Women Build Boston will provide networking, learning, and leadership development opportunities for all attendees. Don’t miss out and tell a trades sister!

To learn more, visit WomenBuildBoston.com.

Contact John Sweeney at 617-750-3353 or jsweeneylocal534@gmail.com for tickets.