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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • 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.

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

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.

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:

The Spring 2023 Newsletter is Out Now!

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available! Catch up on what’s happening at Local 534 by reading the newsletter online or wait for the print copy in your mailbox.

In this Spring edition, we put the spotlight on our backing of House Bill 397, showcasing our dedication to safeguarding your workers’ rights. We also celebrate our Women in Trades. Additionally, we shed light on Mental Health Awareness, providing you with available resources. Lastly, we bring you updates on upcoming meetings and events.

As always, thank you for your support!

Honoring Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28 is Workers’ Memorial Day, a time for us to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives or suffered injuries on the job. As we remember our fallen brothers and sisters, we also renew our commitment to fighting for workplace safety.

According to the International Labour Organization, approximately 2.3 million workers die yearly from work-related accidents and diseases. This translates to more than 6,000 workers losing their lives daily, or one worker dying every 15 seconds. 

Here at Local 534, we are committed to your health and safety — because we believe every worker deserves to go home safe and sound at the end of the day. This includes advocating for stronger workplace standards to ensure that trained professionals do projects safely and effectively.

One way we’re fighting to make our industry safer is by supporting a bill in the Massachusetts State Legislature that would require training and certification for fire-resistant material applicators. When done correctly, fireproofing can help protect lives and property during a fire. Click here to urge your state lawmakers to pass this vital legislation.

This Workers’ Memorial Day, let us honor our fallen brothers and sisters — and renew our fight for safe and healthy workplaces for all workers.