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Free College Benefit for Active & Retired Members

Free College Benefit for Active & Retired Members

Dear Brothers & Sisters, If you or a family member are looking for higher education options, consider taking advantage of…
Aerial Lift Training on Saturday, October 16

Aerial Lift Training on Saturday, October 16

Dear Brothers & Sisters, The Local 534 Joint Apprentice Training Program will be having an Aerial Lift Training on Saturday…
Launch of Massachusetts Building Trades Recovery Council

Launch of Massachusetts Building Trades Recovery Council

Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday marked the official launch of the Massachusetts Building Trades Recovery Council, and we want to ensure that…
VIDEO: Local 534 shaping Boston!

VIDEO: Local 534 shaping Boston!

Brothers and Sisters, Boston is moving into the future and Local 534 helping to make that possible. Your hard work…
Endorsing Erin Murphy for Boston City Councilor At-Large

Endorsing Erin Murphy for Boston City Councilor At-Large

We are proud to endorse Erin Murphy for Boston City Councilor At-Large. We know she will be an ally for…
Rest in Power AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Rest in Power AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

On Thursday, August 5, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka passed away suddenly at the age of 72. From his days as…
Read Local 534's Spring 2021 Newsletter

Read Local 534's Spring 2021 Newsletter

We’re pleased to share the second edition of Local 534’s newsletter. Read about our members’ great accomplishments and milestones this…
June Regular Union Meeting Notice

June Regular Union Meeting Notice

We’re pleased to announce an in-person Regular Union Meeting for the month of June. This will be the last meeting…
Save the Date: SMW17 Helmets to Hardhats Motorcycle Run

Save the Date: SMW17 Helmets to Hardhats Motorcycle Run

This fall, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 will be hosting a motorcycle run. The event will include a cookout and…
Building Pathways Seeking Assistant Instructor

Building Pathways Seeking Assistant Instructor

The Building Pathways Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program is hiring a part-time lead assistant instructor for the Fall 2021 training cycle. …
Coming Up: June 1st Vacation Checks

Coming Up: June 1st Vacation Checks

You should receive your next vacation check from Local 534 in the mail after Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Checks will…
May Regular Union Meeting Notice

May Regular Union Meeting Notice

When we join together as a Union, we keep Local 534 strong and build solidarity for the long term.  That’s…
Buying a home? Get up to $25,000 for your down payment

Buying a home? Get up to $25,000 for your down payment

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Massachusetts, you may be eligible to receive assistance on your down payment.…
Earn an Associate Degree for Free!

Earn an Associate Degree for Free!

We’re proud to provide the opportunity for a great education to Local 534 members and your families. Through our partnerships…
Wednesday, April 14: PGTI Meeting on Women in Building Trades

Wednesday, April 14: PGTI Meeting on Women in Building Trades

Want to help break barriers for women in the construction trades?  Join the Central and Western Mass Policy Group on…
Stand up for workers with the OPCMIA Action Center

Stand up for workers with the OPCMIA Action Center

When we stand together, we can protect our rights, strengthen our Union, and make our voices heard at every level…
Local 534 Members Get the Job Done

Local 534 Members Get the Job Done

We’re proud to recognize all of our Local 534 members who’ve recently achieved great milestones! From apprentice graduations to training…
Supporting Brother Ryan Thurlow

Supporting Brother Ryan Thurlow

Brothers and Sisters, With a heavy heart I write this letter. On March 8, 2021 Brother Ryan Thurlow tragically lost…
Read Local 534's Winter 2021 Newsletter

Read Local 534's Winter 2021 Newsletter

We’re pleased to share the first edition of Local 534’s newsletter. Read about our continued response to COVID-19, our Year…
Important Update to Unemployment Application Process

Important Update to Unemployment Application Process

Massachusetts is launching a new online identification verification process for unemployment assistance through ID.me. Even if you’ve already verified your identity…
Upcoming ACI Certification Classes

Upcoming ACI Certification Classes

Brothers and Sisters,  We’re pleased to announce two more ACI Certification Classes for Local 534 members to strengthen skills and…
Help locate Local 40 member Mark Brunelle

Help locate Local 40 member Mark Brunelle

We’ve learned that Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 40 member Mark Brunelle is currently missing.  According to local authorities, he…
REMINDER: Observing Presidents' Day on Monday

REMINDER: Observing Presidents' Day on Monday

REMINDER: Local 534 will be observing Presidents’ Day this Monday, February 15th as a Union Holiday. Local 534 members are…
WED. 2/10: Meeting on supporting women in the building trades

WED. 2/10: Meeting on supporting women in the building trades

Want to help break barriers for women in the construction trades?  Join the Central and Western Mass Policy Group on…
Congratulations to Marty Walsh for US Secretary of Labor Nomination

Congratulations to Marty Walsh for US Secretary of Labor Nomination

Congratulations to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on his nomination for U.S. Labor Secretary. Marty’s been a steadfast champion of Local…
Upcoming ACI Certification Class

Upcoming ACI Certification Class

Brothers and Sisters,  We’re pleased to announce an ACI Certification Class for Local 534 members to strengthen skills and renew…
Learn more about COVID-19 unemployment benefits

Learn more about COVID-19 unemployment benefits

Wondering how the latest round of COVID-19 relief will affect unemployment benefits?  Join the Labor Guild’s workshop with Greater Boston…
2021 Local 534 Meeting Schedule

2021 Local 534 Meeting Schedule

Meeting together as a Union helps us build solidarity and plan for the long term. As we enter 2021, we’re…
Local 534 is now accepting new apprentice applications!

Local 534 is now accepting new apprentice applications!

Interested in becoming a plasterer or cement mason? Great news — applications are now open for our Apprentice Training Program! …
Stay Connected with Local 534

Stay Connected with Local 534

Brothers and Sisters, In times like these, it’s important for all of us to stay connected with one another. That’s…