Local 7 Retiree Association Donates $8,000 to Boston Higashi School

Brothers and Sisters,

This week, the Local 7 Retiree Association was pleased to donate over $8,000, raised from this year’s golf tournament, to the Boston Higashi School for Autistic Children.

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the CDC, autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States.

The Boston Higashi School’s mission is to help children and young adults with ASD learn to reach their full potential by providing a broad curriculum that includes academics, art, music, physical education, technology, and social education.

We thank you for your donations this year and for your ongoing dedication to our community!


In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Massachusetts-based scholarship applications are now open!

Brothers and Sisters,

Local 7 is committed to giving back to our communities and supporting the next generation through educational opportunities. In partnership with the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, our union is pleased to award scholarships to the hardworking high school seniors of Local 7 members.

If you are an active Local 7 member and a parent or legal guardian of a high school senior hoping to further their education, don’t miss out on these exciting scholarship opportunities!

Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program
The Massachusetts AFL-CIO has announced its 65th Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program which administers half a million dollars of scholarship awards on behalf of unions and labor councils throughout the state. Individual awards range from $500 to $16,000 and we encourage any Massachusetts high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is in good standing with Local 7 to apply today.

In order to be eligible, students must be a senior in high school and take the Labor History Exam. Students should register for the scholarship exam by Friday, December 16, 2022. Between February 6, 2023 – February 10, 2023, the scholarship exam will be administered at high schools across Massachusetts. 

To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Massachusetts AFL-CIO website.

2023 Local 7 Memorial Scholarship
The 2023 Local 7 Memorial Scholarship awards three four-year and 16 one-year scholarships, for a potential total of $68,000, to seniors who successfully take the AFL-CIO exam.

In order to be eligible, the student’s parent or legal guardian must be a Local 7 member of good standing. In addition, students must submit a letter to the Local 7 Scholarship Committee stating their interest in taking the AFL-CIO Exam. Please note that winners are selected through an external process by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please view this form.

Best of luck to this year’s applicants!


In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Join us for the Local 7 Children’s Holiday Party

Dear members,

This holiday season, join your union brothers, sisters, and families for a holiday celebration complete with gift-giving and festivities!

Local 7 Children’s Holiday Party
WHEN: Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
WHERE: Local 7 Union Hall, 195 Old Colony Avenue, South Boston, MA, 02127

In order to ensure a gift will be available for every child, please email Linda Walker at lwalker@iwlocal7.org or fill out this form with the ages and number of children who will be attending with you. The age limit for gift cards is 9 years old and children must be present to receive their gift. For more information, please view this flyer

We hope to see you and your families there to celebrate the holiday season together!

 

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Job Site Feature: 201 Federal Street

Brothers and Sisters,

Last week, Local 7 was proud to attend the topping-off ceremony at 201 Federal Street in Portland, Maine.

Once finalized, 201 Federal Street will feature 263 apartments, a fitness room, an office suite, and a 1,500-SF sky lounge on the top floor overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The complex will also feature a small plaza and a 3,000-SF shared working lounge.

Thank you to our talented members for your professionalism, skill and expertise in bringing this site to reality. For years to come, the people of downtown Portland will have the opportunity to live and thrive in this community.


In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President