May is Mental Health Awareness Month

As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we are reminded of the importance of raising awareness, fighting stigma, and providing support and advocacy for mental health issues.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you that Modern Assistance, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is here to support you and your families. The services provided by Modern Assistance are free of charge and available to all members. Whether you need someone to talk to, counseling services, or other resources, they are here to help.

Let’s use this month to prioritize our mental health and support one another in creating a stigma-free environment. If you or a family member need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to Modern Assistance.

Contact Modern Assistance at (617) 774-0331 or visit https://modernassistance.com/ for more information.

Or you can contact Local 7 for help at Recovery@iwlocal7.org. Also, reach out to members directly:

Mike Doucette – Cell: 617-596-1790
Billy Vietze – Cell : 857-246-1241
Dave Donavan – Cell : 617-304-9484
Danny Coyne – Cell : 617-777-9489

A look back at Pin Night 2024

We were proud to honor the milestone achievements of many of our members earlier this year with a pinning ceremony. It was an incredible night full of celebration. Thank you to all who attended and made the night so special and congratulations to our dedicated members!

Celebration of Life for William L Wilkinson Jr.

We regret to announce the death of our Brother William L Wilkinson Jr. on Friday, February 16, 2024.

Visiting Hours:
Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
21 Pond Street
Hingham, MA 02043

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

Celebration of Life for Edward Avo Hatch

We regret to announce the death of our Brother Edward Avo Hatch on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Visiting Hours:
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Gately Funeral Home
79 W. Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Incarnation Church
429 Upham Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Interment with military honors will follow the funeral mass:
Wyoming Cemetery Veterans Section
205 Sylvan Street, Melrose, MA 02176

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

Join us on May 18 to cast your vote

Elections for Local 7 officers are coming up soon! Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, May 18 to cast your vote and share your voice with your union.

WHERE: Ironworkers Local 7, 195 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA 02127
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Celebration of Life for Herman “Buddy” A. Deshler

We regret to announce the death of our Brother Herman “Buddy” A. Deshler on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Visiting Hours:
Friday, May 3, 2024 10:00am to 12:00pm
DeVito Funeral Home – Arlington
1145 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476

Funeral Home Service:
Friday, May 3, 2024 12:00pm
DeVito Funeral Home – Arlington
1145 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President