Next Week: Annuity Fund Meeting

Join us next week for the Iron Workers District Council of New England Annuity Fund meeting!

When: Wednesday, February 28th at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Iron Workers Local 7 Union Hall, 195 Old Colony Ave, South Boston, MA 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about:

  • Features and benefits of your Annuity Plan
  • Investment strategies
  • The John Hancock mobile app and website

Arm yourself with knowledge that benefits YOU and your future retirement! We look forward to seeing you there.

Join us for the 4th Annual School Supply Drive

Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up FREE school supplies! We are proud to welcome students, families, and educators to the Ironworkers Local 7 Union Hall once again. We will have a variety of supplies available: pens, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, erasers, notebooks, binders, folders, and so much more!

Questions? Contact the Ironworkers Local 7 Union Hall at (617) 268-4777.

Celebration of Life for Brother John M. Rybacki

We regret to announce the death of our Brother John M. Rybacki on Friday, February 9, 2024.   

Calling Hours:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home
426 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Celebration of Life:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Chrissey Farm
426 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

Celebration of Life for Brother Ralph Barry

We regret to announce the death of our Brother Ralph Barry on Friday, February 9, 2024.

Celebration of Life:
Sunday, February 25, 2024
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Boston Elks Lodge #10, 1 Morrell Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Please find the full obituary here.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

Celebration of Life for Brother Douglas J. Roy

We regret to announce the death of our Brother Douglas J. Roy on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

At the request of the family the services are private.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

Celebration of Life for Brother Joseph P. Ryan

We regret to announce the death of our Brother Joseph P. Ryan on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Visiting Hours:
Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Chapman Funerals & Cremations
2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28)
Wareham, MA 02571

Graveside service will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Tihonet Road, Wareham, MA @ 11:30 AM.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

Celebration of Life for Brother James “Joe” Forrest

We regret to announce the death of our Brother James “Joe” Forrest on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.   

Memorial
Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 11:00 – 1:30 PM
Sophia Room
Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square W
Salem, MA 01970

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

Scholarship Applications are Now Open

Scholarship applications are now open!

The Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds offers two opportunities: the Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship and the Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship.

Applicants may only apply for one of these scholarships. Check out the eligibility guidelines below. The deadline to apply for both scholarships is Friday, March 8, 2024.

Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship
The Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship is an award of $1,000 for 4 years (total of $4,000). All applications must be emailed (preferred) or postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2024.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a member, child, grandchild, or spouse of a local union member or employees of its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Fund, whose local union and its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Funds are dues-paying members of the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF).

    • Be enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited nursing program.

Applicants can find additional information about the scholarship here and the application form here. Please review the details prior to submitting your application.

Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship
The Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship is an award of $1,000 for 4 years (a total of $4,000). All applications must be emailed (preferred) or postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2024.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a member, child, grandchild, or spouse of a local union member or employees of its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Fund, whose local union and its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Funds are dues-paying members of the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF).

    • Be enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited college or university.

Applicants can find additional information about the scholarship here and the application form here. Please review the details prior to submitting your application.

Celebration of Life for Brother Kevin Mahoney

We regret to announce the death of our Brother Kevin Mahoney on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.   

Celebration of Life
Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
The View & Tavern
357 W. Squantum Street
Quincy, MA 02171

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Frank Murray
President

OPPOSE RIGHT-TO-WORK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE NOW!

Local 7 Residents of New Hampshire – We urge you to TAKE ACTION now to stop House Bill 1377-FN. A second hearing on this bill has been scheduled for Wednesday. Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Legislative Office Building, Room 307
  • Committee: House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

Even if you registered in opposition to the bill for the first hearing, please do so again! We had an AMAZING show of force and solidarity at the first hearing on January 10th. We want our turnout for this hearing to be even stronger. Please spread the word to all of your organizations and your networks.

To sign in to register your position on a bill and/or submit testimony, use this link: https://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/remotetestimony/default.aspx

  1. After clicking the link, fill in the content boxes with your first and last name, as well as your town, state, and email address.
  2. Select the date of the hearing on the calendar (2/7), by clicking on the relevant date.
  3. In the dropbox below “Select the Committee,” select House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services
  4. In the dropbox below “Choose the Bill,” select 9:30 AM – HB 1377. 
  5. Select the appropriate option for the “I am” dropbox (likely “Member of the Public”). 
  6. Fill in the content box under “I’m Representing” with the business, organization, or group you are representing. If you are representing yourself only, write “myself.”
  7. Under the “Indicate Your Position on this Bill,” check the circle that says “I Oppose this Bill.”
  8. If you wish to speak during the hearing to present your testimony, you will need to attend in person at the State House, but you may upload your testimony if you cannot attend.
  9. If you wish to submit testimony on the bill, click the “Choose File” button to upload the testimony file from your computer.
  10. Once you have reviewed that the information that you have entered is accurate, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the webpage.