Thank you for attending Local 7’s Blood Drive!

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Brothers and Sisters,

In a time of great need for our community, dozens showed up at the Union Hall to participate in Local 7’s blood drive on Wednesday. This event was held in partnership with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center. 

The nation’s blood supply has seen drastic reductions due to COVID-19 and last year’s harsh winter. Blood drives were canceled in 30 states due to weather. The blood donated yesterday will benefit patients at Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Thank you again for making a difference for those in need.

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Daniel McWilliams
President 

TONIGHT: Make Calls to STOP “Right to Work”

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Brothers and Sisters,

We’re anticipating that the New Hampshire “Right to Work” bill will be up for a vote in the State House next Thursday, June 3. For our union Brothers and Sisters across the Granite State, this means their safety and livelihoods are on the line. Please help us STOP “Right to Work” in its tracks before the vote.

You can help tonight by calling fellow union members in swing districts.

  • Join a phone bank from 6-8 PM this evening, Thursday, May 27. You’ll be calling union members to urge them to ask their Representatives to vote “NO” on SB61 on Thursday, June 3.
  • We’ll also hold one last phone bank on Tuesday, June 1, at 10 AM. 
  • SIGN UP for a shift: https://bit.ly/2SmnaFM. Once you sign up, you’ll have the option to phone bank virtually or in person at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO (see a map).

Together, we can and will defeat this anti-worker legislation. Thank you for your hard work.

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Michael Smith
Business Agent and President of the NH Building Trades Council

Next week, donate blood to help save lives

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Brothers and Sisters,

For many hospitals during COVID-19, keeping blood donations in full supply has proven to be a challenge. One in every three people will need blood at some point in their life, but right now, there are shortages across the country. 

That’s why we’ve arranged for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile to park at the Union Hall next Wednesday, May 26. 

Your donation can mean the gift of life for our friends, family, and neighbors in need. We encourage you to make an appointment to donate. 

Local 7 Blood Drive
Wednesday, May 26
11:30 AM – 6:00 PM
195 Old Colony Ave, South Boston, MA (front parking lot)

If you are well, we encourage you to make an appointment. Walk-ups will be accommodated as time allows. People who have recently received the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to donate blood, provided you are symptom-free and feeling well.

Thank you for helping make a difference for those in need. 

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Daniel McWilliams
President 

UPDATE: 2021 Local 7 Election Results

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Brothers and Sisters,

Yesterday, we announced the full list of winners of this year’s elections. View the results on IWLocal7.org

Please note that Paul Landerholm, who was elected Vice President, has rescinded the position to permanently take over as Local 7’s Training Director and Apprenticeship Coordinator. We greatly appreciate Paul’s service to our great Local and think he will be excellent in this new role. 

This means that Thomas “Tommy” Pecoraro, the runner-up, will serve as Local 7’s new Vice President. Congratulations, Tommy! 

Thank you again to all who ran and voted in this year’s election.

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

2021 Local 7 Election Results

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Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you to all who ran and voted in this year’s election. We appreciated your flexibility as we adapted to a mail-in voting system for Local 7 members’ health and safety.

View the results as a PDF.

Thank you again for your commitment to our great Local. Your participation at these important moments is what keeps Local 7 strong. 

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Congratulations to the Winners of Local 7’s 2021 Scholarships

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Brothers and Sisters,

Join us in congratulating the recipients of this year’s Local 7’s scholarship program. Eighteen students were chosen from 16 communities across the region. These students, all high school seniors, will go on to enroll in four-year colleges, community or technical colleges, or go into the building trades. 

Scholarship recipients were selected from their participation in the Massachusetts AFL-CIO’s Labor History exam. Find the full list of winners below.

We are proud of these bright young men and women!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Robert MacNeil 
President


Scholarship Recipients

Henry Hughes Memorial Scholarship – $16,000

Marieke Heitmann
Arlington High School 
Sponsor: Mark Bastoni 

Joseph Brown Memorial Scholarship – $12,000

Ryan Auciello 
Scituate High School
Sponsor: Joseph S. Auciello 

Joseph Maloney Memorial Scholarship – $8,000

Connor Firek
Haverhill High School 
Sponsor: Philip Burns 

Local 7 Memorial Scholarship Recipients – $2,000 each

Jocelyn Skane 
Melrose High School
Sponsor: Jeffrey Skane 

Alana Willis 
Wakefield High School
Sponsor: Jason Willis 

Julia Hughes 
East Bridgewater High School 
Sponsor: John Hughes

Shannen Murphy
Quincy High School 
Sponsor: Thomas Murphy

Joseph Delano 
Plymouth South High School
Sponsor: John Robert Delano

Skylar Howard 
Millbury Memorial High School 
Sponsor: Michael Howard 

Brian Morrill
Cardinal Spellman High School
Sponsor: Brian J. Morrill 

Amanda McEachern
Archbishop Williams High School 
Sponsor: Keith H. McEachern 

Jonathan Canelas-Hidalgo 
Shrewsbury Senior High School 
Sponsor: Wilmer J. Canelas-Lopez

Alanya Morelli 
Harwood Union High School
Sponsor: Michael Morelli 

Catelyn Wilkinson 
Methuen High School 
Sponsor: Christopher Frederick Wilkinson 

Cole Wilkinson 
Methuen High School
Sponsor: Christopher Frederick Wilkinson 

Talia Herbert 
Melrose High School
Sponsor: Sean Herbert 

Liam Jordan
Malden High School 
Sponsor: Ryan Jordan 

Abby Larochelle 
Northbridge High School
Sponsor: Kris Roland Larochelle 

Take action against “Right to Work” in the Granite State

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Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you for your continued efforts to stop dangerous “Right to Work” legislation in New Hampshire. All of our union Brothers and Sisters across the Granite State are committed to stopping this anti-worker bill, and together, we have made a tremendous impact.

Please help keep up the fight. This month, we’re focused on contacting the legislators who have the power to stop “Right to Work” in its tracks:

  • Call fellow union members in swing districts every Tuesday and Thursday to urge them to ask their Representatives to oppose SB61 when it comes up for a vote.
  • Phone banks are on Tuesday mornings from 10 AM-12 PM and Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM.
  • SIGN UP for a shift: https://bit.ly/2SmnaFM. Once you sign up, you’ll have the option to phone bank virtually or in-person at the New Hampshire AFL-CIO (see a map).
  • After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link, call instructions, and a script. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who plans to phone bank will need a smartphone and a laptop, tablet, or iPad.

Together, we can – and will – defeat this anti-worker legislation in the great state of New Hampshire. Thank you for your hard work.

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Mike Smith
Business Agent and President of the NH Building Trades Council

Local 7 is building back better

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Brothers and Sisters,

Strong infrastructure helps us lay the groundwork for healthier, safer futures. Throughout the pandemic, Local 7 members have been critical in building, repairing, and replacing the bridges, towers, and transit centers that our families and neighbors depend on. This Infrastructure Week, we recognize the work of union iron workers everywhere and renew our commitment to upgrade our nation’s infrastructure.

Local and national leaders are prioritizing these investments. In Massachusetts, a new $16.5 billion transportation bill is creating many opportunities for iron workers throughout the Commonwealth. And this spring, President Biden announced the American Jobs Plan, which would make historic repairs to our infrastructure while bringing great union jobs to our communities. 

All of us at Local 7 are dedicated to pushing our leaders to stand by these commitments. Please join us in celebrating Infrastructure Week.

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Robert MacNeil 
President

COVID-19 Vaccines Available at Florian Hall

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Brothers and Sisters,

This week, Harbor Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Florian Hall has open appointments for anyone 16 years or older.

Click here to schedule an appointment online.

You can also schedule an appointment by calling 888-503-0766 for assistance in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. The line is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM. 

Harbor Health Vaccination Clinic:
Florian Hall 
55 Hallet Street 
Boston, MA 02122 

New appointments are being added regularly. If no appointments are available, we encourage you to check back later.

We encourage each and every member to take advantage of this opportunity and get protected against COVID-19 as soon as possible. 

Thank you for doing your part to keep our communities safe.

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Robert MacNeil 
President 

MA Members: Vaccine eligibility will expand on Monday

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Brothers and Sisters,

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility once again.

On Monday, April 19, ALL residents over the age of 16 will now be eligible to receive a vaccine, completely free of charge. We strongly encourage all members to sign up for a vaccine appointment as soon as you are able. Find a vaccination site near you and schedule an appointment.

By getting your vaccine now, you’ll help protect our communities from this deadly disease. Thank you for doing your part.

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

William P. Hurley 
Financial Secretary/Treasurer 

Robert MacNeil 
President