May 2023 Union Meeting and Rededication Ceremony

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Brothers and Sisters,

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Regular Union Meeting for May. Below are the details for the meeting:

Wednesday, May 24
5:00 p.m.
Local 7 Union Hall
195 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA 02127

Please join us at 4:30 p.m. for the rededication ceremony of the Fallen Ironworkers Memorial, honoring our Brothers and Sisters who lost their lives on the job.

We hope to see you all there!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Spring Photo Contest Reminder

Brothers and Sisters,

Remember to enter our Spring Photo Contest and show off your favorite job site photos for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Red Wing Shoes before Monday, May 1!

To enter, visit our app, click “Photo Gallery” on the main menu, and select “Submit a Photo.” 

Don’t have the Local 7 app yet? No problem!

We look forward to seeing your photos!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Join us this month for two training courses

Brothers and Sisters,

This month, we are pleased to announce two important trainings open to Local 7 members:

First Aid/CPR Training Course
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 4-8 p.m.
There are currently 11 available spots for this class

Hoisting 3A/1B/1C Prep Class
Monday, April 24, 2023 from 4-7 p.m.
Please bring the following to be signed up for the state test:

  • Driver’s License
  • DOT Physical

If you are interested in either of these classes, please call the Apprentice Office at 617-268-0707. We look forward to seeing you there!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Protect Construction Workers from Wage Theft!

Brothers and Sisters,

Here at Local 7, we have an opportunity to do our part to protect construction workers from wage theft.

Representatives Peter Capano and Nick Collins have introduced legislation that would allow workers to bring employers to court on behalf of the Commonwealth to recover damages and penalties in the case of non-payment of wages in the construction industry. These protections will allow workers to be better protected in an already dangerous industry with an opportunity to unite and fight for what they deserve.

To help protect the many workers who would benefit greatly from these protections, please visit this website and tell your state representatives to sign on to H1409/S1148 to protect construction workers today!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Announcing the Spring Photo Contest

Brothers and Sisters,

At Local 7, we’re proud of our members and the incredible work that you accomplish building our region every day. Enter our Spring Photo Contest and show off your favorite job site photos for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Red Wing Shoes!

To enter, visit our app, click “Photo Gallery” on the main menu, and select “Submit a Photo.” 

Don’t have the Local 7 app yet? No problem!
We look forward to seeing your photos!
 

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

3rd Annual School Supply Drive

Brothers and Sisters,

Last month, we held our 3rd Annual Mid-Year School Supply Drive to provide Boston teachers and families with the school supplies that children need to finish the school year strong.

Together, alongside community-focused leaders and organizations, we showed up in solidarity to donate over $10,000 in supplies to ensure that our students receive the support they need year-round.
Thank you again to everyone who donated, volunteered, and showed up to support our community. The drive’s great success is all thanks to the commitment, generosity, and hard work of our members and allies.
 
In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Honoring Women in Construction Week 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

In honor of National Women in Construction Week, Local 7 is proud to celebrate the many skilled women building our region whether it be on top of Boston skyscrapers or over bridges in Maine.

Please join us in recognizing our building trades sisters across the region for their outstanding work including our very own Jessica Devance who was recently featured in The Enterprise. On behalf of Local 7, Happy Women in Construction Week! 

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

The countdown has begun!

Brothers and Sisters,

The countdown has begun for the Local 7 Next Committee’s 3rd Annual School Supply Drive which will provide thousands of dollars in supplies to students, families, and educators!

We’re so close to our $10,000 goal and hope to work together to make 2023 the best year yet. We’re looking forward to being joined by Boston City Councilors Tania Fernandes Anderson, Ruthzee Louijeune, and Julia Mejia as well as the Boston Union Trade Sisters, Building Pathways, The BASE and many more supporters.

Additionally, if you’re interested in volunteering to staff this event, please email thenextcommittee7@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there on Saturday, February 25, and thank you all for your contributions!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Local 7 welcomes students, families, and educators!

Brothers and Sisters,

Join us on Saturday, February 25 for our 3rd Annual School Supplies Drive! Donations will be accepted at the union hall up to the day of the event. Let’s work together to make this the best year yet!

Please share this flyer with families of school-age children, educators, and friends and invite them to attend our upcoming event on Saturday, February 25.

Additionally, our union is seeking members to volunteer to staff the event. Please email thenextcommittee7@gmail.com if you’re interested in participating.

Thank you all for your contributions!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President

Join us on Saturday, February 25 for our 3rd Annual School Supplies Drive! 

Brothers and Sisters,

Join us on Saturday, February 25 for our 3rd Annual School Supplies Drive! Donations will be accepted at the union hall up to the day of the event. Let’s work together to make this the best year yet!

In Solidarity,

Michael Hess
Business Manager

Mike Doucette
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Tom Pecoraro
President