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ON THE COVER: Local 4 Operating Engineers at work replacing the historic Gloucester Drawbridge.
WILLIAM D. MCLAUGHLIN
BUSINESS MANAGER’S REPORT Brothers and Sisters, Welcome to spring! I hope all is well with you and your family during these unusual times which continue to plague us with COVID-19. Please continue to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and protocols for the safety of all. Despite our state’s vaccination rollout plans, I encourage everyone not to fall into a trap of a false sense of security. This disease still remains the same deadly virus since early last year. With respect to our monthly union meetings, I look forward to seeing everyone at Florian Hall once we are able to resume under the Massachusetts Phase 4 large gathering venue. As the long winter is now behind us, we can now look forward to a much-anticipated construction season. Based on positive projections for 2021, the outlook is strong. In Massachusetts alone, we are looking forward to an approved $16.5 billion transportation bill, which translates into various construction projects throughout the Commonwealth. This will provide ample opportunities for the Operating Engineers. Turning now to our nation’s capital. Recently elected and IUOE-endorsed President Joe Biden has already begun his term as a great supporter of organized labor. During many of his press conferences, he references good union jobs, collective bargaining, workers' rights, and representation in the workplace, just to name a few. As we all know, these are significant watchwords which are necessary when it comes to passing legislation that will be beneficial for labor unions such as ours. Another feather in his cap is the appointment of Martin J. Walsh as the new U.S. Secretary of Labor. The former Mayor of Boston, union member, and dear friend of ours is certainly the right person for this position. His record proves that he is capable of not only representing labor but of supporting the concerns and needs of every working-class citizen in America.
Recently, the PRO Act (Protect the Right to Organize) was reintroduced into Congress. This is, by far, the most ambitious piece of pro-labor legislation endorsed by a U.S. president in several decades. The PRO Act would repeal numerous anti-union policies, prohibit permanent replacement workers during strikes, ban right-to-work laws, and strengthen workers' rights to organize. This bill has passed in the House of Representatives and is awaiting a vote in the Senate. Big business and the Republicans oppose this bill…no surprise there. Less than one month into his term, President Biden invited North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey to a meeting at the White House. This meeting was an opportunity to meet directly with President Biden and key administration officials to discuss the challenges facing workers of America and, specifically, issues of importance to the construction industry. These issues of discussion were COVID relief measures including vaccine distribution, retirement security (pension reform), energy policies, infrastructure investing, and pathways for the working class. Lastly, President Biden nominated Jennifer Abruzzo to become the new General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). She is from the Communications Workers of America. Jennifer has spent over two decades working for the NLRB in various capacities. The pro-labor candidate once served as acting NLRB Counsel after longtime IUOE General Counsel Dick Griffin’s term had expired. Based on her union background, Jennifer will undoubtedly refocus this board’s efforts towards protecting the fundamental rights of all workers. All of the above-mentioned progress and accomplishments are the direct result of supporting the right candidates for public office. Elections matter! We now have access to and
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the support of the President of the United States. Finally! In addition to our Local’s new website, I am pleased to announce the launching of our new Benefit Funds and Training Center websites. Please make time to visit these state-ofthe-art portals. All three of these sites were constructed with the help of our new partner 617MediaGroup. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all great success in this upcoming construction season. It is an honor and privilege to continue serving all of you as Business Manager of this great local union. I believe our unity and iron-will spirit are the key to our success. I look forward to seeing all of you soon, and, as always, thank you for your support. In Solidarity,
William D. McLaughlin Business Manager
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MICHAEL J. BOWES
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As we move into the spring season, the work in the Boston area continues to stay strong. I hope all is well with you and your families. We are a year into this COVID-19 pandemic, and I hope that we stay just as vigilant with our safety protocols. Let’s stick with it and keep up with our safety procedures on the job and at home so we can get back to some type of normal soon. Here is a look at some of the ongoing work in the area. The Mattapan T Station job is moving right along. MacKay is doing the site work, S&F is doing the concrete, Hallamore is in there with a service crane, and Brox Industries is doing the paving. The South Station job is moving right along. Flett is doing the excavation, Berlin Steel has moved in, and Bay Crane has their LR 1600 setting iron. This has been a great job thus far. On the 400 Sumner Street job, they are getting ready to erect two towers for Boss Steel to start the iron as the base sections are already in. J. Derenzo is almost at bottom for digging out the hole, and Trevi Icos is still setting the bracing. On Columbus Avenue, the Northeastern University Science and Research Building is moving along with J. Derenzo digging out the hole, J.L. Marshall doing the core, and Boss Steel just setting up the tower crane to start on the steel erection soon. The Raffles Hotel job on Trinity Street is moving right along. The tower crane just got erected for G&C, Hub Foundation is about done with the mini piles, and Dow is also in doing some utilities.
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On the UMass Boston job, Gilbane is the general contractor, and Select Demo is now doing the demolition of the science building to make way for the new academic building. This job is approximately $126 million of work. Suffolk has the 1260 Boylston Street job called Scape. A.J. Welch has the site, Bay Crane is in there for Keller doing the sheets, and Fuse (formerly Liberty) has the tower. This job will be residences. The Cabot Yard job in South Boston is still moving along with Lane Construction. On this job, Barletta has been doing a lot of the trackwork for them, and this has been a great job for the operators out of the Hall. Parcel 12 at 1001 Boylston Street is moving along with Trevi Icos doing the slurry walls and drilled shafts. J. Derenzo has the site work, and Structures Derek is going to be doing the steel on this job, which goes over the Mass Pike and rail line. The Fenway Center 2 project is now on track to proceed. This job also uses the air rights over the Mass Pike and rail. J.F. White is the construction manager for the deck and foundation that will be starting soon. JMA's State Street Bank job at One Congress Street is in full swing. Stearns has both towers working two shifts, S&F has the concrete and core, J. Derenzo has the site, and Julian has the two hoists. Suffolk’s Winthrop Square job is moving along. S&F has the concrete, and A.A. Will is digging the hole. This is an up-down construction, and A.A. Will is almost all the
way down. Fuse has just set up the two hoists on the building. This summarizes a few jobs in the area, and all in all, work is moving right along. At Suffolk's Boston Children's Hospital Hale Building job, the Operators and Building Trades collectively donated $7,150 for Boston Children’s Hospital again this year. It’s a great thing to do for the kids. Nice job to everyone involved. I want to congratulate Marty Walsh who was a great Mayor for the City of Boston, a good friend of the Building Trades, and a great friend of Local 4. He will be missed in his local roles, but will remain pro-labor, pro-union, and proworker in the Department of Labor. There hasn’t been this kind of voice there in a long time. We wish him well. As I stated in my last letter, I hope everyone has taken the time to utilize the Training Center to keep up on their much-needed certifications. The Training Center is here to help us all get whatever training we need. They are a phone call away and have a great new website: Local4Training.org. In closing, I look forward to working with all of you now and in the future, and I appreciate your ongoing support. Please stay safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.
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Spring is here, and I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy. The last year has been one that I’m sure we will never forget. Although we are still dealing with the fallout of COVID-19, the numbers are trending in the right direction. As the vaccines continue to roll out and become widely available, I am optimistic that life will return to normal soon. The Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation's annual golf outing is scheduled for September 19 this year. This is a great event for members to get out on the course and have fun all while raising money for charity. This year, we are supporting the fight against cancer. Registration is open now. See the insert in this issue for details. On the job front this winter, work has remained steady. We had the usual seasonal slowdown. However, with mostly mild conditions, many job sites remained open. In Cambridge, Kendall Square is busy with several projects ongoing. At One Broadway, Safeway has two hoists. At Google, Stearns has
two tower cranes, Massey is setting glass with a mini crane, and Julian has two hoists. At MIT Soma Building 3, Marr has several elevators and S&A Cranes has been in and out. W.L. French is performing site work. At Volpe, Maxim has two tower cranes erecting steel for Prime. J. Derenzo is doing the site work, and Allied Pile has their 3900 removing bracing. Safeway has the hoists. At 750 Main Street, S&F is doing concrete with Maxim’s tower crane and A.A. Will is doing the up/ down. At Cambridge Crossing Parcel EF and Parcel G, Maxim has the tower cranes. At Parcel I, Boss is erecting the steel. At Parcel H, Maxim is setting glass for JK Glass. A.A. Will has the site work at all four projects, and Marr has the hoists. A lab space project at Parcel U is scheduled to begin this year.
Chelsea viaduct project is ongoing. Skanska/McCourt JV is the general contractor, J.R. Vinagro is doing the demo, and Alley Cat Crane is providing support. At the Chelsea Soldiers Home, J.L. Marshall is doing the concrete and W.L. French is doing the site. I would like to congratulate Brother Jim Marenghi on his appointment to the Labor Guild Board of Directors. This is a great organization that offers classes related to both public and private sector unions such as negotiations seminars, steward training, building trades issues, public speaking, and many more during spring and fall semesters. Go to LaborGuild.com for more information. Be sure to take advantage of the Training Center and all the great classes that are available to our members, especially if you are laid off. It is critical to keep all your licenses and certifications up to date to get out to work.
In Waltham, J.R. Vinagro is doing a major ledge/crushing job at Waltham High School, which will allow the site In closing, if there is anything I can do package work to begin this summer. for you and your family, please let me At Hobbs Brook, J. Derenzo is doing know. As always, thank you for your site work and Marr has the hoists. The continued support. NE WS MAGA ZINE ▬ SPRING 2021
CHRISTOPHER T. FOGARTY Recording Secretary BUSINE S S REP RE SEN TAT I V E: SHOP S / 4E / CONCRE T E P UMP S
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open house this past weekend looking for people. This company has swelled to over 70 employees and continues to grow. It was a different industry United Rentals has added another and quite the fight when we were customer repair facility in Woburn. A approached by some of the employees need for these repair places has really CONTACT there to be represented. It’s been a rocky taken off. Customers and contractors road, but over time, the relationship has (781) 294-1090 now have the ability to bring their grown and will continue to improve. own equipment in to be repaired or firstname.lastname@example.org rebuilt. Most contractors don't carry the The concrete pump industry has been overhead of their own shops for repairs busy right through the winter with the As we enter the end of winter and a anymore, and this part of the market is on flatwork companies having a lot of work new spring is right around the corner, it the uptick. Sunbelt Rentals is currently on the books for the spring and the pump looks as though not only are we seeing in negotiations with several of their rental companies busier than they have some hope with the COVID-19 vaccine locations with a new non-union branch ever been. Surveyors continue to keep for all, but for Local 4 and their families, being negotiated to merge into a union busy with more and more companies we are hopeful that the worst is over for one for their temp air division. Herc utilizing them with the help of all of now. Keep those that continue to suffer Equipment (formerly Hertz Equipment) the agents. Supply companies such as in your thoughts, and remain vigilant for has had quite the turnaround in the last Robert Karpp, Wallboard Supply, and five years — they were previously down United Builders had a rough go of it for your safety and those around you. to one branch in Boston. After opening a while, but seem to be back to full force, The work front looks busy as we a branch in Worcester and then Billerica, with more hours becoming available. come out of what are traditionally the they have announced another location slow months. I am getting reports of in Bridgewater to be open this spring, Lastly, I’d like to ask you to keep Brother Jeff Spencer in your thoughts. equipment utilization at unusually high creating even more jobs. He is fighting for his life with this levels and lots of optimism that if we Several companies are looking for people, terrible COVID-19 virus, and it's going continue to come out of the cold weather, numbers indicate that in March, things including CRW (link-belt cranes), to be a long road for him. If there is are going to take off. I have a need for United Rentals, Herc, ECA (Bauer drill anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate experienced mechanics that I have not rigs), Sunbelt, ATS, Monroe Tractor, to call. Be safe. seen in many years. Thank you to those and Independent Concrete (mechanics) who have sent some qualified people my to name a few. National Water Main has way as well as some entry-level people. added 17 people to their rolls and had an
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With the spring season arriving, work in the area is picking up. I hope all of our members and families are well and safe despite COVID-19. Select Demo has taken down the office building that was adjacent to Lowell High School. W.L. French is doing the site work, and Hub has also begun the stone columns. It's great to see this job getting off the ground as it has been on the books for a couple of years waiting to start, although I’m being told by Suffolk it will be a slow beginning before they move onto school property. I was also told by Suffolk that this will be a six-year job. I'm looking forward to getting our members to work here! In Andover, D.W. White has begun the site work for Amazon, JDC has begun the demo, S&F Concrete has just begun setting up, and Phoenix Foundation Company will also be starting shortly. So far, we are off to a great start, and we are four for four on the contracts that have come out. We are waiting on steel and precast awards next.
Newport is continuing a bridge and a new intersection adjacent to the garage. Also, ET&L has been steady on reconstructing the Thorndike Street overpass that will lead into the new courthouse. Black Dog is also working off a barge in conjunction with ET&L. J.R. Vinagro has moved equipment in and will begin removing the overpass. S&R Corp. is doing the site work at a parking garage in Lawrence, and they are also very busy in the Lowell area doing the bridges on the VFW Highway and on the Lowell Connector. We recently had a meeting with Seabrook Station about the upcoming projects that will begin this spring and go through the summer. Also, we have been working very hard to put a stop to Right to Work in New Hampshire, and want to thank our members for their help and ongoing help. The State House will be voting on Right to Work in the coming weeks. Barletta will resume work on the Middlesex Turnpike expansion in late March or early April. It will be great to have this job back up and running after being shut down for over a year due to utility poles needing to be relocated.
New England Biolabs in Ipswich has begun an expansion on their campus. W.L. French has begun the site work, and W.T. Rich is at the Pawtucket Regional Keller has a couple of drill rigs on the job. School in West Newbury, United Civil is moving quickly with the site work, and Welch Corp. is finishing up on site work North American Crane has just about for the Lowell Courthouse parking garage. finished hanging the steel. J.L. Marshall has
finished the foundation work. This is a $150 million school that will take three years. Marois Brothers at Analog Devices in Wilmington has finished up the parking lot and retention ponds. They also have the site work for the new Ryan Elementary School in Tewksbury where they have started back up after a winter shutdown. Universal Steel is also on the job hanging steel. Vinagro has completed a big chunk of the site work in Bedford. They will be back in full force shortly. Bay Crane is on the job hanging steel for an office building. J.F. White has shifted into high gear on the MBTA Annisquam Bridge in Gloucester. They have been adding to their workforce and working long hours. Keller has begun their second phase of drilling. Black Dog has been in and out dredging and moving underwater utilities. There are also plenty of water, sewer, and paving contracts that will begin shortly in the area. If you have water, sewer, or paving experience and are looking for work, please give me a call. I’m looking forward to a busy season! Please practice social distancing and stay safe. As always, if there is anything I can do for you, just give me a call. Thank you all for your continued support!
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DAVID F. FANTINI
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After what has been a fairly mild winter and with vaccines being widely distributed, we have what looks to be a very good construction season ahead of us in the South Shore area. The South Coast Rail Project is a very large project with a total cost of $3.5 billion that will bring many work opportunities to the men and women of Local 4 for the next several years. To date, less than $1 billion of the project has been awarded. After a few seasons of some smaller contracts, two larger contracts were let out and have started. The D.W. White/Skanska piece is underway with Cook, Hub, Coastal, and Underpinning of New York all on site. The other large bid that went to Middlesex is also underway, and even though our general contractors weren’t successful in securing this project, we have several subcontractors that have been awarded work with Northern Tree on site. Delta was awarded the installation of all the track.
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Cardi Corp. was the low bidder on the After 18 years serving as a trustee on $220 million Route 24/140 interchange. the Pension, Annuity, and H&W Boards, Early work is slated to begin in March. Business Manager McLaughlin has Business Manager McLaughlin and I met asked me to now serve as a trustee on the with Cardi at their office to discuss the Apprenticeship Board. I look forward to project, and we look forward to a great working with Training Coordinator Mike project for both sides. Carey and the rest of the board. Each of A couple of ongoing projects that I these Funds is extremely important to all mention regularly both have a good of us, but affect us at very different stages season scheduled for this year. Pilgrim of our careers. To have a direct hand in Station in Plymouth will be continuing the the future Operating Engineers of this very early stages of the decommissioning great Local is something I find extremely process with some demolition of some exciting and would very much like to smaller on-site structures and the securing thank Bill for the opportunity. of the main power plant itself. Sevenson Environmental has started to ramp back up and recall operators. This could possibly be the last season for this project, which has been ongoing since before I took the area over when Norman Teed retired over 13 years ago.
In an effort to make the experience as great as possible, we have moved this year's charity golf outing to September 19. With everything headed in the right direction on the pandemic front, hopefully by then, we will be back to a place where our only concern will be the weather.
There have been a good number of projects As you get called back to work this that have been awarded where work has spring, please take the time to give the begun. Here are a few of the highlights. agent in whatever area you are working In Wareham, several large solar fields are a courtesy call to let them know you are under construction with J.R. Vinagro and there, especially if it is a new job that has Borggaard performing site work. Mitchell just started. The calls are always greatly Elementary School in Bridgewater has appreciated, and, in a time where we are started with Catalano being awarded the under attack from the other trades, it helps site work and Vinagro demolishing the us police our jurisdiction. existing school. Lawrence Lynch has As always, if I can be of any assistance, work throughout the area with their largest please do not hesitate to call. I hope to see job being the expansion of the Bourne you at an upcoming meeting. Cemetery, which is a $30 million site project. D.W. White was also the low bid on a $30 million contract in New Bedford.
DAVID D. DOBSON, JR. BUSINE S S REP RE SEN TAT I V E: WORCE S T ER-FR AMINGH AM ARE A
Spring is finally on its way after a tough winter with the weather and COVID-19. It's hard to believe we're still talking about COVID-19 a year after my last spring newsletter. I don't think any of us had any idea it was going to last this long. I hope you and your families have had a good and healthy winter. Please continue to be safe and follow COVID protocols. I'd like to thank Business Manager Bill McLaughlin and new Training Coordinator Mike Carey and his instructors Tommy McEvoy, Peter Carpenter, Andy Franzen, and Pete Gardiner for doing such a great job changing with the COVID times. They have done an amazing job bringing online classes to our journey members and apprentices alike. Recently, with the help of instructor Mike Cullen, the Hazmat refresher classes in Medway were a huge success in replacing our usual Worcester area Hall Hazmat refresher. Great job, guys! With spring moving in on us, the next words we hope to hear in Worcester are "PLAY BALL!" at Polar Park, the new stadium our members built for the Worcester WooSox. The home opener is scheduled for May. Go Sox!! Our signatory contractors W.L. French, F&D Truck, Manafort Precision, Keller, Maxim Crane, J.H. Lynch, Central Mass Crane, Central Nursery, United Rentals, and Sunbelt Rentals have done an outstanding job with our very talented operators at the controls delivering this project in time for the opener. I can't thank our members enough. It's very nice to go to
job site meetings and hear contractors sing the praises of our Local 4 members. Other work in the area includes: • The capping of the outfield office building at Polar Park by Maxim Crane with Prime Steel • The parking garage at Polar Park with W.L. French, NEFCO, and Manafort Precision
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• UMass bioresearch and educational facility with Marois Bros., Badger, Vinagro Demo, and Bay Crane
• The Mary Baker Eddy House in Newton with NCI
• UMass/VA Hospital with Vinagro Site, J.L. Marshall, North American Crane, Central Mass Crane, Maxim Crane, Prime Steel, and Alley Cat Crane • Edgemere job, Shrewsbury apartments, and Market Basket with D.W. White • Natick Center T Station with DOC and Railworks • Mass Pike Southborough, three bridges with J.F. White-Taibbi, Hub, and Vinagro Demo • Hopkinton Main Street, Amorello & Sons Water and Sewer • Northland Project Multi-Use, Needham Street at Oak Street Newton with Costello Demo and Manafort Bros. • Needham Fire Station and Needham Safety Complex with Ernest Guigli & Sons • The Schiller Institute at Boston College with Liberty, Salvucci, Derenzo, and A.J. Welch
• Balmer Elementary School in Northbridge with Guigli and EDI • Route 13 in Leominster with Amorello & Sons Water and Sewer • Gardner Elementary School with Marois Bros. • North Central Correctional Institute in Gardner with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. • Route 12 Bridge in Westminster with Northern Construction There are many more jobs ongoing as well as being bid. Please keep all your licenses and certifications up to date as well as adding to them. The more you can do, the more employable you are. In closing, please be safe and take care of yourselves and your families. I wish you all a great start to this season, and as always, I look forward to seeing you on the job and I thank you all for your support!! GO WOOSOX!!
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Brothers and Sisters, As always, let me begin by offering my sincere wishes of safety and health for you and your families. As we look ahead in 2021, a plan is beginning to take shape on mass vaccinations and, eventually, having restrictions lifted. As we move into spring, here's what's happening in the Maine/New Hampshire area: • In New Hampshire, we have a significant fight on our hands against Right to Work legislation. Currently, this legislation has been passed by the Senate and, as it heads to the New Hampshire House, the membership should know that organized labor is engaged in a full-court press to kill this. There are many moving parts behind the scenes with ads that target legislators with their constituents and getting information out to the membership. I would like to thank Business Manager McLaughlin for his leadership. He has put all the tools in place, including our International, to fight Right to Work. • In Maine, the 130th Legislature has begun (remotely), and Right to Work was filed there as well. I represented Local 4 and testified against this legislation recently. We do not anticipate this to ever come out of committee, but RTW is always on the
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agenda in Maine and New Hampshire. It's important that we have elected officials in office that support labor and our issues. About a year ago, the first positive case of COVID was reported in Maine. On this day, the crane licensing bill was in committee and, because of the unknowns with COVID, it never came out of committee. This year, we brought the bill back up. I would like to thank Training Coordinator Mike Carey, Organizer/Legislative Representative Chris Carey, and Crane Operator Local 4 Member Scott Karlberg for their testimony at the hearing. Instructor Tommy McEvoy was a wealth of information about the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and shared why it's essential that the right people are in the seat of a crane in his testimony. Because of Tommy's knowledge, the Committee Chairs wanted him back for the work session as we construct the program. It will take some time, but we are engaged. Also, in Portland most noticeably, the outside hoist is beginning to pop up a lot more on these projects. In order to protect our jurisdiction, I put a bill in to have these outside hoists/elevators have a licensed operator. The elevator constructors have been helpful in this process as they look to reform the elevator advisory board in the State of Maine. We hope our collective efforts will protect our jurisdiction in Maine on these hoists. • CMP Clean Energy Connect Project is moving along. We have answered the IBEW's request for this project. We have been able to put quite a few operators on this project clearing for NCI. We prepared for this to
really take off with a large list of Operating Engineers to go to work. Currently, Phase 1 continues, but because of some legal issues, they are not bringing on anyone at the moment. There were enough signatures for a referendum on the whole project recently that, unfortunately, could be a threat to the project. We anticipate a fight and will be involved in any legislative action in Augusta by the protesters of the project. I'll keep you informed on any new developments. • In Westbrook, Maine, LMC has started a pipeline project. This work should last right into November with about 10 to 12 operators. • Colby College in Waterville has JDC Demo on site. • SPS in Kittery and Alley Cat Crane in Portland have a tower at Cambria Suites. • Offshore wind in Maine is a big topic. A select few trades have been in talks with Diamond about entering into a memorandum of understanding and, ultimately, a collective agreement. This is in the beginning stage, but I want you to know where we are in these discussions. I have been asked about Hazmat refresher training and forklift training in Maine. There will hopefully be an announcement about training in the near future as restrictions begin to lift. If you're ever working in the area or if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know! All the best to you and your families and I hope to see you all very soon. Stay safe! In Solidarity, Bobby Burr
CHRISTOPHER L. CAREY ORG ANIZER LEGISL AT I V E REP RE SEN TAT I V E
As we welcome the warming spring weather, that also means the start of the new construction season. As an Organizer, I look forward to this time of year because the demand for our membership grows. We are always looking to increase our market share and provide the members of Local 4 as many opportunities to work as possible. Through the winter months, we were able to have many conversations with workers and employers. The way we had those conversations may have changed because of the pandemic, but the way we organize has not. I appreciate the help and the support from Business Manager McLaughlin and all of the agents for being flexible with this fluid environment in order to have those conversations. We were successful in signing several new contractors this winter. Bronson Drilling was performing work at a new municipal building in Dedham when we were able to sign them up. Acute Industry is a new vac-truck company that is looking to grow their company with Local 4. V&P Excavation, Granger Grading, Inc., New England Hammer, and Metro Glass are all new signatory companies that you might be seeing out there. I am looking forward to a busy construction season and welcoming new companies and members. Last year, almost in the middle of the session, the pandemic hit and legislators
turned all of their focus onto COVID-19, which we needed them to do. We also needed them to look at fixing the transportation issues that we have in Massachusetts. It came down to the CONTACT last few hours of the session, but the (781) 759-6169 House and the Senate passed a $16.5 billion Transportation Bond Bill that the firstname.lastname@example.org Governor signed a few days later. This bill will greenlight many projects that could start as soon as this spring. We will see work from this piece of legislation for to be heard in front of the House as soon as March. It is very important that all of many years to come. our New Hampshire residents call their While the public is still not allowed into representatives and let them know that the Massachusetts State House, the new "Right to Work" is WRONG. Our strength session is moving forward. We have is in our numbers, and we need the New re-filed our top priority bill, An Act to Hampshire legislators to hear us. Establish a Hoisting Machinery Board of Regulations. This bill has been filed in Public hearings over Zoom have already the Senate as SD326 and in the House as started in Maine. Business Agent Burr HD3525. We have co-sponsors from both has made tremendous progress in getting parties and have gained support from last a state crane license there. We provided session. The Joint Committee on Ways testimony in favor of the license in and Means met on February 2 for the February, while someone representing Governor's FY2022 budget, and the good Cianbro Corp. and The Cote Corp. news is last year's projections are not as testified against it. bad as anticipated. This means there will Over this last year, we have faced be more money available to be allocated challenges and heartbreak. I hope that to important construction projects and you all stay strong and safe. We are almost through this, but we must remember to enforcement like wage theft. In New Hampshire, a "Right to Work" follow guidance and wear a mask. bill has been filed and has now passed through the Senate. This bill is expected
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ON TRACK FOR SUCCESS: GLOUCESTER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT For 110 years, commuters, residents, and visitors alike have depended on the Gloucester Drawbridge. The historic bridge, built in 1911, reconstructed in 1932, and updated in 1984, carries the MBTA's Rockport commuter rail line over the Annisquam River in Gloucester.
Vinagro fully demolished the bridge’s abutments. J.F. White is doing the sheets and backfilling to allow the construction of a new track. When finished, the Gloucester Drawbridge will feature:
• New side-by-side single-track moveable bridges In 2011, the drawbridge was deemed to be structurally deficient — in fact, the bridge was in the "worst structural • Replaced trestles with pre-stressed box beams on top of drilled shafts condition" of any bridge in the MBTA's system. Now, a fouryear, $100 million project to reconstruct the bridge is well • Relocated control tower underway, and Local 4 Operating Engineers are taking on The MBTA estimates that one of the two Rockport Line tracks some of the project's key components. over the bridge will be back in service by this summer. With the new bridge, residents and commuters can expect faster, J.F. White's team is kicking into full gear with Keller beginning their second phase of drilling. Black Dog is in and more reliable rail service. Most importantly, the bridge will out dredging and maneuvering new underwater utilities. J.R. be safe for years to come.
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OPPOSITE PAGE: Using a CAT 336, Scott Billingsley installs a steel sheeting wall to support the relocated southern track. TOP LEFT: Pier 1 will be supported on two drilled shafts. The drilled shaft rig and barge are mobilizing and will soon begin installation of the drilled shafts. LEFT MIDDLE: The DiMinico Family: son Anthony DiMinico, father Business Representative Paul DiMinico, and son Nicolas DiMinico LEFT BOTTOM: Local 4’s team with Black Dog Divers, Inc. dredges the Annisquam River. TOP RIGHT: Steve Maffeo operating a Manitowoc 999. BOTTOM RIGHT: Operator Kerry McCormack and Apprentice Chery Victoria keeping it moving in Gloucester.
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MICHAEL J. CAREY T R AINING COORDIN ATOR
Greetings Brothers and Sisters, As we enter into the spring season, we are excited about some recent improvements at the Training Center. I would like to thank Business Manager William McLaughlin and the Training Fund Trustees for their continued support. The Training Center, with their approval, recently took delivery of a new CAT 322 rubber-tired excavator that will be available to our members for training on this increasingly popular piece of equipment. We are looking forward to continuing to make improvements to the Training Center equipment and expect delivery of a new CDL A tractor in June. The Training Center recently launched a new website with the help of 617MediaGroup. Our hope is that the members will find this updated website more userfriendly. It should be a good resource for members to keep updated on events at the Training Center. I would always encourage you all, either through the website or by calling, to please reach out if you have any training needs, whether it is for a class or one-onone with an instructor.
Office. The Training Center will be running journey member CDL training and testing this spring. In the month of March, the Training Center is pleased to be hosting Building Pathways Boston as well as Building Pathways South for two separate virtual field trips. These types of outreach programs are a great way to find potential members of Local 4 and let them know what we do as a Local and what we have to offer as an apprenticeship.
The Training Center will continue to run both virtual and in-person continuing education and forklift classes each month as we head into spring. Hazmat will also continue in person with limited availability We were fortunate, thanks to the generosity of for each class with the health of our members in mind. our signatory contractor Brox Industries, to have Instructor Peter Gardiner will be holding NCCCO a paver available to our apprentices for training as prep classes in the spring beginning in March for part of their Specialty Equipment class. It has been members planning to take their written exams or a valuable experience for them to have that paver recertifications. Apprentices have concluded their in Canton to run and get hands-on experience on CDL training. If any members are interested in equipment not otherwise available to them. I would obtaining a CDL, please reach out to the Canton also like to thank Bruce Flett and James W. Flett Co., Inc. for delivering the paver to the Training Center with their new Peterbilt tractor. The Training Center is grateful for the opportunity to have this specialty CONTACT training available to the apprentices. (781) 821-0306
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Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to serve you. Be safe and have a great spring.
INTRODUCING THE NEW LOCAL4TRAINING.ORG We're pleased to share the new, streamlined Training Center website at Local4Training.org. On the website, you'll find training updates, class schedules, important documents, and more — all in one place. You'll also be able to: • Sign up for in-person and Zoom online classes • View an interactive schedule of classes • Download and submit apprentice documents • Get in touch with Training Center staff as a journey member, apprentice, or prospective apprentice With this new website, we hope you continue to take advantage of our top-notch classroom instruction, field training, and continuing education opportunities throughout your career.
UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULE All classes are in Canton unless otherwise noted. For a full list of courses and to sign up, visit Local4Training.org.
May 2021 CONTINUING ED CLASS 1 In-person & Zoom Monday, May 10 from 6-10 p.m.
HAZMAT REFRESHER In-person in Medway Saturday, May 8 from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CONTINUING ED CLASS 2 In-person & Zoom Wednesday, May 12 from 6-10 p.m.
HAZMAT REFRESHER In-person Saturday, May 22 from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CONTINUING ED CLASS 3 In-person & Zoom Monday, May 24 from 6-10 p.m.
NCCCO PREP COURSE In-person in Medway Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m.
CONTINUING ED CLASS 4 In-person & Zoom Wednesday, May 26 from 6-10 p.m. FORKLIFT Zoom Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m.
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UPDATE Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
must be of the size, amount, condition, and method of stacking sufficient to sustain the loads and maintain stability.
At the end of a relatively mild winter, I know we are all looking forward to a warm, prosperous spring. With the Cranes must not be assembled or used COVID-19 numbers trending in the unless "ground conditions are firm, right direction and the vaccine being drained, and graded to a sufficient distributed, we all have good reason to extent so that, in conjunction (if be optimistic. necessary) with the use of supporting materials, the equipment manufacturer’s Despite the relatively mild temperatures, specifications for adequate support and there were above average snowfall totals degree of level of the equipment are met." for the month of February. This high Span blocking, blocking with space in snowfall total, coupled with the spring between the pieces, is forbidden. It is rain, means one thing in New England. recommended that blocking under the We are entering mud season. While outrigger float should be three times many people's main concern is the mess larger than the float. this will make in their homes, Operating Engineers have another concern in mind. In excavation, OSHA’s Subpart P does Ground Conditions. not directly address ground conditions. They do specify that prior to digging, In the crane world, OSHA addresses the contractor should locate and identify ground conditions in Subpart CC. They all underground utilities that may be state that “ground conditions” means encountered. Operators of wheeled the ability of the ground to support the equipment should be especially careful equipment, including slope, compaction, on muddy job sites. It is quite a scary and firmness. They define “supporting experience when the front tire sinks into materials” as blocking, mats cribbing, a deep mudhole!! marsh buggies (in marshes/wetlands), or similar supporting materials or devices. In the foundation drill rig field, the They also state that blocking material ADSC addresses ground conditions by
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stating a working platform must be used. They define a "working platform" as typically constructed from compacted soil, geotextile fabric, crushed rock, crane mats, or a combination of each. They add that a key factor of the platform design is the maximum bearing pressure generated by the foundation drill rig. They remind us that it's not just the ground bearing pressure generated from the machine weight, but also the forces generated during operational activities. In closing, I would like to wish you all a safe and prosperous season. Please do not hesitate to call the Training Center for any licensure or safety questions. Fraternally, Thomas McEvoy Co-Safety Officer
UPDATES FROM THE TRAINING CENTER Local 4 apprentices now have a new paver to train on, thanks to the generosity of Brox Industries and James W. Flett Co. The paver was lent to us and delivered to our Training Center free of charge.
We were honored to have Massachusetts State Senator Walter Timilty visit our training facility in Canton. The training and continuing education opportunities provided at our two Training Centers are the backbone of Local 4, and we were proud to show Senator Timilty around and share more about our programs.
CENTRAL MA AFL-CIO SCHOLARSHIPS This year, the AFL-CIO of Central Massachusetts will be awarding six $1,000 scholarships as well as several $500 and $1,000 Platinum sponsored scholarships to eligible high school seniors.
1-2: Apprentices practice on a new paver, lent to us from Brox Industries and delivered by James W. Flett Co. 3: L to R: Organizer/Legislative Representative Christopher L. Carey, Massachusetts State Senator Walter Timilty, and Training Coordinator Michael J. Carey
Eligibility: Student must be a 2021 graduating high school senior going on to college and a child, grandchild, or member whose local is affiliated with the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Union members must live or work in the jurisdiction of the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Application: Download the application on our website at IUOELocal4.org/resources/scholarships. Deadline: All names must be submitted to the lottery drawing by May 1, 2021.
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From the Funds Office
GREGORY A. GEIMAN, ESQ. FUNDS ADMINIS T R ATOR
CONTACT (508) 533-1400 email@example.com
Happy Spring! It has been a long, difficult winter, and I am sure everyone is anxious to get outside and enjoy some longer days and nicer weather. Here we are, over one year into this pandemic. If your family is anything like mine, you have watched a lot of movies. One movie we all enjoyed was Back to the Future. In the sequel, Marty McFly travels to the year 2015 and purchases a sports almanac listing the winners of all sports events for the years 1950-2000. Marty’s archnemesis Biff Tannen steals the almanac, travels back in time, and delivers it to himself in 1955. Biff’s younger self then uses the almanac to place bets on sporting events in the coming years. Armed with foreknowledge about the outcomes, Biff wins every bet he places in subsequent years and amasses a fortune. (Is this the part where I’m supposed to write “Spoiler Alert,” or was that supposed to be at the top of the paragraph? I’m not sure.) The type of “sure thing” that Biff enjoyed usually only exists in fiction. Real life is fraught with risks, difficult decisions, and many shades of grey. But, over one
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year into this pandemic, we are fortunate material that provides instructions to your to enjoy something that is as close to a body on how to make the viral protein that “sure thing” as we ever see in real life: a triggers an immune response to COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine. Two shots in the arm, and the resulting antibodies. The singlethree to four weeks apart, and you are shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is similar, protected, with up to 95% efficacy, from but it uses a protein from the virus rather becoming ill with this life-threatening than mRNA molecules. (To borrow from disease. And if you were to become ill, Back to the Future, getting the vaccine the vaccine is likely to keep you safe from is like having 1.21 gigawatts of protection the more severe conditions that can arise from the disease.) from COVID-19. It is vital that you obtain And it is free! The Local 4 Health and this protection, for yourself, your family, Welfare Plan will pay for the cost of your co-workers, and your community. the vaccines for you and your eligible The more of us that obtain the vaccine, dependents. And even if you are not the quicker we can achieve the type of currently covered by the Plan, the federal widespread immunity that is crucial to government has committed to picking up control this disease and to allow us all to the cost for anyone that obtains a vaccine. enjoy a renewed sense of normalcy. You will likely have to keep masking up The vaccines were subject to rigorous for the foreseeable future to protect those research and trials, and tens of millions that have not yet received the vaccine. of your fellow Americans have already However, by getting your vaccine, you will been vaccinated with minimal side effects be getting us all closer to the day when we and, thus far, extraordinary results. You can tell COVID-19, in the immortal words should always refer any questions about of Biff Tannen, “Make like a tree, and get your own specific conditions to a medical the hell out of here.” You will help to keep professional, but in general, the vaccines your family healthy, your job site safe, and are safe and recommended if you are allow your community to begin to heal. pregnant, if you have underlying medical Family barbecues, nights at Fenway, and conditions, and even if you have already all our favorite summertime activities are been sick with COVID-19. You should waiting for us tomorrow if we do the right also ask a medical professional if you have thing today. Please get your vaccine when any allergy concerns, but it is important to your turn comes. note that the only active ingredient in the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are mRNA Gregory A. Geiman, Esq. molecules, which contain the genetic Administrator
INTRODUCING LOCAL4FUNDS.ORG AND THE GAUGE With the new Local4Funds.org website and our quarterly Benefit Funds newsletter, The Gauge, it's easier than ever to connect with the Funds Office and take full advantage of your benefits.
LOCAL4FUNDS.ORG On the new Local4Funds.org, you'll find all the latest news on your industry-leading benefits. You can access essential documents, contact information, and log into your Member Self Service (MSS) portal.
THE GAUGE The Gauge is our brand-new quarterly Benefit Funds newsletter. We hope that all Plan Participants and their dependents can find You may have already read your print or digital edition. With something helpful in The Gauge. If you have any questions or The Gauge, we're opening a new line of communication ideas for how we can make this newsletter even better, please between Plan Participants and the Funds office. be in touch — just visit Local4Funds.org/contact. Highlights in the Spring 2021 issue include: • Plan updates and reminders for 2021 • A spotlight on Plan Participant Jay Cushman • Information on COVID-19 care and your benefits • Tips for retirement planning and tax season
Scan this QR code with your smartphone's camera to view the digital edition of The Gauge.
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KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION UP-TO-DATE Have you moved, changed phone numbers, or updated your email address lately? It's crucial that we have all of your current contact information on file at the Union Hall. Please take a few minutes to let us know about any recent changes. Please send us your name, registration number, mailing address, cell phone number, and email address. You can send it by mail or electronically. IUOE Local 4 16 Trotter Drive Medway, MA 02053 firstname.lastname@example.org
Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. 4th Annual Golf Outing Supporting the Fight Against Cancer
Sunday, September 19, 2021 Stow Acres Country Club 58 Randall Road • Stow, MA
Registration Information Name: Street Address: City/State/Zip: Home/Cell #: Email: Shirt Size (Complete if registering for Lunch and Golf Shirt Only option):
Participant Levels Individual Outing Fee
Foursome Outing Fee
Lunch and Golf Shirt Only
Make checks payable to: Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Each registered golfer receives 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, golf shirt, and prizes!
Mail or deliver to: IUOE Local 4 Golf Outing 16 Trotter Drive Medway, MA 02053
Each registered golfer receives 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, golf shirt, and prizes!
Registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. Spots are limited. No refunds available after August 19th. Please call 508-533-1433 with any questions. Note: Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
(Please complete information for each registered golfer).
Registration/Lunch 11:00 am Shotgun Start 12:30 pm Cell phone
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ONLINE UNION DUES
PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS ◦ Visit IUOELocal4.org. ◦ Click Pay Dues Online with EZPay/Xpresspay — Union Dues Only on the homepage. ◦ Enter your name, registration number, credit card number, and the desired payment amount ($45, $90, $135, or $180). · An asterisk * indicates a required field; please fill in all information completely to ensure accurate processing. ◦ Complete the steps and your dues will be credited the next business day. ◦ Your receipt will be sent to you in accordance with your payment. The online portal will only accept union dues payments, not working dues. For working dues, members should call 508-533-1400.
PLEASE NOTE There is a 3% convenience fee that is collected by EZPay and not Local 4. To avoid this fee, we recommend you pay your dues with a traditional form of payment.
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Send check, cash, or money order mailed or delivered to: IUOE Local 4 Union Hall 16 Trotter Drive Medway, MA 02053
THINKING THE UNION WAY Awhile back, I was sitting on my deck here in Florida watching my neighbor’s house being built. They were setting trusses with a crane. I knew that in the not-too-distant future my house would need trusses set with a crane, but with one exception. You see, it took a few phone calls to find out the crane that day was operated by a non-union operator. That’s when I knew I had to step up and make sure my trusses would be set by a UNION operator. I called the local union, IUOE Local 487, and asked about local union crane companies. I made a call to Zeiger Crane Rental and was told they could do the job.
On the day the trusses were to be set, Steve Lucarelli is a retired 50-year I approached the Operator, Miguel member of Local 4 who is now living Montiel, a transplant from California in Okeechobee, Florida. and a 17-year member of the IUOE. I showed him my union card and told him he was here because of it. Miguel was pleasantly surprised and insisted on showing me his union card. Sometimes you get the chance to step up and do the right thing, and when you do, there’s a good feeling that follows. A few months ago I received my 50-year Gold Card from Local 4. On that day, I had another “good feeling” moment.
1: Miguel Montiel and Steve Lucarelli with their union cards 2: Setting the trusses at Steve's house, the union way
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LOCAL 4 AT WORK At the Suffolk Downs development, the new Polar Park, the Boston Logan expansion, and many more job sites around the region, our members have been busy this winter. Take a look at some of the many projects our Brothers and Sisters have been working on recently.
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1: Brian Hutchinson with Christine Callahan on Barnhart’s 200t Link-Belt for Action Steel at Gates School in Acton.
7: JDC Demo at Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
8: Operator Pat O’Neill and Oiler Ryan Martin setting a new billboard 2: L to R: Members Tom Shaughnessy, Zach DiTocco, Frank Serio, and off Route 128 in Canton. Randy Loucraft working at Logan Airport Terminal E Expansion project. 9: LMC in Westbrook, Maine. 3: Operator Fred Piccirilli and Second Operator Skip Dean driving 8’ 10: One of Marr’s rigs in for service at the new Braintree facility. diameter piles for Cashman on the Woods Hole Ferry project. 11: Operators Rick Oxley, Mike Gomes, Scott Gomes, and Matt Darrigo 4: Lance Hatstat and Richard Skinner for Marois Bros., working at the UMass Boston science building demo job for Select Demo. during Phase 1 of UMass Medical Bio Research and Educational 12: Mark Brady with A.J. Selmon-Lynch on NEFCO pile driver and Building. Vinagro will soon start demo of 1/3 of the garage in the Mark Prunier on Manafort Precision lull, moving forms at Polar Park picture to make room for the 11-story facility. Garage site. 5: Operator Connor O’Brien and Oiler Max Morin operating a 450t crane picking 205,000lb storage tanks for spent nuclear rods at 13: Local 4 Steward Rick Allard in 1st loader, Bobby Snape in 2nd, and Sean Gramzow in excavator loading a crusher being run by Jay Seabrook Power Plant for Central Mass Crane. Arsenault for W.L. French at the Polar Park Garage site. 6: Joe Kreidler and Christine Callahan on Bay Crane's 1300 Liebherr 14: Operator Tanya Knight and Apprentice Micheal McCall working for for Prime Steel at Wellesley Office Park. A.A. Will digging out the hole at Winthrop Square.
15: Brian Nault working at the Suffolk Downs Project. 16: Operator Markus Reynolds for Clean Energy Connect in Jackman, Maine. 17: Operator Kevin Curry and Apprentice David Tripp setting wall panels at the new Amazon building in Kingston. 18: Operator Dave Roy on processor for Clean Energy Connect. 19: D.W. White started site work at Amazon in North Andover. 20: Jason Yannelli for Alley Cat Crane in Portland, Maine. 21: Operator Paul Haynes working at the Braintree T Station. 22: Keith Sullivan and Max Morin on Central Mass Crane’s 300t GMK setting HVAC units at the UMass Medical/VA job.
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LOCAL 4 GIVES BACK Construction workers’ union gives $3,000 to State Trooper Foundation
L to R: Business Representative Robert A. Burr, Lt. Mark Holmquist, Business Manager William D. McLaughlin
IUOE Local 4 presents check to Maine State Troopers Foundation
HONORING STATE HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN RICHARDSON We were sad to hear of the passing of former Maine State House Speaker John Richardson last year. He was a dedicated, loyal friend of our great Local and to working people across the state. John Richardson was also a supporter of the Maine State Troopers Foundation. That’s why, thanks to generous contributions from Local 4 members, we donated $3,000 to the Foundation in John’s memory over the holiday season.
The Maine State Troopers Foundation supports a variety of statewide programming relating to social services, substance use disorders, economic adversity, victims of violence, and much more. We will continue to make generous donations towards their important work.
Our donation was featured in the Portland Press Herald and the Country Courier.
GIVING BACK TO BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL L to R: Chuck McGrath, Sean O’Connor, Steve Saunders, and Charlie Brown, along with the other Building Trades, raised $7,150 at Suffolk’s Boston Children’s Hospital Hale Building job to donate to Boston Children’s Hospital again this year.
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IN MEMORIAM The Officers and Members of the Local offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of: David Almeida
Joseph R. Ferraro, Jr.
Ralph V. Papetti
Thomas H. Barnes
Samuel E. Laurenza
Robert R. Priest
Thomas P. Billings
Diane L. Lucente
Lawrence M. Ray
William J. Bird, Jr.
James E. Lynch
Robert W. Santos
Edmond L. Boucher
John P. Mancuso
Clifford A. Westcott
David C. Cummings
Gary E. Maynard
Allen E. Wright
Ralph P. DeCecca
Roger B. Morandi
Raymond A. Noel
RETIREES Local 4 would like to extend their congratulations to the following Members who have announced their retirement. Congratulations on starting this next chapter of your life! Joseph M. Aries
Dean B. Gardiner
John F. McCausland
Paul E. Arsenault
Steven M. Gonsalves
Daniel G. McKenney
Anthony A. Bianco
Steven K. Gove
Daniel T. Migdelany
Richard J. Cefalo
William J. Keefe
Jeffrey D. Nardone
Timothy J. O’Leary
Thomas M. Curto
Emile J. Maillet
Robert J. Witt
William J. Marshall
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO OUR GREAT LOCAL UNION. NE WS MAGA ZINE ▬ SPRING 2021
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CONGRATULATIONS, SECRETARY MARTY WALSH A LABOR SECRETARY FOR WORKING PEOPLE Congratulations to our new U.S. Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh! Like Secretary Walsh, Local 4 believes in building an economy where all workers can thrive and access family-sustaining careers. As the first card-carrying union member to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor in nearly 50 years, we know Marty will fight for our future every day as Labor Secretary.
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