Operating Engineers Local 4 Spring 2020 Newsletter

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Happy Holidays


Please check www.iuoelocal4.org for the The Quarterly Notified Meeting most up-to-date information regarding will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at upcoming meetings events. the Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street,and Dorchester, MA The Officers will read their Quarterly Reports

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Business Manager William D. McLaughlin Michael J. Bowes Business Manager President Michael J. Bowes David F. Shea, Jr. President Vice President David F. Shea, Jr. Christopher T. Fogarty Vice President Recording Secretary Christopher T. Fogarty Paul C. DiMinico Recording Secretary Financial Secretary Paul C. DiMinico David F. Fantini Financial Secretary Treasurer David F. Fantini Business Representatives Treasurer Michael J. Bowes Business Robert Representatives A. Burr Paul Michael C. DiMinico J. Bowes David Robert D. Dobson, A. Burr Jr. Paul David C.F.DiMinico Fantini Christopher David D. Dobson, T. Fogarty Jr. David DavidF.F.Shea, Fantini Jr. Christopher T. Fogarty Organizer/Legislative Representative David F. Shea, Jr. Christopher L. Carey Organizer/Legislative Representative Executive Board Christopher L. Carey Christopher L. Carey David Executive D. Dobson, BoardJr. Christopher Patrick J. Hunt, L. Carey Jr. William DavidT.D. McGuinness, Dobson, Jr. Jr. Patrick John G. J. Hunt, Rossi Jr. William Michael T.A. McGuinness, Simoncini Jr. Peter John A. G. Ventresco Rossi Michael A. Simoncini Guard Peter A. Ventresco James M. Marenghi Guard Conductor James M. Marenghi Ryan P. Mancini Conductor Training Coordinator Ryan P. Mancini John J. Gaffny, Jr. Training Coordinator Office Manager John J. Gaffny, Jr. Amy S. Smith-Mattie Office Manager Benefits Administrator Amy S. Smith-Mattie Gina M. Alongi Benefits Administrator Gina M. Alongi


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Important Union Dues Increase Reminder see page 12

*COMING EVENTS* Please check www.iuoelocal4.org for the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming meetings and events. May 22, 2020 MCTHTF Scholarship applications due see page 10 June 7, 2020 3rd Annual Golf Outing see page 11

DUES REMINDER DUES FOR THE CURRENT QUARTER, April, May & June 2020DUES ARE REMINDER NOW DUE AND PAYABLE. Failure to maintain your good standing in regardApril, to DUES FOR THE CURRENT QUARTER, dues cause youARE suspension Local Union May may & June 2020 NOW from DUE the AND PAYABLE. and yourto removal fromyour the jobsite. Failure maintain good standing in regard to dues may cause you suspension from MA the 02053 Local Union Mail Dues to: 16 Trotter Drive, Medway, and your removal from the jobsite. Members to remit dues payments Mail Duesare to: encouraged 16 Trotter Drive, Medway, MA 02053on an annual basis ($180). Quarterly dues may also be paid in three, six, or Dues paymentsoncan Members arenine-month encouragedincrements. to remit dues payments an only be credited to your accountdues on a may quarterly basis, and annual basis ($180). Quarterly also be paid in must with the calendar quarters. three,coincide six, or nine-month increments. Dues payments can only be credited to your account on a quarterly basis, and Quarterly dues are due on the first day of each quarter. must coincide with the calendar quarters. On the Cover: Photograph Johndue Greenleaf Bridge andof theeach Merrimack River taken by Quarterly duesofare on Whittier the first day quarter. Kay Ficht of Ficht Photography LLC


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COVID-19 Common Sense Guidelines

Brothers and Sisters,

Local 4 Members from the Polar Park job honoring fallen Worcester Firefighter Lt. Jason Menard as the procession passed. Local 4 Members from the Polar Park job honoring fallen Worcester Firefighter Lt. Jason Menard as the procession passed.

I am writing to provide you with updates and guidance in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. My most important principle is ensuring the health and safety of our members and your families. I am dedicated to taking every reasonable and necessary measure to support and protect you. As we face these unprecedented times, I realize that this is frustrating and inconvenient. However, the gravity of this situation needs to be recognized with the utmost attention. This remains a fluid situation, and the guidance and directives that we are receiving from public health officials regarding COVID-19 are constantly evolving. Therefore, I will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and provide you with the best decisions to protect and preserve the health and safety of every Operating Engineer. In response to COVID-19, or coronavirus, we have compiled the following common-sense guidelines based on official recommendations from both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Although the risk for workers in our industry remains generally “low,” there are simple things we can all do to prioritize safety and wellbeing today and every day.

Local 4 Members from the Polar Park job honoring fallen Worcester Firefighter Lt. Jason Menard as the procession passed.

Operating Engineers Local 4 is proud to maintain the highest standards of worksite safety in the region and the world. Please closely review

the4following so thatPark together, we can maintain the healthiest workplaces Local Membersinformation from the Polar job honoring fallen Worcester Firefighter Lt.possible. Jason Menard as the procession passed.

In addition to the following information and guidelines, please continue to stay informed by visiting the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov) and OSHA (https://www.osha.gov) websites.

The Officers and Members of the Prioritize hand hygiene:

We wish a long, healthy and well-deserved retirement Local offer their sincere the following: • The Clean your hands with an hand sanitizer that contains at leastto60-95% alcohol or wash your hands with soap and Officers and often Members ofalcohol-based the condolences to the families andand water should be used We water for at least 20 seconds. Soap preferentially if hands are visibly wish a long, healthy and dirty. well-deserved retirement Local offeryour their sincere • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. M. Bagni Thomas Ronald D. Fone to the following: friends of the following: • Visit the CDC’s coughing and sneezing etiquette and hand-washing webpages for more information. condolences to the families and Robert L. Billingsley, Jr. Michael J. Francis Meredith W. Adams Thomas M. Bagni Ronald D. Fone Stay home whenof sick: friends the following: Richard Camara Anthony J. Bonanno Gerald V. Graham Robertillness, L. Billingsley, Jr. Michael J. Francis • If you’re not feeling or have symptoms of acute respiratory it is recommended that you stay home and not come to work Meredith W.well Adams Cornell Christian until youRichard are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least Lawrence Bonome Gerald W. Holm George W.Camara Eaton Anthony J. medicines Bonanno(e.g. cough suppressants). Gerald V.Please Graham 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering report an illness and Cornell John M. Christian Komich Robert J. Cantwell subsequent absence from work to your contractor, as well as the Union Hall at 508-533-1433. Paul P. Lessard Lawrence Bonome Gerald W. Holm • Seek Ronald medical help if you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. Information on COVID-19 symptoms can be found George W. Eaton M. Lannigan Eugene W. Cerone Paul Meschwitz on the CDC website. John M. Luongo Komich Robert J. Cantwell Paul P. Lessard Armando Ronald M. Lannigan Peter T. Colburn Charles R. St. Laurent Before traveling: Scott D. McCullough Eugene W. Cerone Paul Meschwitz ArmandoH.Luongo Laurence Morse Garyguidance M. Cummings F. Sullivanto which you will • Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest and recommendations Mark for each Peter T. Colburn Charlescountry R. St. Laurent Scott D. McCullough Robert J. Pacheco travel. Specific travel information for travelers going to and returning from China, and information for aircrew, can be found H.Pepe Morse on the Laurence CDC website. Antonio G. Gary M. Cummings Mark F. Sullivan • Check yourself for symptoms Robert Pacheco of acute respiratory illness before starting travel and stay home if you’re sick. Claude J. J. Vaillancourt • If you become sick while traveling, promptly call a healthcare provider for advice if needed. Fraternally yours, Antonio G. Pepe Additional Measures in /Response to Currently Occurring Sporadic Importations of the COVID-19: Claude J. Vaillancourt DEATH NOTICE MEMBERS Please contact the Union Hall Fraternally yours, •

Members who are well butmay whopost havethe a sick family member or roommate at home with COVID-19 should notify their contractor, and immediately so we DEATH NOTICE / MEMBERS the Union Hall, and stay home. arrangements on our website. Please contact the Union Hall immediately so wetomay post the matter. William D. McLaughlin Thankwill youbefor your until attention this complete) important (notices posted services arrangements on ourare website. Business Manager and Vice-President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO Bill McLaughlin William D. McLaughlin (notices will be posted until services are complete) Business Manager Business Manager and Vice-President, Massachusetts AFL-CIO Operating Engineers Local 4


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William D. McLaughlin Season Greetings! business Brothers and Sisters, manager With this wonderful holiday season now upon us, I hope this article finds you, your family Season Greetings! and in good health. is important to can spend quality time to with your loved ones during Withfriends this mild winter nowIt behind us, we look forward a much anticipated new construction season. Currently, we grateful are still for facing thewe effects the truly coronavirus/COVID-19 this special time of year and to be what have.ofThis defines the spirit of With thisare wonderful holiday season now upon us, I that hopeour this finds your outbreak. As we all adjusting to the and2020 daily changes ofarticle this outbreak, I want Christmas. I am pleased to announce asfrustration we enter into projections for you, work op- family and friends in good health. Ityour is important to my spend quality time withinto your loved ones during to ensure that the wellbeing ofare our members andagain. families is number priority. Despite some portunities in the construction industry plentiful once This positive outlook willone translate a prosperous this special time of year and to be grateful for what we have. This truly defines the shutdowns to stop the spread of this virus, I still remain optimistic that 2020 will provide many spirit of year for project the Operating Engineers. I am pleased to announce as we enter into 2020 that our projections opportunities for our Christmas. membership. The projections and forecast for this year should be plentiful forfor thework opin the construction are plentiful again. This positive outlook will translate into aThis prosperous Operating Engineers. I wouldportunities like to thank you all for yourindustry great generosity in once contributing to the Helmets to Hardhats Program. year for the Operating Engineers. program enables U.S. Veterans who served this great country to return from service and enter a construction union. I’m sorry to report that due to COVID-19, we’ve made the tough decision to cancel this year’s 3rd Annual Annually, our local continues to support the men and women who make the ultimate sacrifice and fight for liberty and Local 4 Charitable Foundation Golf Outing. assured,inwe don’t take this action lightly.toThe AnnualProgram. Golf would likefew to thank you all for your greatRest generosity contributing to the Helmets Hardhats This justice. IFor the last years in recognition of Veteran’s Day, Local 4 has been the biggest supporter in recognizing Outing is one of our favorite events of the year. It gives us a chance to celebrate together, give back to our program who served of thisnot great to return from enter a construction our veterans. We enables provide U.S. themVeterans with the opportunity onlycountry giving them a job, but service we helpand them to transition back union communities, and support those in need. We’re immensely grateful for the your generosity in raising hundreds Annually, our local continues to support the men and women who make ultimate sacrifice and fight for and into civilian life and assist them with a secure and quality career. This national non-profit organization isreceiving designedliberty to of thousands of dollars for important causes over the years. All golfers and sponsors will be a For the last few years in recognition of Veteran’s Day, Local such 4 hasasbeen theDuring biggesta supporter in recognizing connectjustice. these True Heroes to acoming federally approved apprenticeship program ours. recent ceremony reimbursement in the weeks. We plan to resume our Annual Golf Outing in 2021, so please stay our veterans. We provide themInstructor with the opportunity of notspoke only giving them a job, but we help them to transition at the State House, Local 4 Training Peter Carpenter about his personal journey from military life back tuned for future updates. into civilian life and assist them with a secure and quality career. This national non-profit organization is designed to to an Operating Engineer. Great job Brother Carpenter…We will continue to support this outstanding program with connect these True Heroes to a federally approved apprenticeship program such as ours. During a recent ceremony great honor. I would like to personally thank all of you who attended our December union meeting. Because of your at the State House, Local 4 Training Instructor Peter Carpenter spoke about his personal journey from military life generosity we raised nearly $4,000. This total was matched by the Local Union and was donated to the to an Operating Engineer. jobcontribution Brother Carpenter…We will continue support this outstanding program with As the proud Business ofGreat this great local union, would$8,000 like towill thank youtofor your meals overwhelming support Greater BostonManager Food Bank. Our of Inearly provide 24,000 for the hungry. great honor. Last year, the GBFB distributed 68dues million nutritious foodThis to people who struggle withand hunger. with respect to raising our monthly union frompounds $10 toof$15 per month. decision was necessary based

continueThis to be pillars in our societyrelated while making a difference forcapita those to inthe need. Once again,trades the solely onLet’s economics. dues increase is directly to the rising costs in per many building As the proud Business Manager of this great local union, I would like to thank you for your overwhelming Engineers councilsOperating and associations thisdeliver! local is affiliated with. Local 4 will still have one of the lowest due’s structures in our suppor with respect to raising from $10 to $15 needed per month. This decision was necessary and based industry. This minimal increaseour willmonthly provide union us withdues beneficial resources to run a financially sound and secure solely on economics. This4dues increase is directly related to theupgrades risingCoalition costs capitaand to the many building On March 9th, our Local Funds officeassist postponed the Health Wellness Fair to trades local union. This additional funding will also us with theMassachusetts recent to in ourper number one asset, our main this localtoiscompleting affiliated with. Local 4 will still have one the lowest due’s structures be held atand Lombardo’s in Randolph, Massachusetts. was due to theofmany concerns related to in our office incouncils Medway. Weassociations are currently close someThis longdecision overdue building improvements. This will ensure the coronavirus. This Taft-Hartley Trust Fund is ultimately constructed hundreds of Union industry. minimal increase provide us Event with resources neededtotobenefit run a financially sound and secure respectability andThis professionalism at ourwill Headquarters at 16beneficial Trotter Drive. members and your families.funding This informational seminar is designed address health local union. This additional will also assist us with the recenttoupgrades to our education, number onefinancial asset, our main wellness, and lifestyle changes. The wellbeing of our members and their families is our number one priority. office in Medway. are currently close to50-year completing some long will ensure Recently, we had the honorWe of recognizing our new members. It wasoverdue a great building night for improvements. Local 4. We areThis all very The decision to postpone this event is for the health and safety for all. As soon as we confirm a future date professionalism our Headquarters at 16 Trotter Also, Drive.a special thanks to my entire staff, gratefulrespectability for this theirevent, manyand years andatPlease dedication our 4organization. for we willof letservice you know. visit to Local Funds.org for further information. executive board and our members for their generosity in, once again, approving a 13th check for ALL of our retirees. Recently, we had the honor of recognizing our new 50-year members. It was a great night for Local 4. We are all very Well deserved… Also, due COVID-19, our of Annual Local Hospital Blood had thanks to unfortunately grateful fortotheir many years service and 4/Boston dedicationChildren’s to our organization. Also,Drive a special to my entire staff be postponed. Once rescheduled, the information will be posted on our website. Please make every effort executive board andvolunteered our members forpersonal their generosity in, once again, approving a 13thincheck for ALL oflabor our retirees A special thanks to all who their time on election day. Your commitment supporting our to attend. Well deserved… minded candidates seek public office is extremely important. Well done!

As we enter this new construction season, providing assignments for members can be somewhat challenging A special thanks to all who volunteered their time onI highly electionrecommend day. Your commitment due to the lack of appropriate licensing andpersonal certification. contacting in thesupporting Engineersour labor In solidarity, minded candidates seek public office is extremely important. Well done! Training Center in order to meet these requirements. In solidarity, William D. McLaughlin Business Manager Vice President, MA AFL-CIO William D. McLaughlin Business Manager Vice President, MA AFL-CIO

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michael j. bowes president business representative boston area michael j. bowes -president business representative - boston area

As we move into the spring season, the work in the Boston area was strong before the Coronavirus started to impact our sector. Here are some of the jobs that were in progress before COVID-19 prompted shutdowns of the sites.

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In the Seaport, Turner’s Amazon job had just put up the second tower crane and Boss Steel had the iron. A.A. Will was doing the site work. The job was moving right along. The Whiskey Priest job was taking shape, with East Coast doing the slurry walls. Lane has the Cabot Yard job in South Boston for the MBTA. This job went strong over the winter months, and they will be adding more operators in the near future when the job site reopens. At the Government Center garage job, Trevi-Icos was finishing the slurry walls and Stearns has the iron and should start when it is safe to do so. This will be the home of State Street Bank, which will be the tallest office building in the city. Select Demo has finished the demolition of the former Boston Flower Exchange building in the South End. Derenzo was doing the site work and Allied Pile was getting ready to do the sheets and piles. Meanwhile, the Post Office Square job was moving right along, with newly-signed NorthStar having completed the demolition of the parking garage. Both Stearns and Boss Steel had work on this job, and Safeway has the hoists. The Winthrop Square job put up the second tower crane, and S&F Concrete was also on site. This is an up-down job, so A.A. Will will be moving back in to excavate the hole. Suffolk Construction has the 400 Summer Street Job, which will become mixed-use lab and retail space. Derenzo had started the site, Haywood Baker was installing piles, and Trevi-Icos will be doing the Slurry walls. The new MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park was also going strong with Select Demo working there, along with Haywood Baker, James W. Flett Co., and Manafort-Precision doing the concrete. The New Boston Arts Academy on Ipswich Street was still going with French, Haywood Baker, Angelo, and Marguerite Concrete. The Tower Crane should be going up soon. I remain optimistic that we will be reopening the job sites as soon as possible. Please remain in touch, so I can assist you in this uncharted territory. The health and safety of you and your family is our focus. I hope that everyone has taken the time this winter to keep up their certifications at the Training Center. There is nothing worse than calling a member for a job and hearing that they don’t have the right licenses or certifications. In closing, I look forward to working with all of you now and in the future. I appreciate your ongoing support.

david f. shea, jr. vice president business - cambridge/north of boston david representative f. shea, jr. vice president business representative - cambridge/north of boston

Brothers and Sisters, I wrote this report prior to the current coronavirus crisis impacting all of us the way it has. I hope you and your families stay safe and healthy, and I urge everyone to practice all the preventative measures that are being recommended. If we all do our part to avoid spreading the virus, we will get through this quicker. As work picks back up, I will try to get you out as soon as possible. As of right now, Cambridge and Boston have stopped all construction. The following is a list of jobs that were in progress and that I expect to start back up after we get through this difficult time. On the work front, Cambridge is my busiest city with projects going on all over. At Cambridge Crossing, Parcel H has Boss Steel with one tower crane and one more scheduled in April. J.L. Marshall is doing the concrete and A.A. Will is doing the site. At Parcel G, Prime is erecting steel with Maxim’s tower cranes and G&C is doing the concrete. At Parcel EF, A.A. Will is finishing up the excavation, G&C is beginning concrete work, and Prime will begin steel erecting this spring. At Parcel I, J.F. White has finished driving piles and A.A. Will is doing the excavation. Welch has been doing work on Parcels Q and W. McCourt is doing utility work on McGrath O’Brien Highway to support this project. In Kendall Square, several projects are underway. At One Broadway, Boss Steel has a tower crane working with S&F Concrete on the core and will be erecting steel next. At Google, HUB Foundation just wrapped up caisson and mini piles, DOW is doing the site work, and Maxim has two tower cranes scheduled. At MIT Soma, Building 3 has a Maxim tower crane. A.A. Will just finished the long excavation of the six-level underground parking at Buildings 3 and 4. Marr has the hoists at all three buildings. Bond Brothers, W.L. French, and G&C Concrete are also on site. In Somerville, at Assembly Row, two building projects are going up simultaneously with the same subs working on both. Structures Derek is wrapping up erecting steel, W.L. French is doing the site, Marr has the hoists, and North American has a crane doing the wood framing. At Boynton Yards, French has finished the excavation, S&F is doing the concrete work, and Structures Derek is doing the steel. In Union Square, Barletta is doing a major utility project for future development in that area. At Somerville High School, DOW is doing the site, and Hallamore has had cranes doing steel erecting. These and other projects should set up for a busy 2020 season. Please take advantage of any time off by upgrading your licenses and certifications. If you are a crane operator, please get as many of the CCO endorsements as you can. It is challenging when we can’t put you on a piece of equipment that you’re capable of running only because you don’t have the proper licenses. The Engineers Training Center is a great facility that we should all utilize. If you are interested, please register early for our 3rd Annual Local 4 Charitable Foundation Golf Outing, to be held on Sunday, June 7th at Stow Acres. This year’s proceeds will go towards the fight against cancer. All are welcome to come out and play. It’s a great event full of fun, prizes, and camaraderie. If you’re not a golfer, you can register for the pre-golf cookout. Please call if you have any questions. As always, thank you for your continued support.

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christopher t. fogarty recording secretary christopher t. fogarty recording pumps secretary business representative - shops/4e/concrete business representative - shops/4e/concrete pumps

Another mild winter this year has made for increased work hours at a time when we are traditionally hunkered down with the seasonal bad weather. Rental houses, dealerships, and construction shops are busier than usual, gearing up for the upcoming season while continuing work on ongoing rentals and sales. A few things have also changed for this upcoming year. The focus on customer-owned equipment has opened up a few new facilities and companies that are now diversifying their specialties in temp air and trench safety as well as truck rentals. A new player to the area is a company called Pro-Quip, which is soon to be Milton Rents. They will be looking for people to work in facilities that are not affiliated with Local 4 Operating Engineers. If you see them out there or know of people looking to work there, they are non-union. Opportunities for mechanics are wide open. There is a need for all skill levels from beginner to highly skilled and experienced technicians. If you know of people who have the skills, right attitude, and are drug-free who wish to apply for positions, please contact me. Again, checking vigilantly to see if people servicing equipment on the job sites are union has been especially helpful. This way we can identify people who may work for our signatories, but may be dispatched from newly-acquired, non-union locations, which have not been organized. The expansion of this industry has been amazing since I got in the Local in 1987. We have grown from just 90 members and a few companies to over 850 members and multiple facilities, with more growth on the horizon. We recently re-signed agreements with Robert Karpp Company and American Equipment, and we are currently in renegotiation with Ahern Rentals, Wes Construction, and Sunbelt Rentals (Quincy facility). The concrete pumping industry has had a few systemic issues for many years. Through some legal means, as well as negotiation with the contractors, and the help of Business Manager William McLaughlin, we have been able to correct these problematic issues. The winter meeting in Florida was attended very well and is a great place to talk with sister locals about the general work outlook across the country and how issues that we all face are being handled. The meeting was positive for the Operating Engineers, and the future continues to look good for us. If there is anything I can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thanks.

paul c. diminico financial secretary paul c.representative diminico -financial secretary business merrimack valley / business representative - merrimack valley essex county, ma & rockingham county, nh/ essex county, ma & rockingham county, nh Spring is just around the corner, it’s been a mild winter, and work in the area remains steady. Seabrook Station has been busy calling for crane operators. If you’re not working and interested in working there, please give me a call. Also, they’ve begun gearing up for the shutdown in April. Salem Power Plant has been completed. It has been a great job for many of our members for many years. Plans for Phase II at Salem are still in the works, which would put in a marina, condo complex, and a restaurant. This will be a great project to keep our operators going. Suffolk has been awarded the Lowell High School Job at $343 million. This will be the biggest high school to be built in Massachusetts. They are planning to start in late spring. We are still working with the City of Lowell for a job agreement. Also, beginning in late spring in Andover, Amazon will begin a $500 million job. I’m hearing that the demo package is around $30 million. Both these jobs should bring many opportunities for our members. Amquip has just begun the precast for the Lowell Courthouse’s parking garage. Welch Corp. is doing the site work and Manafort Precision has been doing the formwork. Dow and Safeway are still at the Lowell Courthouse, and Newport is building a bridge and new intersection. Barletta has slowed down on the Middlesex Turnpike expansion in Billerica due to the utility poles. They need to be moved over so they can continue expanding the roadway. They are planning on gearing back up over the next coming weeks. Marois is working on the fields for Billerica High School. They are installing a soccer field and football field with a completion date of July. Marois Bros is also working in Wilmington at Analog Devices and Xquisite has the landscaping. J. Derenzo is working on the site package at Saugus High School and doing the site work at the Union Hospital in Lynn on Phase I. Once the first building is complete, the next section of hospital will be demoed and Phase II will start. J.F. White is continuing to work on the MBTA Annisquam Bridge in Gloucester. Case Foundation has begun drilling for the new bridge piers, and Black Dog Diving is doing the underwater excavation. This is a $57 million job that will take 44 months to complete. In 2010, this bridge was named the most dangerous throughout the MBTA system. Trains are limited to a speed of 10mph to cross. This project has been at the state drawing board for five years. 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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As we come to the end of what has been an extremely mild winter, work in the South Shore area looks great. Although the good weather hasn’t translated to many work opportunities through the winter months, I do expect that to change.

david f. fantini treasurer

In Weymouth, Northern Construction has begun work on the very controversial Natural Gas Compressor Station. DGI-Menard business representative - south shore area has finished the foundation work and concrete is underway. This is not a huge job, but it will certainly provide work for the membership. Early stages of decommissioning have begun at Pilgrim Station. After a lot of behind-the-scenes work, an agreement has been reached to secure all this work for the Local. CDI has signed onto an international agreement for all this work. J.F. White continues work on the South Coast Rail Project. Phase I of this project will be built over the next three years with a price tag of just over a billion dollars. The total project, which has a completion date of 2030, will be in the $3.5 billion range. We are working closely with our contractors to make sure we get as much of this work as possible. I will keep you posted. Over the course of the winter, our contractors have been very busy bidding and winning work: schools, bridges, water and sewer, site, steel, paving, and sea walls. I stated in the opening paragraph the work outlook is excellent and I hope everybody enjoys a prosperous 2020. Business Manager McLaughlin has made the great decision to hire 617MediaGroup to help us promote all the great work done by the Local. The healthcare video piece they did was excellent. As a trustee of that program, I see the unbelievable costs associated with healthcare and it is good to see that it truly does change people’s lives! I’m excited to see what’s next. This year’s charity golf outing is just a few months away. Sign up is now open. We have grown the tournament over the first couple of years, and we’re looking to do the same this year. We will be using both courses at Stow this year. If you have played in the past, we look forward to seeing you again. If you haven’t played, we hope you will give it a try this year or join us for lunch. As you get called back to work this spring, please take the time to give the agent in whatever area you are working a courtesy call to let them know you are business representative there. Especially if it is a new job that has just started. They are always very appreciative, and in a time where we are under attack from the other trades, it helps us police our jurisdiction.

david d. dobson, jr.

worcester-framingham area

As always, if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call and I hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.

david d. dobson, jr. business representative worcester-framingham area As the spring season is quickly approaching, I hope you and your families have had a good and healthy start to 2020. Please know that you and your families are in the thoughts and prayers of me and mine during this Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. The contractors in the area who worked through the winter this season have certainly done well weather-wise, with barely any frost in the ground. All those jobs have moved forward at full speed. I’d like to thank Business Manager Bill McLaughlin and Training Coordinator John Gaffny for running another successful continuing education class and Hazmat refresher class this winter at our Worcester Hall. As usual, both classes were very well attended and Instructor Tommy McEvoy and part-time instructor Mike Cullen did an outstanding job. Thanks to all!! The Worcester area has had a decent amount of work through the winter. W.L. French has been doing great at Polar Park, picking up some work on the private side as well, with additional pieces still out to bid. F & D Truck also finished the demo at Polar Park and they're now finishing demo at the old Worcester State Hospital, as well. Guigli has continued on at South High School as well as the Balmer School in Northbridge. T & M and Chelmsford Crane have worked through the winter at the new school on Lake Street in Shrewsbury. NCI has been working at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. McCourt has been doing well at Eversource in Hopkinton and is continuing at BC parking and fields. Derenzo has been doing well at both the new science lab at BC and the Fuller School in Framingham. J.H. Lynch has been moving ahead at Kelley Square. Borggaard is doing well in Bellingham. S & R is doing demo work at the former AstraPharmaceutical buildings in Westborough. NorthStar has started demo at the science lab at Wellesley College. Marois has been working at Holy Cross and Medway. Cairns has started back up in Concord. Gioioso is still working in Weston and J.J. White is still working at Medway Power Plant. ET&L Corp. is at the 140 Bridge at 290 in Shrewsbury and at the Shrewsbury Landfill. Hallamore, Bay Crane, and Maxim Crane have all been doing well in the area as well. We have a number of other projects coming up in the area, including a building at BMS at Fort Devens, the UMass Medical Center VA Hospital project, the Seven Hills Charter School Worcester, mixed use buildings at the old Shrewsbury drive-in property, and many smaller projects throughout the area. Be sure to get signed up for the Local 4 golf tournament. It’s a great time and supports our charities, which is very important to us all. Also, please take time to keep your certifications and licenses up to date. It’s much easier to keep busy with more and valid qualifications. In closing, I’d like to wish you and your families a great start to our construction season and as always, I look forward to seeing you on the job and thank you all for your support!!

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Brothers and Sisters, First let me begin by offering my sincere wishes of safety and health for you and your families. These are truly unprecedented times that require unprecedented patience, flexibility, and solidarity. I know each of us has been under a tremendous amount of pressure as we adjust to what is a difficult and, hopefully, temporary situation. When I reported last, Maine Governor Mills had a prevailing wage bill on her desk. I’m happy to share the news that our Prevailing Wage Reform Bill, LD 1386, is now law in Maine. Over the last six months, we have been working with Governor Mills and her staff to build a strong case for the necessity of this legislation. The key points of the bill will do the following: • • • •

Move the Prevailing Wage survey collection from September to July - a busier construction time where more of our contractors are on the job. Allow for unions and other labor organizations to submit their contractors’ prevailing wage surveys (as we can do currently for federal Davis-Bacon surveys). Mandate that the state analyze existing prevailing wage submissions via certified payroll on state jobs and calculate the prevailing wage based on those numbers. The higher of the two data collections (either via the traditional survey submissions or the existing state-certified payroll submissions) will be the new prevailing wage. Set fines for not returning prevailing wage surveys, as required by the new law. It will increase the current fine from a one-time $50 penalty to $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second, and $1,000 for the third and each subsequent.

We also were able to identify long-term budget money to fund a new position in the Department of Labor to analyze the data and implement this new law. The strategy on this bill was very successful. Make no mistake, this new law will raise prevailing wages in Maine. Coupled with the law that was just passed redefining “public works” to include any public project that receives $50,000 or more in state funds (including school and other municipal projects), it will also mean that exponentially more projects now qualify as state prevailing wage jobs. This should really move the needle to allow our contractors to compete on a more level playing field when it comes to wages. In addition to our legislative victories, we are also continuing the dialogue with CMP. After multiple meetings and negotiations, we are at a point where CMP is ready to present their project in significant detail, including their plan to split the bid process into a few distinct sections. These splits generated the ability to discuss the real possibility of entering into a Project Labor Agreement on a portion of the project. This, coupled with the news of the chance of a significant portion of the other work providing good opportunities for our members, could mean many man-hours for Local 4. I’ll keep you updated. Regarding current and future work: Manafort has started the demo at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. Hayward Baker is also on site. LMC Industrial has secured two compressor stations in Elliott and Westbrook, Maine to break in the spring and go through the season. Ferreira Construction has also indicated to us that they are looking to add more crews for their gas distribution for Summit in Central and Southern Maine. Brothers and Sisters, please be sure to keep up to date on all of your licenses and certifications. Be safe, thank you for your continued support. In solidarity.

christopher L. carey organizer/legislative representative

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As we enter into the spring, we also enter into uncharted territory with COVID-19. I hope that our members and your families are staying safe during these times. I applaud Business Manager Bill McLaughlin for his leadership and relentless effort to organizer/legislative protect the members of Local 4 during this pandemicrepresentative that has affected all of our lives. After we get through this time, we will see many construction companies start to gear up for the upcoming workload for spring, summer, and fall. This gives us a chance to meet with the non-union contractors and explain to them how beneficial we can be by providing them with efficient operators when they need additional help. We have the best operators in our jurisdiction and we need to continue to show our competition that we are safer and more efficient. We just recently had the opportunity to sign Black Dog Divers. They are a Marine and Foundation contractor who performed some work for J.F. White. They are also looking to expand their market in Massachusetts. We wish them the best and welcome the new opportunities for our members. The Nunes Company, hailing from western Massachusetts, was able to secure a job in our jurisdiction. They are looking at other work in our area and we look forward to working with them in the future. Up at the State House, we have continued diligently advancing our organization through the Legislature. During this trying time, we were successful in pushing through a bill that waives the one week waiting time for unemployment insurance. Even though the State House is closed to the public, we are still staying in touch with legislators to come up with solutions to help our members who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our bill establishing a hoisting license board was successfully reported out of the Joint Committee of Public Safety and Homeland Security. This is a big step forward for this bill, but there is still a lot of work to do. We still anxiously await a transportation bond bill that Governor Baker submitted. This is one of the hottest bills at the State House and we have spoken to the committee to express our concerns about the bill. In late January, with the Boston Building Trades Council and Local 4 Apprentice Jose Navarro, we testified before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight in favor of a Project Labor Agreement for the expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The room was full. I would like to thank Jose for his help in testifying. We have also teamed up with another group in an effort to change the building code for low- to mid-rise buildings. Right now, light wood-framed buildings have a higher risk of fire. If the building code were changed, and either steel or concrete were used, the risk of fire would be lower and also give the Operating Engineers a better chance to get on these jobs. In closing, if you see a non-union contractor that is performing work within our jurisdiction, please let me know so that we can visit the job site or their office. I hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy.

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters, from the Engineers Training Center. Training remains busy with the apprentices and journeymembers. The apprentices are taking classes in hoisting, hydraulics, specialty equipment, and Hazmat, to name a few. All of the current first-year apprentices have successfully passed the CDL exam and are now in the process of becoming members of Local 4. On February 8th, the fourth-year apprentices took the written NCCCO exam at the Canton facility and are well on their way to completing the program and graduation.


As far as journeymember training, on January 30th and February 1st, the Worcester continuing education was held. These classes were very well attended and very successful. I would like to thank Business Manager William D. McLaughlin, President Michael Bowes, and Business Agent David Dobson for all of their support with these classes. During the months of January and February, there have been several continuing education classes and Hazmat refresher classes held in Canton as well. It is always a good time to take advantage of all the Engineers Training Center has to offer and I would encourage all members to do so. Thank you and have a great spring!

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Brothers and Sisters,

Let’s refresh a little bit on the qualification and evaluation of crane operators.

About a year or so ago, there was a lot of discussion and confusion about the crane industry going on around the country. The primary topic of these discussions was the fact that the Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualifications Final Rule became law and was published on November 8, 2018. OSHA decided to make the enforcement date effective four months later to February 7, 2019. After publishing that date, OSHA received enormous feedback from employers saying they needed more time to evaluate their operators. So OSHA then said that until April 15, 2019, they would offer compliance assistance instead of enforcement. I am sure this is all coming back to you now. It is also important to know that it is your employer’s responsibility to make sure that you have been evaluated. This evaluation process must be performed by the employer to ensure that each operator on their team has been evaluated, documented, and that those documents have been made available to the operator. If the operator leaves an employer and gains employment with another company, the qualification and evaluations are not transferable between employers. IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: Let’s say you are working for an employer and you get reassigned to a different, but similar machine for the same employer. If it is similar to the one that you have been operating, your qualification would still be applicable. However, let’s say you were qualified on a hammerhead tower crane and were then reassigned to a luffing jib tower crane. You would need to be evaluated and qualified on the luffing tower crane prior to you taking over any operation. Your evaluation document must contain the following documentation if applicable: Type of crane Size and configuration of the crane Counterweight set-up Attachments

Boom length Lifting capacities Inspections

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Hoisting personnel Safety requirements

In the state of Massachusetts, you need a valid hoisting license to operate a hoisting machine and you must have the appropriate license designation for that machine. Also, it is very important that you must be CERTIFIED & QUALIFIED for the type of machine you are operating according to OSHA 1926 CC. Operating a machine in our industry without having all of the required documents, such as licenses, certifications, medical certificates, qualifications, etc., has the potential to increase your liability if you are involved in an accident, whether the accident was your fault or not. Be Safe, Bill LaFlamme Co-Safety Officer

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GINA M. ALONGI BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR Your mental wellbeing is a vital piece of your overall health, but it’s a piece that often gets neglected. Depression and anxiety can negatively affect every aspect of your life, from your family to your job to how you feel physically. Local 4’s Plan makes it easy for you to choose from a wide network of therapists if you wish to speak to someone in person, for only a $10.00 co-pay per visit. If time, priorities, or even discomfort are keeping you from the therapist’s office, the Plan also provides means to speak to a therapist, confidentially, from the comfort of your own home. By now, most Local 4 members have heard of Well Connection (formerly known as American Well), which is a two-way video technology that allows active Plan participants and dependents to access real-time care on the go via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Members can use Well Connection to be treated online for common medical conditions such as a sinus infection, pink eye, cold and flu, as well as sprains and strains. However, what members may not know is that they can also use Well Connection to make an appointment to be treated online for covered behavioral health conditions such as depression, anxiety, marital problems, sleep disorders, stress, and family counseling. Each behavioral health appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes and is provided to you at no charge. The service is confidential and provided over a secure portal. Well Connection’s providers, like all Plan providers, are charged with complying with the strict privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). To get started, download the Well Connection app from Apple or Google Play, create an account, and log in. Should you have any questions about Well Connection, please contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts at 1-800-401-7690. The Plan is also pleased to announce that Modern Assistance Program (“MAP”), which is the Plan’s employee assistance program and its carrier for inpatient substance abuse and mental health services, has also begun online counseling sessions for members and their dependents. You can contact MAP at 1-800878-2004 to speak with a member of MAP’s team of licensed clinicians who can work with you to determine if virtual counseling is the right option for you based on your symptoms and your barriers to in-person treatment. MAP’s online counseling is geared toward members and their dependents with a busy work schedule, or who live in a remote location, and who otherwise would not have access to in-person visits with a licensed therapist. If MAP’s virtual counseling is a good fit for you, MAP will simply send you a link to your email address and a session can be enabled on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. As with Well Connection, MAP’s service is confidential and fully compliant with HIPAA.

Two Scholarships Offered by Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds

Any Local 4 member, child, grandchild, or spouse but no more than four (4) consecutive years, and is eligible to apply for one of two scholarships no more than $4,000. All candidates must submit offered by the Massachusetts Coalition of Taftan application, essay, and an official current school Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF); the Local 4 transcript to be considered for the scholarship. Benefit Funds Office is a dues-paying member of Applications outlining eligibility and essay criteria the MCTHTF. Applications are now available for can be found at www.macoalthtf.org or by calling the Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Assistant Administrator Laura-Jean Hickey at 508Scholarship for those enrolled in or accepted as an 533-1400 x116. All applications must be postmarked undergraduate student by an accredited nursing or received by the MCTHTF (16 Trotter Dr, PO Box program. Applications are also available for the 680, Medway, MA 02053) by Friday, May 22, 2020. Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship for those enrolled One candidate will be selected for each scholarship in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an on or before June 12, 2020. accredited college or university. Both scholarships are for $1,000 and will be awarded to the recipient up of his Planning or her undergraduate degree, The until 2019completion Retirement Fair took place on Saturday, October 5 at Gillette Stadium.

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Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. 3rd Annual Golf Outing Supporting the Fight Against Cancer

Sunday, June 7, 2020 Stow Acres Country Club 58 Randall Road • Stow, MA

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Registration Information Name: Street Address: City/State/Zip: Home/Cell #: Email: Shirt Size (Complete if registering for Lunch and Golf Shirt Only option):

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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 May 7th. Please call 508-533-1433 with any questions. Note: Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


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Registration/Lunch 11:00 am Shotgun Start 12:30 pm Cell phone

2. 3. 4. Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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UNION DUES REMINDER Effective January 1, 2020 and going forward, all Membership Union Dues will be $15.00 per month, $45.00 per quarter, and $180.00 per year.

IMPORTANT Help us to help you... We are in the process of updating our members’ information and need your help. Please take a few minutes to make sure we have your current phone number, mailing address, and email address. Fill out the form below and mail to IUOE Local 4 Union Hall or email office@iuoelocal4.org. Cut here and return to IUOE Local 4 Union Hall, 16 Trotter Drive, Medway, MA 02053

Name: Registration No: Address: Cell Phone No: Email Address:

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Pay Your Union Dues by Credit/Debit Card at IUOELOCAL4.ORG


Please Note

• Visit www.iuoelocal4.org • Click EZPAY/Xpresspay 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.

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 check, cash, or money order mailed or delivered to: IUOE Local 4 Union Hall 16 Trotter Drive Medway, MA 02053

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Operator Dan Camara transporting a spent fuel cask at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Operator Tayla Rose and Oiler Nick Gates working at the Harrison Avenue Shawmut job for Boss Steel. Jay Cashman back to work at the Woods Hole ferry terminal.

david f. shea, jr. vice president business representative - cambridge/north of boston Operators John F. Kennedy, Michael Hebb, and Danny Fenton at the demolition of the existing building at Trinity Place to make room for the JF White working on the South Coast Rail project. new 33-story Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel.

Loader Operator John Dowgielewicz, Crane Operator David Dowgielewicz, and David’s son, Apprentice Adam Dowgielewicz all working for Operators Eddie Manning, Billy Williams, John Rossi, Greg MacDonald, HUB Foundation at the Dana Farber job in Boston Kevin The Toerne, andPower John Daigneault all working at and the Cabot Red Line Salem Plant landscaping, fence, pavingYard is almost digging theJ.walls. extension for LMH-Lane. Prime Steelout and Derenzo working in Quincy. complete.


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The MBTA Annisquam Bridge job in Gloucester.

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Annisquam Bridge in Gloucester.

Jay Cashman back to work at the Woods Hole ferry terminal.

Hallamore, J.L. Marshall and NCI all JF White working on the South Coast Rail project. hard at work at the new Attleboro High School.

NASDI taking down a building in Brockton.

Prime Steel and J. Derenzo working in Quincy.

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Operator Dan Camara transporting a spent fuel cask at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Derenzo, J.L. Marshall, and Hayward Baker at the new science building at Boston College.

JayOperators CashmanBarry back to work atand the Skip Woods Hole ferry for J.F. White on the Medeiros Dean working terminal. South Coast Rail project.

JF White working on the South Coast Rail project.

Member Mike Bowman running the lull for Manafort Precision at Polar Park. Prime Steel and J. Derenzo working in Quincy.

Operator Charlie Chittick running a Bosco crane in Quincy.

The Salem Power Plant landscaping, fence, and paving is almost complete.

our veterans. We provide them with the opportunity o into civilian life and assist them with a secure and qu husetts Building Trades Council and Darrell Roberts, Executive Director of connect these True Heroes to a federally approved a ler, Helmets to Hardhats Representative hosted a fundraiser on November 7, 2019 at the State House, Local 4 Training Page Instructor Peter 4 - Spring 2020 17 . IUOE Local Local 4’s Business Manager William D. McLaughlin, President Michael J. to an Operating Engineer. Great job Brother Carpent tors Thomas McEvoy and Peter Carpenter presented a donation. great honor.

Organizer/Legislative Representative Christopher Carey on a panel testifying in front of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Business Representative David Dobson, Organizer/Legislative Utilities and Energy with Francis X. Callahan, Jr., President of Representative Carey, James Marenghi, the Massachusetts BuildingChristopher Trades Council andGuard Scott Gustafson, Executive Board Member John Rossi, and Member Director of Organizing for Laborers’ New England Region, in Anthony Halal Senate Candidate Joseph an effort to pass legislation thatwith would improve the safety andKennedy. transparency on the gas pipeline industry.

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As the proud Business Manager of this great local u with respect to raising our monthly union dues from solely on economics. This dues increase is directly re councils and associations this local is affiliated with. industry. This minimal increase will provide us with b local union. This additional funding will also assist office in Medway. We are currently close to completi respectability and professionalism at our Headquarte

Recently, we had the honor of recognizing our new 5 grateful for their many years of service and dedicatio executive board and our members for their generosity Well deserved… Organizer/Legislative Representative Christopher Carey and Apprentice A special thanks to all who volunteered their persona Jose Navarro testify in front of the minded candidates seek public office is extremely im State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Committee to advocate for In solidarity, a Project Labor Agreement for the expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. William D. McLaughlin Business Manager Vice President, MA AFL-CIO

Members Jason Cushman, Eric Stephens, Organizer/ Legislative Representative Christopher Carey, John Burke, Matt Kirkness, Josh Little, and Mike McCarthy with US Senate Candidate Joseph Kennedy at a rally in Dedham.

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IN OTHER NEWS Steph Donegan and Sarah Sullivan, Representatives from Boston Children’s Hospital Child Life Services, accept a donation raised by Chuck McGrath and Charlie Brown (pictured), and Lennie Sorrell and Wendy Walsh (not pictured) collected from all the trades on the Children’s Hospital job. 215 gift cards worth $5,000 and Christmas cards were donated to support the children and families undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital in a great show of generosity and holiday spirit.

Raffle Ticket Winners at Our December Union Meeting Congratulations to Bill Palmer who won a sweatshirt and Rich Hanson who won Celtics Tickets!


SafeTransitNow We’re proud to stand in solidarity with MBTA maintenance workers demanding increased staffing for safe public transit.



Editor Note We would like to correct some names published in our Winter 2019 News Magazine: Back Row (left to right): Frank McLean, John Driscoll, Sr., Richard Pettigrew, Jr., Mike Ryder, Dan St. Jean, Ed McLaughlin, Paul Mogavero, Lenny McLean, Malcolm McLean Front Row (left to right): Richard Pettigrew, Sr., Larry George, Tom Puzzo, Robert Lavertue, Ronny St. Jean

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We recently announced ourFrank latest charitable contribution raised Sr., from donations at the December union meeting. matched your Back Row (left to right): McLean, Richard Pettigrew Richard Pettigrew Jr., Mike Ryder, Dan St. The Jean,Local Ed McLaughlin, generous donations, and together, we’ll provide 24,000 meals to those in need. From left: Greater Boston Food Bank Representative Alisha PaulENCLOSED Mogavero, Lenny McLean, Malcolm McLean ETURN THE CARD RIGHT AWAY or respond Collins, Local 4 Business Manager William McLaughlin, Local 4 Apprentice Nicole Shepard, and Local 4 Retiree Ed Harrington.

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