Friday, May 28, 2010
Joining NERCC Executive-Secretary Treasurer Mark Erlich were: Shayne Cossette (LU 67), Martin Higgins(LU 67), Steve Tewksbury (LU 67), Justin Blackman (LU 40), Stephen Smith (LU 67), Corey Rinalda (LU 33)Dave Robicheau (LU 40), William Murray (LU 33), Patrick Cummings LU 67), Doug Wilkins (LU 33), and Patrick McBrine (LU 33).
Erlich presented the flag to Cossette and Higgings, who attached the flag and raised it in front of the building.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The building is described as being "impressive," "vibrant" and "well worth the wait." It praises the juxtaposition of "traditional and subtle with muted colors and glazed cubes meeting the street where small residences and stores predominate" and "its sweeping roof line, emphatic colors, and giant LED screen projecting messages to SE Xway drivers" all of which "speaks to their determination to be part of the future."
Monday, May 3, 2010
New hourly rates went into effect May 2. For information about new rates, contact the Contractor Relations Department at the New England Regional Council of Carpenters or one of the Local Unions in Connecticut.
The one-year agreement provides a $1.50 increase in the total wage and benefit package. Eighty cents will be added immediately with the remaining $0.70 being added in November.
Further allocation is as follows: contributions to the pension fund are being increased by $0.75 per hour in May and $0.25 in November. Also in May, $0.03 per hour is being added to wages and $0.02 per hour will be added to contributions to the UBC Training Fund. In November, $0.45 is being added to hourly contributions to the health fund.
On April 28th, 2010, families and friends of those who have died or been injured on the job, gathered in front of the State House on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA to commemorate those who have died and to rally for legislation demanding safer work conditions.