Local 17 Endorses John Mahoney for State Senate

We’re proud to endorse card-carrying IUEC Local 4 member and strong labor advocate John Mahoney for State Senate in the Plymouth & Barnstable District. John is currently serving his fourth term as a member of Plymouth’s Selectboard and works at the...

Local 17 Endorses Patrick McDermott for Norfolk County Sheriff

We are proud to endorse Patrick McDermott in the Democratic primary for Norfolk County Sheriff. Patrick is committed to working with the community to prevent crime before it happens and make sure people are getting the treatment and help they need. He would also bring...

ALL BARGAINING AREAS: UNION MEETING DATE CHANGE

Dear Brothers and Sisters: The March Boston Area Union meeting has been changed to Tuesday, March 10, 2020 due to Primary Elections. DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 TIME: 5:00 P.M. PLACE: SMW LU #17 Union Hall, 1157 Adams Street (Basement Level), Dorchester, MA 02124...

Prevailing Wage Bill Moving Forward

Big news: Our bill to close the prevailing wage loophole is moving forward in the Massachusetts Legislature. Thanks to the hundreds of emails, calls, and personal visits from Local 17 members and our allies, the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development just...

ALL BARGAINING AREAS: “APPOINTMENT OF NEW VICE PRESIDENT”

Dear Brothers and Sisters: At the February 4, 2020 union meeting, Business Manager Robert Butler appointed Vice President Steve Kovatsi to the position of Organizer. Brother Kovatsi is resigning as Vice President. With less than eighteen months left in the term until...