Over 20 Local 17 members came out to Blue Hills Regional Technical High School’s Freshman Parent’s Night. They called on school administrators to cut off ties with out-of-state contractor New England Tech Air for using unlicensed workers in their renovation.

The project, which has been plagued by missed deadlines and over $7 million in cost overruns, has led to potentially unsafe construction. Unlicensed workers haven’t had adequate safety and trade training, which puts their lives, and the lives of everyone in the building, at risk.Members distributed over 500 flyers to parents and families entering the parking lot.

They urged Blue Hills officials to stop compromising the safety of its students, teachers and staff — and to stop pushing the cost of its mistakes to taxpayers.They also spoke to reporters about the importance of ensuring safe training and the concerns of a vocational technical high school not complying with industry standards.

Thanks to all who came to speak out and stand up for safety and quality training. Stay tuned for the write-up in the Patriot-Ledger!

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