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Today is May Day Posted by on

Yes, there are 31 days in the month of May, but May 1 has special significance to unions. Do you know why?

The celebration of May 1 actually goes back a long way and has different meanings and celebrations in different places. Learn about the variations here.




Workers Memorial Day Posted by on

Members of organized labor, elected officials and community activists gathered at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday to recognize Workers Memorial Day. It was one of many events held around the world to remember workers who have been "workers killed, injured or made ill on the job" and to call for greater protections and enforcement of existing protections.

NERCC Local 118 Representative Elizabeth Skidmore participated, reading the names of union carpenters Peter Marchese and Chris Beste, who were killed in a lift accident in Waltham last year.

Brother Marchese, 40, lived in New Hampshire with his wife and two young children while Brother Beste, 30, was a fourth-year apprentice who was engaged to be married.

Skidmore was joined by other NERCC members and staff, who attended the event. In addition to speeches and the reading of names, the event features a large banner containing the names of all workers being honored.





How cool!! Can't wait to see the documentary!! Ka... Posted by on

How cool!! Can't wait to see the documentary!!

Karin




Piledrivers Arrive on Site Posted by on

Piledrivers, working for A.A. Will Corporation were on site this week drilling and installing the soldier beams, which will be used for soil retention along the property line. The piledriving rig can be seen in this shot, it is drilling into the ground for the placement of the soldier beams.


Crews working for AA Will also graded the area at the loading dock on the North end of the building. The machine pictured here, called a Gradall, is leveling the area in preparation for the retaining wall, which will support the poured in place concrete loading dock.



Ironworkers from Capco Steel installed beams to support of the second floor in preparation to cut the concrete for the new stairwells.


Crews working for Pro-Cut can be seen here cutting through the concrete at the site of the interior stairwell that will connect the Boston Carpenters Training Center shops located on the first floor to the classrooms and offices on the second floor.




Here, a Broq breaks up the concrete, once it is cut, so that it can be lowered onto the first floor and removed from the building for disposal.




Coming up next week: Erection of steel structure for the second and third floors will begin. In the following twenty-eight days the structure of these floors and roof will be erected.




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