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Erlich publishes piece for Dissent mag Posted by on

Mark Erlich, Executive Secretary-Treasurer was recently asked by the editors of Dissent magazine to write a piece summarizing his experience and thoughts about his career in the UBC and the labor movement. It is available here and follows him from an apprentice in Oregon in 1975 through his work as head of a regional union during hard times for construction workers and unions in America.

Dissent is a quarterly magazine featuring a liberal perspective on politics and culture that has been published since 1954.

TAGS: Media, Nercc, Unions

NECTF hiring instructors, holding logo contest Posted by on

The New England Carpenters Training Center is now accepting resumes for full and part-time Instructor positions in Millbury. If you are interested, please send your resume, by March 1, 2011, to New England Carpenter??s Training Fund, 13 Holman Road Millbury, MA 01527 Attention: Lyle Hamm.

The Board of Trustees for the New England Carpenters Training Center is also holding a contest to create a logo for the Training Center in Millbury. The winner of the contest, which is open to all members will be awarded a $250 gift certificate. Please submit all entries to by March 1, 2011.

2011 Fishing Derby scheduled Posted by on

Joe Broderick, Business Manager for Carpenters Local 535 has announced that the annual Ice Fishing Derby has been scheduled for February 19, 2011 at the Norton Reservoir in Norton, Massachusetts.

The Derby will take place from sun-up to 2:00 pm. No tickets will be sold after 9:00 am. The entry fee is $20, with a single grand prize being awarded for the heaviest fish of any species. Length will be used as a tiebreaker and all fish must be brought in alive. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will be donated to the Valley Tech Educational Fund.

Members attending should look for a banner featuring the UBC shield designating the Derby headquarters. For more information, contact Joe Broderick at Local 535 by calling 781-5963-0200.

Fairhaven passes REO Posted by on

The Town of Fairhaven recently passed a Responsible Employer Ordinance to govern public construction work. The Ordinance was passed by the Board of Selectmen in the Southeastern Massachusetts Town December.

The Ordinance requires bidders and subcontractors to agree as a condition of bidding to:
--Pay prevailing wages and, at their own expense, to provide hospitalization and medical benefits to employees.
--Maintain an active, bona fide and recognized apprenticeship program.
--Maintain industrial accident insurance (workers' comp) for all employees.
--Properly classify workers as employees rather than independent subcontractors.
--Employ United States citizens or people legally permitted to work in the United States and use e-verify systems to confirm their status.