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Carpenters Appreciation Night is around the corner Posted by on

70 BIG prizes, 3 ways to watch LIVE on March 11! Come to the Carpenters Center in Dorchester, watch from the comfort of your home or hang out at one of FIFTEEN viewing events throughout New England. All members welcome at all locations. Additional door prizes available at all live events with 25+ members! For details, click here.





Tocci signs union agreement Posted by on

On Friday, February 13, NERCC signed a collective bargaining agreement with Tocci Building Corp of Woburn, MA.

John Tocci is the third generation leader of a nearly 100-year old family-owned business. Unlike his father and grandfather, John led his company out of the union sector of the industry in the 1970s. For many years, the Carpenters Union and Tocci went down different paths, frequently in an adversarial position.

Nearly a year ago, conversations began between the two organizations about shared views of the industry, including a common commitment to skill, training, productivity, and innovation. John Tocci has become a national spokesman for BIM, LEAN, and other systems designed to promote collaboration and innovation in the industry and is seeking to bring that approach to owners that typically build on a union basis.

According to Tocci, "This partnership will yield positive results and new opportunities for our firm." NERCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Mark Erlich agrees. "Our mission is to ensure that every carpenter in New England works for decent wages and benefits and under safe conditions. Bringing Tocci into the fold means that, going forward, the carpenters on their jobs will be treated with the respect they deserve."





MBTA asking for assistance Posted by on

The MBTA is again requesting assistance in clearing the Braintree branch of the Red Line. They will need shovelers for Wednesday through Friday.

At this point they are only interested in hiring union members.

Procedure for those interested in working tomorrow (Wed. 2/18/15):

By 5:00 PM today they should either:

  • Go directly to LM Heavy Civil, 100 Hancock St., Quincy, or,
  • Call the office at (617) 845-8000.

They do not want people just showing up without calling first.

Members will need their union card and two forms of I.D.

Those unable to contact LM Heavy Civil by 5:00 PM today should call the office after 7:00 AM tomorrow (Wed. 2/18/15) for details on working Thursday and Friday.

Details:

  • Pay will be $30 per hour.
  • Shift will be from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. They may also need crews for a night shift but that has yet to be determined.
  • Workers will be working for LM Heavy Civil of Quincy.
  • They are working to arrange for food but suggested that you prepare like you would for any other work day regarding food.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Tools will be provided but they did say they were running short on shovels and suggested to bring one if you can.



MBTA Seeking Help Posted by on

The MTBA is looking for help in clearing the Braintree branch of the Red Line between JFK/Umass and Braintree.

Anyone who is interested should report to the Bayside Expo Parking lot at 6:30 tomorrow morning, (Monday Feb. 16th). There will be signage and they should be looking for MBTA personnel to direct them to the proper place.

Details:
• Pay will be $30 per hour.
• Shift will be from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
• Parking will be provided as well as transportation to the work location. You will be transported from Bayside Expo to location and returned there at end of the shift
• Workers will be hired and paid by one of three contractors: JF White, McCourt or Barletta
• They are working to arrange for food but suggested that you prepare like you would for any other work day regarding food.
• Dress appropriately for the weather.
• Tools will be provided but they did say they were running short on shovels and suggested to bring one if you can.




Retirement Seminar scheduled for March 21st in Boston Posted by on

The New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the New England Carpenters Benefits Funds are hosting a complimentary seminar "Planning for Retirement" on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The seminar will be held at the Carpenters Center located at 750 Dorchester Ave., Boston, from 8:30-12:00 pm.

Seating is limited, so register early! Members can register online at CarpentersFund.org or by contacting the Seminar Registration Line at 978-253-5100.

Breakfast will be available at 8:00 AM.

Some of the topics that will be discussed at the seminar include:

Choosing your Pension, Annuity and Health Benefit Options

  • Reviewing your eligibility for retirement
  • Customized Pension Benefit calculations
  • Understanding which of our Benefit Plan options fit best with your lifestyle
  • Explore your Annuity Benefit options
  • Explanation of our Retiree Health Benefit Plan
  • Overview of Social Security Benefits

Essentials for Estate Planning

  • Protecting the assets you've accumulated
  • How to plan for the transfer of assets
  • Avoiding probate
  • Keeping your documents current



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