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Labor Guild Spring term begins March 14th Posted by on

The Labor Guild's School of Labor Management Relations has released its schedule of classes for the Spring 2016 semester. Classes begin March 14th and run through May 9th. All classes are held in one of two periods between 7:00 - 9:30 PM.

Classes will be held at the Guild’s new location, 66 Brooks Drive, RCAB Pastoral Center, Braintree, MA. Click here to check out the “course line-up that’s ideal for union staffers, officers, bargaining teams, stewards and unionists of every stripe.”

The mission of the Labor Guild is to provide engaging, high-quality, affordably-priced Labor-Management education. Each term, courses are offered in a variety of topic areas including: labor law, negotiations, union goverance, leadership, public speaking,and economics. Faculty are top labor practitioners, attorneys and labor educators.

For more information, visit laborguild.com or call 781-340-7887.





Helping Hammers: Boston Fire Department Moon Island Posted by on

As union carpenters, we understand the importance of training, from reaching our full potential as crafts workers to making sure we're as safe and whole going home as we were arriving at the job. For members of the Boston Fire Department, training is even more important. Day in and day out, they're working to save the lives and property of the people of Boston. That’s why Boston Firefighters Local 718 recently enlisted the help of the New England Carpenter Training Fund for our latest “Helping Hammers” endeavor.As part of their supervised training, union carpenter apprentices built a structure to be used in Rapid Intervention and Thermal Imaging Rescue training. It was built at the Boston Fire Training Academy on Moon Island in Quincy, MA, and will be invaluable to their ongoing firefighting and lifesaving training programs.





NERCC work leads to jail fines for cheating contractor Posted by on

From the Manchester Union-LeaderManchester Union-Leader:

"A city dry-wall contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $780,000 for his role in an under-the-table payroll scheme."

"Cruz E. Galvan, 39, who operated Four Star Drywall, was ordered to pay the IRS restitution totaling $786,553. Authorities said he had paid $100,000 of that amount several weeks before being sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court."

Through countless job-site visits, staff of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters uncovered the dishonest business practices of Four Star Drywall and Cruz Galvin. They spread the word to general contractors, end users, public officials and enforcement agencies.

The end result is that Mr. Galvin has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, will pay $786,553 to the Internal Revenue Service and will be deported upon his release from prison.

We will continue to find and expose behavior like that of Mr. Gavlin and Four Star Drywall and hope that general contractors will refuse to hire subcontractors that operate in that way.

A pat on that back to Manny Gines and all of the other Organizers and Agents who worked on this.

MANCHESTER — A city dry-wall contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $780,000 for his role in an under-the-table payroll scheme.

Cruz E. Galvan, 39, who operated Four Star Drywall, was ordered to pay the IRS restitution totalling $786,553. Authorities said he had paid $100,000 of that amount several weeks before being sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160210/NEWS03...
MANCHESTER — A city dry-wall contractor was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $780,000 for his role in an under-the-table payroll scheme.

Cruz E. Galvan, 39, who operated Four Star Drywall, was ordered to pay the IRS restitution totalling $786,553. Authorities said he had paid $100,000 of that amount several weeks before being sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20160210/NEWS03...



Local 108 Winter Party Posted by on

Local 108 recently hosted its annual Winter Party at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee, MA. 250 members and their dates attended. A pin ceremony was held during the party and three members received special recognition. Matt McGurn received Member of the Year, Jason Gauthier received Steward of the Year, and Julie Boucher received Apprentice of the Year, along with a $150 scholarship funded by donations in memory of two departed members.


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