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News Archive 2009

Proposed R.I. law would limit use of apprentices on public projects
Wed, Dec 16, 2009

The bill would limit the number of apprentices employed on certain building projects by requiring that a higher share of more experienced journeymen workers be hired. Click Here

The Truth About The EFCA!
Mon, Oct 26, 2009

The Employee Free Choice Act will help strengthen our economy by making it easier for working people to bargain for better wages, benefits, and job security. It's just what our economy needs. Please watch this video! Click Here

Study: Power plant a big local boost
Tue, Oct 13, 2009

Undeterred by its opponents, including most of the city's leaders, the company that wants to build a 350-megawatt power plant in Brockton has released an economic-impact study that for the first time addresses the potential ripple effect of its proposed $350 million-plus investment in the area. Click Here

Helmets to Hardhats Launches 'Good to Go' Site for Returning Troops
Mon, Oct 12, 2009

Helmets to Hardhats helps match vets and soon-to-be vets with apprenticeship and training programs offered by the BCTD's 15 unions. Veterans can use their G.I. Bill education benefits as they complete the certified apprentice programs. Helmets to Hardhats has helped more than 5,000 military vets find new careers as electricians, plumbers, roofers and other skilled trades. Click Here

A Reality Check on Health Care Reform!
Thu, Oct 1, 2009

Watch the Video from Vice President Joe Biden. Reality Check video features Vice President Joe Biden addressing the biggest whopper of all: that our health insurance system works just fine and Americans don't care about reform. Nothing could be further from the truth. Click Here

Local 51 Goes to Washington
Mon, Aug 31, 2009

Local 51 leadership met with Senator's Reed & Whitehouse, along with Congressman Kennedy and Langevin, to discuss development at the Naval Station Newport and the opportunity to get local, union tradesman to build and service construction projects at the Navy facility. 

Over A Thousand Vie For Plumbers Union Apprenticeship
Tue, Aug 25, 2009

Over a thousand New Yorkers filled the streets of Queens this weekend in the hopes of receiving a coveted plumbers union apprenticeship. Click Here

Health Care Reform
Mon, Jun 8, 2009

President Obama has said that any health care legislation coming out of Congress should achieve three primary goals -- lower the cost of services, improve quality and protect consumer choice. 

Attention Local 51 Members
Fri, May 1, 2009

It is important for all members to contact the hall and update their credentials! If you are out of work this is extremely important. Updating your credentials will ensure you are called when a job opens up that requires your skills.
Thank you

In Obama, Labor Finds the Support It Expected
Tue, Mar 3, 2009

Labor is pinning its biggest hopes on the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that unions hope will add millions of new members by giving workers the right to union recognition as soon as a majority of employees at a workplace sign pro-union cards. Click Here

Information About The Stimulus Bill Concerning The Building Trades
Mon, Feb 23, 2009

While there is no easy solution, and the road back to recovery is going to take years, President Obama is taking unprecedented steps to try to repair our nation's plight. 

Station Fire Memorial Foundation
Fri, Feb 20, 2009

Business Manager Tom Handfield and the members of UA Local 51 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union have reached out to the friends and family of the Station Fire Victims to show their support. 

Change has come to America and Whithouse.gov
Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Check out www.whitehouse.gov/ for all the latest on the different things that are happening at the White House. You can watch the video of President Obama delivering his Inaugural Address, read about the his economic agenda, and see the agenda on energy & the environment. There's a great deal of info about the happenings at the White House on the site. Check it out!

Rally to support the Brockton Power Plant
Thu, Jan 1, 2009

*Please Note New Date For Rally: The Rally was scheduled for the 12th and has changed to January 20th. Local 51 is leading a rally for all building trades in front of Brockton City Hall at 6:00pm.