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News Archive 2014

Gina Riamondo Wins R.I.Govenorship
Wed, Nov 5, 2014

Local 51 Rallies For Gina Riamondo
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Rally For Gina Riamondo

Congratulations For 100 Years of Service
Wed, Oct 1, 2014

Local 51 Endorses Shelby Maldonado For State Representative
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Now Available Massachuseets Process Pipefitters License
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

On September 17,2014 the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety started accepting applications for the new "Process Pipefitters" license. The grandfathering period will be open for 180 days. All current Massachusetts Plumbers and Pipefitters are eligble.

Applications are available by going to www.mass.gov/dps and following the links or they may be picked up at the union hall. If you have any questions contact Brett LaPlante at 401-943-3033

To Our Retirees - "Thank You"
Tue, Sep 2, 2014

On Thursday August 21st Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51 held it's annual Retiree Party. The party was attended by over 100 retirees. The Officers of Local 51 would like to thank the office staff who helped put this event together and wish our retirees a prosporus and healthy year ahead. See everyone next year

Local 51 Softball Team Golf Tournament September 14,2014
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Charity Golf Tournament Shines
Fri, Jul 4, 2014

Organizing Team
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Organizer Brett LaPlante is looking to form an Organizing team for future organizing efforts. Please contact Brett at 943-3033 for more details.

District 1 Apprenticeship Competition
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Election Results For June 7, 2014
Sat, Jun 7, 2014

Support The Local 51 Softball team
Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Apprentice Dan Ledoux Honored
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

On March 18, 2014 Business Manager Tim Byrne presented Dan Ledoux a Certificate of Acheivement and a UA ring in recognition for finishing 1st in the pipefitting discipline at the UA District 1 Apprenticeship Competition that was held this past May at the Conneticut Plumbers and Piefitters Local 777 training facility. Local 51 would like to wish Dan much success in the years to come and congratulations on a job well done.

Local 51 Swears In New Apprentices
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

  At our last union meeting held on March 18, 2014 Vice President Joe Valliere swears in our new apprentices.

Local 51 Leadership meets with Massachusetts Congressional Delegation
Fri, Mar 21, 2014

On March 12, 2014 while at the legislative conference in Washington, D.C. the leadership of Local 51 met with our Massachusetts Congressional delagation. In attendence were Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Mike Capuano, Congressman John Tierney, Congressman Jim McGovern, Congressman Stephen Lynch and Congressman Bill Keating. The discussions that took place inclued talks on the sunset of the PPA, apprenticeship programs and infrastructure investment. Local 51 would like to thank our Senators and Congressman for their time and input on theses issues.

A special "Thanks" to Imperatore Crane
Thu, Mar 20, 2014

On behalf of the Officers and Members of Local 51 we would like to extend a grateful "Thank You" to Imperatore Crane. On February 7, 2014 Imperatore Crane donated both the operator and crane time, for the testing of our "Crane Signaling Class. Imperatore Crane is located at 2700 Plainfeild Pike, Cranston R.I. and their website address is www.imperatorecrane.com.  Thanks Again to Imperatore Crane.

Local 51 Leadership Meets With R.I. Congressional Delegation
Mon, Mar 17, 2014

Ironworkers Local 37 Endorses Gina Riamondo for Governor
Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Local 37 cites general treasurer's support for infrastructure investment in backing her bid for governor.


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Local 51 Mentors High School Student
Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Apprenticeship Applications available in March
Tue, Feb 11, 2014

The Local 51 apprenticeship training program will be accepting applications for apprenticeship training opportunities the first two weeks of March for Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Refrigeration Technicians.

"It's Homer Time"
Tue, Feb 4, 2014

Local 51 member John Homer and UA member Phil Gray recently returned from an emergency repair weld for Phillipine Power in the city of Manilla in the Phillipines. The weld was made on 20" O.D. pipe with an I.D. of 16". The weld procedure was the "diametrics gold track 6" - auto tig welding machine on a track for heavy wall pipe. For pictures go the the "Photo Gallery"

Edgewood Eagles National Cheerleading Champs
Mon, Feb 3, 2014

Daughter and Granddaughter of Local 51 members wins National Cheerleading Competition

Fall River Mayor Flannigan, Foxwoods announce Casino Plans
Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Travel Oppurtunities
Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Upcoming travel opportunities are now listed in the "Members Only" section

UA Weld Test Certification
Mon, Jan 27, 2014

The UA weld certification test will be held Saturday March 1st @ 7am at the Union Hall. To register for the test please call Dave Marland or Linda Monahan at 401-943-7301   or E-Mail at lmonahan@ualocal51.com

Scholarship Applications Now Available
Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic yaer are available at the Union Hall. Eligibility rules and procedures are included with each application. Please read thoroughly before you fill out and submit the application. Members children must be full-time students ( 12 credits per semester). Call Lin for applications at 401-943-7301 or email Lmonahan@ualocal51.com.

Local 51 Endorses Gina Riamondo for Governor
Thu, Jan 23, 2014

The Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51 endorsement committee has endorsed Gina Riamondo in her bid to become Rhode Island's next Governor.

Boston's New Mayor Marty Walsh
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Read the article by Hugh Kelleher on Boston's New Elect Marty Walsh  martywalsh2.pdf