Member Spotlight Andrew Davis, Boilermakers Local 29

 Andrew Davis is the #2 boilermaker in the country. It’s no exaggeration: he came in second place at a national competition that’s a little like an obstacle course, but with a welding torch. The Local 29 member just recently graduated from his apprenticeship and is in his first year as a journeyworker. It’s been a

Response to DPH Study on Opioid Related Overdose Deaths in MA

Building Trades Unions Respond to Department of Public Health (DPH) Study on Opioid Related Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently released a report documenting opioid overdoses by industry and occupation, including construction.  The outcome of this DPH study validates what we already know — that the construction industry is

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Building Pathways Graduation Jumpstarts Opportunity for Diverse Youth

Our unions are steadily moving towards our goal of building a diverse workforce that reflects the makeup of Boston neighborhoods. One key initiative is the Building Pathways program, which graduated its 17th class of apprentices, with a ceremony at Sheet Metal Workers Local 17. The program, which recently moved to Roxbury, offers a stepping stone

Sullivan Courthouse conversion in East Cambridge a go—again

One of the Boston region’s longest-running development sagas appears to have ended in a Massachusetts Appeals Court’s decision in the developer’s favor. Developer Leggat-McCall has been trying for several years to convert the shuttered Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse (and one-time jail) at 40 Thorndike Street in East Cambridge into offices and two dozen apartments. Some

The benefits of the Winthrop Square project easily outweigh the complaints

Sanity could finally arrive on Wednesday in the long battle over the new skyscraper planned for the site of the old Winthrop Square Garage. In all likelihood, the Boston City Council will clear the way for construction of the Millennium Partners project. That is an outcome that will cheer many residents, especially advocates of more

South Boston power plant redevelopment would feature lots of open space

Developers Hilco Global and Redgate have filed a letter of intent with the city to redevelop the approximately 15.2-acre site of the long-shuttered New Boston Generating Station in South Boston (a.k.a. the South Boston Edison Power Plant). It’s one of the first steps toward actually breaking ground and seeing their vision of eight new buildings

May 8th Groundbreaking for new General Electric Headquarters in Fort Point

The Boston Globe has coverage of the upcoming groundbreaking for the new General Electric corporate headquarters in Boston. Via the Globe: The elements along Fort Point’s A Street corridor can basically be divided into three categories: brick warehouse buildings, a sprawling razor-blade factory, and parking lots. General Electric Co. plans to add a new kind