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
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
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
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
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
The Boston City Council has voted 10-3 in favor of a proposal to allow construction of a skyscraper in Winthrop Square in Boston. The proposed skyscraper would be Boston’s third-highest. WBUR has coverage of the City Council vote. From WBUR: The Boston City Council on Wednesday approved a closely watched proposal to allow construction of
In a pair of community meetings on Feb. 17, MIT leaders offered Cambridge residents their first glimpse at the university’s plans to redevelop a 14-acre site in the heart of Kendall Square. Read the full article here.
This report is a joint project of Jobs With Justice Education Fund and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Tradeswomen Committee