Women Build Nations

More than 2,100 tradeswomen from around the country joined together at the 2019 Women Build Nations conference in Minneapolis this fall (pictures on opposite page). The annual conferencecreates opportunities for the growing number of women in the trades to network with industry leaders; to find mentors, partners and potential employers; and to identify leadership opportunities

Solidarity Corner – MP Boston and Building Trades Unions sign Project Labor Agreement for Winthrop Center

Originally printed in the New England Real Estate Journal Boston, MA – MP Boston and the Building Trades Unions signed a groundbreaking Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that will cover the development of the forthcoming Winthrop Center, slated for completion in 2022. The signing demonstrates the leading-edge efforts and unified commitment by all parties to advance

Solidarity Corner – UNITE HERE Local 26, Battery Wharf Hotel

Congratulations to UNITE HERE Local 26 hotel workers who, in a major victory, recently ended their strike at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston. Local 26 represents workers in the hospitality industries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Here in Boston, the Battery Wharf Hotel workers were on strike for fair working conditions, including higher wages,

Helmets to Hardhats

The Massachusetts Building Trades Council (MassBTC) held its third annual Helmets to Hardhats Luncheon November 7 at the Massachusetts State House. MassBTC met its goal of raising more than $65,000 for the Helmets to Hardhats program, topping last year’s event which raised over $50,000. Members of more than a dozen locals joined Helmets to Hardhats

We Need Environmental Policies that Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Recently, Darlene Lombos, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Greater Boston Labor Council authored the following letter calling for environmental policies that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. Dear Cambridge City Councilors, On behalf of the Greater Boston Labor Council, I am writing to express my deep concern that a prohibition on natural gas in new construction does not

Project Spotlight – 100 Shawmut Avenue

General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Developer: The Davis Companies The approved development is a 13-story, 138-unit residential project with a 980-square-foot ground-floor cafe which would be located at the intersection of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue in the South End’s rapidly developing New York Streets neighborhood. The development would preserve and incorporate the street-facing facade of

Project Spotlight – Hub on Causeway

General Contractor: John Moriarty & Associates Developer: Boston Properties About: 1.87 million square foot mixed-use development featuring three towers with retail, office, hotel, and residential uses. The Hub on Causeway will be constructed in three phases. Phase One consists of: 175,000 square feet of creative office space, 147,000 square feet of which will be home