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If you need any assistance please call (978)640-9010 we are here 8am-4pm Monday through Friday, closed 12:30-1:30 for lunch. To pay your dues use ext. 1,2, or 4. To schedule a class or be placed on a waitlist ext. 5 ask for Ashley, to speak to office manager Nancy ext. 2. or call 781-254-9110. 

Additional contacts:

Chuck Repetto Secretary Treasurer/Field Rep. 617-877-3661 and Jim McCue Business Manager/President 781-526-4104. 


FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP TO PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE: 

https://www.local1421.org/pay-your-dues-online.html  

PLEASE CONTINUE CHECKING OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATES,

Thank you so much for all of your patience during these confusing times, we will come out of this stronger than ever!

-Staff at Local 1421



Si necesita ayuda, llame al (978)640-9010, estamos aquí de 8 am a 4 pm de Lunes a Viernes, cerrado de 12: 30-1: 30 para el almuerzo. Para pagar sus cuotas use la ext. 1, 2, o 4 . Para programar una clase o ser colocado en lista de espera use la ext. 5 y pregunte por Ashley. Para hablar con la encargada de la oficina Nancy, use la ext. 2 o llame al 781-254-9110. 

Contactos adicionales:

Chuck Repetto Secretary Treasurer/Field Rep. 617-877-3661 and Jim McCue Business Manager/President 781-526-4104. 


SIGA LAS INSTRUCCIONES EN NUESTRO SITIO WEB PARA DESCARGAR LA APLICACIÓN SI DESEA PAGAR SUS CUOTAS EN LINEA:

https://www.local1421.org/pay-your-dues-online--spanish.html

CONTINÚE VERIFICANDO NUESTRO SITIO WEB PARA CUALQUIER ACTUALIZACIÓN. 

¡Muchas gracias por toda su paciencia durante estos tiempos confusos, saldremos de esto más fuertes que nunca! Gracias
 -Personal de la Local 1421

 A message from Local 1421 President / Business Manager Jim McCue:

Tomorrow's scheduled picketing is postponed for now, we say this because with thanks to Local 1421 your unity in numbers worked! We have a scheduled meeting for this coming Monday morning with the owners of ADEP Group, Inc. to discuss them going Union and the benefits they will be able to offer to their employees in doing so.  This is what Union Strong means. This is a brotherhood/sisterhood that runs deep looking out for our fellow workers and laborers.  When we show up standing for what we believe in that is exactly how we can be heard. Never settle for less on your right as a laborer. We will keep everyone posted on how the meeting goes!

UNION STRONG! ✊

-September 20, 2021

Founded in 1939 as a specialty local union, the Building Wreckers Local 1421 has been dedicated to providing the demolition industry with skilled, professional laborers for over 80 years. This Union is the last building wreckers’ local standing. Our laborers are proficient in all aspects of demolition, while incorporating decades of experience and training.

Local 1421 has a state wide agreement and has been working together with all its brother locals across the state to meet the needs of our contractors. Local 1421 is grateful to be a member of the Laborer's International Union of North America. Due to the dedication and foresight of our great leaders at LIUNA, Local 1421 remains committed to clearing the path for progress since 1939.


A key component of demo was and still is salvage.  Brick, lumber steel and mechanical systems were in short supply and demand was great.  The work was very labor intensive.  Buildings and all other structures were literally taken apart by hand with little machinery involved.  The important tools of the trade were the shovel, wheelbarrow, wrecking adze, acetylene torch and sledge hammer.  These tools are still in use today.

After WWII, building material was still in short supply, mainly because government rationing was still in effect.  This meant that the industry prospered and the members of Local 1421 had relatively steady work.

At the end of Korean War, the era of urban renewal was upon us.  Whole neighborhoods in most of the major cities in Massachusetts were demolished with Local 1421 doing the lion’s share of Laborers’ work.  As the years rolled by, Local 1421, in conjunction with The New England Regional Office and The Massachusetts Laborers’ District Council, had the foresight to capture so called the “new” work jurisdiction of asbestos abatement and environmental remediation.  The work was always there but it took government regulations and intervention to start the clean-up of America.  Legislation backed by organized labor on the state and national level was the catalyst for bringing this type of work under the umbrella of prevailing wage.

A prime example of the man hours this type of work can generate was that of the clean- up at the Watertown Arsenal on the banks of the Charles River in Watertown Mass.  In 1990, over 300 laborers were involved in the decontamination and removal of a nuclear reactor building, all affected machinery and mechanical system.

The Officers and rank-and-file members of Local 1421 are justifiably proud of their accomplishments and their relationships with The New England Regional Office, The Mass. Laborers’ District Council and their fellow Laborers’ locals.  Solidarity, team play and pride in union membership have always been watchwords passed down from Business Managers to the present.  Current President / Business Manager James McCue has seen to it that these values are still present and stronger than ever.  He envisions an even stronger role in the industry by laborers.

MONTHLY UNION MEETING 

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING DATE: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6TH, 2021 @ 6PM WILL BE HELD AT 20 CARTER STREET.

NOW THAT COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED WE CAN RESUME REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS AND MASKS WILL BE OPTIONAL.


REUNIÓN SINDICAL MENSUAL

PRÓXIMA FECHA DE REUNIÓN MENSUAL:  MIÉRCOLES 6 DE OCTUBRE DE 2021 A LAS 6PM SERA EN 20 CARTER ST.
AHORA QUE SE HAN LEVANTADO LAS RESTRICCIONES DE COVID, PODEMOS REGRESAR A NUESTRAS REUNIONES MENSUALES REGULARES, POR AHORA EL USO DE UNA MASCARILLA SERÁ OPCIONAL.













Building Wreckers Local 1421