Local 1421:
Effective January 1, 2024 we have been instructed to raise the dues to $42.00 per month. 
If you have paid your dues for part or all of 2024 you will be short $1.00 per month. 
Please call us/COME IN TO THE OFFICE DURING BUSINESS HOURS so we can make the appropriate changes
~Jim McCue 
978-640-9010  : ext 1 for Spanish Assistance , ext 2 for english/office manager, ext 4 English/Bookkeeper

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.

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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:

Nick Santoro 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:

Nick Santoro 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

MONTHLY UNION MEETING 

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING DATE: WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 , 2024 @ 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 MARZO DE 2024 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.













Actualiza tu información de pago automático.  Local 1421 ha actualizado su servicio de procesamiento de pagos. Inicie sesión en la aplicación web para actualizar la información de su tarjeta de crédito o haga clic aquí para actualizar: https://mtp.local1421.org/MTPweb

Cada miembro debe hacer esto.

Defending the dignity of work is the right thing to do. LIUNA cares about all workers, union and nonunion, because LIUNA values are community values.
If you’re feeling inspired to give back by fighting back, it’s time to join Laborers Rising, a new initiative by your union that lets you get involved. Find out more at www.LaborersRising.org

^Until the above links are working, please contact Local 1421 Office Manager Nancy Troy to join

978-640-9010 ext 2 for office manager

And, watch: In the Know: LIUNA Cares.

Watch through to the end to see Local 1421 contributing

PLEASE VISIT OUR "SCHOLARSHIPS" PAGE FOR MORE INFO.

ALL UNION PLUS APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED unTIL THE END OF JANUARY 2024.

Please update your auto pay information.  Local 1421 has upgraded its payment processing service. Please log in to the web app to update your credit card information, or click here to update: https://mtp.local1421.org/MTPweb

Every Member Must do this.

Building Wreckers Local 1421

LABORERS RISING
field representative Nick santoro, along with our amazing, both longtime and new members of 1421:  RUDY, OSCAR, AND DANIEL seen here at Bread and Roses volunteering help in Lawrence . Jim commented on how fulfilling it is to help the community and is looking for volunteers who can give

2-3 hours in the morning any day monday thru thursday

please call Nancy in the office to schedule your time

978-640-9010 ext 2 for the Office Manager Open 8am-4pm Mon-Fri Closed Daily 12:30-1:30 for lunch