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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

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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MONTHLY UNION MEETING 

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING DATE: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2022 @ 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 7 DICIEMBRE DE 2022 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.













¡¡¡ÚLTIMOS REFRESHERS EN INGLÉS PARA EL 2022!!! Todo en Hopkinton. Plazas limitadas disponibles. Si estás en busca de clases en ESPAÑOL, por favor llame al 978-640-9010 ext 1 para asistencia en español. Reservamos clases de Asbestos refreshers en español dos veces al mes a través del Local 1421 pero usted DEBE llamar al Local para ser inscrito/pre- aprobado

para asistir a el curso.
Un recordatorio amistoso si usted va a una escuela fuera de NELTA sin someter una petición especial a través de su Local usted tendrá que pagar por su propia cuenta. Sólo cuando se solicita la petición a través de Local 1421 ANTES de asistir a la escuela es cuando ellos consideran una excepción para enviar a la escuela de capacitación fuera de NELTA.

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LAST ENGLISH REFRESHERS FOR 2022 !!! All held at Hopkinton. Limited spots available. If looking for SPANISH please call 978-640-9010 ext 1 for Spanish assistance. We book Spanish Asbestos refreshers twice a month through Local 1421 but you MUST call the hall to be signed up/pre approved to attend . A gentle reminder if you go to a school outside of NELTA without submitting a special request through your Local you will be expected to pay on your own as well. It is only when requested through Local 1421 BEFORE attending that they will consider an exception to send to training outside of NELTA. Any questions call the hall 978-640-9010

Secretary Treasurer Anthony Repetto attended the Secretary Treasurers conference in Washington DC October 3rd through the 6th. A lot of material was covered in those 4 days. General President Terry O’Sullivan was there to present every participant with their certificate at the end. Terry O’Sullivan gave a great speech acknowledging the brotherhood of LIUNA  and asking that everybody get out there and vote in the general election.

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