​​Hello everyone!​

We have re-opened here at Local 1421 both in Office and in our Training Center, located at 20 Carter Street REAR, Tewksbury, MA 01876. 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 or 3, to schedule a class or be placed on a waitlist ext 5 ask for Ashley,to speak to office manager Nancy ext 2. Additional contacts: James Mccue Secretary Treasurer/Field Rep. 781-526-4104 , Chuck Repetto Recording Secretary / Field Rep. 617-877-3661 , and Tom Troy Business Manager/President 617-594-7708 for us to best assist you. 

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON OUR WEBSITE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP:  https://www.local1421.org/pay-your-dues-online.html .


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

-Staff at Local 1421

​****EN ESPAÑOL: ¡Hola a todos!

Hemos reabierto aquí en la Local 1421 tanto en la oficina como en nuestro Centro de capacitación, ubicado en 20 Carter Street parte tracera del edificio Tewksbury, MA 01876. 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 o 3, para programar una clase o ser colocado en una lista de espera ext 5 pregunte por Ashley. Contactos adicionales: James McCue Tesorero / Representante de campo 781-526-4104, Secretario de registro de Chuck Repetto / Representante de campo 617-877-3661 y Tom Troy Gerente comercial / Presidente 617-594-7708 para que podamos ayudarlo mejor.




¡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 Business Manager Thomas C. Troy Jr. 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.


 *the next Monthly Meeting via ZOOM*

Wednesday october 7th at 6:00 pm

*la siguiente Reunión Mensual en Zoom*

Miercoles 7 de octubre a las 6:00 pm

Attention Local 1421 Members: Due to covid-19 the monthly meetings that are normally held at Carter St. are cancelled. Starting Wednesday September 2nd meetings will be held on ZOOM until further notice. 

Atencion Miembros de la Local 1421: Debido al virus covid-19 las reuniones mensuales que normalmente suceden en la calle Carter han sido canceladas. Empezando el dia Miercoles 2 de Septiembre, seran realizadas por medio de ZOOM, hasta proximo aviso. 


Follow the instructions provided (they have options for both Android and iOS phones) and download the app for COVID-19 to start taking this very essential course.

Once it is downloaded: click on where it says "online training : infectious disease awareness training " (very small font) and select your language, they offer English or Spanish & Click "Launch". It will then say, "Dont Have an account? sign up" Follow the instructions to create an account. Once you have created a log in, please start your training. This course is seperated into five modules for around 2 hours of training. You can come and go as needed withIN the app, just when returning you will be asked if you want to continue where you left off which you will select YES to continue. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the course, once it is received please email a copy of your certificate to laborers1421@gmail.com for us to have on file. Thank you - Local 1421


Siga las instrucciones proporcionadas (tienen opciones para teléfonos Android e iOS) y descargue la aplicación para COVID-19 para comenzar a tomar este curso tan esencial.
Una vez que se haya descargado: haga clic en donde dice "capacitación en línea: capacitación en concientización sobre enfermedades infecciosas" (fuente muy pequeña) y seleccione su idioma, ofrecen inglés o español y haga clic en "Iniciar".

Luego dirá: "¿No tiene una cuenta? Regístrese" Siga las instrucciones para crear una cuenta. Una vez que haya creado un inicio de sesión, comience su entrenamiento. Este curso se divide en cinco módulos para alrededor de 2 horas de capacitación. Puede ir y venir según sea necesario con la aplicación, justo cuando regrese se le preguntará si desea continuar donde lo dejó, lo que seleccionará SÍ para continuar. Recibirá un certificado al finalizar el curso. Una vez recibido, envíe una copia de su certificado a laborers1421@gmail.com para que lo tengamos en nuestros archivos. Gracias - Local 1421

Building Wreckers