Posts Tagged ‘Marty Walsh’

Nov
2016
18

Boston Ordinance Would Allow City to Reject Contractors with History of Violations

Boston Ordinance Would Allow City to Reject Contractors with History of Violations
  Last month in Boston, two men died at an Atlantic Drain Services job site when a ruptured water main flooded the 12-foot-deep trench they were working in. Prior to the accident, Atlantic Drain Services received fines totaling more than $140,000 for a decade’s worth of safety violations. Now, Mayor Martin J. Walsh has proposed [&hellip...
Jun
2015
19

Lives Being Turned Around Through Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Boston

Lives Being Turned Around Through Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Boston
  Operation Exit, a pre-apprenticeship program in Boston for people who have been in the criminal justice system or are considered “high risk,” has graduated its second class of students. The program’s champion, Mayor Marty Walsh, was on hand to speak to the graduates.  The program began last year when Walsh reached out to building...
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Nov
2014
24

Labor Sec. Perez Visits, Praises Boston Construction Unions’ Apprenticeship Program

Labor Sec. Perez Visits, Praises Boston Construction Unions' Apprenticeship Program
  On a tour of Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 headquarters in Boston, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez praised the union’s Building Pathways pre-apprenticeship program, lauding it as a “pathway to the middle class.”  Perez announced to reporters that the DOL would soon be starting a program which granted a total of $100...
Jan
2014
6

Boston Contractor’s Association Head Praises New Mayor Walsh’s “Sensible Unionism”

Boston Contractor's Association Head Praises New Mayor Walsh's
  For Boston’s new mayor Marty Walsh, a career as a union laborer and Building and Construction Trades Council head has been a double-edged sword.  It helped him shape his world view and ultimately win the election, but it has also left many with a preconceived notion of how he will handle city contracts and [&hellip...
Nov
2013
14

Boston Media, Scot Lehigh Reveal Anti-Union Bias in Election Coverage

Boston Media, Scot Lehigh Reveal Anti-Union Bias in Election Coverage
  This is a cross-post from the Massachusetts Building and Construction Trades website, written by MBCTC President Frank Callahan… *** Last week, The Boston Globe published a provocative Scot Lehigh column, “Unions Need To Retire Tired Tropes,” in which he criticizes unions for objecting to the way they are portrayed in the media....
Nov
2013
6

Union Laborer Marty Walsh Elected Boston’s New Mayor

Union Laborer Marty Walsh Elected Boston's New Mayor
  Yesterday’s mayoral election in Boston may not have come down to who spent and organized the most, as most elections do. It may have come down to relatability.  Marty Walsh, the former union laborer who withstood cancer as a child and alcoholism in his 20’s, used his life story to show the voters of [&hellip...
Oct
2013
22

Boston Globe Columnist Defends Police Raises, Highlights Corporate Tax Break Double Standard

  A recent pay raise given to Boston’s policemen has become a hot issue in the city’s Mayoral race and has led to a wave of union bashing that paints labor-backed candidate Marty Walsh with brushstrokes of negativity.  But Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi rushed to Walsh’s aide in a recent column, “Why the...
Oct
2013
17

Unions Mobilizing in Boston Behind Mayoral Candidate Marty Walsh

  Union members are out in force to support Boston Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh in the general election, hoping to recreate the momentum that helped him win the primary.  Over 40,000 union members are registered to vote in Boston, making up 11 percent of the electorate.  With the race down to two candidates, Walsh and [&hellip...
Oct
2013
10

Bus Drivers’ Wildcat Strike in Boston Brings Labor Issues, Completeness of Marty Walsh’s Vision to the Fore

Bus Drivers' Wildcat Strike in Boston Brings Labor Issues, Completeness of Marty Walsh's Vision to the Fore
  Recent labor disputes in Boston have changed the public discussion surrounding the mayoral race and put candidate Marty Walsh’s experience as a labor leader in the spotlight.  City school bus drivers this week staged a one day “wildcat strike”, shocking parents and voters and making collective bargaining a hot topic.  Now, with the...