YOUR VOTES ARE CRUCIAL - 537 VOTES ARE NEEDED NOVEMBER 4th
Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014

VOTING IN THE 2014 ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT 2 FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHIES;

VOTING FOR AN AMERICA WHICH SUPPORTS CORPORATE AMERICA & THE WEALTHIEST 1% 

or

VOTING FOR AN AMERICA WHICH SUPPORTS THE BETTERMENT OF ALL ITS CITIZENS!

In Massachusetts, we hold a solid history and national reputation for being one of the last strong holds for the working middle class. It’s in our name and in our blood! We are the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts”.

 Our State name explains why generations of hard working men and women have fought for over a century to secure our right to good paying jobs with benefits, pensions, healthcare, safety & licensing standards on city construction sites, and programs to help our citizens most in need. A Commonwealth looks after its People; we must elect a Governor and State Officials who believe in the same ideology.  

In this year’s Gubernatorial Race your VOTES are needed again to speak up for the working class men and women of our Commonwealth. We have the choice between 2 candidates and each candidate shares their political party’s philosophies.

Martha Coakley is our endorsed candidate. She has proven herself as an advocate for the people of our Commonwealth. In her role as Attorney General, she has fought for accountability and transparency on construction sites; cracking down on contractors who skirt bid laws and licensing standards. Martha has been a strong advocate of workers’ rights and equal pay. She has fought for our society members most in need and learned firsthand that mental health issues, if unaddressed, lead to larger issues of crime, substance abuse, homelessness & suicide. Martha puts the people of Massachusetts first!

Her opponent is a numbers guy; which isn't necessarily a bad thing until 'bottom line profits' are more important than the people. The Koch brothers PAC has invested millions of dollars into his campaign hoping to forward their philosophy of lower tax rates for the wealthy and national ‘right to work’ legislation reducing workers rights and benefit programs while posting record breaking profits for corporations. Baker and I have met. He does not support Prevailing Labor Agreements! He supports tax breaks for corporations moving to our cities, but does not support the PLA’s which protect the wage & benefit standards for the tradesmen and women who build it!    

It was clear to all who attended & watched the recent PBS Channel 2 debates, which candidate speaks for the hard working people of Massachusetts.  Supporters for Martha Coakley turned up in force; holding signs and demonstrating their support for Martha’s ideals and proven dedication to the people. Volunteers arrived in work boots and uniforms to support a candidate who has earned our trust to champion our beliefs.   On the flip side, reporters & bystanders alike commented, “Not one person showed up to hold a sign for Baker”. Why?  Because Baker’s supporters write checks! Their philosophy is the Wealthy Philosophy; Money Wins Elections…Not the Foot Soldiers of the Middle Class!   

SO HERE WE GO AGAIN…YOUR VOTES ARE NEEDED

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th!

OUR VOTES HAVE MADE THE DIFFERENCE & EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

IT IS CRUCIAL FOR YOU TO GET TO THE POLLS TO PROTECT OUR WAY OF LIFE.

THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS A VALUABLE ASSET… DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED!

 Prove to Politicians and Wealthy PAC’s alike; VOTES ARE WORTH MORE THAN THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SPENT TO UNDERMINE THE VOICE OF THE WORKING MIDDLE CLASS.

WE NEED YOUR VOTE FOR MARTHA COAKLEY!
Fraternally,

Leo J. Fahey

Business Manager/FST

 How you vote is a personal decision. Your Union has met with each candidate and believes Martha Coakley is the best candidate in the Governor’s Race to protect our core beliefs and right to bargain collectively. Any questions, please feel free to contact the 537 officers at the Union Hall. 

Welcome to Local 537

For over 100 years the Pipefitters of Local 537 in Boston have been installing piping systems throughout our great region. The Leadership and Members of  United Association, Local 537, would like to welcome you to our website where you can find a great deal of information about us. The Pipefitters of Local 537 work on projects of all shapes and sizes. We have worked on major construction projects such as: the Deer Island Water Treatment Plant, Mystic Power Station, Weymouth Power Plant, Intel Semi-Conductor Plant, Genzyme Pharmaceutical Campuses and at our great local educational institutions such as Harvard University, Boston University and Boston College.  We work in most all of our regions Top Medical facilities. We built our great stadiums for the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox and we can also be found working on smaller commercial facilities such as strip malls and residential development projects.

Pipefitters of Local 537 are vital to many industries throughout Massachusetts and it's because of our highly skilled workforce. We are over 2,600 members strong and growing. We pipe a 6 county area within our Jurisdiction and we are always looking for the best and brightest that our region has to offer. You can click on the Organizing and Apprenticeship pages to learn more about how to join our great organization.

We encourage you learn more About Us, our Services, and we hope that you enjoy your time on our site, and finally, we welcome all Feedback.

God Bless America!