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Unistress Steel Works and DN Tanks form partnership

Unistress Steel Works and DN Tanks recently sign a contract for Steel Works to provide the rebar to help build the 2 Million Gallon Water tank in Pittsfield, MA. Unistress Steel works will also be bidding future DN Tanks projects in New England.

Union Made Food Products for the 4th of July

Click on the Union Made Food products to see what items you can purchase to help support our brothers and sisters in the food industry.

Local 473 Parade Marching Unit

Those members walking in this year's Fourth of July Parade, please be here at the Union Hall no later than 7:30 am that morning. Thank you, Ronald E. Holmes Secretary Treasurer.

Senate Election June 25th

A reminder to all members and their families. Tuesday June 25, 2013 is the General election for the Special United States Senate race in Massachusetts.

Summer Safety Tips

As the weather begins to heat remember these few summer safety tips. Drink plenty of non caffeinated fluids, wear light colored loose fitting shirts and use sunscreen with at least a SPF factor of 15. Be safe.

Membership I.D. Cards

Over the next two weeks we will be processing your Membership I.D., L.P.L. and Dues Deduction into our M.T.P. system. After completion of this process we will be distributing your I.D. cards. Be proud of the fact that we had 77% participation for our local. This is the highest turnout for the locals so far. Those members who did not show for their assigned date will have to go to Hopkinton before December 31, 2013. A Union Membership Card and Photo I.D. Card will be mandatory to work on a construction site beginning on 1/1/2014.

Keep These Dates Open

You still have time to register for the Benefits Seminar to be held Sat. April 13. Please contact Mike or Ron @ the office. Also the dates for Local 473 members to have their Membership I.D.'s taken are Friday May 17 and Sat May 18. Registration form now available on the website. Additional details to follow.

Local 473 Endorses Stephen F. Lynch for United States Senate

With the appointment of Sen. John  Kerry as Secretary of State on Feb.1, 2013, Massachusetts will be holding a Special Election to fill his seat. The primary for the election will be on Tuesday April 30, and General Election will be held on Tuesday June 25, 2013. In the next several weeks we will be sending to your homes information regarding our endorsed candidate. If you would like to find out more about Mr. Lynch go to: or call 617-453-8683.

Local 473 to host A Benefits Seminar

Laborers' Local 473 in conjunction with the Mass. Laborers' Benefit Funds will be hosting a Benefit Funds Seminar. The date will be Saturday April 13, 2013 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. At the Itam Lodge on Pontoosuc Lake in Pittsfield, MA. Representatives from the Benefit Funds will be on hand to answer any questions. If you register by April 1 you will receive an updated pension credit history report and annuity statement. We will be sending out the information packet for this event in early March. Breakfast will be served to all attendees.

Shaw Group Fax Number

If you are designated to go to Vermont Yankee for the Shaw Group. Here is the contact information. Lori Stigler, In-processing Coordinator Phone Number is 802-258-5671, Fax # 802-254-3828. Contact Information for ADZ will be forth coming.

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