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Local 473 Family Picnic

If you are planning on attending the family picnic on July 27 at Camp Russell, please contact the office, 413-442-1970 or, and let us know you will be attending and how many family members will be with you.  If you plan of not attending, please let us know, we need to get a head count for the caterers.

Morningside Community School Cleanup

The members of Local 473 helped the Berkshire United Way with the cleanup of the school. We started at 7:30 am and fininshed at 11:15 am.  We spread over 25 yards of mulch, painted the outdoor classroom benches, painted new hopscotch and four square courts, and built 5 new 4'x8' planter boxes.  

Covid-19 Vaccinations available for Non-Covid-19 Caregivers

The Commonwealth is now allowing caregivers who help Covid-19 vaccine recipients to there second appointment to sign up for the vaccine and receive it on the same day as the people they are caring for. Click on the link to read more.  When you are redirected, click on the link at the top of the news release

Applying for Unemployment Benefits?

If you are recently layed off from your job, the following website is a great resource in helping you file for unemployment benefits,

Union Plus Scholarship

If you are a member in good standing, you, your spouse, or your dependents are eligable for the Union Plus Scholarship.  Visit the website,, to get the details.  

Arthur E. Coia Scholarship

If you are a member and have a child who is graduating from high school this year and are planning to further their education, please apply for the Arthur E. Coia Scholarship. The information can be found at the link below:

David Therrien Scholarship Forms Available

Any active member who has a child or children that are in their senior year in high school are encouraged to apply for the David Therrien Scholarship.  A form is available under benefit forms tab on this website. 

Dues Dues Dues

Just a reminder, you can not be behind in your monthly dues more than 2 months.  If you are delinquent in monthly dues, you will be suspended and will cost an extra $25 to readmit. Thanks,

2020 Arthur E. Coia Scholarship Form now available

The 2020 Arthur E. Coia Scholarship  and Education Fund application form is now available on our website. Just go to the Benefit Forms Tab and go to the second page. You can also access additional by going to their website @

Local 473 Hosting Unemployment Seminar

Laborers' Local 473 will be hosting the monthly BCLC Meeting. It will be held on Sat. Jan 25th starting at 8:30 am. Representatives from the Mass AFL-CIO will be on hand to answer questions regarding the Mass. Unemployment System and the problems that have occurred trying to use it.

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