Monthly Archives: September 2013

Letter From the President of Local 1726

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you are aware, the preliminary election for Mayor of Boston is scheduled for Tuesday September 24th. In a previous communication we informed you that our union has endorsed Martin Walsh based on his background as a union member and officer, as well as his tremendous record for working families as our champion on Beacon Hill as a member of the State House of Representatives.
As the campaign enters the final few weeks Martin Walsh has emerged as a leading contender and some people don’t like it. The Boston media and the business community are up in arms over the chance that a union member could be the next Mayor of Boston. They are making a huge issue about the support Martin Walsh is receiving from organized labor but have little or nothing to say about the business interests, school reformers and attorneys who are all backing various candidates in the race.

At the same time they’ve ignored his many contributions to working men and women in this city. From his support for raising the minimum wage, to guaranteeing PLAs and prevailing wages on our largest building projects, to his commitment to protecting good jobs, there is no question that Marty Walsh will watch out for Boston workers.

This isn’t right and it isn’t fair. Turnout is expected to be low in the September 24th election. You and your families’ votes will decide the election, not the newspaper columnists and business leaders who live in Boston’s upscale suburbs.

We have a real opportunity to elect a working family champion as mayor of Boston. How you vote is a personal decision, but we urge you to turn out to vote and to consider Martin Walsh, who will put the interests of Boston’s working families first.

In Solidarity,

Mike Bucci
President IAMAW Local Lodge 1726

9-11 Memorial

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IAM Local 1726 Members participate in a memorial remembering those lost on 9-11-2001

Left to right
Steve Miller, DL141 Trustee, USAir Committee Chair, USAir Negotiations Committee
Mike D’India, Recording Secretary Local 1726, S-UA Committee Chair
Steve Mader, AGC DL142
Jamie Wells, V.P. Local 1726, Political Affairs Local 1726, S-CO Shop Steward
Mike Bucci, President Local 1726, S-UA Shop Steward
Dominic Nese, Local 1726 Retiree Committee
Bob Bennett, Financial Secretary Local 1726, S-CO Chief Steward

September 11 Memorial

On September 11, 2013 at 10:00AM Local 1726 members will be observing the anniversary of the tragic events at the Logan Airport September 11 Memorial across from the Hyatt in the center of the airport. Please join us to offer remembrance for our brother and sister that were lost on that tragic day.
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“On this day, all of us in the United States mourn. We have lost a glimpse of our golden future, the American dream forever changed.

We have lost treasured daughters and treasured sons, but we do not despair, and I hope we can all find comfort in the words of Micah 7:8,

‘…when I fall, I shall rise. When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.’

Today, as we remember those lost, I ask you to join us in a moment of silence.”

– Michael Bucci, President Local 1726-IAMAW