About Local 7
Local 7 is home to over 3,000 of New England's best Ironworkers. We were chartered in 1896 as a part of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers. Our Union is committed to supplying well trained, drug free, men and women that work safely and efficiently to signatory contractors in our area, and secure by legal and proper means adequate wages, benefits, and working conditions for their labor. We have Offices in Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, MA as well as in Clinton, ME and South Portsmouth, NH.
Mission and Values
As Ironworkers, we adhere to a standard of excellence. We will increase the pride, the productivity, and the craftsmanship of every Ironworker. We will improve work place conditions, increase work opportunities, and help maintain our wages, benefits and standard of living.
I have responsibilities to all Ironworkers and to the job at hand. I will show up everyday, work hard, and cooperate with my customer and employer. I will also do my job safely so that my co-workers and I return home safe at the conclusion of every shift.
On June 1, 1896, Local 7 was chartered as part of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Iron Workers in Philadelphia, PA. Unfortunately, their charter was revoked on March 31, 1897.
Move to Boston
Local 7 was chartered in Boston on April 15. On that date, Boston became the first city with two Ironworker local unions (along with Local 4). Local 4's charter was revoked March 31, 1902.
Post WWII Boom
After World War II Local 7 entered a growth period until the 1970's. With men returning home and the United States out of the Great Depression, Local 7 Ironworkers were in demand.
Generations of Ironworkers
Many of our members are 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th generation Ironworkers, so our mission and goals have been passed down since 1896. We want to improve work conditions for Ironworkers in our territory and across the United States.
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers
William P. Hurley
Kevin Collins (Boston North)
Vincent Coyle, Jr. (Boston South)
Michael Hess (Boston West)
Stephen Williams (Boston)
Walter Belmonte (Boston)
Daniel Morganelli (Worcester)
Fiore Grassetti (S. Vermont/Springfield)
Steven Burke (N. Vermont/NH)
Reginald Munson (Maine)
Charles J. Neulist, III
William Wilkinson, III
Sgt At Arms