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MONTHLY UNION MEETING  All monthly meetings are held at the Boston Teachers Union Hall. Meeting dates are always the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
Address information and a link to a map for directions are below:

180 Mt. Vernon St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Driving Directions


  
UNION DUES

Monthly Dues are $36.00 per month
Retiree's Dues are $8.00 per month
Apprentice Dues are $36.00 per month

Dues payments are to be paid by the first day of the month. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, credit card payment in person & over the phone, or by money order. We now take recurring payments scheduled for the 16th and 20th of each month. You simply call the office, give them your credit or debit card information, and we will automatically deduct your dues each month on the 16th or 20th. We then send you a copy of your credit card receipt, along with your dues receipt. If paying by mail please include your book with payment or if you choose to keep your book please include your book number in the memo of the check. A copy of your dues receipt showing the amount you paid along with a paid through date will be mailed back to you. If your book is included with your payment, we will stamp and return it to the mailing address we have on file.
If you move it is your responsibility to notify the union hall who in turns notifies the MLBF so that your new address is on record.
NOTE: If you have not paid your dues for a period of two months, your Secretary-Treasurer William P. Hanley will be forced to suspend you according to the Union's Constitution.

HEALTH & WELFARE FUND



As a participant in the Massachusetts Laborers’ Health and Welfare Fund, you and your dependents can receive health and welfare benefits. These benefits provide coverage for most medical, prescription drug, dental and vision expenses. The plan also provides a Member Assistance Program (MAP) that helps with personal and family issues not usually covered under a traditional medical plan. For members only, there is an income replacement component of the plan if you are not able to work as the result of an injury or illness.

This site contains important information about the Health and Welfare Fund, how it works, forms and resources you’ll need, and a checklist of life events that can impact your benefit.

ANNUITY FUND



 As a participant in the Massachusetts Laborers’ Annuity Fund, you can receive an Annuity Benefit that will provide you with a monthly income when you stop working at retirement age (normal retirement age is 62). This benefit is based on contributions made to your individual account in the Annuity Fund by your employer on your behalf. You are not required (or allowed) to contribute to the Fund.

This site contains important information about the Annuity Fund, how it works, forms and resources you’ll need, and a checklist of life events that can impact your benefit.


LEGAL DEPARTMENT  

 
 

As a participant in the Massachusetts Laborers’ Legal Services Fund, you can receive legal services with no out-of-pocket expense. This benefit is based on contributions made on your behalf by your employer. We know that at some point in time, our members may need legal help with consumer problems, debt or bankruptcy, domestic difficulties, real estate transactions, vehicle and traffic offenses or other minor criminal charges. The Legal Services Fund is here to provide you with high-quality legal advice, counseling and representation. Whatever you discuss with your lawyer will be held in strict confidence.

PENSION FUNDS



 This site contains important information about the Pension Plan, how it works, forms and resources you'll need, and a checklist of life events that can impact your pension benefit. If you are thinking about retiring, contact the Fund Office to find out how to apply for your Pension benefits.

Pension Funds: As a participant in the Massachusetts Laborers' Pension Fund, you can earn a retirement benefit that will provide you with a monthly income when you stop working at retirement age (normal retirement age is 62). This benefit is based on contributions made to the Pension Fund by your employer on your behalf. You are not required (or allowed) to contribute to the Fund.

WELLNESS DEPARTMENT


  •  Membership Assistance Program (MAP): required pre-authorizations for treatment of mental health conditions, alcoholism, and substance abuse.
  • Complementary Medicine: required pre-authorizations for massage therapy, oriental medicine, biofeedback, homeopathy, nutrition and naturopathy.
 Deductible may apply (you would need to call  Mass Laborers' (800)522-6763 to find out about deductible).

 


If you have any question in regards to your benefits,
MLBF will be glad to help you.

Massachusetts Laborers' Benefits Funds
1400 District Avenue, Suite 200
Burlington, MA 01803-9005
(781) 272-1000 Ext 0
           

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