Union Plumbing Contractors, Local Unions, and State-wide Plumbing Associations Lobby at Massachusetts State House
PRESS ADVISORY – For Immediate Release
April 26, 2023
Contact: Meghan Sorensen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-945-6218
UNION PLUMBERS AND CONTRACTORS HEAD TO BEACON HILL TO
PROTECT PLUMBING CODE, BUILD PARTNERSHIPS ON GREEN ENERGY
Plumbing experts, frontline workers, and top industry officials to meet with legislators on keysafety, regulatory issues
BOSTON – Union plumbers, contractors and industry leaders will join forces and head to the State House THURSDAY, April 27, to advocate for protecting the state’s plumbing codes, partnership on green energy transition and other key safety and regulatory issues before legislators.
The entire plumbing industry in Massachusetts is united behind the Commonwealth’s homegrown plumbing code (248 CMR 10.00), which has been protecting the health and safety of citizens and ensuring high quality plumbing work for decades. It is revised regularly to incorporate the newest and safest technology available but recently out of state organizations have sought to weaken and replace it with a more lax and recklessly negligent code. Plumbers Local 12, the Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association, and several leading industry groups will meet with lawmakers all day to advocate for protecting the state’s existing plumbing code, as well as other top issues, including:
● Ensuring the plumbing industry is included in green building and energy policy conversations,
especially decarbonizing the building sector and the development and use of green hydrogen
● Increased funding for the Division of Occupational Licensure;
● House Bill H.280: An Act Relative to Grey Water Recycling
There will be a PRESS AVAILABILITY at 2:45 p.m. on the State House steps by the General
Hooker Entrance, 24 Beacon St.
WHAT: Plumbing & Gasfitting Industry Day at the State House
WHO: Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12; Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association; the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts; United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC Locals 4, 51 and 104; The Propane Gas Association of New England; Representative Tackey Chan; and several Massachusetts regional plumbing & plumbing inspector associations.
WHEN: Thursday, April 27, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.
PRESS AVAILABILITY: 2:45 p.m. on the State House steps by the General Hooker Entrance, 24 Beacon St.