Just two weeks after pulling its members off of job sites across Massachusetts in the wake of coronavirus concerns, the state's biggest construction unit says that they may return to work.
Today, the 10,000 member North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters has announced told Massachusetts workers that they can return to work if they feel it's safe.
While Boston was the first big city in the country to shut down all construction sites, Walsh has signaled his desire to reopen work in Boson soon.
"Though there are still concerns about COVID-19 in Massachusetts, the union believes that our contractors and members are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment," executive secretary-treasurer Joseph Byrne wrote to members this past Sunday.
The union has been clear that any member who doesn't feel safe should not go back, and they're requiring a promise from contractors to not retaliate against union carpenters who do not return.