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The November 2016 issue of The Pipeline includes the
following articles:
• Medical Gas: A Matter of Life and Death
Medical gas installation is not part of the state’s plumbing code -- but it should be.
Read about how things can go tragically wrong due to improperly installed
systems and why the state should pass legislation to keep patients safe.

• New Boston Program Helps Keep Seniors Warm
Local 12 plumbers participate in the city’s innovative Seniors Save heating system
replacement program.
• GBPCA and Local 12 Support Vocational Schools
The plumbing organizations donate grants to support the plumbing programs at
area voc schools.
My Path to Local 12
Two apprentices, Ralph Shirley and Chris Mohan, talk about the journey that led
them to become plumbers.
New Analyst, Ann O’Connor
Meet Ann and learn about the work she is doing to help ensure that the members
of Local 12 and the Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association are able to
compete on a level playing field.
News and information about the
Eastern MA plumbing industry
Archives of Past Issues of The Pipeline
June 2013
Featuring: Building the future through
innovation and technology; So-called “right to
work” -- could it happen here? Helping
members do the right thing -- and saving
money; Menino focuses on building energy
efficiency.
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February 2014
Featuring: Harry Brett is new head of Local
12; Spotlight on PHCC’s Ed Strickland; Temp
agencies dupe plumbers; Construction
moves out of the basement; New Spaulding
Rehab; Water innovation; Housing demand
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August 2014
Featuring: Building Pathways for apprentice
candidates and a pipeline for the construction
trades; Martin Walsh’s sensible knd of
unionism; Local 12 apprentice trades in
helmet for hardhat; World Plumbing Day Gala
raises funds, awareness
.
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April 2015
Featuring: Developers Play Ball in the
Fenway; Local 12 Plumbers Are at Your
Service; He Wants You to Join Plumbers
Local 12; Training Center Switches to
Plumbing Immersion Day Program

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July 2016
Featuring: Helping to Make Housing
Affordable, Protecting Consumers and
Licensees, George Donahue Trades in His
Shoes, E.M. Duggan: Still Going Strong after
125 Years, Local 12 Business Agent Jim
Vaughan Is on a Mission, Stiffing the Working
Stiff

January 2016
Featuring: For Joe Cannistraro, Education Is
the Key; A 20-Year Quest to Level the
Playing Field; Plumbing Contractors Can
Now Say, "Show Me the Money;" Local 12:
Going with the Flow for 125 Years;
YouthBuild Program Is Win-Win

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