BILLERICA, Mass., March 4, 2024 ~ In a recent decision, approximately 65 workers at the Billerica Department of Public Works have voted to organize with Teamsters Local 25 in Boston. These workers, who hold positions as town hall custodians and in various divisions such as engineering, highway, parks and trees, sewer, wastewater, and water, have chosen to join the well-known union after representing themselves for several years.

According to Tom Mari, President of Local 25, the workers were inspired by the achievements of DPW Teamsters in neighboring communities. After meeting with organizers and learning about the benefits that come with joining the Teamsters – including good wages, strong benefits, and respect – they made the decision to join. This move adds to the growing municipal division of DPW members at Local 25.

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Anthony Amato, a heavy motor equipment operator at Billerica Department of Public Works, expressed his excitement about joining Teamsters Local 25. He stated that after many discussions within their small association over the past 40 years, they felt it was time to join a well-known union that prioritizes maintaining workers' rights and fair wages. Amato believes that there is no better choice than Teamsters Local 25 and looks forward to what the future holds for them as members.

Teamsters Local 25 represents over 12,000 members and their families in greater Boston and southern New England. For more information on this recent development or on Teamsters Local 25 in general, visit their website at For media inquiries or further details on this story, please contact Matt McQuaid at (202) 624-6877.
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