Beginning tomorrow, and especially on Saturday, the forecast is for brutally cold temperatures, dangerous enough to cause frostbite within 10 minutes.

Remember, your first and most important priority on any job operation is your personal safety.

If you are sent on a job and encounter unsafe working conditions, specifically exposure to dangerously cold temperatures and wind, you are not required to perform any work operations without a safe environment or appropriate procedure to do so.

It is your responsibility to notify your supervisor of the unsafe condition and expect instructions on how to proceed. If your boss demands that you perform an unsafe work operation, please call the union hall immediately and we will address situation.

Under no circumstances should you put your safety in jeopardy, and the company should never expect you to do so.

It is with deep regret that I announce the death of retiree Mike Driscoll, formerly of the Newburyport garage. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, January 31st from 2 to 5 P.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, immediately followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 5 P.M. Donations in his memory can be made to American Lung Association. Please keep Mike and his family in your prayers.

The Bridge Club of Greater Lowell will be presenting the Boston Bruins Alumni vs the Middlesex Sheriff’s Hockey Team.  Proceeds and sponsorships will go to support the 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides a safe place for those in recovery.  Local 2321 has tickets to the game available free to our members.  The game is Sunday, January 15th at 2pm at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.  First come, first served, so call the union hall to reserve yours.

Huge thanks to an anonymous donor who donated $200 to the Local!

We were able to pay it forward and donate $100 to My Brothers Table and $100 to Merrimack Valley Food Bank!

You are all amazing, thank you!