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About Us

LIUNA Local 1249 represents Public Employees across Southeastern Massachusetts. Local 1249 was chartered August 26, 1968 in Falmouth, Massachusetts and consists of Public Employees from the South Shore & Cape Cod. The 400 members are made up of various bargaining groups from the Towns of Acushnet, Bourne, Dartmouth, Dennis, Falmouth, Mashpee, Nantucket, Truro & Wareham.

LIUNA has been at the forefront of representing Public Employees, establishing a dedicated Public Employee Department and extensive training courses, and Local 1249 has been actively on board with them for over 48 years.  We're proud of our heritage and look forward to servicing our existing members, while at the same time bringing new members into our Union family.

Member Passings

It has been a very sad year for Local 1249.  First, in December of 2105 we lost long time Brother Norm Thayer, who was our Past Business Manager & Secretary-Treasurer for decades, going back to 1968, and had stayed on as our Field Representative & Bookkeeper, having faithfully served over 47 years in the Union.  Then, in September of 2016, we unexpectedly lost Brother Jack Paczosa, who had served as Local President for many years.  We keep both of them, and their families, in our thoughts & prayers.....


Business Manager, Secretary-Treasurer, Delegate (District Council & International)
Mike Gratis

President, District Council Delegate
Ann Gutterson

Vice President
Bob Sylvia

Recording Secretary
Nancy Cote-Caldeira

Executive Board Members 
Ernie Santos 
Lynne Waterman


Chris Reed

Michael Duarte
Heidi McLaughlin


Barbara O'Brien