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Protect Wages for All Massachusetts Construction Workers


Across the Commonwealth, contractors are circumventing the state’s prevailing wage laws, thanks to a glaring loophole that allows them to pay workers on public construction projects as little as possible. We’ve fought this loophole in the Massachusetts State House before, and we need to end it for good.

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2021 Helmets to Hardhats Motorcycle Run


Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please be advised there will be a “Special Order of Business” meeting to: 1. Allocate the October 1, 2021 raise. 2. Regular order of Business will follow. This meeting will follow the State Covid-19 guidelines. Face coverings must be worn,...

Make a plan to vote today

Today is Preliminary Election Day in Boston. Get out and vote for mayor and city council candidates! Elected officials are chosen by those who show up. I encourage every one of you to find the time to make sure that your voice is heard at the polls. Polls are open...

Read the Local 17 Spring 2021 Newsletter

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 is a building trade union representing more than 2,700 skilled and licensed workers throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. We stand together as the most highly trained professionals in the industry, bringing top safety standards and quality to every project.

Local 17 was formed in 1896 so that men and women working in the sheet metal industry could bargain collectively for better work standards. Today, our members enjoy dignified contracts, industry-leading wages and healthcare, and a sound pension plan they can count on after retirement. 

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

1157 Adams Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

(617) 296-1680