Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs)
Anti-union groups and employers are looking to undermine our SMART apprenticeship programs. The Department of Labor needs to hear from you now.
Click here or text APPRENTICE to 21333 to make your voice heard and protect SMART apprenticeships.
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.