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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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Read the Summer 2021 Edition of the Local 17 Newsletter

Brothers and Sisters, Hope you and your family are doing well and had an enjoyable weekend. On behalf of all of us at Local 17, thank you for your support and flexibility throughout the establishment of the SMART Northeast Regional Council. As of this past Saturday,...

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Read the Local 17 Summer 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