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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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COVID-19 Benefits for Building Trades Union Members

The Massachusetts Building Trades Council recently announced the benefits available to union members for COVID-19 exposures and positive cases. We highly encourage you to utilize these benefits if exposed to keep our worksites and communities safe. FOR MEMBERS WHO...

Labor for Lydia Rally and Canvassing Event

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Join us this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at 525 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA, 02128 as workers from across the district and region rally and canvass in support of worker champion and card-carrying UAW member, Lydia Edwards for State Senate....


Dear Brothers and Sisters, Please be advised there will be a “SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS” Union meeting to: Allocate raise due on December 1, 2021. Regular order of business will follow. DATE: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 TIME: 5:30 P.M. PLACE: IBEW Local 99 22 Amflex...

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