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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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Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please be advised there will be a “Special Order of Business Meeting” to: 1. Allocate raise due on July 1, 2021. 2. Regular order of business to follow. Please make every effort to attend. DATE: Thursday, June 17, 2021 TIME: 5:00 PM PLACE:...

THIS WEEK: Fighting back against “Right to Work”

Brothers and Sisters, Please join us on Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4 for visibilities against "Right to Work" when the New Hampshire legislature is in session. Local 17 is joining with other unions to cover the streets with people and signs sharing our message:...

TODAY: Speak Out Against Harmful “Right to Work” Legislation

Brothers and Sisters, We have to fight back against the attacks on New Hampshire working families by urging legislators to oppose Senate Bill 61, the so-called "Right-to-Work" bill. Throughout the rest of the month of May, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO will be hosting...

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