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Local 17 Endorses John Mahoney for State Senate

We're proud to endorse card-carrying IUEC Local 4 member and strong labor advocate John Mahoney for State Senate in the Plymouth & Barnstable District. John is currently serving his fourth term as a member of Plymouth's Selectboard and works at the Kone Elevator...

Local 17 Endorses Patrick McDermott for Norfolk County Sheriff

We are proud to endorse Patrick McDermott in the Democratic primary for Norfolk County Sheriff. Patrick is committed to working with the community to prevent crime before it happens and make sure people are getting the treatment and help they need. He would also bring...


Dear Brothers and Sisters: The March Boston Area Union meeting has been changed to Tuesday, March 10, 2020 due to Primary Elections. DATE: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 TIME: 5:00 P.M. PLACE: SMW LU #17 Union Hall, 1157 Adams Street (Basement Level), Dorchester, MA 02124...

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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