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Corporations have launched an attack against New Hampshire’s hard-working families by pushing so-called “Right to Work” (RTW) legislation. This law would favor big corporations, and could cost our families about $10,000 per year.

We need to act today. The State Senate voted 13-11 to pass RTW, and we need to fight hard to halt it in the State House.

Email your representative and tell them to protect Granite State wages and benefits.

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Read the Local 17 Winter 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