SMW17 Donates $20,000 to Children In Need

Christmas came early for hundreds of deserving children this year. We were proud to donated $20,000 for children across Boston at our annual Man and Woman of the Year Awards. Friends For Children, which was founded by Local 17 members, supports children who have been...

Help Us Support Children in Need

The holidays are here, and we’re inviting you to help to make a difference tonight, Wednesday, December 4th.  Join special guest Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at a fundraiser for Local 17’s Friends For Children foundation. The foundation supports organizations...

Local 17 in the Boston Globe!

Safety on the job is our number one priority at Local 17. So when Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby referenced a Pioneer Institute report calling licensing “burdensome” last week – and then questioned why sheet metal workers need training  – we knew...

Campaigning to close the pre-fab loophole

We’re ramping up our campaign to close the loophole in the prevailing wage law that has made it easier for out-of-state contractors to cheat workers and pay them less than they deserve.  On October 15, we were joined by labor leaders from Pipefitters Local 537...