SMW17 MEMBERS SAVE LIVES THANKS TO SAFETY TRAINING

We all know that SMW17 members are the best sheet metal workers in the nation, but you may not know that thanks to our CPR/AED training, many are also saving lives Fourth-year apprentice Ryan Dacey makes us proud to call him Brother. Ryan was recently at a job on the...

Remembering Norman J. Gregoire

Norman (Norm) J. Gregoire, 72, of Manchester, died peacefully at home June 20, 2019, his wife and loving family by his side after a period of declining health. He was born in Manchester on April 3, 1947, to the late Pauline (Dumont) and Camille Gregoire. He was a...

SMW17 Fights to Close Prevailing Wage Loophole

Massachusetts contractors are required to pay workers a prevailing wage on public projects. Prevailing wage laws help offer family-sustaining wages while ensuring quality work without sticker shock. However, the law unfairly excludes workers who are pre-assembling and...

SMW17 HOSTS APPRENTICESHIP CONTESTS

Local 17’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee was honored to host both the local and regional apprenticeship contests at our training center this spring. Both contests were great opportunities for Local 17’s very best to showcase their skills. Thanks...

Remembering William Henkel

We are sorry to hear of the passing of our Brother William W. Henkel, a beloved Local 17 Member. William’s burial site service will take place on Saturday, June 29 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 S. County Trail in Exeter, Rhode Island, 02822. Guests are...