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...

Danger at Blue Hills

Students at Blue Hills Regional Technical High School are facing potential safety concerns as they head back to school this fall. That’s because Maine-based contractor New England Tech Air and its unlicensed workers have caused missed deadlines and over $7...

Blue Hills Tech renovation over budget, behind schedule

This article was originally published in the Patriot-Ledger. By Shaun Robinson CANTON — Officials say a $85 million renovation at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton is over budget and behind schedule, forcing students to start the fall semester on an...