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...

Remembering Michael R Nelson

Michael Ronald Nelson, 27, of Plymouth MA is now his children’s superhero in the sky. Michael attended Plymouth South High School graduating class of 2010. Michael worked in many fields such as culinary, landscaping, painting, and most recently a Journeyman for Sheet...

SMW17 Family Celebrates Life-Saving Care

When Kevin Yanoolis’ Wife Was Diagnosed with Terminal Lung Disease, They Counted on SMW17’s Healthcare to Save Her Life Kevin Yanoolis has been part of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 family since he was born. His father joined the union at age 28. Kevin...