Sisters and Brothers,

At Local 17, we’re committed to uplifting underrepresented voices in the trades. Today marks the beginning of Women in Construction Week, honoring the strong, dedicated women we work alongside every day.

Celebrate with the SMART International Women’s Committee by signing up for one of these upcoming events. Click the name of the event to register or learn more.

Tuesday, March 9
Deadline for SMART’s Women In Construction Week Art Contest
Open to all SMART Sisters’ families and households ages 2-14
Send entries to


Tuesday, March 9 at 8 PM EST
Virtual Yoga


Thursday, March 11 at 8 PM EST
Family Trivia Night


Thursday, March 11
Deadline for Women in Construction Week Photo Contest
Open to all union members
Send entries to


Saturday, March 13 from 4-6 PM EST
SMART Women’s Team Building Happy Hour 

This year, we’re also proud to partner with the nonprofit Tools and Tiaras, which encourages young women and girls to seek careers in the building trades.

We look forward to a great week. Thank you to our female members for your hard work and dedication.

In Solidarity,

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Bob Butler
Business Manager
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17