Member Resources

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You must be registered and approved as a current member to view this section. SMW Local 17 members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the resources in this section by clicking the links below. Please log in, to view this content. If you do not yet have an account on this site, please register using your correct IA Number. If you’ve forgotten your password, please request a new password.


If you need to contact your business agent or have a question about your contract, you can find your agent here.

Why Membership

Everyone who works hard to make an honest living deserves respect from their employer both on and off the job. That means being guaranteed safe, suitable working conditions, fair treatment, and the family-sustaining wages and benefits necessary to survive as the cost of living continues to rise.

As a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, these basic human needs, which for too many are only a dream, are guaranteed to you through a collective bargaining agreement. You do have the right to stand with your fellow workers and hold your employer to a higher standard, without fear of repercussion.

Funds Office

We’re here to assist you in making the best use of your various benefits.
The daily operation of the Funds is maintained by the Funds’ Administrator and staff located at the Fund Office.

General Information

The Fund Office should be aware of all your pertinent information including your current address, contact information, marital status, and dependents.

Keep your benefit beneficiary designations up-to-date.

All claim forms must be completed and submitted in a timely manner. Due to space and time limitations, incomplete or incorrect forms will be returned and/or denied, and must be resubmitted once completed. Forms received after cut-off will be included in the batch for the following cycle.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Funds Office
1157 Adams Street, 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02124
Tel: (617) 426-5646
Fax: (617) 482-1207



(Office hours, online payment, or phone payment)

SMW Local 17 members pay annual dues to the strength and longevity of the Union. These funds are used for membership events, staff pay, outreach, and more.

Dues Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
First Tuesday of every month open until 5:30 PM

You can also pay your dues online or by phone!
You will need your I.A. Member Number to process all online or phone payments

Payment by Phone
  1. (888) 272-9829
  2. Select option 3
  3. Enter your Jurisdiction Code: 3137
  4. Select option 1 for Union Dues payment
  5. Enter your IA Member Number (this will be on your pink receipt) and then press #
  6. Enter your telephone number
  7. Enter payment information
  8. Write down your confirmation number – this confirms that your payment was processed
Payment Online
  1. Visit
  2. Click on “Local Payments”
  3. Enter Jurisdiction Code: 3137
  4. Click on “Make Payment”
  5. Click the “Payment Type”, arrow & select “Union Dues.” Then click on “Make Payment.”
  6. Input your payment information, then click “Continue,” and follow prompts.
  7. Write down your confirmation number. This confirms that your payment was processed.


As a worker, you have a right to quality healthcare, retirement benefits, and more. Make sure you’re taking advantage of the programs and benefits that come with your SMW Local 17 membership!

We continually evaluate the benefits we offer and look for opportunities to enhance those benefits while maintaining financially sound programs.  We depend on you as a member, and you should depend on us to provide benefits that meet your needs and are easy to use.

Your Board of Trustees continually evaluates the benefits we offer and look for opportunities to enhance those benefits while maintaining a financially sound Insurance Fund.  We depend on you as a member of the Fund, and you should depend on us to provide benefits that meet your needs and are easy to use.


Your benefits plan includes:

Comprehensive medical care, including hospitalization and surgery, mental health and substance abuse treatment provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,

Prescription drug coverage through EnvisionRxOptions;

Dental care, provided through Delta Dental;

Vision care, provided through Davis Vision;

Weekly accident and sickness benefits, provided through the Funds office; and

Life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

Training & Regulation

Union work is mandated on the majority of public projects because people understand that unions set the standard for safety in the industry.
We give our members the best training to make sure that they stay safe on the job and that the final product meets community standards.

New industry technology, training, and regulations are constantly emerging, and SMW Local 17 is committed to keeping you informed and up to date with certifications, so that you have direct access to the region’s building boom.

For latest apprenticeship and continuing ed opportunities, visit


Drug Testing

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 is committed to delivering the safest, best-trained professionals to any job site, and part of that promise means ensuring that our workforce is drug-free.

You can complete your drug testing at the start of any union meeting (1st Tuesday of each month), or at the Modern Assistance office in Quincy at the following times. Appointments can also be made outside these allotted times if needed.

Union Meeting Drug Testing
From  2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the basement level of the Union Hall, located at: 
1157 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA

Walk-in Drug Testing Hours
Modern Assistance Office
1400 Hancock St, 2nd Floor
Quincy, MA 02169

Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Retirees’ Club

All retired SMW Local 17 members are invited to join our Retiree Club to stay in touch with your union sisters and brothers, and to keep up to date about retiree events, benefits, and more.

2nd Tuesday of every month
10:00 a.m. at the JATC Center
1181 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA

If you have questions or would like to attend, please contact James Cortese

In Memoriam

Find obituaries and ceremony details distributed by families of recently passed brother and sisters.

Kenneth Henry Christiansen 79 03/11/2019
Glenn A Fernandez 40 01/30/2019
Robert F Boucher, Sr 79 01/28/2019
George Moore 84 01/18/2019
Paul Kavanagh 78 01/17/2019
Thomas Mullane 80 12/31/2018
Alfred Johnson 79 12/27/2018
Joesph A Baer 89 12/09/2018
Leonard Maclellan 75 12/04/2018
Howard Silva 72 11/17/2018
Richard Bickford 76 11/09/2018
Robert C Roach 83 11/06/2018
Lawrence Abruzzese 80 11/05/2018
Kevin Long 37 10/27/2018
Joseph J Nigro 68 10/24/2018
Robert Keane 83 10/13/2018
Eugene Brown 86 10/09/2018
Maurice Michaud 86 10/02/2018
Arthur Jacobson 73 10/01/2018
James Glover 58 09/25/2018
Daniel Daly 78 09/09/2018
Lawrence Mccauley 62 09/06/2018
Anthony Martin 76 09/02/2018
Arnold Wilson 87 08/25/2018
Frederick J Benoit 65 08/25/2018
Donald Roche 62 08/25/2018
Pierre Michaud 79 07/22/2018
David Geever 75 07/07/2018
Gregory Shea 70 06/07/2018
Charles Boyd 73 05/30/2018
Henry Kosior 78 05/22/2018
Paul F Briggette 84 05/10/2018
Andrew Williams 83 05/08/2018
John Leavit, Jr 94 04/30/2018
James Harwood 96 04/20/2018
Charles Geary 54 04/13/2018
Bernard Nee 79 02/07/2018
Lucien Dlugosinski 94 01/20/2018
Nelson Kessler 85 01/12/2018
Frank Mancusi 98 01/08/2018


Ernest A Pinciaro 74 12/29/2017
Robert F. Phalen 84 12/16/2017
Albert J Oliverio 94 12/07/2017
Richard G Chabot 74 10/31/2017
Stephen A. Schiano 68 10/19/2017
Anthony L Peters 75 10/14/2017
Roy L Slocum 79 10/07/2017
Michael W Teed 39 10/01/2017
Henry M Sacco 76 10/01/2017
Douglas E Clarke 63 09/30/2017
James McPhee 66 09/30/2017
Barry Wong 91 09/11/2017
John Belbin 76 08/13/2017
Peter Cabot Neily 80 07/24/2017
Robert C Bruen 72 07/12/2017
James P Freitas, II 40 06/29/2017
Nicole F Linscott 39 06/22/2017
David McHugh 77 5/19/2017
Joseph M Serafini 67 06/11/2017
William Turner 93 06/07/2017
Lloyd Light 78 05/09/2017
Richard Flaherty, Sr 72 05/06/2017
Harvey D Morris 87 02/24/2017
Frank Rogers 80 04/30/2017
Antonio “Tony” Buttaro 91 04/24/2017
William M Nickerson 88 04/21/2017
James Trubiano 57 04/10/2017
Alfred N Sanborn 94 03/06/2017
Harvey D Morris 87 02/24/2017
Charles A Balzarini 93 02/21/2017
George LaMonica 84 02/11/2017
Teeli Virta  94 02/03/2017
Ernest V Jean 72 01/22/2017
Warren Boisvert 93 01/06/2017
Laurence Wright 73 01/05/2017

2019 Local 17 Scholarship Application

The Local 17 scholarship application and the additional scholarships that are available to Local 17 members are attached below in a Word document.


High School Seniors that are registered to take the Labor History Exam:

Please note, the study guide was rewritten this year.  Do not study the old guide.
To get this years study guide, please click here
This year’s Labor History Exam will be given in all Massachusetts High schools on Wednesday, February 6, 2019


2019 Local 17 Scholarship
Apply by Sunday, March 31st

Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship Memorial
Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship
Apply by Friday, May 24th

Additional Scholarships

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

1157 Adams Street,

Dorchester, MA 02124

(617) 296-1680