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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 Funds 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

 

Dues

(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

All online and phone payments take 24 hours to process. Therefore, Local 17 will not receive your payment until the day after your payment is made. Please remember this when it is the last day of the month and you are trying to prevent a suspension

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 https://www.officialpayments.com
  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

Benefits

As a worker, you have a right to quality healthcare, retirement benefits and more. We continually evaluate the benefits we offer and look for opportunities to enhance those benefits while maintaining financially sound programs. Your Board of Trustees continually evaluates the benefits we offer and looks 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 the latest apprenticeship and continuing ed opportunities, visit www.lu17jatc.org

 

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.

Wednesdays
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Retirees’ Club

All retired SMW Local 17 members are invited to join our Retirees Club to stay in touch with your union Brothers and Sisters, 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 at jdcortese@verizon.net.

In Memoriam

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

2020
NAME OF DECEASED AGE DATE OF DEATH
Wendell C. Bager 80 3/25/20
Richard L. Colantuoni 3/23/20
Eugene E. MacFadgen 74 3/22/20
Gaetano S. Mistretta 85 3/19/20
Master Adams 65 2/19/20
Normand R. Dumont 89 2/3/20
2019
NAME OF DECEASED AGE DATE OF DEATH
Eric Janssen 73 12/26/19
Joseph P. Geary II 88 12/23/19
David LeRoy Stewart 77 12/22/19
Paul R. Moll 90 12/3/19
Kyle McGonagle 41 12/2/19
James Casey 80  12/1/19
Kopel “Carl” Lajmer 96 11/30/19
James G. Boyd 78 11/30/19
Robert Beausoleil 83 11/29/19
Sean Lyons 54 11/27/19
Richard Wild 80 11/10/19
Peter Belmonte 80 11/4/19
Eugene A. Camptatelli 83 10/22/19
Brian P. Costello 72 10/16/19
James A. Painten 103 9/28/19
Samuel P. Volpe 96 9/27/19
Michael P. Walsh 8/27/19
Scott Nilsson 67 8/20/19
Edward M. Mack 70 8/18/19
Raymond “Ray” Nash, Jr. 8/9/19
Donald W. Kay 68 8/7/19
Frank E. Garland 83 7/6/19
Ronald E. Morrissey 84 7/1/19
Brian D. Daigle 41 6/26/19
Norman J. Gregoire 72 6/20/19
William Henkel 6/10/19
Robert A. Mullikin 77 5/26/19
Michael R. Nelson 27 5/18/19
Joseph Andrew O’Brien 86 5/11/19
Gary Jarvis 79 4/30/19
Edward J. Hammond 84 4/24/19
George C. Deveau 74 4/12/19
Kenneth Henry Christiansen 79 3/11/19
Renaldo “Ren” Mauritson 88 2/27/19
Glenn A. Fernandez 40 1/30/19
Robert F. Boucher, Sr 79 1/28/19
George Moore 84 1/18/19
Paul Kavanagh 78 1/17/19
2018
NAME OF DECEASED AGE DATE OF DEATH
Thomas Mullane 80 12/31/18
Alfred Johnson 79 12/27/18
Joesph A Baer 89 12/9/18
Leonard Maclellan 75 12/4/18
Howard Silva 72 11/17/18
Richard Bickford 76 11/9/18
Robert C Roach 83 11/6/18
Lawrence Abruzzese 80 11/5/18
Kevin Long 37 10/27/18
Joseph J Nigro 68 10/24/18
Robert Keane 83 10/13/18
Eugene Brown 86 10/9/18
Maurice Michaud 86 10/2/18
Arthur Jacobson 73 10/1/18
James Glover 58 9/25/18
Daniel Daly 78 9/9/18
Lawrence Mccauley 62 9/6/18
Anthony Martin 76 9/2/18
Arnold Wilson 87 8/25/18
Frederick J Benoit 65 8/25/18
Donald Roche 62 8/25/18
Pierre Michaud 79 7/22/18
David Geever 75 7/7/18
Gregory Shea 70 6/7/18
Charles Boyd 73 5/30/18
Henry Kosior 78 5/22/18
Paul F Briggette 84 5/10/18
Andrew Williams 83 5/8/18
John Leavit, Jr 94 4/30/18
James Harwood 96 4/20/18
Charles Geary 54 4/13/18
Bernard Nee 79 2/7/18
Lucien Dlugosinski 94 1/20/18
Nelson Kessler 85 1/12/18
Frank Mancusi 98 1/8/18

 

2017
NAME OF DECEASED AGE DATE OF DEATH
Ernest A Pinciaro 74 12/29/17
Robert F. Phalen 84 12/16/17
Albert J Oliverio 94 12/7/17
Richard G Chabot 74 10/31/17
Stephen A. Schiano 68 10/19/17
Anthony L Peters 75 10/14/17
Roy L Slocum 79 10/7/17
Michael W Teed 39 10/1/17
Henry M Sacco 76 10/1/17
Douglas E Clarke 63 9/30/17
James McPhee 66 9/30/17
Barry Wong 91 9/11/17
John Belbin 76 8/13/17
Peter Cabot Neily 80 7/24/17
Robert C Bruen 72 7/12/17
James P Freitas, II 40 6/29/17
Nicole F Linscott 39 6/22/17
David McHugh 77 5/19/17
Joseph M Serafini 67 6/11/17
William Turner 93 6/7/17
Lloyd Light 78 5/9/17
Richard Flaherty, Sr 72 5/6/17
Harvey D Morris 87 2/24/17
Frank Rogers 80 4/30/17
Antonio “Tony” Buttaro 91 4/24/17
William M Nickerson 88 4/21/17
James Trubiano 57 4/10/17
Alfred N Sanborn 94 3/6/17
Harvey D Morris 87 2/24/17
Charles A Balzarini 93 2/21/17
George LaMonica 84 2/11/17
Teeli Virta 94 2/3/17
Ernest V Jean 72 1/22/17
Warren Boisvert 93 1/6/17
Laurence Wright 73 1/5/17

Scholarship Awards

 

We’re proud to create opportunities for hardworking students and help put them on the path to success.

That’s why we’ve awarded over $100,000 in scholarships for 26 students to continue their education. Scholarships range from one-time $500 scholarships to four-year scholarships totaling $16,000.

Scholarships are awarded based on performance on the AFL-CIO’s Labor History Exam or through a lottery drawing. This year’s scholarships also include three memorial scholarships given in honor of longtime Local 17 members Joseph J. Nigro, Charlie F. Geary, and James M. Kelly.

Thank you for continuing to fund this program. Local 17 members contribute seven cents to the scholarship fund for every hour we work. Together, we’ve donated more than $1.8 million in scholarships to local students since 1983.

Congratulations to all our winners:

 

Four Year Scholarship Winners
1st Place – Riley Lyn Stewart, Senior at South Shore Charter School
Robert J. Hayward Scholarship
Amount: $16,000.00 – $4,000 per year
Sponsor: Father, Daniel Stewart

2nd Place – Jessica Skinner, Senior at Norwell High School
Amount: $14,000.00 – $3,500 per year
Sponsor: Father, Stephen Skinner

3rd Place – Jason Willis McKee, Senior at Pembroke High School
Amount: $12,000.00 – $3,000 per year
Sponsor: Father, Kevin McKee

4th Place – Amanda Morris, Senior at Quincy High School
Amount: $10,000.00 – $2,500 per year
Sponsor: Father, Garth Morris

Memorial Scholarship Winners: $3,500 for 1 year
Alyssa Ann Nielson, Student at Framingham State University
Joseph J. Nigro Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Father, Kenneth Nielson

Zachary Graczyk, Senior at Tewksbury High School
Charlie F. Geary Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Father, Greg Graczyk

Bethany Tetreault, Student at Wheaton College
James M. Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Father, Russell Tetreault

Lottery Scholarship Winners: $3,000 for 1 year
Erin Gustafson, Senior at East Bridgewater High School
Sponsor: Father, Mark Gustafson

Jordan Belanger, Senior at Wells High School
Sponsor: Grandfather, Vincent Franceschini

Matthew Hansen, Student at Syracuse University
Sponsor: Father, Ronald Hansen, Jr.

Jason Whalen, Student at Mass Maritime Academy
Sponsor: Father Glen Whalen

Michael Walsh, Senior at Marshfield High School
Sponsor: Father, Michael Walsh

Colin Walsh, Student at Bentley University
Sponsor: Grandfather, Richard Walsh

Paidin Wilson, Student at Gettysburg College
Sponsor: Grandfather, Thomas McKenna

Delia Dwan, Senior at Hingham High School
Sponsor: Grandfather, Daniel Dwan

Arianna Roosa, Student at University of Las Vegas
Sponsor: Grandfather, Edward Marenburg

Blake Levitts, Student at Boston University
Sponsor: Grandfather, Melvin Levitts

Audrey Labadini, Senior at Archbishop Williams High School
Sponsor: Grandfather, Luis Labadini

Eric Sylvia, Student at UMass Dartmouth
Sponsor: Grandfather, Henry Coache

Jessica Smith, Student at University of Rhode Island
Sponsor: Grandfather, Timothy Harrington

Owen Martell, Student at Middlesex Community College
Sponsor: Father, Daniel Martell

John Bean, Student at UMass Dartmouth
Sponsor: Father, John Bean, Jr.

Kyle Hess, Senior at Bridgewater-Raynham High School
Sponsor: Father, Wayne Hess

Alexis Parliman, Student at University of New Hampshire
Sponsor: Father, William Zyla, Jr.

Alternate Scholarship Winners: $500 for 1 year
1st Alternate – Julia Bonn, Student at Southern New Hampshire University
Sponsor: Father, Frederick Bonn

2nd Alternate – Erin Heffernan, Senior at Wakefield Memorial High School
Sponsor: Grandfather, Joseph Flynn

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

1157 Adams Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

(617) 296-1680