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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 or online portal 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 pay dues online by logging into our Union Fusion Member Portal.

REGISTER FOR MEMBER PORTAL
  1. Visit https://smw17.unionfusion.net/auth/register
  2. Enter your member number, social security number, and date of birth.
  3. Enter your email address. The portal will send you a temporary password via email to set up your account. 
  4. Check your email and retrieve your temporary password. Then log in through the link provided using your email and temporary password.
  5. Once you’re logged in, enter a permanent password. Be sure to write it down or save it in a secure place.
  6. Verify your personal information and upload a profile picture if you’d like.
  7. Click “Save Settings.” You’ve successfully set up your account!
PAY THROUGH MEMBER PORTAL
  1. Visit https://www.smw17.unionfusion.net
  2. Log in using your email and password.
  3. Click “Make a Dues Payment” at the Member Portal
  4. Click the “Pay” button on the item you would like to pay. If you have several outstanding payments, you can click “Pay All.” 
  5. Click “Proceed to checkout.” 
  6. Enter payment information.
  7. Click “Submit Payment.” You can access your payment history on the left of the screen under “My Transactions.”

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 for physical health needs and conditions, including annual exams, hospitalization, and surgery provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts;

Counseling, mental health and addiction therapy, recovery programs, drug testing, and referral services provided through the Modern Assistance Program;

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.

Please note that all mental health and substance abuse disorder questions should be directed to Modern Assistance. 

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 our new location in Quincy. When you arrive, please call (617) 774-1855 to pre-register. You will then receive a call when you are next in line. Please wait in your car until called, so we can limit the number of members in the lab at one time.

New Drug Testing Location and Hours
From 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 
401 Water Street
Quincy, MA

All members are asked to wear a mask. 

MAP staff will be wearing full PPE during the testing process. Please wear your mask when entering the lab. When you enter, your temperature will be taken using a non-contact infrared thermometer. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or over, that is considered a fever and you will not be tested.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Modern Assistance at 617-773-5169.

 

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.

2021
NAME OF DECEASED AGE DATE OF DEATH
Robert E. Tracey 94 1/29/21
Robert F. Grue 80 1/19/21
Charles E. Vinitsky 71 1/15/21
Russell E. MacMillan 91 1/5/21

 

 

2020
NAME OF DECEASED AGE DATE OF DEATH
Richard Rumble 78 12/15/20
Paul Lombardo 69 12/7/20
Vincent Vendice 91 12/4/20
Ronald Haslam 75 11/22/20
Joseph F. Feeney 79 11/21/20
Anthony Vinitsky 93 10/11/20
Paul Burns Sr. 73 9/24/20
Robert Fudge 82 9/19/20
Calvin Potter 77 9/18/20
Edward C. Parker 91 9/16/20
Robert Greaves 96 9/6/20
Jeffrey Honea 62 9/6/20
James L. McCarty 59 9/2/20
Daniel Dwan 80 9/2/20
Harry Jones 68 8/18/20
John H. Smith 72 7/29/20
Angelo Porcaro 95 7/19/20
John F. Green 79 7/11/20
David Clancy 55 6/21/20
Normand A. Bourgeois 79 6/13/20
Paul Canavan 82 6/12/20
Gaspare Scurti 90 6/7/20
Brian Crovetti 64 5/27/20
Michael Meehan 24 5/25/20
James S. Oliver 62 5/24/20
Nicholas Caspoli 83 5/17/20
Roland Brousseau 83 5/15/20
Robert Sturk 78 5/12/20
Joseph A. Estrella 77 5/9/20
Richard Mahoney 85 5/3/20
Philip Cannata 95 4/19/20
Wendell C. Bager 80 3/25/20
Richard L. Colantuoni 73 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 pleased to announce our 2021 scholarships for children and families of Local 17 members.

At Local 17, we’re committed to creating opportunities for hardworking students in our region and supporting them on the path to success. Thanks to our members’ generosity, we’ve donated more than $1.8 million in scholarships since 1983.

 

LOCAL 17 SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are awarded based on performance on the AFL-CIO’s Labor History Exam or through a lottery drawing.

Download the application here: 2021 Local 17 Scholarship Application

 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Students may also be eligible for the following scholarships:

All applications must be postmarked or received at P.O. Box 1568, Westborough, MA. 01581 by Monday, March 15, 2021. Applicants may only apply for one of the two scholarships. The Scholarship Committee will complete its review and selection on or before March 31, 2021 and notify the two selected recipients by Thursday, April 1, 2021.

 

 

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

1157 Adams Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

(617) 296-1680