Somerville families are eagerly anticipating the city's beautiful new state-of-the-art high school. Where an aging and inadequate school once stood, soon we'll have a bigger, energy efficient learning space that enables more students to get the 21st century education...read more
Maine working families have scored major victories after key labor measures were signed into law this week. Public works projects, now defined as those receiving at least $50,000 of state funding, are now required to pay the prevailing wage. Workers building our...read more
For 95 years, Cox Engineering has proudly partnered with SMW17. While working on the Boston Opera House in 1924, Cox Engineering became a signatory contractor with Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, beginning what is now a successful 95-year partnership. Cox Engineering...read more
Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 is proud to award more than $100,000 in scholarships this year to help dozens of local students continue their education. Scholarships range from one-time $500 scholarships to four-year scholarships totaling $16,000. Meet the 2019...read more
We all know that SMW17 members are the best sheet metal workers in the nation, but you may not know that thanks to our CPR/AED training, many are also saving lives. Fourth-year apprentice Ryan Dacey makes us proud to call him Brother. Ryan was recently at a job on the...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 to all who...read more
SMW17 regularly holds meetings, trainings, and events that better help us serve our membership.
Check the calendar below or call us at (617) 296-1680 for more information.