Campaigning to close the pre-fab loophole

We're ramping up our campaign to close the loophole in the prevailing wage law that has made it easier for out-of-state contractors to cheat workers and pay them less than they deserve.  On October 15, we were joined by labor leaders from Pipefitters Local 537 and...

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Danger at Blue Hills

Students at Blue Hills Regional Technical High School are facing potential safety concerns as they head back to school this fall. That's because Maine-based contractor New England Tech Air and its unlicensed workers have caused missed deadlines and over $7 million in...

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Blue Hills Tech renovation over budget, behind schedule

This article was originally published in the Patriot-Ledger. By Shaun Robinson CANTON — Officials say a $85 million renovation at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton is over budget and behind schedule, forcing students to start the fall semester on an...

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SMW17 Boston City Council Endorsements

Below are the candidates Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 is endorsing for the Boston City Council election on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. AT LARGE Michael Flaherty Annisa Essaibi George Erin Murphy Martin Keogh DISTRICTS District 1 - Lydia Edwards District 2 - Ed Flynn...

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SMW17 Gives Back

SMW17 members giving back to the community at the Greater Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell, MA. Thank you for your generosity!

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Parent’s Night Update

Over 20 Local 17 members came out to Blue Hills Regional Technical High School's Freshman Parent's Night. They called on school administrators to cut off ties with out-of-state contractor New England Tech Air for using unlicensed workers in their renovation. The...

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Local 17 School Supply Drive

Help Dorchester students start strong this year!  Local 17's Women's Committee and Futures Committee are working with the Community Academy of Science and Health (C.A.S.H.), one of Boston's most underfunded schools. Throughout July and August, please...

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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.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

1157 Adams Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

(617) 296-1680