Our Story

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 is a building trades union representing more than 2,700 skilled and licensed workers throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. We stand together as the most highly trained professionals in the industry, bringing the top safety standards and quality to any project. 

Local 17 was formed in 1896 so that men and women working in the sheet metal industry could bargain collectively for better work standards. Today, our members enjoy dignified contracts, industry-leading wages and healthcare, and a sound pension plan they can count on after retirement. 

SMW Local 17 cares about fighting for the quality of life of our members, guaranteeing the highest level of construction excellence available anywhere, and serving as a reliable partner to responsible contractors and our communities.

Meet our officers and staff.


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