105 Fights for a PLA at Palmdale Schools

On Tuesday April 18, Sheet Metal Workers Local 105 joined with the Los Angeles / Orange County Construction Trades Council to speak in favor of a Community Workforce Agreement with the Palmdale School District. The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) was scheduled to speak in opposition to the agreement but was not present to give …

Local 105 Wins at City Hall

SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local 105 organizers attended the City of Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 28th. An item on the agenda was for the “Alexa Project” which Local 105 had previously signed a Community Development Agreement. Local 105 organizers successfully argued to reject an appeal on the …

COUNTYWIDE PLA FOR LA COUNTY

This week the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to develop a plan for a Countywide Construction Careers and Economic Development Initiative, and a Project Labor Agreement for all County capital and construction projects and economic and housing development projects on County-owned property. The Board also directed County staff to “engage representatives of …

MARCH 2017 GP VIDEO MESSAGE

General President Sellers discusses his series of visits to hear from members about the issues important to them. This includes recent visits to Local 100 members at Cove Point in Maryland, Local 441 members at Ingalls Shipyard in Mississippi, Local 15 members at Johnson Controls in Largo, FL and members employed at three contractors performing …

Labels Serve Workers and Contractors

Sheet metal workers look out for themselves and each other by using the union labels. Labeling, scanning, and reporting protects union jobs, wages, and benefits. The labels show contractors are abiding by union contracts. Labels make it easier for contractors to comply with key contract provisions. The SMART Labels can also help protect contractors from …

Measure S opposed by LA voters

Measure S was opposed by Los Angeles City voters yesterday by almost 70%. The anti-development proposal would have put a 2 year moratorium on development projects in the city among other job killing regulations. You can read the LA Times summary by following the link below. MEASURE S DEFEATED You can also see the full …

No on Measure S Precinct Walk

See photos from this weekend’s No on Measure S Precinct Walk by following the link below. NO ON MEASURE S PRECINCT WALK SMART Sheet Metal Workers Local 105 encourages all of its members living in the city of Los Angeles to Vote NO on this job killing ballot proposal. You can learn more about Measure …