An Old Tradition Made New

They didn’t always have bar codes and an app. But union labels have been making a difference for sheet metal workers since 1888. They have always represented values of union pride and solidarity. The labels first certified that products were made by quality craft men and women in union shops. They still do. But for …

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 …