|Sheet Metal Workers Local 5|
Welcome to the homepage for Sheet Metal Workers' Local 5.
We are the Sheet Metal Workers of Tennessee, North Carolina, Southern Virginia and Northern Georgia.
Our Union was formed so that men and women working in the sheet metal industry could bargain collectively for a fair day's pay with benefits for a fair day's work. Through the years our union has taken the lead by negotiating agreements with our partners in the industry that have made us the best trained and highly paid professionals in our industry.
Please feel free to look through our web site and you will see that we are committed to keeping our members and our contractors educated and informed about what is happening in the always-changing Industry of the Sheet Metal Workers.
Congratulations to Brothers Dewayne Chastain, Jeff Lovingood, Russel (Speck) Newman, Steve Foster and Jeremy Griffin who placed the Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 in second place in class B of the Union Sportsman Alliance 3rd Annual Nashville Sporting Clays Shoot. Nine different five man teams competed representing various Union Trades and organizations. The USA has sent us a letter stating the following
We were the first to institute a pension for retirees in the building trades, the first to create a fund to help underemployed members, worked on the Manhattan project that ended World War II, erected some of North America's greatest landmarks, worked on the Apollo program, and constructed the Spirit of St Louis - the first plane to successfully cross the Atlantic.
The New IBEW Training Center will be 100% Union Built. Special Thanks to IBEW Local # 760 and to our Painters at Local # 437 for the banner. Looks Great
For your holiday dinner, make sure you serve a full supply of union-made-in-America food. Here's a brief list of choices of products made by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).
William Earl Bartlett, Sr. a Local 51 Sheet Metal worker from Chattanooga was working at Y-12 in1943. William left for the Navy and was presented this flag as a going away gift. The flag wastaken down from the flag pole at Y-12 and presented to Bartlett with great ceremony. He was being sent to fight in the war that Y-12 workers were trying to help win. Brother Dewayne Chastain now Business Rep. for Chattanooga remembers working as an Apprentice under Brother Bartlett Sr. at State Sheet Metal and Roofing and latter his son Earl Bartlett Jr. at United Sheet Metal and remarked how talented and smart they we're as Union Sheet Metal Workers.
Talk about a proud team that just hit a homerun! The sheet metal craft at Watts Bar 2 were able to save 11,000 man-hours compared to the estimate to complete forecast on one scope of work.This savings does not include the additional hours and dollars saved by field engineering,design engineering, project controls, materials management and others.
June Jones is the wife of one of our Brothers who has taken her time to assist in helping elect President Obama. Thanks for all your support. Please see the following.
List of candidates running for office in TN.
Happy Labor Day from Sheet Metal Workers Local #5
Setting up your 401k account online CLICK HERE
Once a year the Knoxville – Oak Ridge Central Labor Council holds the American Labor Badge for the local Boy Scouts of America.
Romney on Organized Labor. We must vote.
Working Families Stand Together
Recently Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 and Members of the V.O.C. (Voluntary Organizing Committee) Met with various Union Reps. To help local Boy Scouts to gain their American Labor Merit Badge.
Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 recently awarded members with 25, 40, 50 and 60 years of service. Members along with family and supporters of Local #5 met at Calhoun’s On the River in Knoxville, TN on April 23, 2011 for our Local #5 Pin Dinner.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 Members now receive a discount through Union Smart for tickets to various Motor Sports races. The first select race will be in Charlotte North Carolina at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Members of Local #5 will receive 25% off individual tickets or a buy two get two tickets free. Visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/Unions/ for more information.
Due to the need for qualified welders in the South Eastern United States Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 has started a condensed welding course for our members.
Many of you may have heard the Anti-Union radio commercials in N.C. This story explains what's behind it. Please call Rep. Thom Tillis
2304 Legislative Building
Mitt Romney once again laid into unions on Thursday as he accepted the endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a staunchly anti-union industry group:
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