Sheet Metal Workers Local 5


 Attention: Sheet Metal Worker’s Local #5 Members

Local #5 is planning a Banquet to honor Members with 15, 25, 40, 50 and 60 years of good standing.

The Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Calhoun’s Restaurant on the River, 400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee. Members and Guest should start arriving at 11:00 am. We will have lunch at 12:00 Noon, followed by the Pin Presentation. A Photographer will be available to take pictures of the Pin Presentation and if you are
interested in ordering extra Photo’s, you will need to get with the Photographer after the Pin Presentation.

We will have a guest from the International attending the Banquet. He will be speaking to the Group and conducting the Pin Presentation.

All members and their families are invited to attend this Banquet. Local #5 will take care of the cost associated with a Member and One Guest attending. If a Member brings more than One Guest, they will be required to pay the cost for additional guest. (The cost for additional guest will be $15.00 each.) Calhoun’s will also have a Children’s Menu to choose from.

In order to have a head count, if you plan on attending the Banquet, please call the Union Hall at 689-2928 or toll free (800) 732-6276 no later than April 29th and have your name and the number of guest that will be attending put on the list. This would allow us time to inform Calhoun’s how many will be attending.

We are hoping to have a great turnout at the Banquet. As of today, we have 87 members receiving Pins. If you think you are eligible for a Pin, please give us a call. Even if you are not receiving a Pin, as I mentioned above, all members are invited to the luncheon and fellowship. I am looking forward to your attendance.


Chris LGriffey,BusinessManager
Sheet Metal Worker’s Local #5


SMOHIT’s Medical Screening Program is an important part of our early detection efforts. Each
volunteering SMART member receives an examination that includes:
• Chest X-rays and Breathing Test – To detect possible effects of exposure to asbestos, insulation
fibers, silica dust, welding fumes and chemicals that can affect the respiratory system
• Hemmoccult Test – Blood in the stool
• Blood Sample:
» Total Cholesterol
» LDL (bad) Cholesterol – The main source of buildup and blockage in the arteries
» HDL (good) Cholesterol – Helps keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries
» Triglycerides – Another form of fat in the blood
• PSA – Prostate Cancer
• Blood Pressure
The following SMOHIT health screenings are scheduled in your area. All sheet metal workers who
were initiated to journey-level status prior to January 1, 1994 and are on minimum dues (if retired)
are eligible.
We hope you will join us for this valuable Medical Screening Program.

Where: 112 Hillcrest Dr Knoxville, TN 37918

When: April 30, 2015 (9:00am-5:00pm)

RSVP: 1- 703-739-7130 extension 669

Our meeting location in Sweetwater has been shutdown. The Hotel under Construction has failed inspection and is not fit for human occupancy. We will meet on Friday 11/14/14 at the Knoxville Hall (112 Hillcrest Dr). Please help us spread the news to our Brothers & Sisters because of the short notice.

In Unity,

Jason Andrews


Attention: Sheet Metal Worker’s Local #5 Members Local #5 is planning a Banquet to honor Members with 25, 40, 50 and 60 years of good standing. The Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Calhoun’s Restaurant on the River, 400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee. Members and Guest should start arriving at 11:00 am. We will have lunch at 12:00 Noon, followed by the pin presentation. A Photographer will be available to take pictures of the pin presentation and if you are interested in ordering extra Photo’s, there will be a table setup with order forms.


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

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.
Special Thanks to our Veterans from Sheet Metal Workers Local #5

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.

Sheet Metal Workers Go For the Gold Platinum
When it comes to actually implementing green technologies, the building trades unions are in the vanguard. In St. Louis, Sheet Metal Workers (SMWIA) Local 36 are seeking the highest ranking, LEED Platinum, from the U.S. Green Building Council for the local’s new 95,000-square-foot headquarters and training center building. (LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”.)

Working Families Stand Together
posted June 15, 2011

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.

Business Representative Chris Griffey of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 pictured left and President of the Knoxville Building and Construction Trades Council Danny Hatfield (former B.M. Insulators #46) pictured right met with U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann.

Mark H. Ayers, President
Building and Construction Trades Department

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 for more information.

Late last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker introduced radical legislation that would deny nearly 200,000 union members their full collective bargaining rights. Public employee contracts will be limited to one year and their pay will be cut and capped. He has even threatened to mobilize the Wisconsin National Guard if needed to stop protests, intimidate workers, and break unions.

Recently Sheet Metal Workers Local #5 attended a career fair at The University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

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.

Union-Made Valentine's Day Sweets

When you're searching for something sweet for that special person for Valentine's Day, why not buy union-made-in-America treats for them.

Here's a brief list of choices of candy products made by members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM); snack foods by members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); or fruit and nuts from members of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

As with a lot of traditionally union-made products, more and more are being cross-produced (union-non-union; US-Mexico), so be sure to read labels to ensure that your candy is union-made in the United States. If you know of any union-made candy missing from this list, please leave a comment below and we will add it!

Click for list from UnionPlus

Union Members Disrupt Mortgage Banksters Meeting

The protest — aimed at the Pulte Group, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders — quickly turned into a scrum as workers wearing hardhats and shouting through bullhorns overwhelmed the security staff at the JW Marriott, bursting into a crowded conference room before a stunned crowd of bankers.

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