|Sheet Metal Workers Local 5|
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.
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.
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.
Once a year the Knoxville – Oak Ridge Central Labor Council holds the American Labor Badge for the local Boy Scouts of America.
Sheet Metal Workers Go For the Gold Platinum
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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