Sheet Metal Workers Local 5

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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.
 

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
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.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
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 http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/Unions/ for more information.

TO ALL LOCAL UNIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
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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