Sheet Metal Workers #49

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logoLocal #49 was chartered in 1953 and today has approximately 900 members. Members can take advantage of a variety of benefits, including the Sheet Metal Workers’ Defined Contribution Plan and Nation Pension Plan as well as classes in sheet metal, welding, computer aided drafting, test and balance, HVAC service work and OSHA safety training. There is also a four-year training program for inexperienced apprentices, which allows an apprentice to elevate to Journeyman status in four years. Journeymen-upgrade classes are also available. Local #49 is always looking for qualified Sheet Metal Journeymen and women and apprentices. For more information, contact Ray Diaz at rdiaz@smwlu49.org.

The Competitive Difference

Contractors rely on Sheet Metal Workers #49 because its members are better trained, highly motivated and extremely productive. These workers have made Sheet Metal their career and are committed to learning so they are always at the top of their trade. By not being responsible for paying benefits, a contractor can actually save in the long run by hiring union labor. Plus, on state jobs they have the benefit of having one apprentice for every one journeyman present on a job site.

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