Attention Rochester and Winona area members the membership meetings are canceled for the week of October 16, 2017 due to Jason Damman being out of town for Union business.

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Memmbers Deb Kukowski, Rachel Alexander, Danna McCutchen, Melissa Hana, Cassy Stransky, Elizabeth Larson and Kelsey Miller representived Local 10 at the 2017 Women Build Nations conference.  These seven members joined over 600 building trades union strong women along with over 125 SMART members for a three day conference.


Local 10 and Local 480 Hold Joint Steward Training

Stewards are at the front line of support for the membership of Local 10 and Local 480. Proper knowledge and training for them has always been important.

International Director of Production Mike LaFave presented valuable information and training for 25 stewards of Local 10 and Local 480 here at the Local 10 meeting hall. Knowledge of grievances reporting,contact understating and workman comp was presented to the stewards.


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Congratulations to all of the new 78 apprentices sworn in at the September and October membership meetings.

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Local 10 Sheet Metal Workers put new lid on St. Paul’s municipal booya shed

Installing the booya shed’s new roof are Local 10 members (L to R) Travis Rost, Scott Spears, Justin Rost and Scott Berube.

St. Paul’s municipal booya kitchen has a new roof, thanks to members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 and union contractor Berwald Roofing.

Four members of Local 10 installed a new standing seam metal roof on the structure in Highland Park today. The contractor donated supplies; Local 10 picked up the labor costs.

The union’s annual booya feed in the park – a late-summer tradition since 1968 – attracts around 1,000 active workers, retirees and family members. According to Local 10, it’s the longest-running booya feed in St. Paul.

Booya chefs began noticing the kitchen’s roof was in need of repair some time ago, and this year the union approached St. Paul Parks and Recreation, which leases the city-owned kitchen, with a proposal for handling the job on its own.

Booya is a savory stew slow-cooked in large batches over an open fire. The Highland Park booya shed – thought to be one of only a few municipally owned booya kitchens in the country – can accommodate six kettles with a capacity to cook 400 gallons at once.


The label app protects your jobs, your wages,
and benefits when you scan labels and report
unlabeled product. But it has much more:
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Our Union label is a tool for protecting union jobs, wages, and benefits. And it’s an essential tool for enforcing contracts. The labels encourage employers to use union-made prod­ucts. For individual sheet metal workers, it means more work, better pay, and healthier benefits.

 The blue label is used on production products. The yellow label represents building trades products.

Wage equalization removes the incentive for employers to use yellow-label products fabricated by union workers getting lower wage rates. By scanning the labels to report which shop produced a product, everyone in the process from fabricators to installers gets the highest average crew cost rate.

Everyone benefits from wage equalization. From a fab­ricator in a lower-rate local who gets a boost in pay from wage equalization benefits to the higher-rate sheet metal workers by removing the incentive contractors have to look for fabricated products from areas with a lower average crew cost. Otherwise, contractors could pursue a race to the bottom that puts pressure on all locals to accept lower wages.

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Why "Right to Work" is Wrong for Workers

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Fomer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gives a short video on why RTW is wrong.Click the link below.


2017 Metro Area JATC Journeymen Grads!!!



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