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Why "Right to Work" is Wrong for WorkersClick here: Understanding what Right To Work is
Fomer Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gives a short video on why RTW is wrong.Click the link below.
Special Order of Business, Meeting Jan. 3, 2017: the following names were put into nomination for the open office of the Southern MN and North Dakota Business Representatives and Architectural Executive Board position.
Election to be held January 25-26, 2017.
Southern MN: North DakotaMarcus Vitse Kris AasmundstadTroy Jeanes Ted MalaterreKeith Jorgensen Ron NelsonJason Damman Nick MurphyCy Kasten
Architectural Executive BoardShawn Barott (Unanimous Ballot)
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 and IA Organizer Tim Hintz presented valuable information and training for over 30 stewards of Local 10 and Local 480 here at Local 10 meeting hall. Knowledge of grievances reporting to contact understating to workman comp was presented to the stewards.
"LABEL IT * SCAN IT * REPORT IT"
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.
For more information: smart-label-toolkit
Members Ken Young, Tom Osborne, Ron McGuire and Bob Wewers along with MN Sen Al Franken enjoying the MN state fair while volunteering at the Local 10 booth.
LOCAL #10 APPRENTICE CONTEST
Metro JATC held a very successful contest with everyone doing a great job. Please congratulate each of the winners below.
FIRST Jared Skroch
SECOND Michael Farmer
THIRD Jeff Young
FIRST Justin Darsow
SECOND Nathan Folkestad
THIRD Joseph Gellerman
FIRST Theo Ficker
SECOND Joshua Cuff
THIRD Nicholas Moga
Sheet Metal Workers Local 10 of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Northern Wisconsin
Welcome to the Sheet Metal Workers' Local 10 Website.This website was designed for you, our members, our contractors, and potential members and contractors so that you will have a user friendly website where you can access information and make paying dues easier with our Online dues payment system. We have a strong tradition of offering training programs and working with superior contractors to maintain the high-quality craftsmanship our members have to offer. Our website is designed so that our members can keep in contact, access the latest news, see what is up and coming and remain involved in our Union as a strong brotherhood. Whether you are a member, looking for a career in Sheet Metal, or currently working in the trade but are not yet a union member, this site should help you learn more about Local #10 and the benefits of UNION membership.
CONGRATULATIONS!! To the new apprentices that were sworn in at the November union meeting.
“The MN Vikings Horn.”
Sheet Metal Workers from Local 10 and contractor MG McGrath install “The Horn”.
This is a sculpture, consisting of two flowing ribbons. Fully erected, the sculpture is approximately 107 feet long, 25 feet high and 30 feet wide, weighing over 38 tons. It is constructed using structural tube steel and plate steel framing, mirror finish stainless steel and painted metal panels. Embedded LED lighting ensure the sculpture remains visible at night. It is located just 85 feet from the world’s largest glass doors at the stadium’s entrance.
ATTENTION: Reminder to all Sheet Metal Workers.
Anyone that is sent to a jurisdiction of another local union other than Local 10 by their employer shall report to that local union BEFORE starting work, as per the Constitution Article 16, Section 10 (a). As per the Constitution Article 16, Section 10 (c) those who fail to comply shall be subjected to charges and to a trial by the local of whose jurisdiction the offense was committed.
It is the member’s responsibility to check in, not the employer. Please check in BEFORE you work and contact us if you need help with a number to call.
Are you thinking about retiring? Please read this check list below for good planning information.
UNION MADE VEHICLES: For those who want to support and drive union-made cars, trucks & vans, made by UAW and CAW members, this UAW website can help you.
Go to http://www.uaw.org/cars