Chartered in 1903, Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union No. 104 remains dedicated to extending the benefits and solidarity of our trade union to all of those working in sheet metal throughout Northern California.
On our website, you will find information that describes our work, and information that will help you contact Local 104 if you are thinking of joining our union. You will also find contact information on our apprenticeship program.
To visit the new Local 104 Web Store, login and follow the links to browse available Local 104 gear and accessories. To access a Campaign For Jobs sign-up card, login and go to the Member Home page for a direct link under MEMBER HOMEPAGE HEADLINES.
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GROUNDBREAKING TAKES PLACE ON NEW TRAINING CENTER
Groundbreaking took place for the new training center in Fairfield on Thursday, January 17. On hand for the ceremony were Local 104 President/Business Manager Bruce Word, Apprentice Coordinator Keith Dias, Solano County Supervisor Skip Thompson, State Assemblymember Jim Frazier, and State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson.
The video below ran on KPIX - Channel 5 on the 6 o'clock news that evening.
(There is a 15 second commercial first that is part of the Channel 5 video, and beyond our control.)
Bre Properties has several developments around the San Francisco Bay Area where they are utilizing contractors that do not provide workers with an area standard wage, health care, nor other benefits that strengthen communities. This action against BRE was put together by the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 104 in connection with other Building Trades crafts.
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) was born in an era that saw America dominated by wealthy big money interests. It was a time when not a single banker or corporate executive was punished for behavior that saw families destroyed, thrown out of their homes and penniless while workers were arrested for the simple act of standing up for their First Amendment rights.
Because of the efforts of the working people who founded the Labor Movement and our Union, later generations saw a country that included social and economic reform that created the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world while opening doors to economic opportunity for millions of Americans families.
Unfortunately, the days that spurned working people to take to the streets are back. And this Union, like previous generations of sheet metal workers and today’s Wall Street occupiers, will rise up to the challenge...
(Read full article here.) (Go to Action Alerts for list of Occupy Wall Street events.)
Visit the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California new website demonstrating the benefits of Project Labor Agreements. This site presents the facts on how PLAs benefit your city, your community, and California's economy. Project Labor Agreements stimulate local economies, support local development, and save cities money! Visit the website now at: www.calmunilabor.com.
Please be advised that, due to building renovations, the Local Union No. 104 San Francisco dispatch office is temporarily being relocated to the San Mateo dispatch office, located at 858 Hinckley Road in Burlingame. This temporary relocation is effective Thursday, November 8, 2012. All operations will be administered through the San Mateo dispatch office. The San Francisco Out-of-Work book will be located in the San Mateo dispatch office, which can be accessed and signed there.
You will be notified when the renovation is complete and the San Francisco office is again open for business. Should you have any questions, please contact the San Mateo office directly at 650-697-0664, or by dialing the San Francisco office number at 415-621-2930.
Federal and State governments and worker advocates have posted on-line information to help unemployed and uninsured workers.
Through the combined efforts of government agencies and worker advocates, new information to help unemployed and/or uninsured workers find and receive assistance has been posted on-line.
The federal government has created an excellent interactive website outlining the provisions of the Obama Administration’s new health care reform law. The site tailors information for a worker’s specific circumstances and location. It can be found at: www.healthcare.gov.
Additionally, the Safety Net for the Unemployed Workgroup, a coalition of human service, labor, state department staff, and legislative staff, has produced a very useful document with a long list of resources for laid off workers whose benefits have exhausted. The document also describes the 2-1-1 assistance line that can direct people to various appropriate resources.
This document can be found at: www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/pdf/Assistance_For_Unemployed_Californians.pdf.
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