Archive for February, 2024

SMW 24 Business Agent discussed previous MMA career on AWF Podcast

Josh Williams, Business Agent for Sheet Metal Workers Local 24, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed his previous career as a mixed martial arts fighter and how that career helped him transition to a career in the building trades. 

After being a student-athlete at The Ohio State University, Williams began MMA fighting and was involved in the sport for nearly five years. Continue reading →

Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 call on airport board to require Community Benefits Agreement

On Jan. 30, affiliated Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council members and other area labor unions attended the Columbus Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors Meeting and called on the board to enter into a Community Benefits Agreement with the building trades. 

The message was made clear to the CRAA board that a CBA will ensure minorities, women and workers of all races and genders will be hired for all the construction work on the new $2 billion terminal at John Glenn International Airport in Columbus. 

As an affiliated member of the C/COBCTC, Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 strongly supports the efforts to promote the use of CBAs on projects across Central Ohio.  Continue reading →