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Local 24 Members help bring Grocery Store to Underserved Dayton Neighborhood

Thanks to members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 and other building trades Locals, a new full-service grocery store will be built in an underserved Dayton neighborhood.

When it opens later this year, Gem City Market will become Dayton’s first worker and community-owned co-operative grocery store.

A co-op is unique because it is owned and democratically governed by its members, the people who use its products or services or those employed by the business. Continue reading →

Busy 2020 Construction Season for SMW Local 24 Members

There appears to be plenty of work expected for Sheet Metal Worker Local 24 members in 2020.

Building trades leaders in Columbus and Dayton said collectively, their members worked record hours in 2019 and as of now, are predicting similar numbers for 2020. In Lima, major refinery work is set to wrap up, but members should stay busy thanks to numerous hospital projects.

In the Columbus area, major datacenter projects are currently underway or just about set to begin for internet giants Amazon, Facebook and Google. Continue reading →

SMW Local 24 Members Donate Items to Homeless Veterans

Members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 made sure Cincinnati area’s homeless veterans were not forgotten.

Thanks to the generosity of Local 24 members and signatory contractors, more than 100 homeless veterans living in southwestern Ohio received personal care packages.

Volunteers from the Local 24 Women’s Committee and SMART Army assemble care packages for homeless veterans.

Volunteers from the Local 24 Women’s Committee and SMART Army assemble care packages for homeless veterans.

During September and October, members of the SMART Local 24 Women’s Committee and SMART Army collected personal care items in order to create care packages. Continue reading →

Tornadoes Ravage Dayton Area

SMW Local 24 Members Rally to Help Others

An outbreak of 15 tornadoes touched down in the Miami Valley area in late May, leaving a path
of destruction, affecting multiple communities, including the properties of some Dayton-area Sheet Metal Local 24 members.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 Dayton Tornadoes

A member of SMW Local 24 helps clean up tornado debris.

The tornadoes ranged in strength from an EF0, with winds between 65 mph and 85 mph, to an EF4, which the National Weather Service said had maximum winds of about 200 mph. The devastating storms struck between 9:48 p.m. on May 27 and 12:23 a.m. on May 28. Continue reading →

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Residency Requirements on Public Projects

Posted by / December 18, 2017 / Categories: News / Tags: , , , , , , / 0 Comments

Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals ruled House Bill 180, which banned residency requirements on public construction projects, as unconstitutional.

The ruling upheld a Cleveland residency law that requires contractors who successfully bid on certain public construction projects within the city, to guarantee 20 percent of the hours worked must be performed by Cleveland residents, and 4 percent of that 20 percent must be allocated for low-income Cleveland residents.

By striking down H.B. 180, the court has granted chartered municipalities the right to enforce hiring requirements on certain publicly-funded construction projects. This means cities such as Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati can require contractors hire a designated percentage of their residents to work on certain construction projects. Continue reading →

High School Students Visit SMW 24 Dayton JATC

Area high school students got an upclose look at what it takes to be a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 24.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, students from the Upper Valley Career Center visited the Dayton JATC to learn about the work Local 24 members perform, the training members receive and about the money they can earn working in this trade.

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