Sheet Metal Workers International Association

Local Union
No. 83

 

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NEWS & EVENTS

 

The next

REGULAR MEETING is
Thursday

June 16, 2016

718 Third Street

Albany NY

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Picketing & Results

 

 

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In Memoriam

 

Eric Pellerin

5/8/2015

 

Mark McArdle

5/9/2015

 

Dwight Doepel

6/7/2015

 

Ralph Matarazzo

7/16/2015

 

Roderick Lafleur

9/4/2015

 

Adalburt Furman

9/29/2015

 

Thomas Martinez

10/17/2015

 

Leroy Walker

11/30/2015

 

Evelyn Maxwell

12/25/2015

 

Joseph T Flynn

3/27/2016

 

Sherman VanAlstyne

4/21/2016

 

 

The Officers, Members and Apprentices of Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union #83 grieve the passing of our Brothers and our thoughts are with their families

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Local History

Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers Local Union # 83
was Chartered
December 1, 1896
Grover Cleveland was President and Adlai Stevenson was Vice President of the United States.

A new charter was issued to Local 83 on April 1, 1920 due to the amalgamation of former Local 15, Troy, New York and Local 83, Albany, New York. For this reason, the charter In Local Union 83's office shows the 1920 date.

Original Chartered with 12 Officers
and a membership of about 140 members.

Today they have over 500 members. Which includes Retirees, Apprentices, Service, Production, & Classified Workers.

       General Convention held in Albany, NY
The 9th General Convention which began February 13, 1899.

 

       A member of LU 83 by the name of P. J. (Packey) Downey (he was also the Corresponding Secretary for LU 83) was appointed by the IA to be a delegate to the AF of L annual Convention. He was very big on organizing Sheet Metal Workers and was responsible for having a resolution passed regarding independent sheet metal locals becoming members of the IA.  

 

       LU 83 went on strike Monday, March 31, 1902 for wages of $3.50 per day. All but 7 shops conceded and the others would probably follow by the end of the week.