Amalgamated Sheet Metal
Workers Local Union # 83
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
and a membership of
about 140 members.
Today they have over 500
members. – Which
includes Retirees, Apprentices, Service,
Production, & Classified Workers.
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.