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

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE 
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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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Political Action

*Urgent*
Contact your representative
Concerning the
Pension Protection Act
(PPA)


 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have learned that the House will be holding no more votes this week and that members have left for the Thanksgiving holiday without taking action on the pension relief bill. That doesn't mean this will not be passed, just that it will not happen this week: The Senate (which is still in session) has taken steps to move the Worker, Retiree and Employer Relief Act of 2008 to a vote. If it passes it will be sent to the House for action.

It appears the House will return on December 8 to consider relief for the auto industry, so they could vote on a pension bill at that time. This could be accomplished either as part of that bill, or they could pass the Senate bill (which is unlikely because of the provisions deemed "offensive" by the House) or they could pass their own "clean" bill without such language, sending that to the Senate for their consideration. The only thing that's certain is that nothing will become law this week.

We should consider this as an opportunity to speak with Members while they are back home for the holiday and continue to press for passage of the pension legislation.

We will update you on progress that occurs

Best regards,

Mark B. Landau

For more information & to contact your US Senate & US Assembly Representative click on links below

*Multiemployer Pension Plan Coalition - Nov. 20, 2008

*General President Sullivan PPA Letter

*PPA Talking Points

*Senate and House Committee Listings


 


Click link below for a list of SMWIA Local 83 Area NYS Elected officials, including NYS Senate Majority Leader & NYS Assembly Speaker.

 
NYS Elected Officials