Copyright 2014. Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19. All rights reserved.

​Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local Union #19

Central PA offices – Harrisburg/York
Phone:  (717) 564-9400 
E-mail: mford@lu19.com

Central PA offices – Reading/Allentown
Phone:  (610) 633-6494
E-mail: bdorward2@lu19.com 

Philadelphia office

1301 S. Columbus Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA. 19147
Phone:  (215) 952-1999
E-mail:  organizers@lu19.com

Delaware office

911 New Road

Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Phone:  (302) 999-0574 

We will explain what we can do to help you. Maybe you would like us to arrange a group meeting or just meet with you personally. We are available at your convenience.

Call us at one of the numbers below, and one of our representatives will be happy to speak with you or return your call. All calls are confidential.

If you feel that we can help you, contact us. 

One voice is not enough to make any significant changes to your job. It takes a combined voice to have any clout in the workplace. Strength is in numbers and unity.

The important thing is to act together. You have a right to consider unionizing, just as your employer has a right to join contractor associations and pay dues to them. Just as he has a right to make a profit, you have a right to expect fair wages and conditions.

Companies are making big profits. More Union companies bidding on their jobs evens the playing field and raises the standards for the workers. When non-Union companies bid, they know they can lower costs at your expense.

The U.S. government protects your rights as a worker. It protects your right to explore your options as a Union member without fear of retribution, harassment or intimidation from employers. The only way to maintain and improve standards is to exercise your right to choose.

Ask questions! Any decision that affects you so much deserves a lot of consideration. Begin by asking your friends at work. Ask the unionized tradesmen at your jobsite. Ask us… we will tell you about contracts, dues and benefits. 

Then, ask yourself:  How can things change?

What can you do to help yourself? 

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Why Organize?

Unions help workers live a better life!

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you unhappy with your present rate of pay? 
  • Is your hospitalization coverage inadequate for your family's needs? 
  • Do wish you had a 401(k) or pension that would provide you with a secure retirement? 
  • Do you think you should be treated fairly and given the respect you deserve? 
  • Do you often worry about your safety on the job? 
  • Do you feel discriminated against because of favoritism that is shown to other employees of the company? 
  • Do you sometimes think: "It sure would be nice to have someone negotiate wages and other benefits on my behalf"? 
  • Would training be of interest to you? 
  • Would you like to increase your work opportunities?

Local Union 19 - Philadelphia, PA