The Metal Trades Council Meets Every 3rd Wednesday of Each Month at 2300 Buena Vista Drive SE Suite 110, Albuquerque, NM at 5:00 p.m.

The Meeting Dates for 2017 are:
January 18, February 15, March 15,
April 19, May 17, June 21,
July 19, August 16, September 20,
October 18, November 15, December 20

MTC Officers Election Results are In!

Here are the results from the Officers Election held last night, December 21, 2016:


Charles Carroll (IAM) 


Steve Nunez (IBT) 


Deborah La Pierre (ICWUC) 

Correspondence-Recording Secretary

Belinda Christakis (LIUNA)


Robert Jones (IAM)


Margie Baca (IAM)

Sammy Maes (UA)

Matthew Puariea (SMART)

Their three-year term begins when they are sworn in at the General Meeting on January 18, 2017.

Congratulations to the new Team!

Nominations for MTC Officers were November 16, 2016


Nominees for Metal Trades Council Officers are as follows:

(Nominees are listed in the order drawn by delegate Vince Urvanejo on November 30, 2016).


Charles (Chuck) Carroll

Ceasar Maestas


Scott Sandoval

Steve Nunez

Bill Sena


Bill Sena

Deborah La Pierre

Scott Sandoval

 Recording Secretary

Belinda Christakis

Ceasar Maestas

Scott Sandoval


Robert Jones

Joshua Chavez

 Trustee (3 positions available)

Matthew Puariea

Margie Baca

Joshua Chavez

Sammy T. Maes

 The election is December 21, 2016.  Only elected delegates will be eligible to vote.

MTC Officer Nominations and Election!


Atomic Projects and Production Workers, Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO


Nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Recording-Correspondence Secretary, three (3) Trustees and one Sergeant-at-Arms will be accepted from the floor at the Regular Metal Trades Council November meeting at the date, time, and place indicated below. The term of office will run for three years beginning January 18, 2017. Candidate elected as President will also serve as chair of the Executive Board and delegate to all conferences and will attend as such.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: SMART #49 Hall
2300 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Suite 110, Meeting Room
Albuquerque, NM   87106

Nominations may also be made in writing and must be received by Secretary-Treasurer Deborah La Pierre at the Metal Trades Council Office, 2300 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Suite 110A, Albuquerque, NM 87106 no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2016.

As provided in the Metal Trades Council By-Laws, any delegate, appointed or elected, who is in good standing in a local union affiliated with this Metal Trades Council and whose local union’s per capita is paid through the month of October 2016 is eligible to nominate candidates and run for office.

Candidates must accept nomination at the nomination meeting or, if not in attendance, submit a written acceptance to Secretary-Treasurer Deborah La Pierre by 5:00 p.m. on November 23, 2016.


The election of Atomic Projects and Production Workers, Metal Trades Council officers will be conducted at the date, time, and place indicated below:

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: SMART #49 Hall
2300 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Suite 110, Meeting Room
Albuquerque, NM   87106

Only duly seated delegates to the Council, whose local union has certified in writing to the Council that he/she has been elected a delegate by secret ballot or holds an office in his/her local union to which he/she has been elected by secret ballot and is a delegate to the Council by virtue of his/her office, in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of his/her organization will be permitted to vote. Delegates will be asked to present driver’s license or some other form of identification at the polls. Any one delegate present may vote the entire strength of his/her local union or it may be divided into as many as six (6) parts allowing each delegate present his/her fraction of his/her local union’s allotted votes.

SNL MTC Members Eligible to Purchase up to 80 hours of Vacation!

The Metal Trades Council is very happy to inform you that all Metal Trades Council members will be eligible to purchase up to 36 additional vacation buy hours for the calendar year 2017 during open enrollment this Fall!  Total eligibility for vacation buy will be a minimum of eight hours up to a maximum of eighty hours

 This additional benefit reflects a settlement and final resolution to a grievance filed on behalf of all MTC members late last year. 

 Please take advantage of this opportunity if you feel it will benefit you and your family!


MTC Bylaws Update!

The Bylaws have been revised to comply with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Metal Trades Department. The Bylaws committee has met several times and has submitted the revised bylaws for approval. If you would like a copy, please contact your local or delegate for a copy.

Brother and Sisters, if you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the MTC By-Laws you may contact Joey Atencio (Chair) by close of business on July 8, 2016.