SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, is one of North America’s most dynamic and diverse unions with 203,000 members. SMART’s members ensure the quality of the air we breathe, promote energy efficiency, produce and provide the vital services that move products to market and passengers to their destinations. We are sheet metal workers, service technicians, bus operators, engineers, conductors, sign workers, welders, production employees and more. With members in scores of different occupations, we advocate for fairness in the workplace, excellence at work and opportunity for all working families.

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Profile of a sheet metal guru

This article takes a look at a female sheet metal worker blazing a path forward for her fellow sisters in the trade. “Her day starts early, getting up at 4:30 a.m. to get her food…

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Local 49 earns NEMIC Industry Award

Sheet Metal Workers Local 49 in New Mexico was awarded the Industry Award by the National Energy Management Institute Committee (NEMIC) for exceptional commitment to the passage of ground-breaking state-wide Fire Life Safety legislation as…

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Members At Simpson Strong-Tie On Strike

Over 300 SMART Local 104 sheet metal workers employed at Simpson Strong-Tie in Stockton, California have been on strike since Thursday, September 5th, 2019. The men and women behind the production of Simpson Strong-Tie’s beloved fasteners,…

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Happy Labor Day From GP Sellers

Brothers and sisters, let me wish you and your family a Happy Labor Day. This past month, we completed our Second SMART General Convention where transportation and sheet metal members stood together to work on…

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A Message of Thanks and Solidarity From Canada

As you probably already know, SMART reached an agreement with the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors’ Association to renew the Sheet Metal ICI Collective Agreement this past week. All Ontario Local Unions involved ratified the agreement…

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44th Annual Canadian Apprentice Contest

On May 9th and 10th the Canadian Council of Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers sponsored its 44th Annual Sheet Metal Apprentice Contest in conjunction with their Annual Convention.  This year’s contest attracted some of the…

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