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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CARES Act (Corona Virus Phase III) Passes Congress 

Here are the key provisions that will impact members in the $2 trillion package the Senate approved on March 25, 2020, and the House today on March 27. Examples of How the Bill Affects Building Trades Members:   Anticipated real-life scenarios of how…

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Provincial Resources and Benefits Available for Canadian Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Below are links from each Canadian Province and Territory for members and workers effected by the societal disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus. Provinces British Columbia  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support Alberta  https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx Saskatchewan https://www.saskatchewan.ca/~/link.aspx?_id=380105922B1249708F22D35E974FE476&_z=z Manitoba https://manitoba.ca/covid19/ Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus…

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U.S./ Canada Emergency Legislative Center

https://smart-union.org/news/coronavirus-preparedness-and-response-bill-passed-to-address-emergency-preparedness/The purpose of this page is to serve as an information clearinghouse for clear and accurate information about emergency legislative an regulatory activity regarding the COVID-19 outbreak affecting the general public along with SMART members…

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Union Plus Hardship Assistance

Union Plus is available to help SMART members and their families through times of uncertainty with unique Hardship Help benefits. Find out if you’re eligible for these Union Plus programs. Financial Assistance Strike Benefits Strike…

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