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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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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GP Sellers Visits Philadelphia Members

On June 4th, SMART General President Joseph Sellers and Assistant to the General President Joseph Powell visited Local 19 members working at the Penn First rack building facility and Wm. J. Donovan’s thermaduct shop in…

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Two Family Members Win Union Plus Scholarships

Union Plus recently awarded $170,000 in scholarships to 108 students representing 34 unions, including two winning family members from SMART. This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students…

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Seeking proposals for Section 6 notices

The SMART Transportation Division is beginning the process of formulating Section 6 notices to be served on rail carriers negotiating under the umbrella of the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC), which will include proposals to…

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