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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Red Cross: Urgent Need for Assistance

In a letter to the North American Building Trades, the National Red Cross from across North America are in urgent need of blood and plasma.  According to the letter: “At this moment, the Red Cross…

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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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