Sheet Metal News

ITI launches Service Academy

Do you have dreams of starting your own service business? Or do you have an existing sheet metal business that you’d like to add a service department to? If so, the International Training Institute (ITI) Service Academy is for you. The ITI launched its new Service Academy in April, aimed at supporting union sheet metal […]

SMART Education Department holds organizing training in Portland

During the first week of May, the SMART Department of Education held an in-person basic organizing training session in Portland, Oregon — part of the vital work the department performs in order to keep our union strong and geared towards growth.  Participants from across the region immersed themselves in study and conducted role play exercises […]

Local 565 members strike against unfair mandatory overtime in Sun Prairie, Wis.

On Friday, May 6, 105 members of SMART Local 565 working at Trachte Building Systems in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin voted to strike – taking a collective stand for their rights to a fair contract that gives them well-earned time to spend with their families and loved ones. “There’s been lots of a mandatory overtime put […]

Talking SMART: Member Brings Voice of Working Families to CT Statehouse

Over the next two episodes of Talking SMART – the official podcast of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation workers – hosts Paul Pimentel and Ben Nagy talk with SMART members who have successfully run for local or state public office, discussing their sheet metal and transportation careers, what motivated them […]

SM Local 73 lends warmth to Chicago residents

To help get through the cold winter, low-income homeowners in Chicago and Chicago Heights received free furnace and boiler tune-ups to keep them safe and warm. This initiative was the result of a partnership between Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, SM Local 73 and SMACNA Greater Chicago. When the risks associated with COVID-19 limited Rebuilding Together […]

SM Local 9 SMART MAP Eliminates Stigma Around Mental Health

Andy Gilliland, training coordinator at Sheet Metal Workers Local 9 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, knows he can’t save them all. But it doesn’t stop him from trying. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), construction workers die by suicide four times more often than the general population, and data from the National Survey on Drug Use […]

Join the NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

On Saturday, May 14, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will hold its traditional Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – its 30th and the first in-person since 2019 (due to the pandemic, NALC conducted online donor drives the last two years). Participation is simple: On May 14, pitch in by leaving a bag of […]

SMART members help build fish habitats in Oklahoma

In late March, SMART members joined union brothers and sisters from across the Oklahoma labor movement for a good cause. Together with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Major League Fishing (MLF) Fisheries Management Division (FMD), local union members teamed up at REDCREST – MLF’s Bass Pro Tour championship – to build 120 artificial fish […]

SMART Celebrates New Supreme Court Justice

Americans of every background, color and gender believe in the sacred promise of equal justice under the law. For generations, Black women have been locked out of the opportunity to serve on the Supreme Court. With the nomination and confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, we are taking a step towards making our justice system […]