WATCH: May/June SMART News

Mental health programs support SMART members, outreach training helps Local 16 members recruit new sheet metal workers, Ohio retiree explains how federal legislation saved his pension, SMART-TD Local 1033 strengthens union with e-committees, internal organizing.

SMART-TD, FRA announce federal regulation requiring two-person freight crews

After a multi-year effort by SMART-TD members and leadership, DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced on April 2 that there will be a minimum of TWO certified rail crew members assigned to the cab of freight trains in the nation.

SMART announces expansion of I Got Your Back Campaign — “Speak Up, Speak Out.”

In 2021, SMART launched the I Got Your Back Campaign, which celebrates the many great mentors and allies in our membership and reinforces member solidarity throughout our great union. On May 6, SMART announced the expansion of the I Got Your Back Campaign — “Speak Up, Speak Out.”

BE4ALL Voices

“I get to be a part of SMART history, to create change within the industry.”

Talking SMART: New benefits for sheet metal travelers

Learn how a wave of new megaprojects is driving expansion of benefits available to SMART sheet metal workers.

  • We Look Out For Each Other

    SMART members have each others backs. The SMART “I Got Your Back” Campaign is designed to reinforce our solidarity and let union brothers and sisters know that as union members, we have each other’s backs. This union is built on the foundation of mentorship, and we support each other in the face of adversity – which may include the ongoing pandemic, difficult life events or hardships on the job, such as hazing, bullying and harassment.  


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  • Download the SMART Union App

    Always stay connected with your union. Keep in touch with union news and benefit information, scan labels, and contact your local when you need representation – all with a simple touch of your smart phone. Text the word APP to 67336 to download the SMART Union app.*

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  • SMART-SMACNA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

    In recognition that working together on diversity, equity and inclusion within our industry would be the most effective way to effect real and lasting change, SMART and SMACNA have partnered to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce with the skills to meet the sheet metal industry’s needs now and in the future.

  • A Rewarding Career

    Through our wide-ranging network of 148 sheet metal industry training centers, you can get the high-quality education and training designed to give you a rewarding lifelong career in one of the fastest growing industries in North America. Start your journey today.


Become a SMART Member

Take the next step on your journey towards a rewarding career. Learn how you can become a SMART member.

Member Voices

Hear about the union directly from SMART members themselves.

Buffalo sheet metal worker discusses his “purpose” and pride as a SMART member

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