Mentorship pays off for Local 19 member

Adriana Farren has always been into numbers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources with a minor in finance and worked in the front office of the former Sheet Metal Workers Local 41 in Puerto Rico before moving to Pennsylvania in 2011. This was where her life took [...]

White House launches Clean Air in Buildings Challenge

In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House launched its Clean Air in Buildings Challenge to improve indoor air quality in buildings. This is a component of the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. The challenge is a call to action and a set of bes [...]

Building the future together

A stable and successful future in the union sheet metal industry is built off labor and management working together towards a common goal. That idea represented the theme of the 2022 SMART-SMACNA Partners In Progress Conference, held in Las Vegas, Nev. on March 1–2.

SMACNA & SMART collaborate to help disadvantaged students

The chosen charity for the 2022 Partners in Progress Conference was Project 150, an organization created out of the community’s desire to help homeless high school students. At the core of Project 150’s mission is the goal of providing support and services to this group of di [...]

Changes to compensation levels subject to railroad retirement taxes

The amounts of compensation subject to Railroad Retirement Tier I and Tier II payroll taxes will increase in 2022, while the tax rates on employers and employees will stay the same. In addition, unemployment insurance contribution rates paid by railroad employers will include [...]

Ohio leader joins SMART Women’s Committee

Sharon Walker is from Georgetown, Ohio. She was hired by Dualite, Inc. in 1985 and joined Sheet Metal Workers Local 183 that same year. As a member of Local 183 she served on the executive board from 2005–2008, the year Local 183 merged with Local 24 — covering 49 counties in [...]

New SMART website gives members an online home

SMART launched its brandnew website, smart-union. org, in February 2022, providing members with a revamped online hub for news, resources and up-to-date, personalized information — including the Sheet Metal Job Bank, Transportation Division employment opportunities, safety re [...]