Ontario sheet metal workers gather for conference, apprenticeship competition

From September 12–14, during the Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ and Roofers’ Conference, apprentices from nine different local unions gathered in Peterborough, Ontario, for the 50th annual Ontario Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Competition. The challenge? Building copper re [...]

Local 27 training coordinator honored with Patriot Award for support of the National Guard and Reserve

Note: This article was originally published by Eye On Sheet Metal, a resource for the unionized sheet metal industry. John Espinos has mentored many apprentices in his time as training coordinator at SMART Local 27 in central and southern New Jersey, but receiving a Patriot A [...]

From working in McDonald’s, to helping build them — Local 56 roofer Alexis Lynk proves women can find success in the trades

SM Local 56 (Nova Scotia) roofer Alexis Lynk enjoys working with her hands. Even before she became a union roofer, she was no stranger to hands-on labor, serving customers and navigating hectic, fast-paced work situations in the service industry. “I worked at McDonald’s for n [...]