Retired General Chairperson Al Nowlin passes away

Charles “Al” Nowlin, a stalwart supporter of the union through and through and a multiple-term general chairperson for GO-569, passed away unexpectedly April 24. He was 68 years old. “Al was a true brother to all of us. He was steadfastly dedicated to our cause and that [...]

Local 85 (Ga.) Service Awards

James T. “Blue” Chilton – 70-year pin recipient Blue Chilton began his sheet metal career in January 1951, and after completing a three-year apprenticeship program became a journeyperson on November 1, 1955. His first job assignment was with Carrier Corp. Chilton served his m [...]

SMART, labor allies convene at AFL-CIO Convention to build worker power 

From June 12-15, SMART joined our 56 fellow AFL-CIO affiliate unions for the 2022 AFL-CIO Convention: the AFL-CIO’s highest decision-making body, where delegates vote on resolutions and constitutional amendments, discuss strategy and chart the course of the federation’s futur [...]

N.J. SLD recognized for leadership, tapped to lead economic coalition

New Jersey State Legislative Director Ron Sabol received a big honor March 2, after being elected to lead the influential New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development (NJ SEED) coalition by the group’s trustees and members. N.J. Sen. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr., chai [...]

Fortune Magazine highlights the benefits of a union sheet metal career

For graduating high school seniors, conventional knowledge dictates that the most viable career paths require a college degree. But an increasing number of young people are beginning to seek alternatives in the unionized trades – including HVAC technician Tyler Ziztka of SM L [...]