The SMART Constitution and Rituals set forth the principles regarding the governance of our democratic union. The SMART Constitution also describes the rights and responsibilities of all SMART members. 

The International Association and all affiliates operate under the SMART Constitution, which is amended by the delegates attending the International Association’s General Convention. The Convention is held once every five years. Our union’s programs and policies are set at the General Convention, where delegates consider and adopt resolutions submitted by local unions from both sheet metal and transportation locals across the United States and Canada.