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SMART Sheet Metal Workers in Toronto, London, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, Niagara, and Ottawa — among others — have gone on strike as a response to the status of talks between the union and the Ontario

In this video, General President Sellers discusses the SMART Month of Community Action taking place from coast to coast along with

SMART has updated its Member Benefits section exclusively for SMART members with new offerings such as discounts for movie and theme park tickets along with other entertainment options.

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data on changes in union membership from 2016 to 2017. It was good news for workers, as the total number of union members grew by 262,000 in 2017. Three-fourths of these gains (198,000) were among workers aged 34 and under, who account for less than 40 percent of total employment.

SMART has updated its Member Benefits section exclusively for SMART members with new offerings such as discounts for movie and theme park tickets along with other entertainment options.

As a member of SMART, you have access to one of the leading member benefit programs in the nation.  Sign up for or visit the Members' Section at www.smart-union.org to tour some of the member benefits you can use.   

SMART General President Joseph Sellers recaps 2017 while wishing members a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays.

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SMART TD General President Joseph Sellers Jr. plans to hold an online town hall forum Nov. 2 to hear and respond to concerns and questions from members.

Registration is required for this first of its kind event, scheduled 6:30-7 p.m. EST, Nov. 2.

To sign up to participate in the forum, visit http://www.summitwebcasting.com/webcast/smart/

In this video, General President Sellers discusses SMART operations directed at hurricane relief for members affected by recent hurricanes.  

This includes the dispersal of approximately $500,000 (to date) in cash and material relief contributions to affected sheet metal and transportation members;

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, many across our vast country will be celebrating and remembering the history that made Canada the great nation it is today.  Labour played a key role in that history, by fighting for rights and improving conditions for all workers, both represented and unrepresented alike. Our forefathers in the Labour movement fought hard on issues like hour of work, decent wages, health and safety, maternity leave and more.

Tiffany Newman, a 37 year old mother of three and member of Local 276 is profiled in Roofing BC Magazine.  Not only has she fulfilled the role as a pioneer in the roofing industry but she has given back to her local community as well by serving as a member of the Shawligan Lake volunteer fire department.   Not only did she start her apprenticeship at the local, but she now serves as a foreman at Alpha Roofing and Cladding.