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Labor Agreements

Analysis of Locally Negotiated Residential Addenda in the Sheet Metal Industry

Released in August 2014 by the SMACNA National Labor Relations Department, this report analyzes and compares 55 Local Residential Addenda. 

Labor Agreeements

SMART Duct/Mechanical Insulation Agreement Template and Analysis

SMART Sample Agreement Template for a Local Duct/Mechanical Insulation Agreement and memorandum outlining key aspects of the agreement.

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2019 Memorandum of Agreement by SMART and Insulators

On June 1, 2019, SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers) and Insulators (International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers) executed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the terms and work scope of the jurisdictional settlement between the two organizations.

JATC

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If an apprentice is injured at a JATC training center: Who pays?

An employer’s workers’ compensation liability for apprentices typically consider three factors:  the zone of “employment,” whether the injury is work-related, and the “coming and going” rule.

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SMART Code of Excellence

SMART’s Code of Excellence Program codifies the SMART policies and procedures regarding member conduct while on the jobsite.  Implemented at the local level by the business manager, the program establishes best practices to promote professional behavior of members.

JATC

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International Reciprocity Agreement and Addendum D

In a June 2015 Memorandum, the SMART General President announced a new addendum to the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Master Reciprocal Agreement. When executed by the Local JATC Trustees, this allows for reciprocity between local training funds which then permits contributions to go back to the worker’s home training fund.

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SMART Constitution

Revised in Las Vegas, NV at the 2nd SMART General Convention in August 2019, the SMART Constitution and Ritual governs the political structure, function, and operation of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers. 

SMACNA Press Release Dec 07 2020

SMACNA Names Ginger Slaick as 2020 Chapter Executive of the Year

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leading voice in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Ginger Slaick, executive vice president of Georgia-SMACNA, as the recipient of this year’s Chapter Executive of the Year Award during the SMACNA Annual Business Meeting. 

SASMI

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RHCRA & HSA Presentation

While a Health Savings Account may be used in conjunction with an existing health plan and used while still actively working, a RHCRA is a stand-alone plan that may not be used while actively working.  This presentation discusses expenses covered under an HCRA, important IRS rules to consider and coverage periods.

SMART Union

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How the Labels Work

SMART’s “Label It, Scan It, Report It” phone app uses barcoded labels scanned via a phone app on building trades and production products to convey information on the average crew cost for the fabrication local and the jobsite local.

SASMI

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HCRA Announcement to all Participants

SASMI is a national benefits fund for the sheet metal workers that provides Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB Benefits) and Underemployment Benefits.  This announcement explains how the Retiree Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA), which became effective in 2014, works. 

Collective Bargaining

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Crew Cost Method of Wage Equalization

In January 2018, SMACNA and SMART signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the "crew-cost method" of wage equalization. The crew-cost method both relieves the administrative burden and challenges often associated with calculating wage e

Affordable Care Act

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Reporting Required under Affordable Care Act for 2015

This document provides instructions pertaining to reporting an employer must complete for employees on whose behalf the employer contributes to a multiemployer health and welfare plan.

Affordable Care Act

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ACA Compliance White Paper

The whitepaper, “Contractor Compliance with the Affordable Care Act in 2016,” details the requirements of the Affordable Care Act for contractors considered Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).

Oct 27-30, 2024

2024 SMACNA Annual Convention

Palm Desert, CA


  • LocationPalm Desert, CA
  • Calendar DateOct/27 - Oct/30 2024

Oct 15-18, 2023

2023 SMACNA Annual Convention

Phoenix, AZ


  • LocationPhoenix, AZ
  • Calendar DateOct/15 - Oct/18 2023

March 5-9, 2023

Business Management University 2023

Provides an in-depth study of the business practices necessary to run a successful sheet metal company.  Program sessions include financial management, strategic planning, contractor survival skills, negotiation, surety and bonding, leadership and productivity.


  • LocationTempe, AZ
  • Calendar DateMar/05 - Mar/09 2023

Sept 11-14, 2022

2022 SMACNA Annual Convention

Colorado Springs, CO


  • LocationColorado Springs, CO
  • Calendar DateSep/11 - Sep/14 2022

June 4-6, 2022

June 2022 Council of Chapter Representatives

Meeting of SMACNA chapter representatives and leadership. 


  • LocationCharleston, SC
  • Calendar DateJun/04 - Jun/06 2022

May 15-18, 2022

Financial Boot Camp

Covers in-depth financial management issues for those individuals within a firm who are considered “non-financial personnel."


  • LocationTempe, Arizona
  • Calendar DateMay/15 - May/18 2022

May 1-3, 2022

Planning Your Exit and Business Valuation

Focuses on planned exit options and helps business owners develop a personalized exit plan. Develop realistic expectations and consequences of transferring ownership of your business.


  • LocationSan Diego, CA
  • Calendar DateMay/01 - May/03 2022

April 3-6, 2022

Project Managers Institute

Covers the essential skills of effective project management for project managers, including management/leadership, project planning, time management, change order management, and more.


  • LocationRaleigh, NC
  • Calendar DateApr/03 - Apr/06 2022

March 13-17, 2022

Business Management University 2022

Provides an in-depth study of the business practices necessary to run a successful sheet metal company.  Program sessions include financial management, strategic planning, contractor survival skills, negotiation, surety and bonding, leadership and productivity.


  • LocationTempe, AZ
  • Calendar DateMar/13 - Mar/17 2022

March 1-2, 2022

Partners in Progress Conference

An opportunity for labor and management to build on their relationship, and work together for a stronger industry. 


  • LocationLas Vegas, NV
  • Calendar DateMar/01 - Mar/02 2022

Dec 5-7, 2021

December 2021 Council of Chapter Representatives

Meeting of SMACNA chapter representatives and leadership. 


  • LocationDana Point, CA
  • Calendar DateDec/05 - Dec/07 2021

October 24-27, 2021

2021 SMACNA Annual Convention

Registration is open! We look forward to seeing you in Maui this October!


  • LocationMaui, Hawaii
  • Calendar DateOct/24 - Oct/27 2021

September 23-24, 2021

National Joint Adjustment Board (NJAB)

September 2021 hearing of the NJAB for the Sheet Metal Industry.


  • LocationPittsburgh, PA
  • Calendar DateSep/23 - Sep/24 2021

Jul 21, 2021

CEA National Issues Conference

Virtual meeting focused on key SMACNA and CEA legislative issues. 


  • LocationVirtual
  • Calendar DateJul/21 2021

June 24, 2021

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Leveraging Technology & Innovation to Gain a Competitive Edge

This members-only webinar will include a discussion centered on key ways to plan for major technology investments and how to get employee buy-in to help drive change and success.


  • LocationVirtual
  • Calendar DateJun/24 2021

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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SMACNA CEO Search Underway

SMACNA is accepting candidate referrals to be considered for a CEO opening. The individual will succeed current SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky, who is retiring at the end of 2021.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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SMAC PAC Island Escape

The SMAC PAC annual event will be held onsite at the Grand Wailea Maui during this year’s Annual Convention. The annual FUN-draising auction will be held as a separate virtual event ahead of PAC Night. Interested participants should register for SMAC PAC online, or by submitting a completed registration form, no later than Firday, September 10, 2021.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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Strive to Succeed Challenge Grant Recipients Announced

The 2020 recipients of the SMACNA–SMART Strive to Succeed Challenge represent SMACNA chapters and Local areas from all across the U.S. and demonstrates a commitment to cooperation between labor and management in our industry.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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CEA National Issues Conference Goes Virtual

This online event will focus on key regulatory and legislative issues affecting the union construction industry and will feature presentations from select members of Congress.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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Volunteer Applications Due Friday

SMACNA is looking for members willing to volunteer their time to serve on one of our committees or the Board of Directors. Volunteers play an essential part in fulfilling SMACNA’s mission and strategic goals.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 17 2021

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Take the Construction Technology Survey

For the tenth consecutive year, JBKnowledge is conducting a survey that studies the usage of various technologies throughout the construction industry.

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP Jun 17 2021

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SMACNA Board Liaison Program for Chapter Leaders

SMACNA’s Board Liaison Program helps to facilitate communication between SMACNA leaders. Chapters interested in inviting a board liaison to an event should complete the invitation form and submit it directly to SMACNA National. 

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP Jun 17 2021

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Employees Key to Your DEI Initiatives

Organization can achieve their desired DEI outcomes by ensuring their diversity and inclusion efforts are aligned and that they have employee buy-in. It’s also critical that DEI initiatives are consistent and transparent, and that everyone recognizes the factors that contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, understands the difference between each, and can identify ways to improve DEI at their organization.

SMACNA in the News Jun 15 2021

ENR Specialty Contracting Today: Preparing for the Future

In the article, "Navigating Current Challenges and New Opportunities, " construction and association leaders report new areas of growth, lessons, learned and some concerns as we emerge from the pandemic. SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky is featured in the article. 

Member Update Jun 10 2021

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OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary COVID-19 Standard

This new emergency temporary standard has been put in place to protect healthcare workers from the coronavirus, while offering additional guidance to employers and workers in other industries to protect those who are still not vaccinated.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 10 2021

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Now Available - Ventilation Verification Webinar

Hear directly from several industry experts on the benefits of adding Ventilation Verification to your existing service offerings and how already familiar TAB skills and techniques can play an important role in offering this service to clients.

SMACNA in the News Jun 10 2021

Construction Leading Edge Podcast: Angie Simon, SMACNA President

In this episode, host Todd Dewalt speaks with Angie Simon about the future of the industry, why leaders need to help change people’s perception of it, and what she and her team are doing to find and groom the next generation of sheet metal workers and leaders.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 10 2021

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Updated Contracts Bulletins Help Contractors Mitigate Risks

SMACNA’s updated contractor bulletins are designed to help members mitigate risks as pricing spikes and material shortages continue to impact their businesses. Shifting the Risk of Rising Material Costs; Force Majeure Provisions – Covid 19; and Force Majeure – A Clause for Our Times contain useful information to help contractors determine the language they should include in new contracts to protect themselves against unforeseen risks.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 10 2021

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Vaccine Policies for Contractors

Many contractors have inquired about the best COVID-19 vaccination policy to adopt, what legal pitfalls might exist for mandatory versus “strongly-encouraged” policies. Learn about both your rights as an employer, employees’ rights, the role the union plays in negotiating mandated policies and OSHA guidelines in this important and timely presentation.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 10 2021

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The CEO Role, Leadership Transitions & DNA Statements with Angie Simon

The Construction Leading Edge Podcast series helps construction business owners streamline their operations, harmonize workflows, eliminate chaos and maximize revenue. In this episode, host Todd Dewalt speaks with Angie Simon about the future of the industry, why leaders need to help change people’s perception of it, and what she and her team are doing to find and groom the next generation of sheet metal workers and leaders.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 10 2021

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Get the SMACNA-SMART Brand Ambassador Program Recruiting for You

Encouraging apprentices to become Brand Ambassadors is one way to help elevate awareness of careers in the sheet metal industry. Brand Ambassadors proactively spread the word about the advantages of SMACNA and SMART careers to friends and family. Industry ambassadors help elevate awareness of careers in the sheet metal industry and also help increase our market share of new apprenticeships while helping to shrink the growing industry labor shortage gap.

MEMBER UPDATE

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Save the Date - 2022 PinP Conference

A successful future requires labor and management to work together toward common goals, with capable leaders who can build strong coalitions and have the knowledge and skills to see where our industry is headed. The 2022 Partners in Progress Conference will focus on “Building the Future Together” and provide contractors with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet these needs.

MEMBER UPDATE Jun 10 2021

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May PinP: SMACNA-SMART Celebrate 75 Years of Partnering

The May issue of Partners in Progress completes the third installment in a three-part series exploring the history of labor-management partnerships, including the programs and initiatives that have strengthened the SMACNA–SMART partnership. Plus, learn about the ‘e-volution’ currently sweeping the sheet metal industry.

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP Jun 10 2021

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June Capitol Hill Update: Congressional Response to COVID-19, Agenda Highlights and More

Featured topics in this most recent Legislative Update include recent developments surrounding the Congressional response to COVID-19, with a strong focus on legislation that has been passed, and the current Congressional agenda leading up to and beyond the August recess.

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP Jun 10 2021

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Navigating 'Invisible' Leadership Transitions

'Invisible'  leadership transitions involve changes to the scope and nature of a position without a formal promotion or official position description change. This type of change became especially true of leaders at organizations of all sizes and scopes during COVID-19. One factor that makes invisible transitions stand out is that they are usually harder to make than formal ones. Here’s how you as a leader can successfully adapt.

Contracts Bulletin Jun 04 2021

Contracts Bulletin #65 (2.0): Force Majeure – A Clause for Our Times

Updated June 3, 2021. When a contract contains either rewards or penalties for meeting deadlines, force majeure clauses are essential. Otherwise, the contractor will be held accountable for meeting a deadline, even if the delay is caused by forces outside its control.