Are you familiar with the history of SMART Local 33? The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers traces its roots back to January 25, 1888. In January 1888, seven unaffiliated local unions representing employees in the sheet metal industry met in Toledo, Ohio to discuss forming a national union. Two of the seven unions represented were
Our Youngstown District Retiree Club recently created and dedicated a beautiful showcase that is featured at the Youngstown District Union Hall. Featured above, from left to right: George Kirally Jr., George Kirally Sr., Mike Yurchison, Joe Kirally, George Matyas (Front), Mike Lovrinoff (back), Ken Bailey, Scott Durr, Sam Durr Sr., Joe Romeo, Bill Kuebler, Larry McQuillan, Business Agent, Jesse Wright.
A late 19th century wood brake was graciously donated to the Local 33 Toledo District Hall, and our 5th year apprentices took on the task of refurbishing this old gem. It now adorns our lobby for all to see and admire. Check out the images below!
Cleveland District poker tournament raised more than $2,300 for W.A.G.S. 4 Kids A Northeast Ohio charity was the real winner in an October charity poker tournament hosted by a Sheet Metal Local 33 District. Held on Oct. 20, the Cleveland District charity poker tournament raised $2,360 to benefit Local 33’s 2018 charity, Working Animals Giving Service for Kids (W.A.G.S. 4
A Cleveland-area sheet metal contractor signatory with Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 was named contractor of the year by the national contractor’s association. At the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s 75th Annual Convention, Tom Martin, President of T.H. Martin, Inc. in Cleveland received the top honor as SMACNA Contractor of the Year. Martin has served as the
Throughout 2018, members of Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 are gathering donations for a northeastern Ohio charity dedicated to providing disabled and autistic children with service animals. Since their founding in 2004, Working Animals Giving Service for Kids (W.A.G.S. 4 Kids) has provided mobility service and autism service animals, meeting the specific needs of children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio.
In late August, more than a dozen elected officials toured the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Training Center in Cleveland and took part in a roundtable discussion about energy efficiency and good-paying jobs. Local 33 and the Cleveland chapter of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) hosted the legislators and business leaders at the Local 33 training
An attempt to change the Davis-Bacon Act was made last week in Congress when Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) presented an amendment to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. Gosar’s amendment was met with opposition as it proposed to fundamentally change the way prevailing wage is calculated throughout the country. Gosar stated that his amendment would,
Children who attend a Toledo inner city after-school program will stay warm this winter thanks to a group of Toledo District apprentices. Roughly, a dozen third-year apprentices spent an estimated 250 man-hours to install a furnace, put up ductwork and fix the air conditioner in the building of Soul City Boxing Club, a non-profit serving the area’s youth. The Club
For the second year in a row, Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 partnered with their political lobbyist to bring holiday cheer to children at Akron Children’s Hospital. Bobby Ina, Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 and some of Ina’s other clients nearly doubled the number of toys and gift cards donated to Children’s Hospital. This year, they raised over $12,000, as