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Category: Union News

2018 Madison and Wausau Area 25 and 40 Year Banquets

The Madison and Wausau area 25 and 40 Year Banquets were held at the Great Dane Pub and Brewery in Fitchburg and Wausau on October 13th and October 20th respectively. Everyone who attended had a nice dinner and the members who have reached either 25 or 40 consecutive years with the Union were given pins, […]

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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Conservation Dinner

The 6th Annual Madison Area Conservation Dinner hosted by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance on September 14, 2018 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall was a success! This was the first time that Local 565 purchased a table and eight members attended. Money was raised for Boots on the Ground conservation projects in the area and […]

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August 2018 50/50 Raffle Winners

The 50/50 Raffle Winners were pulled today at 4pm. The first place winner was Craig Heitke from Trachte. The second place winner was Jeremy Smith from Greenheck A/P. The third place winner was Russ Emon from Greenheck Fan. Congradulations to you three!!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who purchased tickets. The money from the […]

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2018 Wisconsin Dells Passport to Savings

If you would like to receive a discount on various Wisconsin Dells attractions this summer please go to for your coupon. For more information, go to

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Grievance and Settlement Update

BELOW IS A LISTING OF GRIEVANCES, ARBITRATIONS, SETTLEMENTS, AND NEGOTIATED AMENDMENTS FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS. Wolf Appliance: Defective Work Grievance. Member was disciplined for defective work while other employees with identical defective work were not disciplined.  The Union prevailed on the basis of disparate treatment at 3rd step, and the discipline was removed. Wolf […]

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SMART Anniversary: Strong After 130 Years

130 years ago today, on January 25, 1888, the Tin, Sheet Iron, and Cornice Workers’ International Association established in Toledo, OH as a building trades Union. In 1924 the Association was re-chartered as the Sheet Metal Workers International Association by the AFL. The SMWIA was officially re-chartered by the AFL-CIO in 2013, after merging with […]

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SMART Local 565: A 2017 Review and the 2018 Outlook

The past year was overall a strong one for Local 565. Membership was increased by over 100.  Negotiations at the newly organized Roadview began again after a 6-month hiatus as a result of the National Labor Relations Board sending the Employer back to the bargaining table.  The members at Therma-Stor got a strong 3-year contract […]

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2017 SMART Local 565 Officer Election Results

The final results of the 2017 SMART Local 565 Officer Elections are as follows: BUSINESS MANAGER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY, TREASURER: Dave Goodspeed BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE/RECORDING SECRETARY: Jesse Buell BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE/ORGANIZER: Tom Thoma PRESIDENT: Randy Boles VICE PRESIDENT: Paul Baker EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS: Terry Lyon, Rick Rumpel, Tyler Wolfe TRUSTEES: Curt Buttke, Tammy Johnson, Scott McKellips, Tony Thao

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Therma-Stor contract ratified

On May 11, the Local 565 members at Therma-Stor ratified a three year contract that goes into effect on May 14, 2017. Thank you to the Therma-Stor Union committee for all of their hard work negotiating the new contract. You all did a great job!

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Nominees for the upcoming 2017 SMART Local 565 General Officer elections

The following members were nominated for the following positions: BUSINESS MANAGER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY, TREASURER Dave Goodspeed (Nominated by: Patty Zimmerman, Seconded by: Brian Seidl) Morgan Halsted (Nominated by: Roger Engelhart, Seconded by: Bill Bullion) Tim Sullivan (Nominated by: Tom Thoma, Seconded by: Rhonda Elliot) BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE/RECORDING SECRETARY Jesse Buell (Nominated by: Terry Lyon, Seconded by: Brad […]

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