Smart Local Union №565

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Category: Union News

Nose pieces for mask makers

The International’s SMART Army asked Local Unions to step up during the COVID-19 pandemic and help provide aluminum nose pieces to volunteer mask making groups who were sewing masks for front-line workers across America. Local 565 partnered up with our signatory contractors Carnes Company and Greenheck Fan and together we supplied over 200,000 nose pieces […]

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2020 SMART Local 565 Scholarship Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of Local 565’s scholarships for 2020. The Local had thirteen (12) applicants and five (5) winners. The winner of the President’s Scholarship, $1500, is Tiffany Heinzen, daughter of member Matthew Heinzen. The winner of the Scott Gast Memorial Scholarship, $1100, is Jessica Bandell, daughter of member William Bandell. […]

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Local 565’s first Youth Apprentice

Ian Fischer is SMART Local 565’s first ever Production Youth Apprentice! After completing 450 working hours, Ian accepted an offer from signatory Greenheck Fan and moved to full time status during the first week of June 2019. Pictured below is Ian with Steward Rhonda Elliott and Business Representative Tom Thoma at Merrill High School. Photo […]

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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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