Smart Local Union №565

Madison: 608-257-5757
Wausau: 715-241-9054


2018 South Central Federation of Labor Scholarship

If you live or work in Dane, Columbia, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Richland, or Sauk Counties you can apply for the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) Scholarship. Application deadline is June 29, 2018. Click HERE for an application and list of rules. If you have questions, visit the SCFL website.

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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 Local 565 Beanie Hats Are Available

Beanies are now available.  The price is $10 each.  We have very limited amounts, so if you want to purchase one, let your steward, committee person, business agent, or business manager know.

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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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Door Prize Winners from January 2018 Monthly Meetings

The Madison January 4, 2018 monthly meeting gas cards winner were Art Cresson (Sub Zero) and Dave Cole (Bou-Matic). The SMART Bucks Winners were Jason Eisele ($500 BouMatic), Michael Wolter Jr. ($500 Sub Zero) neither were present, and Tom Niebuhr ($300 Sub Zero) who was present. The Wausau January 9, 2018 monthly meeting gas cards […]

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Union Solidarity T Shirts Are Now Available

Local 565 Solidarity T Shirts are now available.  Contact a your Business Agent, Business Manager, or stop by the Local office.  The price is $10 each. Union Solidarity T Shirts

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Union Outer Wear Clothing Orders

Below are order forms for SMART jackets and sweatshirts with the classic Sheet Metal Workers logo.  If you are interested, please see your steward, committee person, business agent, or business manager.  We just developed them, so if the forms are not posted in the shop or in the possession of your stewards, ASK.  They will be there shortly. […]

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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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Door Prize Winners from December 2017 Monthly Meetings

The Wausau December 5, 2017 monthly meeting gas cards winners were Tony Hart (GHF) and Tyler Wolfe (GHF). The SMART Bucks Winners were Ned Larson ($500 GHF) and Joe Kaminski ($400 A/P). Neither were present. The Madison December 7, 2017 monthly meeting gas cards winner were Tom O’Grady and  Ron Weum (Therma-Stor). The SMART Bucks […]

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2018 Union Plus Scholarship

If you participate in the Union Plus program, your dependent can apply for this scholarship. The application deadline is January 31, 2018 and you can only apply online. For the application and more information, click HERE.

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