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 the United Transportation Union, as the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Union. We now represent manufacturing and sheet metal trades workers, air pilots, train conductors and other rail workers, shipyard workers, and bus drivers, in Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United States.
The purpose of our Union is to serve our members. We strive for better wages, benefits, and workplace protections for the working women and men in our membership.
So Happy Anniversary to SMART. 130 years and still fighting.