History of SMART Local 33

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

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Local Union 33 Charleston Supports You

Our hearts go out to all that have been affected by COVID-19. It is important we come together during these tough times and support one another. Local 33 Charleston will be passing out face masks and hand sanitizer while supplies last. If you’re in need of these essentials, please visit us during the times below: Wednesday, May 6, from 4-6pm

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Toledo District Gives Back

Poker Run On September 14th, SMART Local 33 Charities hosted the 1st Annual Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 33 Poker Run. Nearly 100 people attended the morning’s festivities, making the Poker Run a great success. Though the Poker Run was a hit, the monumental victory was the $6k+ raised for Camp Mountain Heart. Camp Mountain Heart is a free, week-long camp

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North Central and Charleston Districts Spend The Day At Camp Mountain Heart

Members from North Central and Charleston Districts educate kids enrolled at Camp Mountain Heart’s weeklong camp. The presentation on SMART Local 33 apprenticeship programs aims to inform future generations of what Local 33 apprenticeship programs are and how apprentices can make a living out of the craft. Devoting time and resources to educating the youth is a regular occasion for

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Cleveland District Raises over $2k for W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

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

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Sheet Metal Local 33 Partners with W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

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.

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Toledo District apprentices bring heat to Boxing Club

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

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West Virginia Devastated By Deadly Flooding

Parts of our Local have been devastated by deadly flooding, leaving thousands homeless in West Virginia. According to multiple media reports, West Virginia received one-quarter of its annual rainfall in a single day and multiple rivers surged to dangerous levels, including the Elk River, which broke a record at one stage that had stood since 1888. Now ranked as the

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Feb Article Says Students Should Consider The “Other Four-Year Degree”

A January article discusses the advantages of apprenticeships and other vocational educations over bachelor’s degrees. The article, written by Nicholas Wyman, points out that roughly 13 million Americans with college degrees are unemployed and countless more are either underemployed or have given up trying to find a job. For those who go the vocational route, there are plenty of

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Ina, Local 33 Members Provide Christmas Presents to Hospitalized Children

The holidays are just around the corner, and members of the Akron community – including Sheet Metal Workers, are doing all they can to put a smile on the face of children who will spend their Christmas at Akron Children’s Hospital. Bobby Ina, managing director of Metropolis Consulting LLC, and lobbyist for Sheet Metal Workers Local 33, with the help

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