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About SMW 20

The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) serves to protect and raise the living standards of over 150,000 skilled men and women employed throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  We work in the construction, manufacturing, service, railroad and shipyard industries.

The SMWIA strives to establish and maintain desirable working conditions for its members through their employers.  Doing so provides them that measure of comfort, happiness, and security to which every member is entitled to in return for his or her highly trained and skilled labor.


Portage area Apprentices were included in the video of Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) of Northwest Indiana Inc.  To view the video, go to the We Build Northwest Indiana website at:  www.readynwi.com/videos, and click on the video for construction trades.

Members Update on ANTHEM Cyber Attack.

Updates for Members after Log-in.
Go to Health & Welfare and click on ANTHEM Cyber Attack 

New TV Spot -- Paying Foreign Guest Workers More than Hooisers Doesn't Make Sense!

See this new TV Spot from the IUOE that is running statewide.  Click below to watch.


Video Summary of Expert Testimony at Indiana House Common Construction Wage Hearing: Experts ignored!
See the http://youtu.be/Zjq58OeC1o8  for a 7:24 minute video summary of the Indiana House Testimony.

New Common Construction Wage Public Service Announcement

In Indiana, we always take care of our own! On public projects, we hire hardworking skilled local workers. That’s because we’ve got the Common Construction Wage law:  Quality Wages for Skilled Work. That helps local businesses, creates jobs, and grows our economy!
Click on this link:  30-second PSA,

which touts the success of Indiana's Common Construction Wage in providing quality wages for hardworking Hoosiers. 


Although it was produced by the California Building Trades, it is relevant to the entire country.  Below is the link to a new outstanding video produced by the California Building Trades.  The video peels back the curtain and tells the truth about the ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors).

Do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes to watch this video - then forward it to as many folks as possible.

LINK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MSX0bto2uo






PLAs Are Not Discriminatory, Plant Vogtle gets its Construction License from Nuke Commission


Project Labor Agreements are said to limit competition and by extension do not allow non-union contractors to bid on them. The Federal Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation says otherwise and unions in construction agree. Also BCTD President Mark Ayers is receiving the Instituto Laboral de la Raza's Labor Leader of the Year Award and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives Plant Vogtle is Construction and Operating License, paving the way for thousands of jobs.

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