Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union 40
100-A Old Forge Road
Rocky Hill, CT 06067 p 1-860-529-2616. 1-800-201-5840 (CT Only)
info@smwlocal40.org
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Local 40

Delivering Superior Value to Connecticut Projects

"We have improved our profitability and customer satisfaction since we started with the union. Our projects get completed on schedule, and the end product is top quality. We could not have accomplished as much as we have, in as short of a time, without being an affiliated Sheet Metal Contractor.”

Patrick Duane, Superior Sheet Metal Inc

Our Connecticut Mission

Welcome to our site! The Sheet Metal Workers, Local 40 of Connecticut is a labor union serving 1,000-plus working men and women in Connecticut, and is located in Rocky Hill. The Sheet Metal Workers of Connecticut, in tandem with our affiliated contractors deliver the skills and expertise required to build your next industrial, commercial, institutional or residential project. As energy efficiency continues to grow in Connecticut, We provide the training to ensure our workers broaden their fields of expertise in order to complete specialized assignments. The unique training and education provided to our workforce ensures quality work for the diverse construction requirements throughout the region. We bring out high standards and productivity to every assignment, large or small, and we can assure you that all of our building projects are completed safely and efficiently. Please browse our site to learn more about our trade, and get in touch with your questions!

David Roche, Business Manager SMW Local 40

CT Sheet Metal Worker News

  • MAY 2020 SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

    A “Special Called” Monthly Meeting will be held via Zoom on May 28th, 2020 at 6:00 PM for the July 1, 2020 wage allocation. You will need to preregister for the meeting; you will need to provide you name, email, and IA membership number. You must register before 6:00 PM on Tuesday May 26th, 2020 by following the link below:

    SPECIAL CALLED MEETING REGISTRATION

    Prior to the meeting you will receive in invitation email to join the meeting. 

    We hope you and your families are staying safe during these unprecedented times; we're looking forward to interacting with you next Thursday.

  • REOPEN CT SURVEY

    WE WANT YOUR INPUT!

    As the State look at reopening, they're looking to gather input from employers and employees on their concerns regarding the process. If we could take a few moments of your time, please follow this link: REOPEN CT Survey to complete the survey. The personal information requested in these surveys is optional.  If you choose to share their details with us, the information will be kept confidential and only used by AdvanceCT to communicate reopening related updates. 

  • SMART LOCAL 40 Monthly Membership Meeting

    Please be advised due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our Regular Union Meeting scheduled for April 23rd is cancelled. We are working diligently on the ability to run our Union Meetings online, but we do need your help. So please, if you haven't already, create an account here at http://smwlocal40.org and/or provide our Business Manager and Representative with your current email address.

     

    In effort to best ensure the continued health of our staff and our members our office is still limiting visitors; we ask that any members who may need assistance please call at (860)529–2616.

    • Membership Dues can be paid online at https://smwlocal40.org/content/member-payments
      • Dues checks or money orders are to be mailed or left in the dropbox at the entrance of the building.
      • If you need assistance making a dues payment online please call our office at (860) 529 – 2616 ext. 100 to make the payment over the phone.
      • Brother to Brother applications for May will be available online HERE, you will need to create an account if you haven't already  (applications must still be received before April 30, 2020).

     

     

    As always, we will keep you informed regarding our policies in addressing this outbreak on our website and through our text messaging service, text “Local 40” to 21333 to receive updates. We truly appreciate your understanding in our decision to keep our members safe and healthy.

  • CT UNEMPLOYMENT

    April 2020

    AN IMPORTANT MEMO REGARDING FILING FOR STATE OF CT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FROM DAVID A. ROCHE, BUSINESS MANAGER

    To All Members of Local Union No. 40,

     

    We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy.  Each day that passes reminds us of our most precious asset, our good health and that of our fellow union members, family and friends. We have been in direct contact with the Connecticut Department of Labor regarding the most efficient way to file for State Unemployment Benefits. Given the unprecedented volume of new unemployment claims that have been filed with the CT Unemployment Office during the last few weeks, it is critical that your NEW CLAIM or REOPENED CLAIM be handled according to these instructions in order to expedite the payment of your benefits.  These instructions are designed to help you work around the large unemployment claim backlog that currently exists.

    STEP ONE:

    On the Ct Unemployment website ( type in http://www.filectui.com), please be sure to use the instructions noted below BY CLICKING ON THE LINK   “FOR QUICKER PAYMENT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS"

    You may be experienced at filing your unemployment claims, BUT THESE INSTRUCTIONS HAVE SPECIFIC INFORMATION YOU NEED IN ORDER TO BYPASS THE CLAIMS BACKLOG AND GET YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM PAID FASTER. So please use this guide, including the specific literal instructions (even if they do not match what you think they should be) to enter your claim using the blue button:

    Additional information:

    • There is a Frequently Asked Questions document available to you that you can access at this link below. This is updated regularly, and you should re‐visit this link periodically to see if additional information applies to you. https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/unemplt/new‐faqui.htm
    • PLEASE consider helping your union brothers and sisters with this process.
      • It requires computer access and some saavy that you may be able to share and help someone else during these tough times.
      • You can be sure everyone has received this information!
    • Note that after you file or reopen your unemployment claim you will receive a confirmation email from the CT Unemployment Office approximately a week later.

     

     

     

     

  • From the desk of SMOHIT Administrator


    FROM THE DESK OF RANDALL A. KROCKA 

    SMOHIT Administrator

     


    Our friends at the Center for Construction Training and Research (CPWR) and North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have compiled a helpful guidance briefing to help construction industry employers and workers stay healthy during these challenging times. See below for access to the full document.
    In addition, we have been updating our SMOHIT website regularly as a clearinghouse to provide the most comprehensive and timely information available from credible sources. Please visit us here to stay up-to-date on the latest recommendations on COVID-19. 
    https://www.smohit.org/covid-19-information/

     


    CPWR Guidance on COVID-19
    Check back here often for updates to this information:

    http://www.cpwr.com/covid-19
     

     

    In response to the construction industry’s questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the following are steps everyone should be taking now:

    • Don’t go to work if you are feeling sick.
    • Don’t shake hands when greeting others.
    • Avoid large gatherings or meetings.
    • Try to stay six feet away from others on job sites and in gatherings, meetings, and training sessions.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with tissues if you cough or sneeze or do so into your elbow.
    • Avoid contact with sick people.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an
    • alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
    • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.


    Construction industry employers should also:

    • Create at least 6 feet of space between workers by staging/staggering crews to prevent droplet spread.
    • Plan for office staff to have the ability to work from home.
    • Provide soap and running water on all jobsites for frequent handwashing. If that is impossible, provide hand sanitizer.
    • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces on job sites and in offices—such as hand rails, door knobs, and portable toilets—frequently, per CDC guidelines: CLICK HERE
    • If you work in healthcare facilities, train your workers in Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA). For information on CPWR’s ICRA training program, visit: HERE


    Special guidance for older Americans and people with underlying health conditions:

    Older adults and those with underlying health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are more at risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19. CDC has additional recommendations for these individuals here: HERE


    Additional links from our federal government partners:

    From OSHA: HERE
    From NIOSH: HERE
    From CDC: HERE
    From CDC for Employers about getting their businesses ready: HERE

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  • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

    Please be advised due to the Coronavirus, our Regular Union Meeting scheduled for March 26th is cancelled. We will also be cancelling apprentice classes and all nighttime journeyman classes for at least the next two weeks at which point we will reevaluate.


    Further, in effort to best ensure the continued health of our staff and our members our office will be limiting visitors; we ask that any members who may need assistance please call at (860) 529 – 2616.

    • Membership Dues can be paid online at https://smwlocal40.org/content/member-payments
      • Dues checks or money orders are to be mailed or left in the dropbox at the entrance of the building.
      • If you need assistance making a dues payment online please call our office at (860) 529 – 2616 ext. 100 to make the payment over the phone.
      • Brother to Brother applications for Aprilwill be available online HERE, you will need to create an account if you haven't already  (applications must still be received before March 31, 2020).

     

    As we move forward, we will work diligently to keep you informed regarding our policies in addressing this outbreak. The best ways to do so are through our website at http://smwlocal40.org or through our text messaging service. If you have not yet joined either, you can create an account here or text “Local 40” to 21333 to receive updates.

    AGAIN PLEASE TEXT "LOCAL 40" TO 21333 TO RECEIVE UPDATES 


    We truly appreciate your understanding in our decision to keep our members safe and healthy.

  • CT Women in the Building Trades

    CT State Building
    Trades Council is
    Forming a
    Multi-Trade Women's
    Committee

     

    Ladies, bring your ideas, we want to hear them!

    Spread the word!

     

    The Norh America's Building Trades Union is having a 2019 TRADESWOMEN BUILD NATIONS CONFERENCE in Minneapolis, MN October  4-6. 

    Here's the link : Tradeswomen Build Nations 2019

     

     

     
  • SAVE OUR APPRENTICESHIPS!

     

    SaveSMARTapprenticeships.org

    Dear Member, 

    We have until August 26 to submit public comments.   Non-union groups are already in the process of swamping the Department of Labor with comments opposed to the exclusion of construction from IRAPs. They look to flood future job sites with low-wage, low-skilled labor classified as “apprentices.”

    Our new website — SaveSMARTapprenticeships.org — allows you to quickly and easily send a comment to the DOL in support of maintaining exclusion of the construction industry from IRAPs. Please take a few minutes now to send your message.

    Lets keep IRAP (Industry Recognized Apprenticeships) out of the Building trades!  You can go directly to the website by  clicking on the following link or click "Take action" below to sign the petition.

    Join us in calling on the DOL to maintain the construction industry exclusion from IRAPs and protect the value of our training.

    As SMART members, we get state-of-the-art construction industry training, both in the classroom and on the job. We also know first-hand the connections between high-quality training, worksite safety, good wages, and projects getting done on-time.

    The foundation of our training programs, our SMART sheet metal apprenticeship, is now in jeopardy.  

    Take action NOW.

     

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