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

  • SASMI: Modified Temporary Benevolent Disaster Relief Benefit - COVID-19 WAGE REPLACEMENT

    Brothers and Sisters, 

    As we we head into the winter months and COVID-19 risks continue, SASMI has reinstituted a Temporary Benevolent Disaster Relief Benefit. Continue reading for the announce from SASMI, and attached you will find the full benefit announcement in addition to eligibility requirements. Applications must be submitted through SASMI's online member portal, which can be found here. If you have any questions regarding the benefit or eligibility feel free to call our office at (860)529-2616. 

    Modified Temporary Benevolent Disaster Relief Benefit COVID-19 WAGE REPLACEMENT

    When COVID-19 first began devastating our communities the Trustees immediately implemented a Benevolent Disaster Relief Benefit for the 2020A Stabilization Period that provided up to one week of wages a month for participants unable to work because of COVID. This included individuals who were diagnosed with COVID and those who needed to quarantine because of a possible exposure or a state Stay-at-Home order or a closing down of a worksite.

    After the Trustees implemented that benefit, the Federal and State governments enacted legislation including the stimulus pay, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Extended FMLA in the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), state mandated paid time off, additional unemployment benefits through the CARES Act, and other actions. In addition, beginning in June 2020 all 50 states and the District of Columbia began reopening or put in place plans for reopening. Based on these actions the Trustees suspended the Temporary Benevolent Disaster Relief Benefit after the end of the 2020A Stabilization Period (June 2020) but continued to monitor both the Coronavirus and the impact on employment in the industry.

    As we get into winter the cases of the virus are continuing and even increasing. The Trustees see a need for reinstituting the COVID-19 Wage Replacement Temporary Benevolent Disaster Relief Benefit. However, more is known about the virus and testing has become more available so that it is possible to accurately identify positive cases. Accordingly, the Trustees have modified the Benefit to reflect the current situation.

    This updated benefit is available for those who test positive for COVID themselves, or for a family member who resided with them that tests positive and have a need to quarantine. This benefit is only available if you were/are not being compensated for those day in quarantine by any Employer or Trust Fund under any Federal, State or Locality law (some due to expire prior to the end of the year) or special resolution... 

  • November Union Meeting Update

    SMART LOCAL 40

    CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

     

    Please be advised due to the escalating Coronavirus cases throughout the state, our Regular Union Meeting scheduled for November 19th is cancelled.

  • GP Sellers Election 2020 Message

    In this video, SMART General President Joseph Sellers outlines the important decision between two possible paths ahead for working families and the nation.

  • SMOHIT Fall 2020 Steps Challenge

     


    CHALLENGE DATES: 12:00 a.m. September 15 through 12:00 p.m. October 31, 2020
    (Challenge starts and ends in your respective time zone)

    SMOHIT is pleased to announce that the 2020 Team-Individual FALL STEPS Challenge is open for registration. We encourage you to join us in remaining active this Fall and getting everyone involved! Our fun and friendly challenge is all about getting moving and hopefully reinforcing healthy habits along the way into your lifestyle. During the STEPS Challenge, we are offering participants the chance to win gift cards, fitness books, and other exciting prizes! The deadline to register for the FALL STEPS Challenge is midnight September 14th, 2020. Be sure to grab your group of four or more to create a top stepping team! Individuals are also welcomed to join in on the fun and compete for individual prizes and accomplishments.

    For more information and to register for SMOHIT Fall 2020 STEPS Challenge click the button below 

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  • Retired SMART Amtrak Conductor Discusses Joe Biden and Working Families

    In this nationally televised video, retired SMART conductor Greg Weaver talks about what he learned about former VP Biden from their 30 years traveling together from Wilmington, Delaware to DC.  

    Accorded to Weaver, "he's most comfortable around everyday working-class people.  When he got on that train, everyone was equal to him."

    Weaver adds in the video, "the essential workers working behind the scenes to keep this country going, he understands that. The average guy is important to him."

  • SMART Endorse Biden

  • SMART LOCAL 40 Monthly Membership Meeting

    The next Local #40 Regular membership meeting will be August 27th, Times and Changes due to covid-19 guidlines will be announced.

    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 are available online HERE, you will need to create an account if you haven't already  (applications must still be received prior to the month you are appling for).

     

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

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