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)
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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


    April 2020


    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.


    On the Ct Unemployment website ( type in, 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.‐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


    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.


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


    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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    • Membership Dues can be paid online at
      • 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 will be 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 applying for).


    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 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.


    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


    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



  • AFL-CIO On Your Right To Unionize

    Know your rights to unionize.  Here is the AFL-CIO's brief summary on employee union rights:


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  • Website Content - Local 40 Members

    If you're a Local 40 member and have job-related (and appropriate) photos or content that you would like featured on the Local's website, please contact the Hall/your representatives to discuss.  Proud to be union!

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  • SMART Twitter

    If you're active on social media, don't forget to follow SMART on twitter at


  • Union Plus Discounts

    SMART Local 40 members --  Did you know you that as a SMART member you are eligible to recieve a variety of consumer discounts and benefits via Union Plus?  Check out the variety of money saving discounts and benefits and feel free to register with Union Plus at the link here:

    You may also be ineterested in the Union Plus smartphone application for convenient access to member discounts on your mobile device! For example, the smartphone application can identify local dicounts at restaurnts, movies, and a host of other offerings based on your location.