As of May 1, 2021, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Local 63, and Local 40 have joined to form the SMART Northeast Regional Council. Together, we have consolidated our resources to strengthen our workforce, build our region, and protect our wages and benefits.
Although our current leadership has been appointed by General President Sellers, the Council will conduct its first official election in June 2024, and elections will take place every three years thereafter. Starting in 2024, the President and Financial Secretary-Treasurer will be elected by the full membership of all the local unions in the Regional Council. The members of each local union will also elect Executive Committee Member(s) to represent their individual union on the Regional Council. There will be 9 Executive Committee Members, including 5 Committee Members from Local 17, 2 Committee Members from Local 40, and 2 Committee Members from Local 63. You can view the current SMART Northeast Regional Council Executive Committee here.
Along with these new changes, we will continue to preserve the democratic leadership and union benefits that we have all come to rely on. Please note that the following will not be affected by the new Council structure:
Our local collective bargaining agreements (CBA) remain in effect, including holding regular Union meetings.
Our member benefits, including pensions and health coverage, remain the same
Our level of representation and commitment to you and your family remain as strong as ever.
Thank you as always for your hard work and dedication to our union, and we look forward to embarking on this new chapter together!