Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union 73 was chartered in 1892 and is one of the largest locals in the International with over 4,800 members.
Local 73 covers all of Cook and Lake Counties.
SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers is proud to announce the endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Bob's Discount Furniture Stores
Grand Opening Pro-union Rallies
Thursday, February 11th &
Friday, February 12th
Brothers and Sisters,
Please see the attached flyer regarding upcoming Pro-union Rally dates at 5 Chicagoland-area “non-union friendly” Bob’s Discount Furniture Stores (Aurora, Burbank, Orland Park, Skokie and Villa Park locations).
Come proudly demonstrate your support and commitment to Union labor in America!
SMW LOCAL 73’S FIRST ANNUAL PAPER DOCUMENT AND ELECTRONICS
TIME TO DISPOSE ALL OF YOUR OLD PAPER
DOCUMENTS AND ELECTRONICS!
SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH
9:00 A.M. TO NOON
UNION HALL PARKING LOT
2016 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship applications available on the CFL website
Dear Chicago Federation of Labor Affiliates,
The Chicago Federation of Labor is pleased to announce that applications for the 2016 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship are available on the CFL website. Five academic-based scholarships and five random-drawing scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors who will be graduating in the spring of 2016.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016. MAILED APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 29, 2016.
The applicant or his/her parent must be a member in good standing of a union affiliated with the Chicago Federation of Labor. All applications must be signed by one of the top officers of the member’s local union.
Please note, the applicant must choose to enter either the Academic Competition or the Random Drawing. Applicants attempting to enter both categories will be disqualified.
By clicking on the links above, you will be redirected to the Chicago Federation of Labor's website.
Please distribute this information widely to your members to ensure they are aware of the CFL’s scholarship program.
Jorge Ramirez, President
Robert G. Reiter, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer
PERSONALIZED PAVER BRICKS FOR SALE
Sheet Metal Workers Local #73 Veteran's Committee is still selling paver bricks for a walk to go around our Flag Pole.
We already have some bricks installed, and are planning on installing more bricks now that the weather is getting warmer.
Bricks are $50 each, and can accomodate up to 3 lines, with up to 13 characters per line.
You do not need to be a Veteran in order to purchase a brick. Click here for an order form..
A study was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Michigan State University to examine the economic and social impact of the statewide prevailing wage law for public contruction projects in Illinois.
There were five key findings:
The study found that prevailing wages for public construction projects in Illinois provide numerous positive economic and social impacts for both construction workers and the state. It also predicts that a repeal of Illinois' prevailing wage law would NOT result in savings for taxpayers or the state, or lead to increased employment of African-American construction workers. It found that the repeal of Illinois' prevailing wage law WOULD result in job losses throughout the state's economy, increased construction worker fatalities, and declines in valuable social impacts, such as construction worker benefits and training opportunities.
To read the full study, please click here.
A study was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The study provides a national assessment and Illinois forecast on the effect of right-to-work laws on important labor market outcomes, including earnings, employment, unionization and inequality. Right-to-work laws were nationally evaluated in those targeted areas, and then a separate analysis was applied to Illinois.
There were six key findings:
To read the full study, please click here.
On April 19th, members of the Illinois House of Representatives voted on House Bill 924, regarding Responsible Bidding. The bill PASSED and is now making it's way through the Illinois Senate. The bill has passed through the Senate Labor Committee, and it is on it's way to the full Senate. The Senate Hearings that were scheduled for May 16 were postponed. A new date has not been set.
This act will require that a public body awarding a contract for public work shall call for bids and require each bidder to be a responsible bidder. A Responsible Bidder is someone who meets all of the following:
(1) Complies with all the laws required to do business in Illinois
(2) Provide evidence of a Federal Employer Tax Identification Number or Social Security Number (for individuals)
(3) Provide evidence of compliance with Equal Opportunity Employer provisions.
(3) Provide evidence of all specified insurance coverages, including: general liability, workers’ compensation, completed operations, automobile, hazardous occupation and product liability.
(4) Compliance with all provisions of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, including wages, medical and hospitalization insurance and retirement for those trades covered in the act.
**(5) The bidder and all bidder’s sub-contractors must participate in active apprenticeship and training programs approved and registered with the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for each of the trades of work contemplated under the awarded contract.**
(6) Comply with any other additional requirements a community may find beneficial
We urge you to contact your Senators, and ask them to pass HB 924. To find your district, visit http://gis.elections.il.gov/map_viewer_update/default.aspx
To find contact information for your Senators, visit http://www.ilga.gov/senate/
You can also cast an electronic witness slip online at http://my.ilga.gov/Hearing/HearingDetail/10957?SCommittees-page=1&SCommittees-orderBy=&SCommittees-filter=
To read the full text of HB 924, visit http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09800HB0924ham001&GA=98&SessionId=85&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=71226&DocNum=924&GAID=12&Session
For more information on Responsible Bidding, visit http://www.responsiblebidding.com/index.html
For more information about Organizing, please click here to contact Eric Olson.
Would you like to receive important Union information by e-mail? We now offer "Blast Alerts" that notify you of important Union updates like pickets, rallies, and current events.
When there are important upates, we will send you an e-mail.
You can opt out at any time by clicking the same link and putting "Unsubscribe" in the subject line. Your e-mail address is kept in-house, and will never be sold to outside companies.
Please keep an eye out for YELLOW LABELS on all Spiral, Pipe and Fittings. If you see that they have no label or are using a Blue Label, please contact the Union Office immediately at 708-449-0073. It is essential that yellow labels are used on all these products. This is crucial in protecting the position of our Union!
|Rocco Terranova||President and Business Manager|
|Raymond Suggs||Financial Secretary-Treasurer|
|Michael Vittorio||Recording Secretary|
|Cliff Brooks||Jeff Hillery||Dan Lowery||Tom Patzin|
|Dennis Berg||Joe Gelardi||Steve Pittman||Tom Santore|
|Nick Fricano||Ken Short|
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