Union Day at Chicagoland Speedway
Tickets are all sold out for Union Day at Chicagoland Speedway
For additional information, click HERE.
If you have NOT received your ticket order, please contact us.
2018 Softball Tournament & Family Fun Fest
The 2018 Annual "Dollars Against Diabetes" Softball Tournament & Family Fun Fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2018
The Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council's Annual Bernard J. Spatz "Dollars Against Diabetes" Softball Tournament & Family Fun Fest will take place on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Christina's Fields, 111th & Central Park in Chicago. This year's features includes Inflatable Slide & Jumpy House, Face Painting, Clowns, a Live Band, Food & Drink. Everyone is welcome!
First round games start promptly at 9:00 am. Championship & Consolation games start approximately at 2:30 pm.
For the first round game pairings, click HERE
Arbitration verdict goes Union's Way
We are happy to announce that our Union's side won in arbitration regarding the 13th check for our retirees.
Also included in the arbitration is a $2.00 accrual rate increase in the Local Pension for everyone from Apprentices to Retirees.
2018 Allocation Vote results Monday, May 14, 2018
There were 354 votes cast. The final tally was 109 for Option #1, 151 for Option #2, and 94 for Option #3.
Please be advised of the $2.50 increase, which was negotiated into your current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The increase is broken down as follows:
|JUNE 8, 2018 to JUNE 7, 2019|
New wage sheets will be mailed out to members and contractors.
Special Discount Offer on the Chicago Sun-Times
Take advantage of a special discount on the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES for Chicago Federation of Labor-affiliated Unions and Union Members!
Brothers and Sisters of Local 73,
In July, a historic coalition of unions and like-minded investors, including the Chicago Federation of Labor, purchased the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader and straightdope.com to preserve independent media entities in Chicago and protect journalistic integrity. This effort amplifies the diversity of voices and perspectives of Chicago stories both locally and nationally.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a subscription-based service that requires constant growth to ensure the paper continues to thrive as a strong, trusted news brand for all workers across the Chicagoland area.
Subscribe to the newspaper that reflects the values and character of the working men and women of Chicago!
The links to the home delivery and e-paper subscriptions are below.
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Stand Up! Look Out!
Stand up and look out for yourself and your fellow sheet metal workers!
I Want SMART Audio Download
The Mid Season I Want SMART Audio file is ready for use. Download or listen to the file.
Download File (MP3)
SMART Labels Are A Critical Safety Device
Union labels safeguard union jobs, wages, and benefits.
You know why safety gear is important and how it protects you from workplace hazards. You should also note that the union labels protect you too. They’re a different kind, yet vital, protective device.
Wearing a hard hat on the job isn’t an option. Using the labels, and benefiting from the protection they provide, isn’t optional either.
Sign Up to Receive Email Alerts
Would you like to receive important Union information by e-mail? Join our email list!
We now offer "Blast Alerts" that notify you of important Union updates like pickets, rallies, and current events.
To join our email list and start receiving Blast Alerts, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Subscribe."
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.
Personalized Paver Bricks For Sale
Sheet Metal Workers Local #73 Veterans' Committee is still selling paver bricks for a walk around our flag pole.
We already have some bricks installed and are planning on installing more bricks now that the warm weather is here.
Bricks are $50 each and can accommodate up to three lines, with 13 characters per line.
These commemorative bricks are a great way to show your union pride or honor a veteran or loved one.
License Plates Are Available
Sheet Metal Workers International Association License Plates are available.
By purchasing Sheet Metal Workers International Association License Plates, you will contribute to the Sheet Metal Workers International Association of Illinois Fund, to be used for charitable purposes sponsored by Illinois local chapters of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.
Sheet Metal Workers International Association license plates are multi-year and may be displayed on passenger vehicles, trucks and vans weighing 8,000 pounds or less and sport utility vehicles.