About SMW73

Chartered in 1892, SMART Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 73 is dedicated to maintaining the highest skilled workforce in the Chicagoland area. With more than 4,400 members, we provide services to all of Cook and Lake Counties. Our members are experts in the industry who are committed to the highest standards of safety and professionalism.

About Local Union 73


The Union Difference

Local Union 73 members are required to complete four years of extensive classroom and on-the-job training because we believe in giving workers the skills they need to be successful in the construction industry.

Our members are given countless opportunities to upgrade their skills and certifications with union-sponsored training programs.

We continually strive to adopt the most advanced technology in the industry, allowing us to provide the best service with the most modern methods and resources available to our members.

Union contractors establish and adhere to strict health and safety guidelines, including mandatory drug screenings to help maintain a productive workforce.

Collective bargaining agreements afford union workers a clear set of rights, like pay, healthcare, pension, leave, ways to balance work and family and more.

For more than 125 years, we have united the industry’s most advanced technology with the top craftsmen and women to produce impressive and iconic buildings — many of which stand out in today’s Chicago skyline. For precision, artistry and experience, trust the skilled Sheet Metal Workers of Local Union 73 to help make the community a better place to live.