To register for the forum, visit www.summitwebcasting.com/webcast/smart/ negotiations in 2011 is the last edition of the Standard Treaty on the Union. SMACNA members can provide an explanation of the changes negotiated in 2011 as well as the comments of the agreement. SMACNA members also have information on previous versions and changes to the SFUA, as well as a history of the SFUA that provides information on how some of the long-standing provisions of the SFUA have been interpreted. The BYD plant in Lancaster, California, currently employs more than 400 local people and, with a planned expansion nearing completion, this number is expected to triple over the next three years. Following a vote by employees at the Lancaster, California plant, Build Your Dreams (BYD) recognized SMART Sheet Metal Local 105 as the exclusive agent for its bargaining employees. This vote, often referred to as a “card cheque,” is an important step towards the formation of trade unions. SMACNA and SMART have negotiated a complement to the EU`s standard contractual form, as well as specific agreements that local parties can use as a model for the development of a local service additive, recognising the unique local conditions. The union process began last summer, when SMART Local 105 and BYD signed a neutrality agreement that gave the union the right to talk to workers. After the card checks, SMART and a group of elected representatives from the BYD plant will evaluate employee objectives and enter into contract negotiations with BYD management. The SMACNA Labor Relations Department offers model collective agreements negotiated between SMACNA and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).
In addition to the most modern training and industry you buy for free, the best part of our program is that it is run jointly by trade union and employer organizations under a collective agreement (contract). Entry-level compensation is competitive and is considered above average for those entering the construction industry without prior knowledge. Hourly wages (including increases), health care and pensions are negotiated contractually for membership in Local 105, usually on a 3 to 5 year cycle.