Calendar of Events and Meetings

Click here to see photos from the 2018 Pin Ceremony, held on September 27, 2018.

PCRA is officially ANSI Certified!

PCRA Graduates Celebration September 6, 2017

 Local 25 Funds Fair - Saturday, June 9, 2018

Save SMART Sheet Metal Apprenticeships

In late June, the Department of Labor issued proposed rules governing the introduction of new Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). These privately-run apprenticeship programs will not be subject to the same standards and rules governing current programs.  Currently, the construction industry is excluded from IRAPs, but nothing makes that exclusion permanent.  That’s why it is now vitally important that the DOL hear from us.
Send a message to the DOL via
We have less than 60 days (until August 26) to submit public comments.   Non-union groups are already in the process of swamping the Department of Labor with comments opposed to the exclusion of construction from IRAPs. They look to flood future job sites with low-wage, low-skilled labor classified as “apprentices.”
Our new website
— allows you to quickly and easily send a comment to the DOL in support of maintaining exclusion of the construction industry from IRAPs. Please take a few minutes now to send your message.  Join us in calling on the DOL to maintain the construction industry exclusion from IRAPs and protect the value of our training.
As SMART members, we get state-of-the-art construction industry training, both in the classroom and on the job. We also know first-hand the connections between high-quality training, worksite safety, good wages, and projects getting done on-time.
The foundation of our training programs, our SMART sheet metal apprenticeship, is now in jeopardy.  
Take action NOW.

New Year's Day

Presidents' Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Click on the Job Bank logo for information on jobs available with other SMW locals.


Monthly Membership Meetings*


    January 14                    July 15

​     February 11                 August - No Mtg

​     March 18                     September 16

     April 15                        October 21

​     May 20 (Cancelled)

     June 17                        November 18

     July 15                                  December 16

            *All meetings start at 6:00pm.​​ 


Sheet Metal Workers

Local 25 holidays:

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman

New Jersey's 12th District

New Jersey State AFL-CIO

Secretary - Treasurer

Laurel Brennan​

Phone:  (201) 507-0330  

440 Barell Avenue, Carlstadt, NJ 07072  

Important Cigna Update in January 2020

For more details go to the Funds Page or click here

Congratulations to Erich Frie, Jr., son of Local 25 Member, Erich Frie and recipient of the 2018 Essex-West Hudson Labor Scholarship 

The following is mandatory as per the last contract effective June 1, 2018; SFUA Article XII, Section 1 – Sheet Metal workers shall complete OSHA 30 training, as well as any mandatory refresher course, as a condition of employment in the sheet metal industry.  In addition, all journeymen shall obtain signaling, scissor lift, confined space, hoisting and rigging, and forklift training no later than May 31, 2019.

Advanced Training Calendar click here

For a Copy of letter mailed out click here

Important Update  

for Retirees over 65


For More Details go to the Funds Page or click here


A Message from President/Business Manager, Joseph Demark, Jr.

For those members seeking employment in LU 28’s territory, please follow the following instructions:

  1. Go to and fill out the permit worker application.

  2. Submit

  3. You will be contacted by a Contractor for employment

  4. If you accept the job, you are required to contact James Cuiffo, SMW LU 28 Financial Secretary at  (212) 941-7700.

  5. James Cuiffo will verify your LU 25 dues are paid in full and register the contractor you will be working for and the start date.

  6. You will be allowed to be employed for three (3) months, and then there will be a required request for an extension for employment in LU 28.

  7. You are required to notify Local 28 when you are laid off.

Members, it is mandatory for you to contact your home local and notify upon employment.  Please leave a message for Calvin Brooks, SMWLU 25 Financial Secretary, of your employment at (201) 507-0330, Extension 130.