The mission of SMART Local 112 is to establish and maintain desirable working conditions and thus provide for our members and their families that measure of comfort, happiness and security to which every citizen is entitled in return for his labor, from a deep sense of pride in our trade, to give a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.
WHY BECOME A UNION MEMBER?
Becoming a member of SMART gives you a more powerful voice in your workplace. Organizing is the most important way to raise the working and living standards of all working people. Union workers earn 30 percent more money than non-union workers and 44 percent more when you include the total compensation of health and welfare benefits. Pensions, medical insurance, paid vacation, holidays, personal holidays, sick pay, overtime premium pay, penalty pay and shift differential are generally not only better in a union shop, often the only way to obtain them is through a union contract. A union contract also gives employees the immediate right to insist on a safe work environment.
PROUD TO BE A MEMBER
Let others know you’re proud to be a member of SMART Local 112! T-shirts, hats and sweatshirts are available for you to purchase at the Union Hall.
The Case of the Union Hitch-Hiker
Have you ever been driving down the road and encountered a hitch-hiker? The thumb is giving a message, loud and clear:
“If you furnish the car, the gas, the time and do the driving, I’ll ride with you. But you’re nuts if you think I’m going to chip in on the gas money. And, by the way, if you have a wreck and I’m hurt, I’ll sue you for all you’ve got.”
Yes, there are hitch-hikers in the union also. In one way or another they’re saying: “If you supply the protection of a contract, negotiate the contract, protect me at work, get me fair and decent wages, health benefits and hours of work, I’ll ride along with you. But you’re crazy if you think I’m going to get involved and help you make this a better place to work. And, by the way, if anything happens that irritates me, you’ll hear from me.”
Think about it – are you just thumbing a free ride? Or can you do a little more to help us all out?
The Business Manager, Officers and Members of SMART Local 112 want to thank Christopher Carlton, Niko Duran, Lucas McNinch and Jacob Schlink for all their hard work and participation in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Contest that was held at SMART Local #19’s Central Pennsylvania Training Facility from June 3rd through June 5, 2021.
The label is a tool for protecting union jobs, wages, and benefits, and it’s an essential tool for enforcing contracts. The labels encourage employers to use union-made products. They’re also a sign of quality craftsmanship done by skilled union workers. Learn more at labelitscanitreportit.com.