July 3, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

The most recent attack on Labor coming out of Washington DC is specifically directed towards the lifeblood of our industry , “Our Apprenticeships” !!! please help us push back on this attack by letting the Department of Labor hear the concerns of working men and women.  The attached link will provide an avenue to participate in this VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL PROCESS.  The more participation we have, the better our chances of winning.  Please l...

April 24, 2019

Come help clean up the Central Terminal!

 RSVP to the Union Hall by

Friday 4/26/2019 with your t-shirt size.



February 27, 2019

There is a Job Bank call for the following:

  • Waynesboro, GA (Local 85)

    • 10 Welding and Journeyman Positions Available

    • Currently working 5-10's

If you are interested, please call the Union Hall for more details.  (716) 835-8836

February 22, 2019

It's the day when everyone is Irish! Time for the St. Patrick's Day Downtown Parade which is on Sunday, March 17th.

Come help us make our float bigger and better than ever!

Here are the details for the St. Patrick's Day Parade

When: Sunday, March 17th
Where: Everyone is to meet on Niagara St. off Elmwood next to City Hall *Try to park at the end of the parade route and carpool back to the start*
Time: Arrive - 11:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Float Judging - 1:00 pm
Parade Starts -...

January 7, 2019

The regularly scheduled monthly Union Meeting will be held on

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

5:30 pm

SMART Local 71 Union Hall

24 Liberty Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14215

This meeting will also serve as the annual membership meeting of SMW, Inc.

SMW, Inc. is the property holding Corporation for the Union that was established in 2000 for the purchase of 24 Liberty Avenue.  There has been a change in officers, therefore, we are updating the By-Laws of SMW, Inc., to reflect these changes....

November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 is election day. It is important that we exercise our right to vote, but as Union members it's equally important that we vote for candidates that are pro labor and understand the challenges workers face today.

How you vote is a personal decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Please consider these Labor endorsed candidates when you go to the polls, but most importantly GET OUT AND VOTE!


New York State Governor Andrew M...

October 5, 2018

Sadly, Local 71 has lost another member, Christoper Kruzicki.

Services will be held as follows:

Monday, October 8, 2018
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Pacer Funeral Home
2275 George Urban Blvd.
Depew, NY 14043

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
10:00 am
Newman Center
495 Skinnersville Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14228

August 20, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We value each of our members and believe that your health, and that of your family, is one of our top priorities. We also recognize that your health is important to the health of our industry and Local.  Because of this, we are very excited to announce the launch of our new “Health is Wealth” Wellness Program, beginning in September 2018.

Health is Wealth is being offered as a free benefit to you and your spouse. SMART Local 71 Healthcare Fund...

August 15, 2018

Union outing is this Saturday 8/18/18.

If you have not already purchased a ticket and need to reserve one

please call the Hall or reply YES by 8/15/18 at 10am

so we can have a count for food.

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