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.

July 18, 2018

Wonderful recognition for Grove Roofing and Local 71 members James Carpino and Matthew Strojny.  Check out the pictures and article by the Buffalo News.

Buffalo News Photo Gallery

Buffalo News Article

Photo by Derek Gee/Buffalo News

June 21, 2018

Congratulations to all the elected officials of

SMART Local 71!

President - Brian Handzlik

Vice President - Jason Hunt

Recording Secretary - Sean Tennant

Union Trustee - Robert Brooks

Union Trustee - Stephen Kress

Union Trustee - Edward Krier Jr.

Conductor - Jarrett Kowalski

Warden - Cary Hinterberger

Executive Board - Edward Bender Jr.

Executive Board - Timothy Benner

Executive Board - Jason Fox

Executive Board - Anthony Gabrielli

Executive Board - William Prentice

Executive Board...

June 18, 2018

Don't forget to make your voice heard by voting to elect your Local 71 Union Officials!

Date:   Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time:   2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Place:   SMART Local 71 Union Hall

           24 Liberty Avenue

           Buffalo, NY  14215

Any active member who has paid dues through April 30, 2018, and is not an owner member, will be eligible to vote.

A Special Called Union Me...

June 18, 2018

As many of you may have heard, Local 71 lost a beloved and devoted member, Morey Ground Jr., at the young age of 37.  He died on Saturday, June 16th, 2018, after suffering fatal injuries from a car accident. 

Morey graduated in the Local 71 Apprenticeship class of 2011 and has had a long career with John W. Danforth.  Thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family, especially his three children.

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  Click here...

May 29, 2018

After a long winter, summer is finally here!  Summer Office Hours (Memorial Day until Labor Day) will be Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

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