Standard Form & Agreements


Information on the Standard Form of Union Agreement as well as model collective bargaining agreements, negotiated between SMACNA and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART).

Labor Agreements

Analysis of Locally Negotiated Residential Addenda in the Sheet Metal Industry

Released in August 2014 by the SMACNA National Labor Relations Department, this report analyzes and compares 55 Local Residential Addenda. 

Labor Agreeements

SMART Duct/Mechanical Insulation Agreement Template and Analysis

SMART Sample Agreement Template for a Local Duct/Mechanical Insulation Agreement and memorandum outlining key aspects of the agreement.

Labor Agreements

Memo and Consolidated National Agreement for Industrial Construction

March 2015 memorandum from SMACNA Labor Relations that outlines key aspects of the Consolidated National Agreement for Industrial Construction, unilaterally developed by SMART. The Industrial Agreement is between individual contractors and the SMART International Union, making it  a national agreement, and  covers conditions of employment for industrial projects beyond the territorial limits of the home local union jurisdiction. 

Standard Form of Union Agreement

Standard Form of Union Agreement (SFUA)

Negotiated in 2011, this is the most current edition of the Standard Form of Union Agreement. Available to SMACNA members is an explanation of changes negotiated in 2011 as well as annotated version of the agreement. 

Standard Form of Union Agreement

Announcement of SFUA A-08-11 and Annotated Draft

In August 2011, the SMART (formerly SMWIA) and SMACNA Labor Committees released a memorandum outlining revisions to the Standard Form of Union Agreement (SFUA).  The SFUA is a model collective bargaining agreement outlining labor policies of the two national organizations and recommended for adoption by local bargaining units. 

Standard Form of Union Agreement

Article X, Section 10 Revision Announcement and Q & A

November 2, 2010 memorandum from SMACNA and SMWIA announcing changes to Article X, Section 10 of Standard Form of Union Agreement intended to provide for a method by which parties can establish or amend local specialty agreements to enhance market recovery in a specialty segment of the industry.

Standard Form of Union Agreement

Use of SFUA Article X §10 to Expand Work Opportunities

June 4, 2010 Memorandum from the SMWIA President and SMACNA Labor Relations Department encouraging local unions and contractors to work cooperatively to expand market share during the 2010 economic downturn utilizing the use of SFUA Article X, Section 10 as a tool to expand work opportunities. 

Standard Form of Union Agreement

History and Explanation of the Standard Form

Authored by Robert Fenlon of Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt and updated in 1997, this document explores the evolution of the Standard Form of Union Agreement (SFUA) from its origination in 1946 and provides explanation and commentary of the contents of the 1991 SFUA.