The Sheet Metal Workers’ Local #55, represents skilled craftpersons in Washington State, Idaho, and Eastern Oregon. Sheet Metal Workers perform architectural sheet metal work, fabrication, installation, and service of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, rail work and more.

NW Sheet Metal Worker Health Care Plan Notice

Notice to participants of the NW Sheet Metal Worker Health Care Plan. The Trust has made temporary changes towards the impacts of the Corona virus. Please look for notification from the trust office on the following topics.

Waiver of any out-of-pocket costs associated with testing for COVID-19 for both PPO and non-PPO providers. This would include both the cost of the test as well as office visits or other provider charges related to the testing. Treatment of COVID-19 would still be subject to applicable cost sharing and PPO/non-PPO benefits depending on the provider’s status.

Suspension of any prior authorization requirement for treatment or testing of COVID-19.

A one-time early refill on prescription drugs, with the exception of certain controlled substances.


Kolby Hanson
Business Manager/FST

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please review the information (Informational Letter & Draft By-laws) in the MEMBER AREA that has been provided by SMART International General President Joseph Sellers, Jr. Regarding the creation of the North West Regional Council of SMART. If you do not have a login to the Member Area you may email Please include your IA number in the subject and we will reply with the Informational Letter & Draft By-laws.

Kolby Hanson
Business Manager


News and Announcements

  • We will be having a Special Order of Business at our January 20th, 2022 union meeting for purposes of voting to open our expiring contract (5/31/2022) for renegotiation. This will be a single item only Special Order of Business along with our normal monthly union meeting.
  • Reminder: The Tri-City area membership meeting for November will be held in Yakima, Washington at the same location as in past years; The Oxford Suites, 1701 E. Yakima Avenue, Yakima WA 98901 on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 with the meeting starting at 6 pm.
  • Starting on January 1st, 2022 Washington State will begin a .0058% payroll tax on all W-2 workers unless you have other qualified long term care coverage prior to November 1, 2021 and request an exemption beginning October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.
  • The Importance of Social Connections, Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Insomnia in the Time of COVID, Teen Depression and Suicide, Personality Disorders

Our Mission

generationsmonument_smallSheet Metal Air Rail Transportation Constitution and Ritual – In this age of organized effort, it is essential that those engaged at our trade must likewise organize in order to establish and maintain desirable working conditions and thus provide for themselves and their families that measure of comfort, happiness, and security to which every good citizen is entitled in return for his or her labor from a deep sense of pride in our trade, to give a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.

Main Office
1718 W Sylvester
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone 509-542-8700
Fax 509-542-8757

Spokane Office
7209 E Trent Ave
Spokane, WA 99212
Phone 509-922-1232
Fax 509-922-2969

Boise Office
5682 Albatros Street
Boise, ID 83705
Phone 208-362-5303
Fax 208-362-3664

  • Are you currently working non-union? Do you need a career and not just a job? 

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