Sheet Metal Workers International Association

Local Union
No 565


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We have regular monthly meetings in Wausau and Madison the first week of the month. The first Tuesday of the month, we meet at 7:30am, 12:00pm and 3:30pm at Weston Lanes in Weston. The meetings in Madison are the first Thursday of the month, at 12:00pm, 2:30pm, and at 4:00pm.
Please note: We suspend meetings during the summer months of June, July, and August.
  Address and Beneficiary Information Updates
It is extremely important that you keep your address and beneficiary information up to date with the Local Union. By the time you think of making the change, it may be too late. To make changes to your address or beneficiary info, please contact the union office or talk to your Steward or Committeeperson.


About Us

This Local Union is governed by the Constitution & Ritual of the SMWIA, our Local By-laws.

Our Local Union is directed by officers, which are elected to three-year terms by the membership. The officers for the 2008-2011 term are as follows:
Business Manager/Financial Secretary Treasurer   Ray Ficken           

Business Representative/Recording Secretary Dave Goodspeed

Business Representative/Organizer   Tim Sullivan         

President (executive board)   Mike Behrens

Vice-President (executive board)

Paul Baker             


Executive Board Member   Randy Boles   

Executive Board Member   Phil Darr          

Executive Board Member   Tom Thoma

Trustee Rhonda Elliott


Scott McKellips


Trustee   Todd Schulz

We also have many Union Stewards and Union Committee-persons who assist in administering the various contracts in the shops.