“It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Membership Meetings

SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH • 6PM
1211 Wiley Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Local 263 is affiliated with SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers. The International Union serves 216,000 members. Local 263 serves more than 200 trained journeypersons in eastern and central Iowa.

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Member Resources

Learn about the benefits of becoming a member of Local 263!

Apprenticeship Program 

The apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction!

Contractor Directory

Get in contact with local union and production contractors!

Miracle League Field Sponsorship

  The Vision Prospect Meadows Sports Complex Along with hosting visitors, area youth - including under-served children Prospect Meadows will also have expanded options for enjoying the game that teaches valuable lifelong lessons. Prospect Meadows is especially...

COVID-19 Update From Joe Sellers

COVID-19 Update From Joe Sellers

SMART General President Joseph Sellers updates members on the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with resources and information for members to use