Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Union Night At The Stable!

Brought to you by the Hawkeye Labor Council and Cedar Rapids Iowa City Building Trades Friday November 8th @ 7 p.m. Let them know your union and save 6.75 a ticket Deadline to order tickets is November 7th Cedar Rapids Ice Arena 319-261-GOAL (4625)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

OSHA-10 course Oct. 23rd and Nov. 7th, 2013

OSHA-10 Safety Course  -- 10 hrs. CEU credit.

10 Hour Safety Credits

OSHA 10 - October 23 (Wednesday evening) 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. AND November 7, 2013 (Thursday evening) 5:00  to 10:00 p.m.   Pizza will be provided both nights.

NOTE:  To  register please call or text
                                                                                                    Derek (319) 540-1933  

You will also receive cards for Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Respirators, Lock Out Tag Out, and Confined Space. Class is limited to 30 participants.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Freedom Festival Parade - 2013

           Congratulations to the Parade Committee for a job well done.  The committe's work earned a first place finish for the "Pledge to the flag" float.  The flag was a two-sided 5' X 10' stainless and copper penny clad stripes, with black aluminum, and stainless polished stars.  We also had several tin men--an Uncle Sam tin man, a Man of Steel tin man, and local favorites: Cowboy and Mr. Shades tin men.  Betsy Ross sewing the Betsy Ross flag and Lady Liberty were on the float as well. Several members and their families also came out to help walk with the float and hand out candy.
If anyone has some good pictures of float e-mail them to me at and I will add them to this post 

Steak Fry

The Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO is holding a steak fry, everyone is welcome. To purchase tickets please contact Rick Moyle @ 319-396-8461 or e-mail  $20.00 per ticket. Table sponsorships are available for $200.00.

There will be a raffle for a new 40" TV at the event to benefit the Community Services Program.
Saturday July 27th 5:00-9:00 pm
1211 Wiley BLVD SW
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
5:00 - 6:00 pm Social hour
6:00 - 7:00 pm Meal
7:00 - 9:00 pm Live Entertainment.
Featured Speaker: Iowa House Representative Tyler Olsen

3rd Annual Labor Poker Run & Solidarity Ride

Saturday August 24th 2013
Registration 8:30-10:00 am
$20.00 Entry fee
First bike out 10:00 am
Last bike in 4:00 pm
Start:  Teamsters 5000 J street S.W.                               End: Chrome Horse Saloon 1202 3rd St. S.W.
Or you can join us afterward at the Chrome Horse Saloon  for Live Music, Food, Drinks and Prizes.
100% of proceeds go to: Henry Davison Youth Center

Hawkeye Labor Council Blood Drive

Hawkeye Labor Council Blood Drive
IBEW Local 1362
5720 C Ave. NE

Friday August 2
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For an appointment contact Rick Moyle at
Walk-ins welcome, Eat a healthy meal and drink 16 oz. of water and fluids before donation
Please bring a photo ID
your blood donor card
or two other forms of ID

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Night at the Ballpark - June 14, 2013 (GET YOUR TICKETS NOW)

Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa
Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Red, White  and YOU 

WHAT: 2013 Baseball Night for:
Members & families, SMW Local #263 & SMCI
SMCI Associate members
 Tickets: $5—purchase at Union Hall or SMCI office
WHEN: Friday, June 14, 2013 — Gates open at 5:35 p.m.
Bar, food line and kids entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m.
Kernels vs. Peoria Chiefs @ 6:35
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Stadium Mezzanine Area
(between sections 1 and 2)

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at 319-396-8045
or call SMCI at 515.223.6568


Friday, February 22, 2013

Scholarship Applications Deadline Feb. 28, 2013

Scholarship deadline for SMWIA#263 -- February 28, 2013.  Please see for details.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Apprenticeship Contest - Judging 2013

Apprenticeship Contest - January 21-24
Journeymen are Needed as Judges - Saturday January 26

Local #263 will hold their annual apprenticeship contest on January 21-24, 2013.  Judging for the contest will be Saturday January 26.  All events will be held at the  JATC - Training Center, 500 66th Ave. SW,  Cedar Rapids, IA   52404. For those who are interested in learning more about the apprenticeship program with Local #263 visit the JATC webpage at
Journeymen Needed — Join the Judges
Journeymen are needed to serve as judges for the contest -- please come out and help with the judging -- the more judges the less time needed.
58 Miller Ave SW
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
(319) 3365-1311
After Judging Party at Fat Jack's (formerly Outskirts) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Beverage and Food provided.  
Journeymen -- Your Expertise is NEEDED

Join the Judges - Congratulate the Contest Winners 
Enjoy the Brotherhood