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SMART has updated its Member Benefits section exclusively for SMART members with new offerings such as discounts for movie and theme park tickets along with other entertainment options.

In Virginia, one vote determined the balance of power in that state and what path leaders will take in the foreseeable future.

The nation’s unions plan “to focus on our members” in the run-up to the 2018 election, bringing them a pro-worker economic platform, highlighting candidates who pledge to push it and showing 2016’s Trump voters how the Republican president broke his promises to them, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.

But in an August 30 session with reporters, anticipating Labor Day, Trumka admitted that means unions have a lot of work to do – politically and otherwise.

More than 100 union sheet metal industry professionals from across North America gathered for the 16th annual International Certification Board (ICB) conference May 1-5 in Saint Charles, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis.

With highly visible arenas, stadiums and high- rise commercial buildings under construction or renovation across the country, architectural sheet metal is gracefully stepping into the spotlight. For every high-profile project, there is an equally important local project that demands workers with specific skills and just-as-high expectations.

Lindsay Lanning of Glendale, Arizona, was selected as the grand prize winner of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Carhartt Ultimate Elk Hunt Sweepstakes, winning a guided five-day elk hunt in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico, valued at approximately $22,000.

Lanning is a member of SMART TD Local 1629 and was selected from nearly 5,000 entrants. She is also a member of the USA, which partnered with Carhartt to honor the American worker by awarding a hunt of a lifetime to one union member and a guest.

The 16th Annual ICB conference will begin on Monday May 1, 2017 at 8 a.m. and conclude on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5 p.m. in St. Charles, Missouri.

This year’s joint labor and management event will offer numerous classes, workshops and seminars on a variety of current topics geared toward working professionals, with a focus on codes, standards and certification requirements that control our industry. For the first time, all classes, workshops and seminars will be open to all attendees from both labor and management.

The Outreach Training Program and the Center for Construction Research and Training from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration have developed a new 30-hour construction training elective course: Foundations for Safety Leadership.

Responding to a training gap identified by contractors, unions and other industry stakeholders, the course is designed to introduce workers, particularly foremen and lead workers, to five critical safety leadership skills needed to improve job site safety climate and safety outcomes.