Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Labor Relations Overview

SMACNA’s Labor Relations department works to ensure contractors have the best and most up-to-date information regarding issues affecting their unionized work force.

Labor Relations inquiries can be emailed to Joye BlanscettJason Watson or Deborah Wyandt.


SMACNA Comments on Sick Leave

Arguing for an exemption for unionized construction contractors, SMACNA commented on the proposed new rule establishing mandatory paid sick leave for federal contractors. In February, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed new rules to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13706, which requires that most federal contractors provide employees with at least seven days of paid sick leave each year, including paid leave for family care. SMACNA will provide detailed guidance on compliance with the paid sick time rule after a final rule is issued by the Department of Labor. Read More

SMART to Launch Phone App to Police Wage Equalization Compliance

SMART has announced that it has developed a SMART-Union App that will have a component allowing union members to scan union labels and transmit information to local unions to provide them with information to aid in the enforcement of wage equalization requirements in industry collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). The “Label It, Scan It, Report It” program is set to launch mid-September. Read More

If an apprentice is injured at a JATC training center: Who pays?

If an apprentice slips and falls in the JATC parking lot, who is liable? What if the apprentice gets cut handling sheet metal at the JATC? Is the JATC’s liability policy on the hook? Can the apprentice make a claim against his or her employer’s workers’ compensation policy? Read More


Frequently Requested

Upcoming Meetings & Events

2017 NJAB Dates

September 11, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Cut-off date: Tues, Aug 22, 2017
Submissions mailed between August 18 and August 22 must be sent via overnight mail service to the street address below.

Street Address:
4201 Lafayette Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-1209

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