NLRB Proposes Joint-Employer Test Rule Change
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced a proposed rule that would change the standard for determining when companies may be held liable for labor law violations committed by subcontractors.
SMACNA Invited to White House
SMACNA CEO Vince Sandusky participated in a White House ceremony, along with Stromberg Metal Works CEO President Jerry Robinson and two apprentices, to celebrate the American worker.
Two Chapter Execs of the Year
Two deserving chapter executives received SMACNA’s Chapter Executive of the Year award for their efforts in tackling one of SMACNA’s most critical initiatives: recruiting a skilled workforce.
Board of Directors—New & Old
The SMACNA membership elected five members to serve 4-year terms on the association’s Board of Directors at the Annual Convention, Oct. 14-17, in San Diego, California.
IFUS Annual Report Available
The sole mission of IFUS is to ensure the longevity, stability, and prosperity of the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.
Lawsuit May Stop Steel Tariffs
The American Institute for International Steel has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Customs and Border Protection banning them from enforcing the 25% tariff increase for imports of steel products imposed by the Trump administration.
HVAC Basics Book Incorporates Videos
The newest edition of SMACNA’s HVAC Systems: Understanding the Basics, 3rd ed., 2018, includes 38 learning module video links for an interactive and more personal learning experience.
Woman Chooses Sheet Metal Over FBI
After accumulating degrees in criminal justice and business management, it was the artistic aspect of sheet metal work that captured the heart of a Marina Etimani, a member of SMART Local 88 in Las Vegas.
Captivating Contractor Video
SMACNA will be showcasing interesting, attractive, effective videos as we hear about them. Summit Sheet Metal Ltd. of Port Coquitlam, B.C. gave us the idea as their video is unique and edgy with a positive story about the company.
September PinP Magazine Now Available
The latest issue of the Partners in Progress magazine continues the series on workforce issues and the programs to recruit, train, and retain talented individuals.