Meet SMACNA’s Director Nominating Committee
SMACNA President Jack Knox recently made appointments to the SMACNA Director Nominating Committee. These appointees join five other members who were elected during SMACNA’s business meeting at the annual convention in Maui this October.
The SMACNA National offices will be closed for Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1.
Labor Forum: Creating solutions together
During the recent Labor Forum at SMACNA’s 74th Annual Convention in Maui, SMART General President Joseph Sellers updated contractors on the pension fund, the SMART Heroes program, workforce development, millennials, the new SMART Capital program, and women in the trades.
Meets with…Labor Secretary Acosta, Rep. King, and Rep. Velazquez
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta engaged in a candid dialog with members of SMACNA and SMART during a recent tour of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 100 Apprenticeship Training Center in Suitland, Md. SMACNA members attending included Kathleen Bigelow of Comfort Control Inc., Beltsville, Md., and Jerry Robinson of Stromberg Metal Works, Beltsville, Md.
President’s Column: Time to invest in your partnership with labor
During the Great Depression, my great-grandfather started our family business in Atlanta, when businesses were either failing or extremely unethical. One of his founding principles was “integrity.” A little integrity can go a long way in building a solid partnership and establishing mutual trust.
OSHA Update: Electronic reporting delayed until Dec. 15
This year, submitting OSHA records may take a new direction as a recent rule requires electronic submittal of injury and illness records. However, OSHA recently postponed the compliance date from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017, and indicates the rule may be revised.
January 2018: Chapter Executive Institute – Jan. 28-30, San Diego - February 2018: Partners in Progress Conference – Feb. 13-14, Orlando, Fla., 2018 SMOHIT Safety Champions Conference – Feb. 25-27, Scottsdale, Ariz., Business Management University – Feb. 25-March 1, Tempe, Ariz.