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.
In this photo, Sec. Acosta (center) talks with SMART General President Joseph Sellers (right) and SMACNA member Kathleen Bigelow (left). “Apprenticeships are a pathway for many Americans to learn the skills they need for family-sustaining jobs,” said Secretary Acosta.
Breakfast discussion with Rep. Peter King
Members of the SMACNA of Long Island chapter recently had a great breakfast meeting with Rep. Peter King (R-2nd-N.Y.).
Pictured (left to right): Al LaBella, Bill Freese, Rep. King, Randy Buchter, Melissa Barbour, Jeff Porrello, and Al Sapio.
Conversation with Rep. Nydia Velazquez
During a recent fundraising lunch on Capitol Hill, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-7th-N.Y.) (left), a ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, discussed Miller Act reform, change order reform, and bonding issues with construction industry members and and SMACNA Director of Legislative Affairs Stanley E. Kolbe Jr. (right).