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Research shows sharp drill bits mean less dust, noise, vibration & faster drilling

Just in time for Labor Day, the Economic Policy Institute again reminded its readers “today’s unions help working people” by “giving them the power to imp

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 candidat

Dear, Brothers and Sisters below is a letter from General President Joseph Sellers Jr. looking for volunteers to assist in Puerto Rico. If you are interested in this effort please contact me for more information. If this is something that you want to do we have the forms here at the Union office you will need to fill out beforehand. Any questions please contact Business Manager, Dwayne Stephens

October 3, 2017

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

 

In February of 2017, Congressional Representative Scott King of Iowa introduced into congress H.R.785, the “National Right to Work Act”.   At the time of this letter, the Resolution has been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, however no hearings have taken place.  This resolution, if passed, could have a devastating effect on our wages, benefits and overall working conditions.

 

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.