SMART Chief International Rep. Scott Parks passes away

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that SMART announces the death of Chief International Representative Scott Parks, who passed away on September 6, 2023, surrounded by his family. All of us at SMART send our condolences to Scott’s loved ones during this difficult time. [...]

SMART statement on Inflation Reduction Act anniversary

One year ago today, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, rewarding the efforts of the SMART members and union workers who pushed Congress to pass legislation that invested in America’s green energy economy. “The Inflation Reduction Act is one [...]

SMART Leadership Conference concludes with stellar lineup of speakers, allies

The 2023 SMART Leadership Conference concluded Wednesday, Aug. 2. The joint session featured a wide variety of pro-labor speakers and allies from Congress, the Biden administration and beyond, demonstrating the strength of our union’s relationships as we work to seize this mo [...]

2023 SMART Leadership Conference continues forward momentum on second day

Union leaders continued the work of ensuring the 2023 SMART Leadership Conference theme – “This Is Our Time” – is more than just a catchphrase as the conference rolled into its second day in Washington, D.C. Throughout the morning’s joint session, attendees were presented wit [...]

Sheet metal union leaders gather on day two of Leadership Conference to focus on progress

General Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Powell opened the day two SMART 2023 Leadership Conference sheet metal session, appropriately, by calling on union leaders: “Let’s get back to work.” He then brought Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) Administrator Aldo [...]

“This is Our Time:” Second SMART Leadership Conference kicks off in Washington, D.C.

SMART leaders across sheet metal and the Transportation Division gathered in Washington, D.C., on July 31 to kick off the second annual SMART Leadership Conference. With a conference theme of “This is Our Time,” attendees convened to begin the hard work of making sure SMART s [...]