Committees

SMART International Women’s Committee

The SMART International Women’s Committee was created to support, promote and advocate for women in the sheet metal industry. The committee works on programming at the annual Tradeswomen Build Nations (TWBN) conference, informational webinars, networking and mentoring, SMART Women Trivia Nights and organizing a variety of activities around Women in Construction Week each year, among other projects. The SMART International Women’s Committee can be reached at smartwomenscommittee@smart-women.org.

Recruitment and Retention Council

This is a critical moment in the movement for equality, equity and justice in both of our countries, and SMART can lead the way. When we welcome and support members from communities that are currently underrepresented in our membership, our union only becomes stronger.

The Recruitment and Retention Council was formed to create an action plan for locals to recruit, retain and include diverse groups in our organization; to ensure workplace equality within our industries; and to promote respect, inclusion and safe, non-hostile work environments at all levels within SMART.

The council provides us with an opportunity to come together as one organization, have these necessary conversations and collectively work on these important issues.


Belonging and Excellence for All Committee (BE4ALL)

A Joint Effort of SMART, SMACNA and the ITI

SMART has long been committed to creating an environment of welcoming, belonging and excellence for all of our members.  However, SMART recognizes that not all individuals and groups are situated the same, with the same access to resources and opportunities. Therefore, the Belonging and Excellence for All (BE4ALL) effort is a targeted approach to ensure that all members, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, experience these universal goals. Read more >

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Member Voices

Hear about the union directly from SMART members themselves.

Member Stories: Meet Carol Jones

Longtime Amtrak conductor Carol Jones — who is also a local chairperson with SMART TD Local 1361 out of New Haven, Conn. — shares her story of coming up in the transportation industry and working as a pioneering woman in the passenger rail sector.

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