Once every 5 Years our leadership meets to discuss changes to better our Union. This year over 1,000 representatives of all US and Canadian Locals were present. The Union Sportsman Alliance President spoke about our Brothers/Sisters donating time to help vitalize our Nations parks and recreational areas. We we're surprised when no other than Jeff Burgin BA from Chattanooga was selected as Conservation Steward of the Year. Jeff Thanked all of the Chattanooga SMART Army Members for making this possible if not for the Solidarity and Professionalism these projects could not have been completed. This was a Very Proud Day for Local 5. Thanks to the Brothers/Sister of the Fightin Fifth SMART Army.

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SMART has updated its Member Benefits section exclusively for SMART members with new offerings such as discounts for movie and theme park tickets along with other entertainment options.

In Virginia, one vote determined the balance of power in that state and what path leaders will take in the foreseeable future.

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.