2017 Legislative Conference

Building Trades Legislative Conference April 2nd-5th. Brother Brent Booker opened the Conference with welcoming remarks after the posting of the colors pledge was given. Invocation by Reverend Evelio Manjvar was given. Keynote speaker President Sean McGarvey followed by Nicholas Akins (AEP), Representative Tim Murphy, Maria Korsnick (NEI), Senator Charles Schumer, and Ryan Zinke Department of the Interior. Many great Work Shops followed. On the following day Speakers/Representatives Tim Ryan, Linda Sanchez, Cedric Richmond, Pete King and Dan Donovan. Followed by Governor Larry Hogan (Maryland) Senator Joseph Donnelly and Colonel David Sutherland (US Army Retired). U.S. President Donald Trump Video at the following link Click Here

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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 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.