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Partners in Progress – Vol 12 No 4 – Recruiting and retaining women in the signatory sheet metal industry. Find out how times have changed since Rosie the Riveter struck her iconic pose and what key women in the industry are doing to help address workforce issues. You’ll also find an interview with Vanessa Steward, Business Agent for Local 16, and what she is doing to recruit. Mark Breslin talks about what foremen are holding back that could increase contractors’ profits and provide new opportunities for SMART craftspersons.
Partners in Progress – Vol 12 No 3 – Partners in Progress is not just a slogan. It is a joint mission, a shared vision, based upon the realization that our futures are interdependent and that we are responsible for each other’s success. Indeed, we have determined through studies and surveys that chapters and Locals enjoy greater market performance where cooperative labor-management relations exist. Reading about the Building Boston Program, Saving Face to Save a Life, Butch Welsch becoming a member of SMART, and Metal Fab’s work at the PINP Conference.
Partners in Progress – Vol 12 No 2 – Communicate. Now Commit and Deliver. Earlier this year, leaders from both labor and management joined forces at the 2018 Partners in Progress Conference and accepted the challenge to work together to strengthen the industry and create new opportunities. Now its time to use the information generated at the conference and covered in these pages with your labor or management partner to start a dialog.
Partners in Progress – Vol 12 No 1 – If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Without vision about where we want to go and a willingness to Communicate, Commit, and Deliver, both SMART and SMACNA will falter and become observers as the industry transitions to meet the needs of today’s customers.
Vol 4 No 4 (Jan 2006) Vol 5 No 1 (April 2006) Vol 5 No 2 (June 2006) Vol 5 No 3 (Sept 2006)
Vol 3 No 3 (Oct 2004) Vol 4 No 1 (Mar 2005) Vol 4 No 2 (June 2005) Vol 4 No 3 (Sept 2005)
Vol 2 No 3 (Sept 2003) Vol 2 No 4 (Dec 2003) Vol 3 No 1 (Feb 2004) Vol 3 No 2 (July 2004)
Vol 1 No 1 (Aug 2002) Vol 2 No 2 (Oct 2002) Vol 2 No 1 (June 2003) Vol 2 No 2 (Aug 2003)