Effective May 1, 2021, SMART will establish a Regional Council Structure in the Northeast. This newly created Northeast Council will encompass Local Areas 17, 40 and 63 and cover six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Northeast Council will have a formal structure and will be considered an intermediate body by SMART – meaning that it is not a local union, not the International Union, but rather an intermediary body between those two entities.
Per the Council bylaws, the Council will conduct it first election in 2024,.Elections will take place every three years thereafter.
SMART is establishing the Council to:
Promote more efficient operations
Increase market share in the Northeast region
Better serve owners in the Northeast markets
SMACNA’s Labor Relations Department will continue to monitor the impact of this Council’s establishment on local contractors and chapters. It will work with those areas to address with SMART any difficulties that may arise for our members.
If you have questions about the new Northeast Council, please contact Jason Watson, Executive Director, Labor Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.