Mike Mooney is approaching his 36th year as a proud member of SMART. He started his Sheet Metal career in 1986. He finished his 5-year Apprenticeship in 1991 and worked with the tools as a Foreman until 2000. In 2000, he was appointed as a Local Union Organizer and continued in this position until 2005. In 2005, the membership elected Mike as their Milwaukee Area #6 Business Representative where he continued in this position until 2013. In 2013, he was elected to the Statewide position of Financial Secretary/Treasurer for Local 18 and he continued in this position until 2018. In 2018, Mike was elected as the President/Business Manager for Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 18 and he continues in this capacity today.
In 2018, Mike was appointed as a member of the National Joint Adjustment Board (NJAB) and has also served on many committees for the International. He enjoys sitting on these boards and committees where he has the ability to help resolve issues between Labor and Management on a National level.
In 2020, Mike was appointed to the General Executive Council of the International Association of Sheet Metal; Air; Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART). Currently Mike is the nineth General Vice President of SMART.
Mike has two children. His daughter Reilly graduated from UW Madison in 2019 with degrees in Zoology and Conservation Biology. She is currently living and pursuing her dreams in South Africa. His son Dylan opted for going into the trades and is in his fourth year of his Sheet Metal Apprenticeship.
Mike enjoys fishing and hunting in his free time.