Tell Us About Your Partnership with Labor
Here’s your opportunity to rank the quality of your area’s labor/management partnership efforts. The annual SMART-SMACNA Labor/Management Cooperation Survey is now available and the Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force would like as many contractors and chapters as possible to complete the survey so they can track the changes in partnership growth and efforts.
Building Trades Legislative Conference Emphasizes Infrastructure
More than 2,000 construction workers and industry leaders joined forces at the North American Building Trades Union 2018 Legislative Conference last week where NABTU President Sean McGarvey called for action saying that “the nation’s infrastructure is in critical need of renewal.”
Last Chance for Wednesday’s Crew-Cost Webcast
Time is running out for chapters and contractors to register for Wednesday’s Crew-Cost Webcast. Attendees will get a detailed look at crew-cost methodology and the financial consequences resulting from their local bargaining agreement.
Council Agenda Now Available
Get a head start on the upcoming Council of Chapter Representatives Meeting, June 10-12, 2018, by reviewing the meeting agenda and discussion items.
Success Factors for Young Professional Engagement in Associations
Associations are often designed to meet the needs of current members, not future members, and senior executives, not young staffers. As a result, associations often meet resistance from its chief stakeholders to create opportunities for young professionals or customize their engagement value proposition to the unique needs of their juniors.
National Safety Stand-Down Week May 7-11
Falls are a leading cause of fatalities for construction workers. That is why it is important that the construction industry stop work and openly discuss fall hazards and how to prevent them, during the 5th annual National Safety Stand-Down Week, May 7-11.
April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. There are serious risks associated with using cell phones, pagers, and laptop computers while driving a company or personal vehicle, as is frequently discussed by SMACNA’s safety community.
Strengthening SMACNA’s Voice on Capitol Hill
Legislative involvement is a right and a privilege for each citizen but is also a responsibility. If we want our industry and the country to prosper, we should advocate policies supporting a vibrant infrastructure policy, sensible pension policy, and national economic policy that support a thriving HVAC marketplace.