Bargaining Orientation Offers Timely Legal Strategies and Advice
Approximately 30 SMACNA chapters and contractors preparing to negotiate new collective bargaining agreements attended SMACNA’s Collective Bargaining Orientation in Dallas for in-depth strategy sessions on key bargaining data, current issues, and the legal aspects of bargaining.
Capitol Hill Update: SMACNA Boosts Political Action Committee Reform
SMACNA’s Capitol Hill staff has reached out to every member in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge them to co-sponsor The Prior Approval Reform Act (H.R. 2101). This piece of legislation would repeal the Federal Election Campaign Act’s “prior approval” requirement for corporate members of trade association political action committees (PACs).
Meets with…Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York
NYC SMACNA chapter members John Contrubis (left), associate chapter executive of NYC SMACNA, and Sebastian Loaysa (right) of Accurate Specialty Metal Fabricators, were guests of Rep. Joseph Crowley’s (D-14th-NY), at the congressman’s seventh annual spring gala in New York City in March.
Residential Report: New Customer Service Manual Reinforces a Culture of Care
What if it were possible to identify and remove a potential barrier SMACNA contractors face in the residential market? SMACNA’s manual, Successful Customer Service Practices for HVAC Service and Retrofit Contractors, written specifically for residential contractors, illustrates a different way of looking at customer service when compared to commercial markets.
New Member Benefit: SMACNA Connect
Attendees at SMACNA conventions often say that one of the main reasons they keep coming back to the annual convention is because they value the relationships they’ve made with their fellow SMACNA members in years past.
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.