Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Reserve Now for 2019 SMACNA Collective Bargaining Orientation

iStock-875335358Members entering bargaining negotiations this year will acquire the necessary bargaining skills for successful negotiations during SMACNA’s 2019 Collective Bargaining Orientation, March 12, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

“In my opinion, this is one of the most valuable programs that SMACNA provides to our members,” said Jason Watson, SMACNA’s director of labor relations. “I encourage all chapter executives, contractor members of negotiating committees and Local Joint Adjustment Boards, and all those involved in the administration of collective bargaining agreements to attend this program.”

This full day, basic legal course contains essential information for both new negotiators and experienced bargainers. It will provide participants with experienced advice and insights on preparing for bargaining, the legal framework for bargaining, and preserving the multiemployer unit should an impasse occur.

Owners, new and experienced bargainers, chapter executives, and contractor members of their Local Joint Adjustment Boards will also polish their labor relations skills, understand collective bargaining, and spark new ideas to bring to the bargaining table.
Participants will also be briefed on current industry trends as well as review the latest SMACNA employment share numbers. Younger contractors, chapter executives, and new negotiators are also welcome.

Year upon year, this orientation has proven to be a valuable resource for those with upcoming bargaining seasons.

Registration and accommodation information is available on SMACNA’s Collective Bargaining Orientation registration web page, The registration deadline is Feb. 8, 2019.