Effective Lobbying As Partners – Learn From the Pros


Dion Abril
Executive Administrator
SMART Western States Council
Michael Coleman
Business Manager
SMART Local Union 33
Thomas Martin
T. H. Martin, Inc.
Christopher Walker
Executive Vice President


Don’t underestimate the power labor and management have when they work together to influence local, state, and national legislative and regulatory issues. It is such a rare occurrence when both labor and management meet in person with a legislator, that by their very presence they make a dynamic statement. In this session, you’ll hear from management and union representatives who parlayed this partnership relationship into success. Whether it’s public contracting laws, energy efficiency goals, utility rebate programs, or general workforce development efforts—labor and management will share how they find ways to successfully work together. Attend and you’ll learn the tricks of the trade: how to get started, how to step it up a notch, who should lead, and who should remain silent. They’ll even share advice on how you can have the most impact on both Democrats and Republicans. Add lobbying to your combined marketing and business strategy and you won’t be sorry.

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