Labor/Management Cooperation Survey

SMACNA and SMART’s Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force is working to identify, promote, communicate and support industry best practices. One of the things the task force has found is that as the market has gone from good to bad to better, areas where labor and management communicate and cooperate tend to garner higher market share, contractors win more projects, and craftspersons work additional hours.

In order to pinpoint which areas around North America have established labor-management cooperation organizations, determine the perceived value of labor/management cooperation, and find success stories, the task force has created a State of SMART-SMACNA Labor/Management Cooperation Survey 2016. It is available at

All SMART  locals, SMACNA chapters and contractors, and industry labor-management  cooperation committees and trusts, are requested to participate by Aug. 15, 2017.

Results will be shared only in aggregate in SMACNA, SMART, and Partners in Progress publications. Direct questions to Kaarin Engelmann at