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2021 Labor-Management Cooperation Survey

The SMART–SMACNA joint Best Practices Market Expansion Task Force is conducting its third annual survey to get a snapshot of labor-management cooperation efforts—as well as internet and social media presence, use of FREE Partners in Progress Resources, and more—during the difficult year of 2020.

Data collected will reflect the attitudes and experiences of Locals, business managers and agents; member contractors and chapters; JATC coordinators; apprentices, foremen, and supervisors; and labor-management cooperation committee or trust members. This information will assist the task force with developing resources and best practices for recruiting, retention, and market expansion.  

 Take the survey at It includes questions on the following topics:

  • State of current labor-management relationship and changes from previous years;
  • Perceived importance of labor-management cooperation;
  • Awareness of and use of Partners in Progress resources; and
  • Internet and social media presence.

Deadline for completion is September 1.

Note: All data will be shared only in aggregate form in SMART, SMACNA, and Partners in Progress publications. Individual responses will remain confidential. Contact Kaarin Engelmann at with questions.