43 We strive for an environment in which a union would have nothing to offer our associates. We believe that when and if problems arise, they are best worked out with honest and frank discussions in an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect and cooperation directly between management and associates. Perdue conducts 100% associate surveys every two years, with “pulse” surveys of 25% of the workforce on the in-between years. These are conducted by an outside third party specializing in employee surveys. In a survey of more than 17,000 associates conducted in 2018: Measuring & Increasing Associate Satisfaction 91% OF ASSOCIATES WERE POSITIVE ABOUT THEIR JOBS 88% WERE POSITIVE ABOUT SAFETY AND WORKING CONDITIONS PEOPLE & PARTNERS: OUR ASSOCIATES