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Welcome to the Electrical Contractors´ Association

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is a construction trade association that provides business and labor relations services to nearly 700 electrical contractors in Cook County, Illinois.  ECA is also known as the Chicago and Cook County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  The Association works with its industry partner, Local Union #134 IBEW, to negotiate and administer labor agreements, coordinate apprentice and journeyman level training, as well as promote the industry on behalf of these employers.  Since 1903, ECA has provided educational opportunities and business services to not only to assist the electrical contractor by improving the business climate and bringing increased profitability, but to enrich future generations. ECA and IBEW Local 134 work hand in hand to provide a highly skilled, efficient and safe workforce for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. 

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Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Built to Last: Season 7

Powering Chicago featured in upcoming Built to Last: Season 7

Tune into ABC channel 7 on Sunday, March 7th at Noon

The 7th Season of Emmy Award winning Built to Last on ABC kicks off Sunday, March 7th. Powering Chicago will be featured in six episodes this spring and summer.

News from Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill

NECA Monitoring as Budget Reconciliation Moves Forward

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CISCO - Education-to-Careers Director Position Open

CISCO - Education-to-Careers Director Position Open

The Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) is a labor-management organization serving union building trades and union contractors. CISCO currently represents more than 140,000 union construction workers and 8,000 union contractors in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry Counties. CISCO is looking for a self-motivated, energetic employee who possesses a strong working knowledge of union apprenticeship programs. The “Education-to-Careers Director” must be able to forge partnerships with a diverse group that includes union training coordinators, contractors, businesses, industry partners, school educators and counselors, and other non-profit organizations. 

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Upcoming Events

 March 2021 
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March 2-3, 2021

Virtual Construction Expo & Safety Conference

This is a Construction Safety Council / Association of Subcontractors & Affiliates Program


The ECA Executive Committee approved the educational stipends of the Registration fees for up to two representatives of participating ECA member firms for the CSC Virtual Safety Conference on March 2 – 3, 2021.

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March 9-10, 2021

NECA WIN / Future Leaders (WIN/FL) Leadership Conference

This is a VIRTUAL Conference.

The Women in NECA and Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference will be held March 9 - 10, 2021 as a virtual event. Stipend Available for ECA members: The ECA Executive Committee approved the educational stipends of the Registration fees for up to four registrants of participating ECA member firms for the NECA WIN / FL Conference on March 9 - 10, 2021. All stipends / reimbursements are made after each conference with registration confirmation(s) forwarded to ECA.

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