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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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Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan
11/25/2019

Local 134 Honors Joseph P. Keenan

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Local Union #134 IBEW recognized the efforts of Joseph P. Keenan, Sr. with the installation of on an honorary plaque.

Mr. Keenan was recognized for his selfless actions in helping defend this nation, his years as International Secretary of the IBEW, his civil rights advocacy, his work with charitable organizations, among many other areas.  

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award
11/23/2019

Commissioner Frydland  Receives "Rebuilding Chicago" Award

The Chicago Department of Buildings Commissioner, Judy Frydland received a special recognition Award.

The joint effort of the ECA and Local 134 realized through the "Powering Chicago" effort was highlighted on Thursday, November 21, 2019 as "Powering Chicago" was a major supporter of the "Rebuilding Together - Metro Chicago's Paint the Town" fundraiser at the Greenhouse Loft at 2545 W. Diversey Avenue in Chicago. 

“Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?
11/23/2019

“Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?

Mr. Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates presented the program.

The ECA Research and Education Committee sponsored a seminar called, “Next Level:  Are You a Project Manager or a Project Witness?,” which was held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, Illinois.

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  • Reception at The ROOF at the Wit Hotel

    The Wit Hotel, 201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

    December 11, 2019
    3:00-6:00PM

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Wed
11
2019
December 11, 2019
3:00-6:00PM

ECA Chicago Holiday Party

Reception at The ROOF at the Wit Hotel

The Wit Hotel, 201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

Join us for an afternoon reception to celebrate the season! Save the date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

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Wed
18
2019
December 18, 2019
5:00-7:30PM

Young Professionals Holiday Happy Hour

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Five Roses Pub, Rosemont

Come toast the season at the Young Professionals Holiday Happy Hour!

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