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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 600 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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ECA Regular Membership Meeting - April 15, 2021
04/16/2021

ECA Regular Membership Meeting - April 15, 2021

The April ECA Membership Meeting was held as the first

The meeting featured a number of industry updates and was highlighted by presentations from Anna Maria Kowalik, SVP Dir. Business Development, Inland Green Capital regarding C-PACE program and Ryan Keller, ComEd Industrial Outreach Service Provider. 

NECA/IBEW Agreement to Suspend the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) 
04/09/2021

NECA/IBEW Agreement to Suspend the National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) 

The National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) was implemented on March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A joint letter has been signed from NECA CEO David Long and IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson, concerning the "Suspension" of the NDERA. This letter suspends the NDERA effective June 1, 2021 until further notice.

ECA Chicago is pleased to kick off the Contractor Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Program
04/09/2021

ECA Chicago is pleased to kick off the Contractor Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training Program

Session #1 is May 5, 2021

This program designed for Electrical Contractors will be the first session, of a one year initiative, to help members create an equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment for today's diverse workforce. This program will guarantee that the Diversity & Inclusion lessons are sustainable and have maximum impact throughout all levels of leadership within the company.

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22
2021
April 22, 2021
1:00-3:00PM

"Driving Success with a Virtual Workforce"

The event to be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 will be a VIRTUAL session.

VIRTUAL SESSION

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - (Virtual Session) "Driving Success with a Virtual Workforce" Presented by Matt Firestone, Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Virtual Classroom Program THE PROGRAM IS COMPLIMENTARY FOR ECA MEMBERS. (Coupon Code is Required).

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Wed
5
2021
May 5, 2021
1:00-2:30PM

ECA Chicago Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Contractor Training: Session 1

Join us for the first session of our Contractor DEI Training Program!

Zoom Webinar

ECA Chicago is pleased to announce the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training program specifically designed for Electrical Contractors. This program was designed with a Multi-Tier Top-Down Approach, while implementing inclusion prerequisite skills at the frontline level. This approach will guarantee that the Diversity & Inclusion lessons are sustainable and have maximum impact throughout all levels of leadership within the company. It is the first of it's kind in the nation, and we are pleased to offer it to our members beginning this spring.

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