BUILDING CONSTRUCTIVE AND
RESPONSIBLE LABOR RELATIONS
WITH THE IBEW

PROMOTING LABOR STABILITY
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION
INDUSTRY AND OUR CLIENTS

NECA takes pride in its long record of constructive and responsible labor relations as practiced throughout the years by the National Association, the Boston Chapter, and its members. The Boston Chapter represents contractors in collective bargaining, dispute resolution, and contract administration with Local 103 (Boston and vicinity), Local 490 (New Hampshire), Local 567 (Southern Maine), and Local 1253 (Northern Maine) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

Much credit and immeasurable savings have been brought to the industry and to the general public by the organizations diligent efforts to promote and maintain full and uninterrupted productivity while striving for economically-realistic terms of employment. In order to implement this basic policy, NECA endorses and seeks to develop, on the local and national level, programs and procedures for rational and peaceful approaches to the settlement of disputes and the avoidance of strikes, work stoppages, and jurisdictional disputes, and programs and procedures for improving safety, training of apprentices and journeymen, employment and benefit programs, and other programs for the benefit of the industry and the general public. Among existing programs which NECA has sponsored and participated in and which NECA endorses are the Council on Industrial Relations, the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, and the Employees Benefit Agreement (NEBF).

NECA supports and endorses the continued development of union responsibility toward minimizing and eliminating wildcat strikes, jurisdictional strikes, and work stoppages over contract and other disputes. Accordingly, NECA subscribes to the continuation of the Council on Industrial Relations and its establishment in all areas to avoid work stoppages which are detrimental to employer, employee and the Public. NECA subscribes to and recognizes the right of craftsmen to organize and bargain collectively. NECA will continue to develop harmonious relationships with the IBEW to promote labor stability and improve the economic and financial interests of the industry.

BOSTON CHAPTER NECA CO-SPONSORS BENEFIT PLANS FOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEES EXCEEDING 1 BILLION DOLLARS IN TOTAL ASSETS

Today, the Association helps ensure the health and retirement security of contractors’ employees and their families through the sponsorship of ten local health benefit and pension plans with over $1 billion in assets. Association representatives serve as management trustees ensuring that employer contributions and plan assets are used wisely and efficiently for the benefit of the participants. The Association’s Executive Manager also serves as the local collection trustee for the $10 billion National Electrical Benefit Fund.

The NECA-IBEW Team and The Code of Excellence
The Boston Chapter of NECA is proud to have adopted the enabling language for the industry “Code of Excellence” as mandatory in all NECA-IBEW labor agreements. The NECA-IBEW Code of Excellence is a program dedicated to promoting jobsite excellence and achieving total customer satisfaction. It is designed to help ensure that NECA projects satisfy customer’s needs, by focusing on the goals of:

• The highest quality workmanship
• Total pride in craftsmanship
• A quality job built on time and under budget

NECA Boston Chapter and IBEW Local 103 continue to take a proactive role to ensure that all projects constructed by our electrical industry teams achieve the highest level of jobsite excellence, workmanship quality and customer satisfaction.

Electrical Industry Links
NECA
www.necanet.org

IBEW
www.ibew.org

IBEW Local 103
www.the103advantage.com
www.ElectricTV.net
www.IBEWHourPower.com

IBEW Local 490
www.ibew490.org

IBEW Local 567
www.ibew567.org

IBEW Local 1253
www.ibew1253.org