ECA Industry Update
REMINDER: Electronic Reporting of EIT Monthly Reports & Payroll
Effective January 2022
EIT Monthly Reports & Payments – effective January 2022, all payroll reports and
corresponding fringe benefit payments must be submitted to EIT electronically. A notice
addressing this was sent out by EIT last week & the notice is posted on the ECA website.

Employers should contact EIT Helpdesk at for further information regarding electronic reporting implementation.
ECA Chicago is preparing the 2022 Membership Roster and Directory. Please return your Company's roster update form
no later than Friday, November 19th.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Taylor at or (708) 531-0022
ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration
IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge, Godfrey Hotel Chicago
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Complimentary Weekend Getaway for ECA Accredited Representatives!
Dance the night away to a Chicago favorite, "Maggie Speaks", along with a special surprise guest appearance you want won't to miss!
Enjoy the I|O Godfrey, Chicago’s largest and only year-round rooftop lounge, decorated as a magical winter wonderland this holiday season!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training Series
for Electrical Contractors
Webinar #3 is scheduled for November 30th @ 1pm
ECA Chicago is proud to continue our partnership with Leadership Surge to create inclusive work environments in which all people feel as though they belong. 

The third webinar in the training series is focused on "Overcoming Judgement". 
 An important element of diversity is “open awareness”. Open awareness refers to a quality of consciousness that is not evaluative or actively shaped by pre-existing ideas or intentions, but is fully receptive to allowing the experience to simply occur “as it is”.

In this workshop, open awareness is introduced by addressing the evaluative nature of the mind. While open awareness involves non-judgment, most of our daily awareness is clouded by countless judgments and evaluations. By becoming aware of these judgments, an important obstacle of open awareness is removed. Participants experience the judgmental nature of their minds and learn about the problematic aspects of judgments.

Join us November 30th for this important discussion with Alex Willis!
Toys for Tots Drive
The Local #134 IBEW Riders Club has designated the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH) as a drop-off location for the Toys for Tots Campaign! If you would like to participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to INTECH for distribution to the Toys for Tots Campaign!

Toys will be collected at the ECA Membership Meeting on November 10th.
Contact the ECA office with any questions: (708) 531-0022
2021 NECA Officer and Overhead Personnel Compensation Survey - Please participate by November 12th
NECA is asking members to participate in the 2021 NECA Officer and Overhead Personnel Compensation Study. This study provides the most comprehensive profile of electrical contractor officer and overhead personnel compensation and fringe benefits policies.

The results of this survey will be compiled by an independent third-party, will remain anonymous and will contribute to a report your contractors will surely find useful.

Please direct questions to
CISCO Project Award Nominations Accepted until December 3rd
Calling All Contractors!

CISCO is now accepting applications for the Pride in Construction Award Program, 2021 Project of the Year Awards. Six categories are available. Learn more by downloading the application form here.

Program submittal Deadline - December 3, 2021
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In Case you Missed It...
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Webinar recordings available online for ECA Members!
If you missed a meeting or webinar by ECA, you can now log-in to the website and view the program you missed. Many recordings are now available, and more will be added daily from webinars held over the past year. Go to and under the "Industry Resources" pull down menu, select "Member Education and Webinar Recordings". You will be prompted to log-in, and then you are free to browse webinar recordings you may have missed. Please contact ECA with questions (708)531-0022.
Stay up to date on the latest changes for our Industry including news releases, legislation and Government mandates, workplace safety and preparation guidelines, OSHA alerts, and more that affect electrical contractors in Chicago and Cook County.

November 9, 2021
"Top Habits of High Performing Foremen"
Drake Oak Brook Hotel

November 10, 2021
This program will be open to all signatory contractors.
Mr. Don Finn, Local #134 IBEW Business Manager is the guest speaker.
Alsip, IL

November 30, 2021
ECA Chicago's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for Electrical Contractors
Webinar #3 - Zoom at 1pm

December 11, 2021
Godfrey Hotel Chicago