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ECA Industry Update
OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Update
Please review this Legal Alert regarding the latest update on OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard following the OSHA ETS Injunction Dissolved by 6th Circuit on December 20, 2021.

Please contact the ECA Office with further questions, and we will keep you informed on any new developments.
NECA President Larry Beltramo's Final Message
Announcing the 2021-2022 NECA Manual of Labor Units
NECA is excited to announce the launch of the 2021-2022 edition of the MLU. This edition features new labor units for cable bus, conduit tags, all-threaded hanger rods, coaxial cable, traffic light camera controls and much more.
To provide all NECA members with more options, we are releasing an all-new web subscription to enhance user experience. The subscription features the ability to export sections to excel, utilize calculators, customize column factoring and more.
Each NECA member company is able to request a free copy of the MLU each cycle and we’re providing more value than ever this year—each NECA member company will get one seat of access to the new web subscription (a $385 value)! This subscription will provide access over the life of this edition of the MLU with 2 years of access to the labor units!
Accredited Representatives will receive an email with access instructions to this new system within the next two weeks.
Registration opens
January 12, 2022!
NECA Legislative Conference - SAVE THE DATES!
March 28 - 31, 2022
For the first time since 2019, the NECA National Legislative Conference is returning in-person this March 28–31 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. Join fellow contractors from around the country for updates on Congress, electrical industry priorities, NECA’s lobbying and fundraising efforts, and more.
Click here for additional details and the registration form.
Please contact Josh Bone, ELECTRI Executive Director at: (404) 317-4446 or to provide any additional information for you.

MEP Innovation Conference January 24 - 26, 2022
A special MEP Innovation Conference has been arranged for January 24 – 26, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. It has been designed especially for the construction industry – especially for construction technology specialists working for your company. NECA and their mechanical (MCAA) and sheet metal (SMACNA) partners are working together to present the MEP Innovation Conference, powered by Trimble. It is the most in-depth trade-focused conference on construction technology and innovation you will find anywhere. There will be presentations from more than 65 experienced MEP contractors, including a good representation of NECA contractors. In each session, one of your peers will present a case study showing how they integrate the latest tools, technology, hardware, and software. You and your key staff members will leave the MEP Innovation Conference with a host of ideas and techniques that will help you drive best practices for your business.
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.
Powering Chicago Seeks Electrical Contractors to Feature
in Upcoming Marketing Initiatives
Powering Chicago would like to feature your Company in upcoming news and marketing initiatives!
Utilize this FREE opportunity to showcase your work and grow your business. Stories can be about your Company, a project you are working on, a charitable activity you participate in, a new technology you are using, and much more.
Visit the Powering Chicago website to see what our team has done to highlight union electrical contractors in Chicago.
Contact Carrie Spaeth at ECA to learn more. 
Projects are Judged by:
  • Distinctive, functional or innovative design
  • Quality of construction
  • Impact of the project on the community
  • Safety record
Project Entry Deadline: Jan. 10, 2022
Project Submission Photos Deadline: Feb. 7, 2022
Chicago Building Congress Merit Awards 2022

The Merit Awards have celebrated the building industry since 1956 by singling out the outstanding projects in greater Chicagoland built during the past three years. Merit Awards are presented for construction in the following nine categories:

Commercial Construction under $50M
Commercial Construction over $50M
Renovation and Adaptive Reuse Under $15M
Renovation and Adaptive Reuse Over $15M
Infrastructure or Industrial Construction
Interior Build-Out
CISCO Annual Scholarships Available
CISCO has begun to accept applications for its long-standing Annual Scholarship Awards Program. The applications for these different categories can be found on CISCO’s website/homepage at The three scholarship program categories are: 1) Four-year college scholarships for high school seniors; 2) Two-year awards for seniors planning on attending a community college; and 3) Two-year continuing education awards to union members or contractor employees. The deadline to submit the applications is Friday, February 18, 2022. Interested students may email the completed applications, or send in the mail. For more information, call CISCO at (630) 472-9411.
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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.

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