ECA News & Events Update
Don Finn, Local 134 IBEW Business Manager
ECA November Membership Meeting
Don Finn Guest Speaker at INTECH!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) November Membership Meeting is to be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute (INTECH). The ECA is proud to announce that the guest speaker is Don Finn, Business Manager / Financial Secretary, Local Union #134 IBEW. Mr. Finn will be able to provide an industry update. We invite all signatory contractors to this session.
We do hope that you'll join us for this opportunity to meet Business Manager Don Finn and network with your peers in the industry! You can register on the ECA website / link below. (If not a NECA member, please use Non Member and Comp Code "NON-MEMBER" ) or give the office a call at: (708) 531-0022.

Following the membership meeting, tours of the school will be given to anyone that would like to participate.
ECA President's Party & Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 11, 2021
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge
Enjoy the I|O Godfrey, Chicago’s largest and only year-round rooftop lounge, decorated as a magical winter wonderland this holiday season. Dance the night away to a Chicago home town favorite "Maggie Speaks", and a surprise special guest appearance
you won't want to miss!

ECA Members are invited to stay overnight at the Godfrey, and even make a weekend getaway out of it! Rooms are complimentary to ECA members on Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for ECA Contractors
Webinar #3 - November 30th @ 1:oopm on Zoom
Session 3 Topic: Overcoming Judgement

Tuesday, November 30th will be the third of four quarterly webinars as part of ECA's year long training initiative on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This session will focus 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. In this workshop, participants experience the judgmental nature of their minds and learn about the problematic aspects of judgments.

ECA Accredited Members and their employees are welcome to participate in this free program. If you missed any of the previous webinars, you can watch them at any time online here. You will also find the Diversity Toolbox Talks and Training Activities for your teams to do in house on this webpage.
NECA 2021 Convention On-Demand
All NECA 2021 Nashville content is available for registrants to explore every second of education and entertainment! If you missed anything or want to go back for reference or access the PowerPoint slides, you can do so by:
2. Selecting "Full Schedule" on the top navigation bar
3. Then "On-Demand"
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Webinars & Member News
EAP solutions are available via on demand telephonic support and through video counseling, mobile app, work/life web portal and chat functionality.

ECA Members may log-in to the interactive work/life web portal for information on a variety of topics. Webinars are available at any time of day and our mobile app allows employees to access services such as counseling and work life resources right from the palm of their hand.

IMSCA Legislative Update (10/29/21)
Please click on the link below for the most recent legislative update from IMSCA. This report includes an overview of this week’s veto session activity.  
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.
COVID-19 Resources for ECA members:
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 1 -3, 2021
Chicago, IL

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

November 10, 2021
Alsip, IL

November 30, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for Electrical Contractors
Zoom Webinar #3 - Registration coming soon

December 11, 2021
The Godfrey Hotel, Chicago

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