The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA and the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA are proud to present a seminar called, “A VDVNA Review of the 2021 Revisions” on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The program will be be held at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel. The VDVNA Review is intended to be a summary of items an employer should know when securing a project and utilizing the VDVNA. Please click on the link for details regarding this complimentary program for all NECA members. Please visit the ECA website at: www.ecachicago.com to register. Use COMP Code: NECA MEMBER when registering.
“Transformational Leadership: Creating High Performance Work Teams"
May 27, 2021
-- Drake Oak Brook Hotel
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce a workshop called, “Transformational Leadership: Creating High Performance Work Teams.”
The program is being conducted by Bruce Boger, Bruce Boger Company. The program will be held May 27 2021 at the Drake Oak Brook Hotel, Oak Brook, IL.
The Drake Oak Brook Hotel is to follow all applicable COVID-19 Protocols.
NECA Seeks Input on NECA 2021 Financial Benchmarker Report
NECA and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) are teaming up again to develop the Financial Benchmarker report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of key financial data and provides an industry standard that can be used for change order negotiations, audits, claims, and more. Due to the pandemic, 2020 data is extremely important in determining the financial impact coronavirus had on the electrical contracting industry. NECA is asking members to complete a survey to provide valuable input in the development of the report. Linked below, the survey is confidential and should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Feedback is due no later than May 28.
NECA Safety Professionals Virtual Conference
May 25 - 26, 2021
Please click on the NSPC logo for information regarding the line-up of speakers.
As a reminder, The ECA Executive Committee approved the educational stipends of the Registration fees for up to two representatives of participating ECA member firms for the NECA Safety Professionals Conference on May 25 - 26, 2021. All stipends / reimbursements are made after each conference with registration confirmation(s) forwarded to ECA.
Please click on the link for the most recent IMSCA Legislativeupdate which includes an overview of legislation debated this week by the Illinois General Assembly that is important to the Illinois construction industry. For your convenience, this report has also been added to IMSCA’s website, www.imsca.org
If you have any questions regarding the update, please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton, Executive Director, Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) at (217) 523-4361.
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. Please click on the tab for a letter 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.
If you have employees that have been laid-off with the "recall" provision and wish to have them back with your company please put in "calls" for them as soon as possible, but certainly prior to June 1. If the individual is not "recalled" by June 1 they will remain on the out of work list in their sequential spot.
Please click on the links for the ECA 2021 Membership Meeting Schedule and the ECA Educational Program Schedule. Please click on the link for the ECA Educational / Conference Stipends listing for 2021.
Please visit the ECA website for Registration / information regarding the above programs.
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.
NECA Learning Center: Programs Available in 2021 / On-Demand Programming
NECA has resumed charging for online training licensed from third party providers, but will continue to provide free webinars and their own on-demand online training courses with code NECA2021. All courses included in this promotion can be found here (NECA Learning Center Home Page).
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.