[vc_row bg_image=”15695″ top_padding=”300″ bottom_padding=”110″ bg_position=”center center”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_headline font=”font-special” size=”fontsize-xxxl” color=”#ffffff” weight=”fontweight-700″ lineheight=”lh-12″ class=”lowercase”]New York Electrical Contractors Association Changes the Paradigm of Negotiations with the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement[/minti_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_section” bg_position=”left top”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”50″][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]“With a special focus on client and customer relations, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that produced cost saving measures, while still providing the skilled men and women of Local Union #3 with the competitive compensation and benefits.” 

Ben D’Alessandro
President, NYECA  

After two months and nearly 20 negotiating sessions, the New York Electrical Contractors Association (NYECA) has announced their 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Local Union #3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W) and its affiliated contractors. The three-year CBA includes a slight increase to the economic package, changes to streamline efficiencies and historic initiatives, such as a diversity commitment and Code of Excellence. Negotiations for NYECA, the largest section of the National Electrical Contractors Association, were led by Chief Negotiator Steve Lazzaro, NYECA President Ben D’Alessandro and a committee of ten electrical contractors.

There were several key changes that will contribute to controlling construction costs and increasing NYECA contractors’ overall ability to compete in a changing construction industry:

Focusing on Diversity

Local Union #3, IBEW is one of the most diverse unions in New York City.  NYECA understands that an inclusive workforce provides its clients with the top of the line talent and innovative solutions. To further their efforts, NYECA is establishing its diversity commitment by building a more inclusive electrical industry. The Joint Industry Board (JIB) will also continue to monitor layoffs, enforce diversity training and review & report supervision numbers in a comprehensive report for all trustees.

While negotiations were underway, NYECA’s collective bargaining team kept their goal of providing clients with skilled electrical contracting services, at competitive prices at the forefront of every decision. Through creative programming and examining methods to make the outcome more cost-effective and efficient, NYECA was able to reach an agreement that was beneficial for their members and the hard-working men and women who build New York City’s skylines.

For a full presentation on all the agreements highlights, please see the power point presentation here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_section” bg_position=”left top”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_divider margin=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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