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Welcome to the Electrical Contractors´ Association

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is a construction trade association that provides business and labor relations services to nearly 700 electrical contractors in Cook County, Illinois.  ECA is also known as the Chicago and Cook County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  The Association works with its industry partner, Local Union #134 IBEW, to negotiate and administer labor agreements, coordinate apprentice and journeyman level training, as well as promote the industry on behalf of these employers.  Since 1903, ECA has provided educational opportunities and business services to not only to assist the electrical contractor by improving the business climate and bringing increased profitability, but to enrich future generations. ECA and IBEW Local 134 work hand in hand to provide a highly skilled, efficient and safe workforce for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. 

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07/12/2019

NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.

07/01/2019

Member to receive the NECA 2019 "Abraham Lincoln Leadership" Award

James McGlynn, Sr., McWilliams Electric Company is to receive the NECA 2019

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA would like to congratulate James McGlynn, Sr. as the recipient of NECA’s 2019 “Abraham Lincoln Leadership” Award. He is to receive the award during the upcoming NECA Convention in Las Vegas.

06/27/2019

Trump Apprenticeship Regulatory Update

60-day comment period on the newly proposed rule

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) allowing for the creation of Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). These IRAPs are third-party certified apprenticeship programs with little oversight and minimal regulatory framework.The proposed rule includes an exemption from allowing the creation of IRAPs within the construction industry.

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Upcoming Events

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  • YP of ECA Summer Event with Construction Trade partners

    Bemis Woods, LaGrange, IL

    July 25, 2019
    3:00-6:00PM

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Thu
25
2019
July 25, 2019
3:00-6:00PM

MEP SURVIVOR

YP of ECA Summer Event with Construction Trade partners

Bemis Woods, LaGrange, IL

JOIN US FOR A SURVIVOR THEMED TEAM BUILDING PROGRAM TO BUILD COMMUNICATION AND FACILITATE NETWORKING

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Wed
21
2019
August 21, 2019
6:05-10:05PM

ECA Summer Social: Cubs Rooftop Event

August 21st, 2019

Wrigleyville Rooftops: 3637 N. Sheffield, Chicago

Join us in the Legends Suite at 3637 N. Sheffield for the Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants game on August 21st! Doors Open at 6:05pm / Game begins at 7:05pm

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