Government AffairsThe Association represents the interests of its members nationally, through its support of ECPAC and attendance at the Construction Alliance National Issues Conference and locally through its involvement with the Texas Construction Association.
InformationNECA provides information to its members through detailed publications, workshops, and monthly meetings. Each member also receives a newsletter from National NECA, the EC Magazine, support from http://www.NECANET.org, and the NECA Connection (a contractor referral database).
MarketingThe Association offers marketing support to its members by providing marketing materials, and sponsoring training programs.
SafetyThe Association provides information on changing OSHA regulations and provides its members with low and no-cost NECA safety materials and publications.
Labor RelationsThe Association represents its members in contract negotiations and contract administration with IBEW Locals 20 (Dallas/Fort Worth), 324 (Longview), and 1151 (Tyler). The Chapter also offers its contracts with these areas to non-members. The Chapter assists its members in implementing National Agreements. It actively works to help control the cost of fringe benefits. It collects and disseminates current information on labor trends and labor litigation. All of the Chapter labor contracts have binding arbitration clauses, utilizing the services of the Council on Industrial Relations. This binding arbitration prevents strikes, lockouts or work stoppages.
The Association and IBEW Local Union 20 have formed a Labor - Management Cooperation Committee to improve relations between labor and management and to help settle disagreements before they become job problems.