There are many benefits that union electrical contractors receive from the Iowa Chapter, NECA, even if they are not members. These include:

  1. Negotiating labor agreements on behalf of all union electrical contractors.
  2. Representing a contractor’s interest when a union grievance is filed against them.
  3. Interviewing, selecting, and training apprentices as part of a management-labor apprenticeship committee.
  4. Representing the contractors interest on multi-employer health & welfare, pension, and annuity trust funds.
  5. Marketing the benefits of using union electrical contractors.
  6. Lobbying State and Federal government representatives on behalf of the management interests of all union electrical contractors.


  1. Having a voice in and being a leader in the industry.
  2. Educational Opportunities: Through NECA’s Management Education Institute, members have the opportunity to take advantage of such training opportunities as:
    1. Electrical Project Supervision
    2. Project Management For Electrical Contractors
    3. Basic and Advanced Estimating
    4. Design-Build Methods
    5. Change Orders in Electrical Construction
    6. Structured Cabling Systems
    7. Advanced Construction Law
    8. Succession Planning
    9. Financial Principles and Tools For The Electrical Contractor
    10. Successful Entry Into The Voice/Data/Video Market
  3. NECA’s various safety resources including manuals, a safety newsletter, and a CD Rom that contains all OSHA required written programs as well as an overall company safety policy.
  4. Interaction with peers and discussion of industry topics at monthly division meetings, as well as at the state, district, and national meetings and conventions.
  5. Access to Various NECA publications and newsletters including:
    • Safety News
    • Tool & Equipment Rental Schedule
    • National Electrical Installation Standards
    • Project Management Manual
    • NECA Manuel of Labor Units
    • Numerous Electrical Contracting Foundation Studies
    1. NECA members can receive discounts on insurance through special programs and agreements with CNA Insurance.
    2. Fleet and Fuel discounts through Exxon/Mobil and Shell/Texaco. Program also provides security that virtually eliminates unauthorized card use and provides reports designed to meet client-specific control and reporting needs.
    3. Discounts on office products through Viking Office products.
    4. Discounts on wireless communications through Sprint PCS.
    5. Discounts on various participating hotel locations such as Days Inn, Ramada, Travelodge, Comfort & Quality Inns and more.
    6. Discounts on Dodge Reports and Engineering News Record magazine.

      …and the list of value added benefits continues to grow.