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January 21, 2021
Frequently asked Questions
Updated On: Mar 14, 2019

FAQ by Employers



Q. What will happen to my existing employees?


A.  They will be evaluated by the employer as to their level and will be slotted accordingly i.e.: Journeyman, 50%, 65% app. Etc.


Q. What does it cost the company to join?


A.  No cost to the employer.  The employees pay union dues.


Q. What about existing jobs I have now?


A.  Existing jobs will be grandfathered and we will work with you on using your current workforce and supply workers that suit your composite labor rates.


Q. What are the apprentice ratios?


A.  They are 1 to 1 when you have the correct amount of Journeyman.


Q. What about certified payroll reports?


A.  They will still be required by the awarding agencies.


Q. Can I participate in the H&W plan?


A.  Yes, as a working member you can participate in the H&W plan.  The Contractors Association, NECA has a plan for employers also.


Q. Can I hire a friend, relative or anyone without going thru the union hall after becoming signatory?


A.  No.  All field employees must go thru the referral system at the union hall.


Q. What is the benefit to my company going union?


A.  Skilled Workers                                               Drug Free Workforce

Access to Apprentices                                      Market Opportunities

Safety Program, Safer Workforce                     Special Rates and Agreements

Lower Worker Comp Cost                              Field Supervisory Personnel

Dispute Resolution Process                               Worker Retention

Productivity                                                      Business Partnerships

Profitability                                                       Worker Moral

Flexible Workforce Size                                   Worker Loyalty

Uniform Benefit Administration              No Benefit Administration Cost


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