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