The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Council on Industrial Relations

2023 Council on Industrial Relations

By collective bargaining agreements, labor disputes in the industry are referred to the Council on Industrial Relations and parties to the disputes are pledged to abide by the result of this voluntary arbitration procedure. It hears disputes that cannot be settled locally and makes decisions. As a result of this procedure, millions of dollars in lost wages have been saved for electrical workers and millions of dollars in lost business opportunities have been preserved for electrical contractors. The Council was founded in 1920, and it is sponsored by the IBEW and NECA. It is composed of a panel of 12 regular members and alternates, half of whom are appointed by each sponsoring organization. When selecting NECAs appointees to serve on the Council, the President is guided by the recommendations contained in the Board of Governors 1953 Resolution regarding the matter. Experience has shown that the geographical location of members is relatively unimportant. However, a measure of consideration is given to it. Regular meetings are held quarterly in February, May, August and November, at such times and place as may be selected by its Executive Committee. The Council adopts and publishes its own rules of procedure. It is not subject to the unilateral control of either of its sponsors. When in session, its members are expected to represent the industry, rather than either of the sponsoring organizations.

Kirk Davis, Co-Chair
Washington, DC
David Long, Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC

Mark Walter, Co-Chair
Vice President, District 6
Christenson Electrical Inc
Portland, OR
Donald Laffoon, Co-Chair
Vice President, District 7
Electrical Corporation of America
Raytown, MO

Darran Ayres
Missouri Valley Line Constructors Chapter
J F Electric Inc
Edwardsville, IL
Larry Bell
Executive Director
Alaska Chapter
Anchorage, AK

John Brunia
Arizona Chapter
Spectra Electrical Services inc
Tempe, AZ
Michael Gilchrist
Chapter Manager
Northeastern Line Constructors Chapter
Scarsdale, NY

Daniel Hahn
Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter
Furness Electric Co Inc
Wilmington, DE
Anthony Maloney III
Northern Indiana Chapter
KW Construction Services LLC
South Bend, IN

D Kent Maughan
Western Line Constructors Chapter

Wasatch Electric Division of Dynaelectric Company
Salt Lake City, UT
Pat McMurray
Greater Sacramento Chapter

T&R Communications
Sacramento, CA

Marvin 'Barney' Pottebaum
Iowa Chapter
Thompson Electric Company
Sioux City, IA
Jack Savage
Executive Director
Eastern Region NECA
Youngstown, OH

Eric Siversten
Executive Director
Northern New Jersey Chapter
Mountainside, NJ
Jules Weaver
Executive Director
Western Line Constructors Chapter
Midvale, UT

Ian Andrews, Alternate
Executive Director
Midwestern Region NECA
Madison, WI
Steven Chesley, Alternate
Executive Director
Eastern Region NECA
Winchester, VA

Steve Krieg, Secretary
Vice President, Field Operations
Washington, DC

Bill Orgill, Alternate
Executive Director
Western Region NECA
Bakersfield, CA

Frank Piatt, Alternate
Regional Executive Director
Southern Region NECA
Pensacola, FL

David Woodard, Alternate
Regional Executive Director
Southern Region NECA
Cheney, KS