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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.

2021 Council on Industrial Relations

Larry Beltramo, Co-Chair
Rosendin Electric Inc
San Jose, CA
David Long, Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC

Todd Mikec, Co-Chair
Vice President District 2
Lighthouse Electric Co Inc
Canonsburg, PA
Scott Bringmann, Co-Chair
Vice President District 6
Alcan Electrical & Eng Inc
Anchorage, AK

Kevin Tighe, Treasurer
Vice President, Labor Relations
Washington, DC
Rilo Stephens
Atlanta Chapter
Eckardt Electric Company
Atlanta, GA

Darran V Ayres
Missouri Valley Line Constructors Chapter
J F Electric Inc
Edwardsville, IL
Mark Walter
Northwest Line Constructors Chapter
Christenson Electrical INC
Portland, OR

Shawn J Murphy
Intermountain Chapter
Wasatch Electric Division of Dynalectric Company
Salt Lake City, UT
Jules W Weaver
Western Line Constructors Chapter
Cottonwood Height, UT

Michael Gilchrist
Northeastern Line Constructors Chapter
Scarsdale, NY
Shane Snyder (Future Leader)
Arizona Chapter
Cannon & Wendt Electric Co Inc
Phoenix, AZ

Michael B Joyce
Greater Cleveland Chapter
Zenith Systems LLC
Bedford Heights, OH
Steven B Chesley, Alternate
Executive Director
Eastern Region NECA
Winchester, VA

Mark A Kawolsky
Central Illinois Chapter NECA
Bartonville, IL
Steve Krieg, Alternate
Executive Director
Midwestern Region NECA
South Bend, IN

Marvin 'Barney' Pottebaum
Iowa Chapter
Thompson Electric Company
Sioux City, IA
Bill C Orgill, Alternate
Executive Director
Western Region NECA
Bakersfield, CA

Eric Sivertsen
Northern New Jersey Chapter
Mountainside, NJ