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Council on Industrial Relations

2024 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
President
NECA
Washington, DC
David Long, Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
NECA
Washington, DC

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

Darran V 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
Christopher M Foster
Atlanta Chapter
Whitehead Electric
Mableton, GA

Michael Gilchrist
Chapter Manager
Northeastern Line Constructors Chapter
Scarsdale, NY
Daniel J Hahn Sr
Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter
Furness Electric Co Inc
Wilmington, DE

Anthony J 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

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

Steve Krieg, Treasurer
Vice President, Field Labor Relations and Services
NECA
Washington, DC
Ian Andrews, Alternate
Executive Director of Field and Industrial Labor Relations
NECA
Washington, DC

Ryan Courtney, Alternate
Executive Director, Labor Relations
NECA
Washington, DC

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


Jack Savage, Alternate
Executive Director
Eastern Region NECA
Youngstown, OH

Ted Uppole, Alternate
Executive Director
Western Region NECA
Aliso Viejo, CA


David Woodard, Alternate
Executive Director
Midwestern Region NECA
Cheney, KS