Pattern Agreement Guides are reviewed and approved by NECA National and the IBEW International Office and include all Category I, II, and Optional language for Inside, Outside, and Residential agreements.
Category I provisions are considered Standard Agreement Language by NECA National and the IBEW International Office. All agreements between local unions and NECA chapters must contain all Category I language verbatim, as defined by the type of agreement.
Category II provisions are provisions that the IBEW International Office recommends, but NECA National has not endorsed. These provisions need to be negotiated locally. If adopted, this language must be inserted verbatim into the collective bargaining agreement.
Optional Language is language that is acceptable to the IBEW International Office and NECA National and may be included in the agreement if the local parties agree. In some cases, language other than the particular language illustrated may be used; however, some of these clauses must be used verbatim.
File can be viewed online or downloaded as a Word document. Category I language appears in red; Category II language appears in blue; and Optional language appears in purple. Sections in black text are common provisions listed for local union consideration. They must be locally negotiated and agreed upon or modified as determined by the parties.