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NECA This Week

New Edition of the NECA Manual of Labor Units

Mar 11, 2024

Industry News

Construction Adds 23,000 Jobs in February for 11th Straight Monthly Gain

Construction posted another monthly employment gain–the industry’s 11th consecutive monthly increase–adding 23,000 jobs in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. BLS said in its latest U.S. employment report, released on March 8, that the heavy and civil engineering construction sector showed the strongest result, with an increase of 12,500 positions.



New Edition of the NECA Manual of Labor Units

New Edition of the NECA Manual of Labor Units

The NECA Manual of Labor Units (MLU) has been the estimating resource of choice for electrical contractors since 1923. The MLU provides an experience-based reference for estimating the electrical construction labor required to install typical electrical and communications systems. Updates to this edition include updated labor units for electric vehicle supply equipment, cable lashing, pull string, pre-cut and field-cut strut, Connectrac, enclosed magnetic motor starters, access control, and much more. Hard copies and the updated online subscription will be available in the coming weeks.

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Last Chance to Secure Early Registration

2024: Register for NECA EMERGE!

We are thrilled to invite you to the most anticipated and comprehensive conference of the year! Business Development, Service & Maintenance and Low Voltage & Systems Integration—all of your industry-favorite meetings wrapped into ONE—plus new tracks on green energy and emerging opportunities! Get ready to immerse yourself in an electrifying atmosphere buzzing with innovation, groundbreaking ideas, effective strategies and more! Prices increase after Tuesday so register today for NECA EMERGE 2024!

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Advocate for the Industry at NECA Legislative Conference

Advocate for the Industry at NECA Legislative Conference

The NECA Legislative Conference is the ultimate opportunity for electrical contractors to stay informed about key legislative issues impacting the industry and connect with leaders actively seeking effective solutions. Throughout this three-day conference, attendees will engage in meaningful discussions with policymakers at the highest levels of government.

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Important Updates: National Electrical Benefit Fund

Important Updates: National Electrical Benefit Fund

On February 9, NECA sent out this information as a NECA Alert. For the first time in more than two decades, the NEBF Trustees and the National Employees Benefit Board (NEBB) have decided to make four major updates to the joint pension plan, one of which is optional if adopted by local bargaining parties. For additional information click below.

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Upcoming Events

In-Person Events

NECA EMERGE Conference
April 15 - 17 | Las Vegas, NV

2024 ELECTRI International Connection Summit
April 8 - 10 | Roatán, Honduras

NECA Legislative Conference
May 6 - 8 | Washington, DC


Virtual Classrooms

Essential Skills for Project Managers
March 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Driving Project Success
March 26 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET


Significant Dates

Women's History Month

International Women's Day

March 10 - April 9 | Ramadan

March 14 | Pi Day

March 17 | St. Patrick's Day

March 24 | Palm Sunday

March 29 | Good Friday

March 31 | Easter


PAC Total - $41,520



Operational Fund Total $37,360

NECA Government Affairs Operational Fund


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