IEC ED Niel Dawson Update – February 5th
2021 Atlanta Wage Survey Results are In! Click here to access in our resource drop box. Located in IEC- Delast Muhammad- Contractor- IEC Forms
Class is in session! Take a look at IEC’s first installer program class. Participants are excited about the potential this class gives their new career. If you didn’t make this class, you can get in on the next session starting March 1st. Register your worker today.
Tom Jackson and Associates LLC. dba Tom Jackson Electric
2314 Ruby Drive
Augusta, GA 30906
Member Since:2/01/2021 Augusta
Oliver Leblanc/ David Parker
5555 Oakbrook Parkway Bldg 100 Suite 175
Norcross, GA 30093
Member Since:2/2/2021 Atlanta
|John Flynn of Hubbell
John Flynn with Hubbell Wiring Devices provided exceptional training to
IEC apprentices helping them understand floor box capacity, installation methods and leading a discussion on the challenges and solutions for proper installation. In addition, he spent time reinforcing the need to use and follow the NEC when making installations.
IEC Members and Apprentices appreciate the information John shares with our students each year.
IEC Contractor, Wiring Solutions Awarded Small Diverse Program Membership
Congratulations to IEC Contractor Member, Wiring Solutions on receiving one of this year’s Small Diverse Business program memberships. Wiring Solutions is one of eight recipients that will have the opportunity to take full advantage of a one-year membership to the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. This program enables Wiring Solutions to obtain access to affordable healthcare benefits, return to work training programs, local and statewide events and information through a state level advocacy and engagement organization. Read more.
IEC member, Infinity Building Solutions is pleased to announce that we are a UL 508A certified panel shop! In addition to our high quality electrical and automation control panels, we provide certification of Industrial Control Panels to UL 508A, the Standard for Industrial Control Panels. More info.
IEC Contractors can interview candidates from your laptop with a series of virtual interview sessions. IEC’s Workforce Development Coordinator is organizing and preparing candidates for your needed workforce. Log in and interview! Choose your location.
Savannah– March 11th, 11am – 12:30pm Register here.
Private recruitment opportunities are available if your organization prefers recruitment focused on your company’s needs. Delast Muhammad organizes interviews just for the positions needed. Delast has also organized mock interviews and resume building workshops to better prepare candidates to meet with contractors. Reach out to her at delast.muhammad@iecatlantaga.
PEP( Professional Electrician’s Program ) Begins in March
If you have electrical workers with experience and would like to receive professional training, PEP’s 2 year program is perfect for them. Not sure how PEP can work for workers and contractors, click here for more information. Workers can complete application online to begin. Register now to be ready for class March 2nd and 3rd.
OSHA Issues ‘Stronger’ Workplace Guidance on COVID-19n January 29, 2021, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published new guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. In a press release announcing the new guidance, OSHA declared that the new guidance is “stronger worker safety guidance” intended to inform employers outside of the healthcare industry about how to identify the risks of exposure to COVID-19 and determine the appropriate control measures for their respective workplaces. More info.
This afternoon, Democrats introduced the Protecting Right to Organize Act in both the House and Senate. You can read the press release titled “Top Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize and Make our Economy Work for Everyone” by clicking here.
Leading the effort in the House is Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), chair of the Education and Labor Committee. In the Senate, the effort is led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the new chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The vast majority of the Democrat caucus is signed on as original cosponsors. The bill also has two Republican cosponsors, Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) and Chris Smith (NJ). Both have historically supported pro-union policies. The Senate bill currently has 40 of its 50 members as cosponsors.
IEC continues to be actively engaged with the employer community through the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace in lobbying against this attempt to radically rewrite of our nation’s labor laws.
The Committee on Education and Labor yesterday announced the introduction of the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 and appears to be skipping the committee process altogether. Building off similar legislation that passed the House last year, H.R. 447 includes the same provisions that caused IEC to oppose it. The bill once again includes language that prevents merit shop contractors from accessing certain grant funding and codifying the ratio exemption for unions. Contact your representative today and tell them to oppose H.R. 447.
SESCO Lighting, Inc., headquartered in Maitland, FL and Electrical Sales Associates (ESA), headquartered in Nashville, TN have announced a strategic agreement effective February 1, 2021. With 90+ years in business between the two companies as well as a hunger for growth, SESCO Lighting and ESA coming together allows them to leverage their collective strengths along with significant territory alignment. Together, the two companies will be able to offer a stronger presence at electrical distribution in combining sales efforts with enhanced product offerings. More info.
Grand Prize: Maxis MXB2000 2IN. Bender
Two winning tickets will be drawn Monday, March 1,2021. Purchase tickets online here.
Wireless technology is gaining popularity in building controls. In the backdrop of changing design trends and tightening building codes, it is important to: understand the fundamentals of wireless technology, explore the potential risks of promoting wireless, and reconcile the reward of wireless control benefits. In this webinar, you will learn the important qualifiers of a robust wireless controls solution that will ensure a successful installation. Register here.