CONSTRUCTION USERS ROUNDTABLE (CURT)
The Construction Users Roundtable was formed in the summer of 2000 by construction and engineering executives representing major corporations that are among the largest consumers in the construction industry. The formation of the association was prompted by a desire to continue the thirty-year effort of the Construction Committee of the Business Roundtable. The objective in the new organization is to have broader owner representation and increased owner input on industry issues.
CURT is an autonomous organization that provides a forum for the exchange of information, views, practices and policies of various owners at the national level. Similar groups, called Local User Councils, function at the local level and seek to address problems of cost, quality, safety and overall cost effectiveness in their respective area.
CURT stands for improvement. It stands for improving overall cost effectiveness. It stands for improving the way construction is planned, managed, accounted for, regulated and executed. It stands for improving the way workers are motivated, supervised and work. CURT also stands for change; changing and improving what owners permit, require and accept responsibility for.
UNION VETERANS COUNCIL
The AFL-CIO launched its first-ever Union Veterans Council in July 2008 to bring together union veterans on the issues that matter most to veterans, their families and working men and women.
THE ASSOCIATION OF UNION CONSTRUCTORS (TAUC)
Union contractors are widely accepted as the safest and most productive in the construction industry. The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) is comprised of over 2,500 such contractors that perform construction and industrial maintenance everyday throughout the United States. These contractors avail themselves of a workforce that has the most comprehensive training and a national network of local hiring halls with the ability to supply every skill set needed.
Any owner that wishes to employ the most qualified and safest workforce may utilize the services of TAUC to locate any number of contractors available to perform work in their area. In addition, TAUC is currently in the process of developing the only comprehensive contractor database, which, when completed, will allow owners to search on any number of variables to find the right contractor for the right job. TAUC is a veritable one-stop shop for high quality and competitive contractors.
The knowledgeable owner also has safety and labor relations professionals at their fingertips to help facilitate safe and cost effective projects. The TAUC staff is comprised of individuals, many of whom carry advanced degrees, which are ready and willing to assist the owner community with questions regarding the labor-management relationship that must be answered correctly and impartially.
TAUC strives to make union contractors the safest, most competitive, and productive in the industry to meet every challenge and opportunity they're faced with.
THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
The North American Contractors Association (NACA) is a unique organization of contractors who construct or manage projects for public and private owners throughout the United States.
NACA members share a common goal to meet the following criteria:
- Perform work that meets the highest standards of the industry.
- Promote positive labor relations with employees.
- Follow safe work practices on all projects.
- Cooperate with the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO and its affiliated International Unions on areas of mutual concern and methods to enhance competitiveness.
- Communicate effectively on issues of public importance to the industry and the general public.
NACA interfaces with other industry organizations associated with union construction, and, in cooperation with the Building and Construction Trades Department and its affiliated International Unions, negotiated a streamlined collective bargaining agreement, called "The National Construction Agreement," that is available to its members and is designed for the industries in which NACA members work.
NACA also negotiated an addendum to the National Construction Agreement, which allows its members to compete in low union density areas throughout the United States.
NACA is represented in a number of important industry activities, including co-chair of the "Helmets to Hard-hats" military transition program, the Construction Users Roundtable, and the Plan for the Settlement for the Jurisdictional Disputes in the Construction Industry. It is also represented on the board of directors for the Center to Protect Workers Rights, the safety research arm of the Building and Construction Trades Department.
Formed in January 2000, the 24 members enjoy a strong working relationship with the National Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and the general presidents and their representatives of the 15 affiliated international unions.
NACA is a unique organization because of its membership, the National Construction Agreement and addendum, and its influence in the unionized construction sector.
NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE
Mission. The Nuclear Energy Institute is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI’s objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.
Activities. NEI, with member participation, develops policy on key legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. NEI then serves as a unified industry voice before the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch agencies, and federal regulators, as well as international organizations and venues. NEI also provides a forum to resolve technical and business issues for the industry. Finally, NEI provides accurate and timely information on the nuclear industry to members, policymakers, the news media, and the public.
Membership. NEI has over 280 corporate members in 15 countries. They include companies that operate nuclear power plants, design and engineering firms, fuel suppliers and service companies, companies involved in nuclear medicine and nuclear industrial applications, radionuclide and radiopharmaceutical companies, universities and research laboratories, and labor unions. More than 6,000 industry professionals participate in NEI activities and programs, providing NEI broad industry representation and enabling NEI to focus industry expertise on crucial policy matters.
KNOW YOUR ABC
The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. would like people to know that signing project labor agreements, enforcing safe work site procedures, ensuring that the trades workers are making fair wage and have a pension when they retire are all a waste of time and money.
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