Independent Electrical Contractors

New York Chapter, Inc 

PROVIDING SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MERIT SHOP ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
 
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Membership Benefits

National Benefits

Member-Only Discounts

  • CNA offers worker's comp, auto, property, and general liability insurance coverage. It also offers high-quality claim administration services and risk control expertise.
  • ConsensusDocs provides standard construction contracts.
  • Enterprise Fleet Management provides customized fleet services and solutions.
  • Hotel Engine is a private hotel booking platform, saving IEC members an average 26% off public rates at 150,000+ hotels worldwide.
  • Office Sensei is IEC's multi-needs office supplier including safety supplies, fire rated uniforms, work apparel, and custom embroidery.
  • simPro provides end-to-end electrical business management software.
  • The Home Depot Pro offers an exclusive incentive program to IEC members which includes a 2% rebate on all qualifying pre-tax purchases.
  • TSYS offers payment processing products.
  • Travelers Haven saves IEC members an average of 38% off short-term rentals, assisting with short-term housing processes for out-of-town projects.
  • United Academy is a platform providing training in topics including equipment operations, fall protection, confined space entry and excavation, and other compliance and best practice topics.
  • UPS offers flat rate pricing with savings up to 45% for IEC members.
  • UPS Capital offers insurance on your shipments.
  • The UPS Store provides members with quick, affordable and easy digital printing solutions.
  • YRC offers savings on qualifying less-than-truckload shipments along with many other services.

Training, Management Education & Workforce Development

  • Nationally recognized, Electrical Apprentice Programs to develop qualified and productive employees.
  • Professional development program for field-training journeyman electricians (2-years)
  • IEC University management education sessions at IEC Convention & Expo.
  • IEC University electrical project management institute offered in partnership with Purdue University.
  • IEC University eCampus: online courses covering safety, technical issues, business skills, and more.

Communication Tools

  • Insights, published 6 times a year, addresses emerging market trends, federal government activities, contractor success stories, new product information, buyers guides, and more.
  • Online Member Directory and IEC Marketplace which enable members and users to locate IEC contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Electrical Matters and IEC Extension: electronic newsletters that keep you current on industry issues.
  • Members-only access to IEC National Website providing valuable safety resource information and a variety of powerful tools to enhance your productivity and profitability.

National Meetings

  • Business Summit offers timely and relevant educational programs for electrical contractors and an opportunity for members to take part in setting the direction for IEC.
  • Safety Summit
  • Policy Conference provides updates on legislative issues that affect your business and the greater electrical industry and gives you a chance to talk with lawmakers.
  • IEC Convention & Expo provides opportunities for members to share ideas, analyze industry trends, and attend management & industry-related programs. The Expo provides hands-on access to the latest products from the industry's leading manufacturers, distributors, and service providers.

Networking & Business Development

  • Search engines on IEC website help promote and market your company.
  • Forums enable groups of non-competing contractors to share "best practices" confidentially.
  • Task forces and committees allow you to work with other members on issues facing the industry and IEC.

Code & Safety Information & Representation

  • FREE Safety Manual for all new members ($150 value).
  • IEC represents the industry in development of the National Electrical Code (NEC); National Electrical Safety Code; NEMA, UL, NECA standards, and various regional and national building code conferences.
  • IEC represents the industry to OSHA, MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) and other federal agencies regulating workplace safety.

Public Relations & Federal Government Advocacy

  • Representation of merit shop workforce issues, including state and federal employment regulations, project labor agreements, union activities (salting), association health plans, and employment discrimination.
  • Political Action Committee (PAC) and Political Educational Fund (PEF) provide advocacy support in Washington on behalf of IEC members.
  • Participation in state and federal apprentice advisory boards.
  • Industry Career Awareness Program - working with organizations (SkillsUSA/VICA) to raise student awareness of career opportunities in the electrical contracting industry.
  • Awards programs that recognize excellence and achievements of IEC members and chapters.
  • LEgal counsel - guidance and advice regardling labor law issues

State Benefits

General Member Benefits

  • Dedicated professional staff to answer your questions and provide assistance
  • IECNY is aligned with area Workforce Centers for wage subsidy programs
  • Awards and scholarships for each membership category
  • Participate on IECNY chapter committees

Potential Insurance Premium Reductions

Walsh Duffield, our preferred insurance broker, can provide quotes for:

  • Professional Liability
  • Business Insurance/General Liability
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • NYS Disability and Paid Family Leave
  • Auto
  • Home
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Boat and other Recreational Vehicles
  • Umbrella
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Annuities

Discounted Legal Fees

IECNY has contracted with legal counsel in New York who will provide preferred rates to IECNY members.

Discounted Apprentice Training

Discounts up to $500 per year, per apprentice, on our Apprenticeship Training Program and our Online Training Program.

10-20% Discount on Continuing Education Courses

Classes will be offered live and online

  • License prep classes
  • PDUs
  • NABCEP solar photovoltaic curriculum
  • Energy efficiency practice
  • Energy management and performance
  • Professional development courses
  • OSHA electrical safety training
  • NFPA training
  • NEC Code updates

Shared Worker Program

The IECNY Shared Worker Program is a continually updated list of individuals with varying levels of electrical experience who IECNY Contractor Members may use to find and hire new employees.

Job Board

  • Contractor Members can post available positions to the job board.
  • Employee Members and apprentices can apply to postings.

Apprenticeship Training Program

  • 5-year program
  • offered live and online
  • Accredited by NYS Dept of Labor

Potential Tax Credits with NYS

  • Hire a Veteran Credit - Employing Veterans full time may qualify you for a NYS tax credit from $5,000-$15,000 per Veteran
  • Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit - Employing an apprentice in the NYS Registered Apprenticeship Program may qualify you to tax credits up to $6,000 per qualified apprentice or $7,000 per disadvantaged youth
  • NY Youth Jobs Program Tax Credit - When you hire at-risk youths, you may qualify for tax credits up to $3,750 for part-time hires

Member-Only Area

IECNY provides links to power company regulations, current code changes and updates, access to the Job Board and Shared Worker Program, and more.

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