Lately it seems that the only thing we can count on these days
is the ongoing instability of constant change. With the
implementation of complicated and seemingly incomplete
legislation such as the Affordable Care Act, along with
ever-increasing federal and local regulations, today’s
environment poses a suite of challenges few business owners have
experienced before and sets the table for a future of
uncertainty for the organized electrical construction industry
on Long Island.
As our world continues to change, the Government Affairs and
Business Development leaders at NECA National remain ahead of
the curve in advocating for, and leading our contractors through
a very difficult business landscape. Here at home, our Chapter
staff is doing the same by ensuring our local officials are held
to task and consistently informed of the issues so critically
important to us.
On a positive note, our trust funds continue to make strides as
a result of not only favorable market conditions but the
tremendous commitment from our trustees from both sides of the
aisle. However, we can never rest and must remain diligent,
focused and willing to adjust to market conditions.
I look forward to working with the leadership of LU 25 as well
as the Long Island Chapter Board of Directors in maintaining
much of the positive momentum of recent years in the area of
labor relations and in working to bring about positive change
for our industry.
If you are currently a NECA member I ask that you continue to be
involved and always look for additional ways to contribute to
our industry. If you are not yet a NECA member, I welcome you to
our website and encourage you to contact our Chapter office to
learn more about the many benefits that NECA membership has to
Have a great 2014.
Long Island Chapter President