The Council on Industrial
Relations (CIR) exists to provide a forum for the peaceful resolution
of labor disputes in the electrical contracting industry and by
the mutual agreement and sponsorship of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National
Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
The services of the Council are available to either or both parties
to a labor dispute whose local labor agreement provides for this
means of resolving negotiating or grievance impasses. The Council
encourages and supports local agreements. The Council does not solicit
business. It exists to serve the industry and to help resolve only
those issues upon which an impasse has been reached. Use of the
Council should not be abused, nor should it be used as an excuse
for not exhausting every possible effort by both parties to resolve
disputes locally. The Council was never intended to be a substitute
for the development of good faith labor-management relations on
the local level.
If you are wishing to use the services of CIR, please read through
this web site. To schedule the next session of the Council, you
must request submission forms
from the Secretary of the Council according to the rules as set
forth in your collective bargaining agreement and under the CIR.
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Next Session (2023):
May 16th – 18th
Hilton Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Future Sessions (2023)
August 15th – 17th
November 14th – 16th