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WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2007) – The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) — the largest multi-craft union contractor association in America — held its first Labor Committee Meeting on June 21, 2007 in Des Plaines, IL.
TAUC’s Labor Committee is comprised of 15 industry leaders who are dedicated to promoting positive change in the union construction industry. The Labor Committee’s primary responsibilities are:
“The Labor Committee takes into consideration the challenges facing today’s union construction industry and then considers how TAUC can help organized labor, union contractors and owners meet those challenges,” said Gary Kebert, TAUC Labor Committee Chairman. “Once we have an action plan in place, we then make our recommendations to TAUC’s Board of Directors on how, we, the largest multi-craft union contractor association in America, can impact our industry and recover market share.”
Topics also covered in TAUC’s first Labor Committee Meeting were:
“Our Labor Committee is invested in discovering innovative ways of helping union contractors compete more effectively in the open market,” said Kevin Hilton, TAUC Vice-President of Industrial Relations and liaison to the Labor Committee. “There are reasons why some geographical areas and certain sectors of the union construction industry are diminishing while others are fairing much better. One of the Committee’s goals is to meticulously assess the situation and then develop resources based on our findings that will truly benefit our members and our partners in labor.”
AUC Labor Committee members are:
Chairman Gary Kebert
Meccon Industries, Inc.
Vice-Chairman Charles Burns
J.J. White Inc
Scott Anderson Alissa Schneider
Enerfab Corporation Danny’s Construction
Alan Black Gerard T. Schreiber
Construction & Turnaround Services MC Industrial
William Cornell Michael Schumacher
McCarl’s Inc Aristeo Rigging
David Crichton Nicholas L. Theisen
Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. LG Constructors, Inc.
Jake Hardy Greg Trueman
NAES Power Contractors Alberici Constructors
Steve Johnson Ronald G. Weatherred
GEM Industrial Inc. Fluor Maintenance Services
Kenneth N. Perry
Fluor Constructors International, Inc
About The Association of Union Constructor (TAUC):
TAUC is an association of 2,500 union contractors from across the Untied States, primarily engaged in steel erection, industrial maintenance and construction. The mission of TAUC is to act as an advocate in advancing and enhancing the value of the union construction industry through an educated and action driven membership that fosters the promotion of labor-management cooperation, workplace safety and health, and collaboration with construction users in order to help union contractors compete more effectively in the marketplace.