The two groups have already built a solid foundation focusing over the years on safety and health-related issues. The alliance serves as the next logical step in their deepening commitment to work more closely on activities and issues that impact them both on a regional and national level.
“This is truly a landmark occasion where the union employer community is strategically attempting to become less fragmented and come together behind shared values that will ultimately make both organizations stronger,” NACBE Executive Director John Erickson said.
This also marks the first time that TAUC has entered into such an alliance. The strategic alliance signed at the 2008 TAUC Leadership Conference outlined several key points:
“This strategic alliance will bring both our organizations closer, working towards mutually beneficial goals, so that union contractors ultimately benefit from and improve upon synergies that already exist.” TAUC CEO Steve Lindauer said.
TAUC has billed itself as an umbrella organization, working cooperatively with all union employer organizations. This alliance signals a marshalling of forces intended to assist union contractors in regaining market share that has been lost in the past decades.