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Strategic Alliances

TAUC believes that lasting success can only be achieved through collaboration. This is true both in the union construction industry - where cooperation between contractors, labor and owner-clients is vital - and in the world of trade associations. To give our members the highest level of support and advocacy on Capitol Hill, TAUC has partnered with selected organizations to combine our strengths and open up new opportunities for those involved in union construction.

TAUC - NACBE

In 2008 TAUC and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) formed a strategic alliance that assisted both organizations in advancing their mutual interests.

The two groups already had built a solid foundation over the years by focusing on safety and health-related issues, but this alliance served as the next logical step in deepening their 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.

The strategic alliance outlined several key points:
  • Work together on issues impacting the industrial maintenance and construction industry
  • Conduct joint meetings and share information related to construction labor relations and safety
  • Participate in joint development of products and practices that benefit safety, productivity, market expansion, and profitability
  • Collaborate on joint marketing and promotional efforts
  • Increase membership awareness of industry issues through the exchange of information published in print and electronic media
  • Participate in research that emphasizes the development of strategic goals
  • Enter into a tri-partite approach when it benefits both groups

This alliance is a strategic approach to take advantage of existing synergies to assist union contractors in regaining market share.

TAUC - NACA

In 2009 TAUC and the North American Contractors Association (NACA) formally consummated a strategic alliance that helps both organizations advance mutual interests beneficial to their respective memberships and the union construction industry.

The alliance serves as logical positive step in bringing the employer segment of the union construction industry together by deepening the commitment to work more closely on activities and issues that impact TAUC and NACA both on a regional and national level.

Several key points from this strategic alliance include:
  • Conduct joint meetings and share information related to construction labor relations, safety, and increasing market share;
  • Participate in joint development of products and practices that benefit safety, productivity, market expansion, and profitability;
  • Focus on issues of common interest that serve to promote a superior value added product for our clients;
  • Increase membership awareness of industry issues through the exchange of information published in print and electronic media;
  • Participate in research that emphasizes the development of strategic goals; and
  • Enter into a tri-partite approach involving owners, contractors and organized labor in bringing resolution to industry issues.

TAUC remains focused on working cooperatively with all union construction employer organizations for the betterment of our industry.