What We Do
TAUC is made up of more than 2,000 contractor firms that utilize all-union labor and work primarily in the industrial maintenance and heavy construction sectors. Our goals are to help members grow their businesses and increase union construction's overall market share by convincing American companies that union construction represents the highest quality and most cost-effective option in the entire industry. We do that by assisting members in a variety of areas - from helping them navigate the business and regulatory terrain to fostering cooperation and mutual understanding between contractors, unions and owner-clients.
At TAUC, we see ourselves as more than a trade association; we are partners with our members. Our senior executives travel across the country to meet face-to-face with businesses that are considering using union construction and explain the myriad benefits by providing strong supporting data and productivity statistics. We pride ourselves on our rapid response and are always just a phone call or e-mail away. If a member has a question about a contract or collective bargaining agreement, we put them in contact with one of our labor relations specialists. And if a safety question arises, our expert director of safety and health is there to guide the contractor step by step through the OSHA regulatory maze.
Here's a quick look at some of the many benefits of a TAUC membership.
TAUC staff assists members by answering questions that may result when interpreting contract language. This is especially true for contractors who are working under the terms of the National Maintenance Agreements. TAUC also provides up-to-date information on issues affecting labor relations.
TAUC keeps members informed about the latest news on safety and health, labor, legislation, regulations, and technology through the association's website, monthly e-newsletters, e-blasts, and quarterly magazine, The Construction User.
TAUC is extremely active on the safety and health front. We participate in numerous training activities and keep our members up to date on the latest safety regulations and initiatives at both the state and federal level.
TAUC monitors federal and state legislation that may impact member businesses, and where necessary can lobby on their behalf. TAUC can and will initiate appropriate action when necessary and advise members on issues that affect our industry. TAUC is an active participant in the Campaign for Quality Construction, the Quality Construction Alliance, the Industrial Efficiency Alliance, the Construction Industry FASB Coalition, and Tax Paying Employers Against Misclassification.
TAUC hosts meetings and seminars on topics of interest to member organizations. TAUC annually hosts a Leadership Conference and an end-of-year State of the Union Construction Industry Forum that brings together key policy makers, General Presidents of International Unions, and members of the owner/client community to address key concerns.
TAUC sponsors and participates in various industry-related activities at both the local and national level. TAUC currently has strategic alliances with the North American Contractors Association, and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers and is working with both of these groups and their memberships on an ongoing basis.
TAUC is an active supporter of the Construction Labor Research Council, and provides information from the CLRC to its membership free of charge. TAUC has also funded a number of educational videos which can be accessed via the website as a benefit of membership. TAUC can provide answers to many of the questions union contractors have regarding their businesses.
Social and Networking Opportunities
TAUC hosts membership meetings offering networking and educational opportunities as well as Safety and Health, Labor Relations, Government Affairs and Local Employer Organization Committee meetings across the country. The association's annual meeting and regional education forums provide an opportunity for members to network and exchange information about related industries.