TAUC Leaders Meet with Iron Workers Executive Council, Share Outlook for Future
TAUC leaders last month accepted an invitation to meet with the Iron Workers General Executive Council in Naples, Florida to discuss future work opportunities and ways to enhance labor-management cooperation.
TAUC President Jake Locklear of APM, TAUC Secretary Bill Treharne of Midwest Steel, Inc., Bill Brown of Ben Hur Construction Company and TAUC CEO Steve Lindauer represented the association at the meeting. They heard from Michael Scott, Executive Director of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), as he outlined the prospects and potential strategies for multiemployer pension reform in the current session of Congress.
Locklear and Lindauer spoke to the council about the need for "transformative change" in the industry - specifically, becoming more nimble and flexible in order to meet existing and new customers' demands, as well as the importance of providing predictable, reliable, repeatable and sustainable outcomes for clients.
TAUC's strategic planning action items outlined to the Council included:
- Work more collaboratively with other national union contractor associations on legislative, regulatory, and business initiatives
- Formalize open lines of communication between TAUC and the NMAPC, to enhance the NMA's usage in low density union markets
- Better communicate, market and promote our value to the customer community
Lindauer also updated the group on the activities and work hours performed under the NMAPC Program for 2016.