Quality

Our union contractors and Local 825 Operating Engineers are proud of a record of quality and safety that has come to define their work.

This reputation comes in part from our years of training and experience and also from legislation that requires all contractors to meet the same standards and preventing any from undermining those standards by cutting corners.

It is well known that low-bids don’t always result in the lowest cost.  Sometimes a low bid is the result of inferior work, incorrect bidding procedures and use of less-skilled workers.

To protect public and worker safety, and to level the playing field with all bidders on a project, the government requires checks to ensure a standard of quality workmanship. 

These requirements come in the form of prevailing wage laws, project labor agreements and proposed expansion of contractor registration requirements for public utility projects in New Jersey.

Prevailing wage requirements

Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)

Contractor Registration for public utility projects

Our union contractors and Local 825 Operating Engineers enjoy the highest record of quality and ELEC is fighting to maintain that standard.

Quality News

ELEC is expanding its credential reimbursement program for Local 825 operating engineers, reimbursing members the 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course. … Read More

ELEC is expanding its credential reimbursement program for Local 825 operating engineers, reimbursing members up to $100 for the CDL … Read More

ELEC is hard at work advocating for bills in Trenton that raise the standards of construction and ensure safe construction … Read More

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