The Electrical Alliance

The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between skilled craftsmen of the IBEW, Local 26 and electrical contractors of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of NECA to provide quality products and services to customers. It sets the standard for efficiency and productivity within the electrical industry. Electrical Alliance contractors deliver a better-trained and better-supervised workforce comprised of electricians who receive intensive classroom and on-the-job training. The benefit for clients is a better quality project, delivered on time and within budget—every time.


In 1997, over 150 union electrical contractors joined members of Local 26, IBEW to form the Electrical Alliance by adopting a Memorandum of Understanding for Achieving Excellence. In it, both labor and management pledged “their cooperation and support…to promote a healthy and continuing growth of business in the Washington, D.C. and its outlying areas.”


The Memorandum outlines numerous commitments to accomplish the Alliance goals. These commitments include:

  • No work stoppages, strikes or lockouts.
  • Produce the best quality installation for the money – on time and within budget.
  • Avoid overtime except under extenuating circumstances.
  • Prevent unnecessary or inefficient work practices.
  • Abide by all appropriate federal, state, and local safety regulations.
  • Continue supporting the training program for apprentices, journeymen and supervisors to guarantee an adequate supply of trained personnel to meet manpower needs.

Others Wire to Code. We Go One Better.

The National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) spell out in detail industry-wide performance standards for quality electrical construction. Make sure your specifications include this statement: “All work shall be performed in accordance with the National Electrical Installation Standards issued prior to the date of contract award.”

NECA, Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) represents qualified, reliable, and experienced electrical contractors in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The Chapter provides objective authority on the benefits and challenges of being a union employer for the electrical industry. To learn more about the Chapter or to put a NECA contractor to work for you, visit www.wdcneca.org.

IBEW, Local 26

Local 26, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is one of the largest unions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Local 26, IBEW has been serving the interests of the electrical worker since 1892. For more information about Local 26, visit www.ibewlocal26.org.