WESTERN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION, INC.
9719 Lincoln Village Drive, Suite 303, Sacramento, CA 95827
Volume 7 Issue 7
THE WECA NEWS
Inside this issue:
Message from the President. . . Calendar of Events 2
Darryl Vasko, President of the WECA Board of Directors, & President of Vasko Electric , Inc. Welcome New Members 2
Labor Code Section 1777.5 3
Simplifying DAS 140 Contributions
Congratulations to Californians for standing up and taking action to California State Certification for 4
begin to take back their State! As merit shop contractors in the State of
California, we have seen how the rules and regulations set in our State Hat’s Off To “TNABF” 7
have hindered the growth of our businesses and stalled the expansion WECA at the Capitol 8
of our Apprenticeship Programs. We’ve all had first hand experience
Journeyman Classes 10
over the last six years with Gray Davis’s appointments to key positions
in the CAC, DIR, and DAS and the havoc they have caused. So much WECA Association Member Roster 10
so that it seemed that we were fighting a losing battle. It is WECA Member Roster 11
disheartening to think all of this was being influenced by 15% of the
State’s electrical contractors who choose to still be Union affiliated. I Platt Electric Lands National Insert
believe that everyone saw that the Davis administration was unwilling to
Make-A-Wish 20th Year Anniversary Insert
come to terms with the fact that their business practices are
devastatingly wrong for our current economy. It becomes crystal clear “Journeymen….Choose the Right Insert
to all of us as we see businesses leave this great State due to
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overregulation and soaring costs.
The time has come when people want to become more involved with
the regulations that affect their business and livelihood. We witnessed
this on October 7th, 2003, in California’s first, and only the second in
the nation, historic vote to recall governor Gray Davis. Californians
turned out in record numbers (over 60%) to make their voices heard. “Making A Tough
Now is the time we all must become more involved than we have in the
past and stand up for what we feel is right .We must work to get this
economy back on track. I urge all of you to actively participate with
your trade association by contributing to your PAC and PEF funds on
both the State and Federal levels. The time is now. Let’s not loose what www.weca-iec.org
we voted for on October 7th. Roll up your sleeves and keep the
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WECA Board of Directors ASSOCIATION STAFF
November & Darryl Vasko, President
December Vasko Electric, Inc. Customer Consultant / Single Point Of
firstname.lastname@example.org Contact - Ext. 24
Calendar Sue Fairbanks - email@example.com
of Events Greg Anderson, Vice President Customer Consultant / Single Point Of
Rex Moore Electrical Contractors Contact - Ext. 22
11/12/03 - 12:00PM G.firstname.lastname@example.org Alice Petterson - email@example.com
SUB-ATC Committee Meeting
San Diego Office Rick Butterfield, Treasurer & Immd Past Pres Administrative Manager - Ext. 41
Butterfield Electric Inc. Roxanne Barnello - firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Receptionist / Admin. Assistant - Ext. 10
11/13/03 - 9:30AM
Board of Directors Meeting April Carpenter– firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacramento Office Mark Cooper
H & D Electric, Inc. ATC Accountant - Ext. 23
Telisha Edge - email@example.com
11/20/03 - 10:00AM / 11:30AM
Marketing Membership WECA Accountant - Ext. 25
Joe Lickey Yolanda Jacksonfirstname.lastname@example.org
12/6/03– 5:00PM Dennyselect@aol.com Insurance Administrator - Ext. 17
2003 WECA Christmas Dinner Party Cindy Cormier - email@example.com
Capitol Plaza Halls– Downtown Marc McBride Curriculum Coordinator - Ext. 26
McBride Electric, Inc. Marsha Easter - firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprentice Dispatch - Ext. 19
ATC Committee Meeting
Sacramento Office Art Munoz Debbie Jolly-Jordan - email@example.com
Marticus Electric, Inc. Operations Manager - Ext. 20
firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Lawrence - email@example.com
Jim Neuffer Robin Lysaght - firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Sacramento Instructor
Earl March– firstname.lastname@example.org
Wes Owsley Sacramento Instructor
Advanced Electric, Inc. Jimmie Slemp– email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento Instructor
Mike Moyer– email@example.com
San Diego Instructor
Royal Electric Co.
Bill Jackson– firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruiter & Outreach Coordinator- Ext. 36
Tom Wilbert Shevea Myrick - email@example.com
VCI Telcom, Inc.
Administrative Assistant - Ext. 38
City Chevrolet firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Quint - email@example.com
San Diego, CA
Administrative Assistant - Ext. 29
Dara Domasky firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP TEAM
Granite Electrical Executive Director, CEO - Ext. 12 IT / Database Specialist - Ext. 39
Supply, Inc. Terry Seabury - email@example.com Steve Ries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeship Director - Ext. 27
Debbie Dobson –email@example.com Disciplinary Coordinator - Ext. 28
Jackie Thayer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety Services HR / Customer Services Director - Ext. 11
Company Christine Hall - email@example.com Office Clerk - Ext. 29
Government Affairs Director- Ext. 18 Ronnie Vigel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Christen - email@example.com
Records Administrator –Ext. 40
Manager, SoCal Membership Services Audra Jamieson - firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Office (858) 751-0600
Robert Bartlett - email@example.com Student Information Data Analyst -Ext.
Financial Manager- Ext. 15 Vacant
Gail Gibson - firstname.lastname@example.org
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RULE NUMBER 1 - Help!
If you are awarded a Public Works job and have any questions, call WECA (toll free 877-444-9322). Our Customer
Consultants are happy to help guide you through the paperwork.
Note: Training funds must be paid if the PW job is over $1000. If the total contract is over $30,000 and the
man-hours are >5, then a request must be made for apprentices. (Jobs <$1000 are not subject to PW laws)
RULE NUMBER 2 - Notification of Contract Award Information
In all cases, notification must be submitted within 10 days of the agreement or contract award, but in no event later
than the first day in which the contractor has workers employed on the public work; DAS 140 forms are available on
WECA’s Web Site.
(a) For WECA contractors who are approved-to-train, you shall provide DAS 140 contract award
information to WECA.
(b) For WECA contractors who are not approved-to-train, as well as non-WECA contractors, you shall pro
vide DAS 140 contract award information to ALL of the applicable apprenticeship committees whose geo
graphic areas of operation include the area of the public works project. Visit WECA’s Web Site for a link
to the State’s Apprenticeship Program search engine.
RULE NUMBER 3 - Employment of Apprentices on Public Works
The ratio of employment of apprentices is no less than one (1) hour of apprentice work for every five (5) hours work
performed by a journeyman. All contractors must request dispatch of required apprentices from an Apprenticeship
Program by giving the Program actual notice of at least 48 hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
before the date on which apprentices are required.
(a) WECA (approved-to-train) contractors may make a verbal request to WECA’s Dispatcher if they are in
need of apprentices.
(b) WECA contractors who are not approved-to-train, and non-WECA contractors, must submit under
separate cover from the DAS 140, a written request for apprentices (DAS 142). The DAS 142 request for
apprentice forms, is available on WECA’s Website. If you are denied dispatch, for areas where there is
more than one Apprenticeship Committee, you must submit another request for dispatch of Apprentices
from a second Committee.
RULE NUMBER 4 - Payment of Apprenticeship Training Contributions
California Labor Code requires all contractors employing journeymen on public works projects to make Journeymen
training contributions based on the hours worked, the County in which the work is performed, and the date the
project was first advertised for bid. Depending on the County, contributions can vary from $.25 to $1.28 per hour.
WECA has forms that streamline the payment of these fees. WECA Members are to pay these contributions to
WECA as outlined in the WECA Membership Agreement, If you aren’t sending them to WECA, do so right away.
(a) All WECA contractors performing public works must pay these training contributions to WECA
(See “ Simplifying DAS 140” continued on back page)
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There continues to be much confusion about electrician testing and certification requirements. Attached is a revised analysis
reflecting new law under AB 1719, signed this month by Gov. Davis. I encourage you to ignore all the secondary source
material floating around via e-mails (much of it is wrong) and actually read the text of AB 931 (1999), AB 1087 (2002) and the
regulations associated with this bill, and AB 1719 (2003).
Examples of the latest fallacies circulating about electrician testing and certification:
1. The deadline is now January 1, 2007.
2. Electricians who do not pass the test by the deadline must be enrolled in a state or federally approved apprenticeship
program to work.
3. Federally-approved apprenticeship programs are not acceptable for training.
4. It doesn't matter anymore, because Gov.-Elect Schwarzenegger will boot out the members of the California
Apprenticeship Council and replace them quickly.
California’s New Electrician Testing and Certification Requirement: A Crisis Waiting to Happen
Assembly Bill 931, signed by Governor Davis in October 1999, authorized the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards
(DAS) to develop standards for the testing and certification of electricians.
Assembly Bill 1087, signed by Governor Davis in May 2002, requires electricians to be certified by January 1, 2005 in order to
work in California, with three exceptions:
· The electrician is enrolled in an apprenticeship program approved by the California Apprenticeship Council.
· The electrician is enrolled in an apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship Training.
· The electrician has met eligibility standards for registration with the DAS (see “Working without Certification” below)
and has registered with the DAS.
The only electrical apprenticeship programs approved by the California Apprenticeship Council are run by the following
· The Western Electrical Contractors Association non-union trade association.
· The Associated Builders and Contractors non-union trade association.
· The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union.
· The non-union Walther Electric Company.
It is extremely unlikely that the union-dominated California Apprenticeship Council will approve additional electrical
apprenticeship programs. Governor Schwarzenegger will be able to appoint new CAC members when the terms of seven
members expire on January 15, 2005.
Assembly Bill 1719, signed by Governor Davis in October 2003, allows the California Apprenticeship Council to delay the
deadline for testing and certification by up to two years beyond the current January 1, 2005 deadline. It requires the test to be
conducted in Spanish and other languages. It eliminates the January 1, 2004 deadline for the Division of Apprenticeship
Standards to issue a progress report and simply requires the Division of Apprenticeship Standards to issue a progress report
before the deadline.
IMPORTANT: Even though Governor Davis has allowed the option of extension, no announcement has been made yet that
there will be an extension so get certified! Also, if extended it will be up to 2 years so don’t count on the deadline being
January 1, 2007! GET CERTIFIED!
(See “CA. State Certification” continued on page 5)
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(“CA. State Certification” continued from page 4)
Taking the Test
All electricians must take a computerized test to be certified. Fees are $75 to apply for the test and $100 to take the test.
The test must be administered in Spanish and in other non-English languages spoken by a substantial number of applicants.
To be eligible to take the test, electricians must be one of the following:
· A graduate of an apprenticeship program approved by the California Apprenticeship Council (see above for list).
· A graduate of an apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship Training.
· Able to prove a substantive amount of on-the-job experience in various aspects of the electrical trade. Military
experience is acceptable.
· Licensed in another state for which the DAS chief determines that the licensing requirements are comparable to
Working Without Certification—Formal Training Required
After January 1, 2005, an uncertified electrician may work if ALL of these registration and training requirements are met:
· The person is an apprentice registered with the DAS.
· The person either has completed or is enrolled in an approved curriculum of classroom instruction approved by an
Electrician Certification Curriculum Committee and provided under the jurisdiction of the State Department of
Education or the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.
· The employer attests that the person shall be under the direct supervision of a certified electrician who is
responsible for supervising no more than one uncertified person.
The initial registration fee is $25. There is no charge for registration after the initial registration, but it must be renewed
annually with the DAS.
Any person who displays a certificate, or otherwise claims to be certified, who is not certified shall be prohibited from
taking the test for certification for five years.
Most Electricians Won’t Be Certified by the Deadline
The California Employment Development Department’s Occupational Projections Table Six (revised April 10, 2003)
indicates that in 2000 there was an average of 61,800 electricians in California and 10,400 electrician helpers. The
National Electrical Contractors Association, a union contractor trade association that co-sponsored the bills to require
testing and certification of electricians, claims there are 75,000 electricians in California. (“Monday Morning Monthly”,
The Department of Industrial Relations reports that as of September 23, 2003:
· 3,252 electricians have been authorized to take the test
· 3,122 electricians have applied to take the test
· 1,286 electricians have taken the test
· 1,182 electricians have passed the test
· 104 electricians have failed the test
The fiscal year 2003-04 state budget indicates that the California Department of Industrial Relations expects to take in
$1,847,000 for the Electrician Certification Fund. (AB 1765, page 564, budget line 7350-001-3002) Fees for an electrician
are $75 to apply for the test and $100 to take the test. If the DIR assumed that every electrician who applied for the test in
fiscal year 2003-04 took the test, the DIR is apparently expecting 10,555 electricians to take the test from July 1, 2003
through June 30, 2004.
(See “CA. State Certification” continued on page 6)
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(“CA. State Certification” continued from page 5)
This leaves about 60,000 electricians in the state to take the test in the last six months before the deadline of January 1, 2005!
Legislature Won’t Know about the Problem
Assembly Bill 1087 had required the DAS to report to the Legislature by January 1, 2004, on the status of electrician
certification, including the following information:
· The number of electricians certified
· The number of persons enrolled in electrician apprenticeship programs
· The number of electricians registered with the DAS to work without certification (this number will likely be
minuscule, since it isn’t necessary until 2005)
· The estimated number of individuals performing work for Class C-10 electrical contractors for which certification will
be required after January 1, 2005, who have not yet been certified and are not enrolled in apprenticeship programs or
· Whether enforcement of the January 1, 2005, deadline for certification will cause a shortage of electricians in
· Whether persons who wish to become certified electricians will have an adequate opportunity to pass the certification
exam, to register with the DAS without being certified, or to enroll in an apprenticeship program prior to January 1,
As a result of AB 1719, this report is now due at an unspecified time before the deadline.
What We Don’t Know
· Beyond the DIR web site, to what extent has DAS tried to notify electricians and Class C-10 electrical contractors
about the upcoming testing and certification/registration requirement?
· Is information about electrician certification available in non-English languages spoken by a substantial number of
construction workers, as required by AB 1087?
· Is testing available in non-English languages spoken by a substantial number of construction workers, as required by
AB 1087 and AB 1719?
· Where is the Electrician Certification Curriculum Committee in its process of approving school and community
college curricula? Has the DAS informed vocational schools and community colleges about this requirement?
· When is the DAS going to contact WECA to inquire about its ability to enroll thousands of electricians at the last
minute in its apprenticeship programs for the fall 2004 school year? This information needs to be provided to the
legislature before the deadline.
· Will DAS have the staff and funding to handle the rush of applicants for testing, certification, and registration that
will happen at the end of 2004 and beginning of 2005? The DAS is required to notify applicants if their application
is complete and accepted for filing within 30 days of receipt, and the DAS must issue a decision on certification
within 60 days after the complete application is filed.
· How will this electrician testing and certification/registration requirement be enforced? Is this a new responsibility of
the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)? Will the DLSE have the staff and funding to handle
November 2003 - The WECA News Page 7
By: Robert Bartlett, Southern California Member Service Manager
This WECA member was nominated for and won the 2003 IEC National Member of the Year Award. WECA is privileged and
honored to present his qualifications for this prestigious award to the entire WECA membership. We have so many members
that deserve recognition, it’s difficult to bestow the gratitude for everything they’ve contributed....but in this case, there is so
much to admire. Let’s get started to see who is “TNABF” and why he won this coveted award.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ASSOCIATION:
He is the owner and President of a prominent firm in Northern California and has been a member of WECA since 1971. He
has served WECA in the following capacities: Treasurer, 1993-94; Vice President, 1995-98; President, 1999-2000; Immediate
Past President, 2001-02; ATC Trustee 1993-Present; ATC Chairman, 2002. He is an active member of the IEC National
Government Affairs Committee and has been instrumental in not only increasing the fund raising activities, but in motivating
many others to become more involved in supporting IEC’s efforts.
He has been honored with the following WECA and IEC awards:
• WECA Man of the Year 2002
• WECA Outstanding Service Award 2001
• IEC National Award of Excellence in Electrical Construction 1999
So far I hope you see why everyone is in awe and admires…Read On! ...his accomplishments.....his proactive mentality and
energetic fortitude makes him “stand-out” in the ranks of many other great people. WECA and IEC are truly fortunate to have
him on our side. He is a forceful promoter of the merit shop industry and brought recognition and credibility to WECA’s
Association. He was the driving force that helped develop the interest and motivation for WECA’s application for approval
from the State of California’s Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) to launch a Residential training program. He has
elevated the awareness and importance of the Residential electrician throughout California due to his professionalism and
ability to be a leader and role model.
Being around him is like wearing “rose-colored” glasses all day......he has an obvious infectious passion for this industry and
the energy he displays rubs off on everyone around him. He makes sure that people who work with him realize that they are
the ones who make a difference....this is the trait of someone in command. His leadership doesn’t stop at motivating
others.....he has dedicated an enormous amount of personal funding to support the Association and its purpose. This man
doesn’t believe in lip service.....he knows how to deliver!!
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE INDUSTRY:
He does not just devote his time to WECA and his company, but to many other organizations. His energy and purpose is
solely directed at educating legislators, contractors, and the entire construction industry about the value of “merit shops” and
improving the quality of work through employee education. He has personally taken on the task of fighting and exposing the
dangers of Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s). These efforts are helping to bring about a more fair and level playing field in
the construction industry.
He was one of the founders of a new association, PASC (Professional Association of Specialty Contractors) that encourages
and funds training for any and all employees.
His current affiliations in the industry are:
(See: Hats off to TNABF” continued on page 9)
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By: Eric Christen, Government Affairs Director
Now that our historic recall election has passed it is time to reflect upon what this means for merit
shop contractors in California and how things will be different under the leadership of Governor
First some facts regarding the election:
-50% of union members supported the recall!
-55% of all votes supported the recall.
-Only five counties voted against the recall (out of 58).
-25% of Democrats voted for the recall.
-60% of all voters voted for a Republican.
These amazing statistics aside, the question remains: What does this mean for WECA?
First and foremost the most anti-merit shop administration in California’s history will be history itself
in less than two weeks. At that time the new Governor will be able to start appointing some 1200+
people to positions in the State government. These people serve at the Governor’s leisure and the
Davis people will be asked to resign immediately. This is great news because these are the people
who run and staff the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the California Apprenticeship
Council (CAC) and a myriad of other departments that have an impact on WECA and its
members. Next, we will be able to start getting merit shop friends put into these positions. Already
resumes are being collected and sent in by our friends. If you would like to be considered for a full
time position or a part time position on a board or commission then please contact WECA today
and ask for Eric Christen, or you can email me at email@example.com.
This is the beginning of a new era in our State, one in which our members and supporters will be in
charge of the levers of power. WECA as an organization is partly responsible for this wonderful
change as once again we see what can happen when we all work together. Our political action
committee (PAC) alone gave over $7,000 to the recall effort. I hope now you all see why it is
important to donate to the PAC each month-you can do so simply by paying the voluntary PAC
amount shown on your monthly dues invoice.
Forward we go into a new era! Hold your breath!
November 2003 - The WECA News Page 9
(Hats off to “TNABF” continued from page 7)
• American Subcontractors Association; ASA member and School Outreach Committee
• Building Industry Association; BIA member
• Building Industry Association-PAC; BIA-PAC Board
• CA Apprenticeship Councils Electrical Industry Training Committee; Co-Chairman
• Construction Industry Crime Prevention; CICP Board Member
His company has received these industry awards:
ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors
Beazer Homes Contractor of the Month, 2002
Business Journal Top 5 Electrical Contractors, 2000-02
Business Journal Top 25 Electrical Contractors, 1989-02
JTS Customer Care Achievement in Excellence, 2001
Winncrest Homes Contractor of the Month, 2001
Del Webb Trade Contractor of the Year, 2000
Square D Residential Contractor of the Year, 2000
Del Webb Trade Contractor of the Year, 1999
Del Webb Trade Contractor of the Quarter, 3rd Qtr, 1999
JTS Trade Partner of the Year, 1999
Del Webb Trade Contractor of the Quarter, 1st Qtr, 1998
Del Webb Superior Customer Service Award, 1997-98
Del Webb Trade Contractor of the Year, 1997
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY:
It’s easy to see “TNABF” is extremely competitive, and therefore it should be of no surprise that he is avid sports enthusiast.
In his hometown, he sponsors numerous sports teams ranging from a soccer team, little league teams, and a local baseball
team. And, he still finds time to play on an adult team himself.
He is a member of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. He was recognized by the
Sacramento Business Journal as one the “40 Under 40” top businessmen in the Sacramento area. His company has been
acknowledged as one of the largest and most successful residential electrical contracting firms in the Sacramento area.
LIFE BEFORE THE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING BUSINESS:
This guy has guts.....that’s one huge reason why he has accomplished so much in so short a time. What did he do in his
crazy, younger years prior to becoming an electrical contractor? His profession was one of the most dangerous in the
world......he was a professional bull-rider. No kidding!! Yep, he jumped onto one of the toughest animals in the world and,
holding on with only one hand, tried to stay on-board for an 8-second ride that must have seemed to last an eternity. The
bull-riding profession has definitions for the different types of bulls that are found in the ring.....there’s the chute fighter (he
tries to fight the cowboy in the chute), the crow hopper (doesn’t buck but jumps stiff-legged), the dink (usually just runs
around the rink), and, get this, the union bull (one that bucks until the sound of the 8-second whistle, then quits.....very
fitting!) One thing a rider did not want to do in competition was to “kiss the bull”.....this is not a romantic gesture to make
the bull like you.....it happens when a rider is bucked so violently he lurches forward so his face meets the back of the bull’s
head. Ouch! Our guy must think being an electrical contractor is a “walk in the park” compared to his previous profession.
Yes, this member who has blessed WECA with his leadership, guts, and determination is Mark Cooper, Owner and President
of H & D Electric, Inc. This is one guy any organization would want on their team......he’s a winner and has helped to make
WECA the leader and innovator in the electrical industry.
Even to this day, Mark Cooper, President and Owner of H & D Electric in Sacramento is “TNABF”, The Name All Bulls Fear.
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Electrical Installations Kurt Wille Electric
P. O. Box 25 P.O. Box 8469 911 Western Avenue PO Box 256
ABC Electrical Contracting P. O. Box 5467 4 Cuvaison Court
Woodland, CA 95776 Stockton, CA 95208 Petaluma, CA 94952 Roseville, CA 95678
7311 Derby Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95402-5467 Sacramento, CA 95834
(530) 666-2116 (209) 931-0472 (707) 762-1155 (916) 655-3555
Cotati, CA 94931 (707) 545-2771 (916) 359-2013
(707) 578-8966 Tri-County Electric, Inc.
Quest Media & Supplies
Cabar Electric Inc. Electro Solutions, Inc. Harold E. Nutter & Son, Inc. Layman Electric, Inc. 5822 Roseville Road 560 N.Moorpark Road, Ste. 283
5721 Callister Avenue P. O. Box 494446 3017 Douglas Blvd., Suite 200 1628 Culpepper Road Sacramento, CA 95842 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Sacramento, CA 95819 Redding, CA 96049 Roseville, CA 95661 Modesto, CA 95351 (916) 338-7857 (805) 495-1745
3181 Kingston Ave.
(916) 739-6616 (530) 241-6691 (916) 334-4343 (209) 522-2244
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 252-4280 Harrison Electric Rayco Electric, Inc.
Calkins Electric, Inc. 3144 Fitzgerald Road TWC Enterprises
Electrix, Inc. P.O.Box 7786 Leucadia Electric, Inc. 8071 Milnes Avenue
11596 Barranca Road 7032 Brookcrest Way Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Advanced Electric, Inc. Camarillo, CA 93012-8213 Auburn, CA 95603 133 2nd Street Roseville, CA 95747
Citrus Heights, CA. 95610 (530) 889-8920 (916) 858-8000
167 Taylor Road (805) 491-2234 Encinitas, CA 92024 (916) 783-8682
Newcastle, CA 95658 (916) 967-1922 (760) 944-6708
(916) 663-4126 Haley Electric Republic Electric West, Inc.
Carlyle Electric, Inc. Energy Electric 6201 Oak Hill Road 11855 White Rock Road Upchurch Electric Inc
2112-B Drive In Way LRC Electric Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 5960 Martin Lane
6810 Santa Juanita Ave. Placerville, CA 95667
Akenson Electric Auburn, CA 95603 3379 Ellington Villa Drive (916) 363-4720 Ione, CA 95640
Orangevale, CA 95662 (510) 642-2686
8843 Prospect Avenue (530) 885-9337 Altadena, CA 91001 (209) 274-2343
Santee, CA 92071 (626) 798-2295
HECO Electric, Inc. Rex Moore Elect. Contractors
(619) 448-4073 Carnahan Electric P. O. Box 980010 Valtierra Electric
Epic Company 1515 Keesling Ave.
6391 Capital, Suite A 4100 Redwood Road, #10 LVH Electric, Inc. West Sacramento, CA 95798 530 N. Yosemite Street
Diamond Springs, CA 95619 San Jose, CA 95125 300 Irving Drive Stockton, Ca 95203
Aladdins Electric of the North Oakland, CA 95619 (916) 372-1300 - GA155
(530) 642-2476 (408) 978-0562 Oxnard, CA 93030 (209) 942-0170
Bay (510) 750-4400
P. O. Box 7351 Helix Electric, Inc. (888) 313-2033 RMCI
Cotati, CA 94931 CCI 8260 Camino Santa Fe P.O. Box 506 Vanden Bos Electric
(707) 795-7207 P. O. Box 961 San Diego, CA 92186 Mark III Engineering Loomis, CA 95650 502 Giuseppe Court, Ste. 5
1400 Muir Place
Healdsburg, CA 95448-4811 Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (858) 535-0505 Contractors (916) 652-4337 Roseville, CA 95678
(707) 433-9036 (707) 664-1259 5101 Florin Perkins Road (916) 773-1500
Andrade Electric, Inc.
3245-A Fitzgerald Road Hershey Electric Sacramento, CA 95826 Ron Thompson Electric
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 Chico Electric Fitzpatrick Associates, Inc. P. O. Box 6144 (916) 381-8080 3121 Windsor Drive Vasko Electric, Inc.
(916) 635-4082 36 W Eaton Road 4926 Mongahela Street Folsom, CA 95763 Sacramento, CA 95864 4300 Astoria Street
Chico, CA 95973 San Diego, CA 06073 (916) 985-4133 Marticus Electric, Inc. (916) 485-0972 Sacramento, CA 95838
(530) 891-1933 (858) 273-4309 9189 Jackson Road (916) 568-7700
Angelo Electric Sacramento, CA 95826-9703
Hicks & Sons Electric Royal Electric Co.
9725 Del Road
Colburn Electric Fort Bragg Electric 3273 Claremont Ave, Ste. 211 (916) 368-2186 P.O.Box 231430 VCI Telcom, Inc.
Roseville, CA 95747 1402 Union Street, Ste. B PO Box 1578 Napa, CA 94558 Sacramento, CA 95823 4032 California Avenue
(916) 786-2026 Eureka, CA 95502 Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 252-7395 McBride Electric, Inc. (916) 428-0286 Carmichael, CA 95608
(707) 445-8474 (707) 964-9118 6480 Weathers Pl., Suite 340 (916) 944-4302
Antony's Electric Hillcrest Electric, Inc. San Diego, CA 92121 RT Construction, Inc.
PO Box 6693 Cooper Electric 1658 Callens Road (858) 450-1414 ext. 209 PO Box 42279 Weis Electric Co.
Santa Rosa, CA 95406 1168 Greenfield Drive Foshay Electric Co., Inc. Ventura, CA 93003 Los Angeles, CA 90042-5006 9023 Kimber Lane
(707) 573-1703 El Cajon, CA 92021 7676 Engineer Road (805) 644-6252 (707) 795-8896
Meadow Electric Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 579-6042 San Diego, CA 92111
P.O.Box 991 (619) 561-9932
Artistic Lighting & Electric HLK Construction Inc. Meadow Vista, CA 95722 S.J. Cimino Electric, Inc.
P. O. Box 151106 Corish Electric PO Box 1169 (530) 878-7944 5825 Heights Road Werthmann Electric Company
San Rafael, CA 94915 660 El Camino Real Fox Company Loomis, CA 95650 Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1009 1711 Little Orchard Street
(415) 456-1656 Millbrae, CA 94030 3995 Olive Highway (916) 652-9632 Medina & Son Electric Co., (707) 542-6231 Unit A
(650) 589-0186 Oroville, CA 95966 Inc. San Jose, CA 95125
(530) 533-2730 Horn Electric, Inc. P.O.Box 231304 Sadler Electric, Inc. (408) 279-1433
B & H Electric, Inc. Cove Electric, Inc. P.O.Box 2059 Sacramento, CA 95823 1935 Friendship Drive
1122 Black Diamond Way 77-824 Wildcat Drive
FPV Electical Company Lodi, CA 95241 (916) 452-5173 El Cajon, CA 92020
Lodi, CA 95240 Palm Desert, CA. 92211 Westrend Electric Inc.
510 S. Mathilda, Ste. 12 (209) 339-4278 (619) 449-1266
(209) 334-6770 (760) 360-0036 P. O. Box 1701
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Midvalley Electric & El Cajon, Ca 92022
(408) 739-1640 Hy-Lang Electric California, Communications, Inc. Sathy Electric (619) 440-1700
Backe Electric, Inc. Creager Electric, Inc. Inc. 1451 Garden Hwy. 4741 Pell Drive, Suite 3
225 Ramona Place 11315 Sunrise Gold Circle, Ste.J 7181 Construction Court Yuba City, CA 95991 Sacramento, CA 95838
G and S Electric
Camarillo, CA 93010-8406 Rancho Cordova, Ca 95742 San Diego, CA 92121 (530) 751-7579 (916) 569-0750 Willow Electric, Inc.
3950 Todd Road
(805) 388-3234 (916) 853-9982 (858) 549-8568 370 Myrtlewood Drive
Auburn, CA 95602
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(916) 442-7714 Minton Electric, Inc. Serrano Electric Inc.
Barnum & Celillo Electric Cross State Electric (707) 526-9945
I & O Construction, Inc. 7796 Bell Road 1500 Martine Ave., Ste. 210
3900 Taylor Street, Suite 3 2445 Railroad Street P.O. Box 9548 Windsor, CA 95492 Santa Clara, CA 95050
Sacramento, CA 95838-3372 Corona, CA 92880 Fresno, CA 93793 (707) 838-8284 (408) 986-1570 Wittmers Electric, Inc
3338 Luyung Drive
(916) 646-4661 (909) 737-8870 (559) 277-0200 21740 Granada Ave.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 638-3798 Service Electric Cupertino, CA 95014
Bergelectric Corporation Current Electric Icon Electric PO Box 71 (408) 257-0365
Contractors & Engineers 936 Detroit Ave, Suite J 7477 Poplar Drive P.O. Box 1756 Placerville, CA 95667
Gatco Electric, Inc.
650 Opper Street Concord, CA 94518 Forestville, CA 95436 Grass Valley, CA 959445 (530) 621-4242 White Electric Company
P. O. Box 99494
Escondido, CA 92029 (925) 689-9185 (707) 887-7015 3657 Mitchell Road
Stockton, CA 95209 (530) 477-6100
(800) 559-1003 Eureka, CA 95503
(209) 957-9713 Seirra Valley Electric, Inc.
D. L. Electric Company (707) 442-8804
J. Cannon Engineering Murphy & Clay Electric 1740 D. Street
P.O.Box 172 Corporation 2696 Lavery Court, Ste. 28 S. Lake Tahoe, CA. 96150
Blakeslee Electric, Inc. Wm Linn Company
Los Alamos, CA 93440-0172 GEMRIC 6800 Palo Verde Road Newbury Park, CA 91320 (530) 544-6500
P. O. Box 1951 190 Grace Court
(805) 344-1020 1957 E. Spring Street Castro Valley, CA 94552 (805) 498-7648
Santa Rosa, CA 95402 Cloverdale, CA 95425
(707) 545-6393 Long Beach, CA 90806 (510) 582-5594
(562) 981-3602 Shanahan Electric (707) 894-8689
P. O. Box 4470 Neuffer Electric Co. 151 Holmes Ave.
Bonfiglio Electric J.R. Electric, Inc. 3161 Hurley Way San Rafael, CA 94903
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Globus Electric 2826 Teepee Dr. Ste. 101
PO Box 577258 Sacramento, CA 95864 (415) 479-1929
(916) 489-1643 1500 Frienza Avenue Stockton, CA 95205
Modesto, CA 95357 (916) 485-4451
(209) 571-8823 Sacramento, CA 95815-5815 (209) 546-8015
Denny's Electric (916) 920-4253 Silverado Electric
P.O. Box 366 New Age Electric, Inc. 2408 Shoreline Drive
J.R. Sharp Construction, Inc. 1085 North 11th Street
Bosley Electric Healdsburg, CA 95448 GPZ Electric Napa, CA 94558
PO Box 958 San Jose, CA 95112-2925
935 Arden Way (707) 433-5230 1102 Bryant Street (707) 252-0450
Weimar, CA 95736-0958 (408) 279-8787
Sacramento, CA 95815 San Francisco, CA 94122 (530) 346-6016
(916) 568-5180 Dick Emard Electric (415) 861-6951
138-A P and S Lane Simmons Electric
Jacino Electrical Northern Electric P.O. Box 3267
Bowman Electric Newcastle, CA 95658 Griffin Electric, Inc. P. O. Box 1743
3525 Guerneville Road (916) 652-4048 or P. O. Box 1630 Paradise, CA 95967
P.O. Box 418442 Lodi, CA 95241
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (530) 888-7915 Fair Oaks, CA 95628-1630 (530) 893-3458
Sacramento, CA 94122 (209) 333-7227
(707) 526-3199 (916) 486-4268
DKB Electric, Inc. Steven's Electrical
Jamar Electric, Inc. Pacific Control Company
BRC Construction, Inc. 4492 Moffitt Drive Contracting
GSL Electric 5981 Fairmont Ave. 5825 E. Brown
109 W. Delano Street Napa, CA 94558 17716 Road 38
4780 Idaho Street San Diego, CA 92120 Fresno, CA 93727
Elverta, CA 95626 (707) 944-0655 Madera, CA 93638
Elko, NV. 89801 (619) 283-5723 (559) 291-9084
(916) 992-0957 (559) 307-9776
DLR Electric James Day Construction, Inc. Pacific West Controls, Inc.
Brooks Electric, Inc. 1547 Palos Verdes Mall #105 Gregory Electric, Inc. 2520 E. Harter Court Summit Electric Inc.
3039 52nd Avenue, Suite A P. O. Box 678 2450-C Bluebell Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94597 P. O. Box 2149 Lower Lake, CA 95457 Visalia, CA 93292
Sacramento, CA 95823 (925) 935-3735 Loomis, CA 95650 (559) 636-1686 Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(916) 422-0114 (707) 994-0437 (707) 542-4773
Brothers Electric Economy Electric Joe Fortuna Electric Co., Inc. Paschke Electric System 3, Inc.
H & D Electric, Inc.
8782 Phoenix Avenue 1995 East Main P. O. Box 7420 34758 Paintridge Road 6830 Fair Oaks Blvd
P.O. Box 41360
Fair Oaks, CA 95670 Ventura, CA 93001 Santa Rosa, CA 95407 Woodland, CA 95695 Carmichael, CA 95608
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 536-1620 (805) 641-3430 (707) 526-6599 (530) 661-2585 (916) 967-3330
9719 LINCOLN VILLAGE DRIVE, SUITE 303 November 2003
SACRAMENTO, CA 95827
Phone: (916) 453-0112
Toll Free: (877) 444-9322
Fax: (916) 452-7011
Web Site: WWW.WECA-IEC.ORG
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according to our Policies and Standards.
(b) Non-member contractors may make these contributions to WECA as well.
NOTE: ATTENTION Non-member contractors.....if you make your contributions to the CAC, those funds are
utilized to support the Union friendly CAC. Send them to WECA instead.
THE TRAINING FUNDS WECA RECEIVE’S ARE DIRECTED INTO PROGRAMS THAT TRAIN AND EDUCATE
MERIT SHOP JOURNEYMEN. WECA’S STRENGTH IS IN OUR LEADERSHIP AND KNOWLEDGE.......THANK
YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT BY SENDING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO US!!!!
RULE NUMBER 5- Conclusion of the Project
California Labor Code Section 1777.5 (e) also requires you to submit a “verified statement of the journeyman and
apprentice hours performed on the contract” within 60 days after concluding work on the contract. The
“Verification of Apprentice and Journeyman Hours” form is available on WECA’s web site for your convenience.
Please make sure to complete this form immediately after concluding work on a contract, keep a copy for your
records and mail the original to WECA (we recommend you mail this form Certified Return Receipt)
It is highly recommended for both WECA members and non-members to send their DAS 140 forms to the
Apprenticeship Committees by certified mail so you have a receipt of delivery. If you are audited and found to be
in non-compliance with any of the above, you could face penalties of up to $50 per employee per day for the length
of the contract.