The Canton Labor Management Cooperation Committee (Canton LMCC) is a non-profit labor-management committee that was created through the collective bargaining agreement between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 540 (IBEW 540)and the North Central Ohio Chapter, Canton Division of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NCO NECA).

The Canton LMCC is devoted to promoting the Union Electrical Construction Industry through continuing education, industry standards, technology, innovation, and industry partnerships to the members of IBEW 540 and the NCO NECA Canton Division and the Greater Canton area community.

The primary focus of the Canton LMCC is:

  1. To improve communications between representatives of Labor and Management:
  2. To provide workers and employers with opportunities to study and explore new and innovative joint approaches to achieving organizational effectiveness;
  3. To assist workers and employers in solving problems of mutual concern not susceptible to resolution within the collective bargaining process;
  4. To study and explore ways of eliminating potential problems which reduce the competitiveness and inhibit the economic development of the electrical construction industry;
  5. To sponsor programs that improve job security, enhance economic and community development, and promote the general welfare of the community and industry;
  6. To engage in research and development programs concerning various aspects of the industry, including, but not limited to, new technologies, occupational safety and health, labor relations, and new methods of improved production;
  7. To engage in public education and other programs to expand the economic development of the electrical construction industry;
  8. To enhance the involvement of workers in making decisions that affect their working lives; and,
  9. Engage in any other lawful activities incidental or related to the accomplishment of these purposes and goals.

The Canton LMCC is made up of six committee members, three of whom are appointed by IBEW 540 and three appointed by NCO NECA. The committee members work collaboratively to achieve the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Promote and maintain a cooperative relationship between labor and management in the electrical industry.
  2. Identify and address issues that affect the workforce, such as safety, training, and working conditions.
  3. Develop and implement training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of the employers and the employees in the electrical industry.
  4. Facilitate communication between labor and management to ensure that employees' concerns are heard and addressed.
  5. Promote and enforce fair labor practices and collective bargaining agreements.
  6. Foster innovation and continuous improvement in the electrical industry through research and development initiatives.
  7. Encourage participation and engagement from all members of the electrical industry, including workers, employers, and community organizations.
  8. Develop and maintain partnerships with other labor-management cooperation committees to share best practices and coordinate efforts to improve the industry.
  9. Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations governing the electrical industry.
  10. Promote economic growth and development in the community by creating job opportunities and supporting local businesses.