|How is it administered?
The C.L.R.A.M. is a fully autonomous non-profit Employer
Association, which is managed by an Executive Director who
reports directly to a Central Board of Directors. The Association
is comprised of 18 different Trade Divisions (Mechanical,
Electrical, Carpentry, etc.) which all have their own distinct
collective bargaining agreement.
Each Trade Division elects a Director of the Division
to sit as a full voting member on the Association's Board of
Directors. The Board of Directors is headed up by a seven
person Executive Committee which is comprised of the Executive
Director of the Association and six Directors from the Board
of Directors ensuring that all broad trade distinctions are
represented (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, General Contractor
and Table Officers). The Board of Directors meets on a quarterly
basis and the Executive Committee conducts monthly meetings.
An Annual General Membership meeting is held each year in
the month of February to review the Associations annual activities
and approve all Annual Financial considerations for the year
completed as well as the upcoming years operating budget.
When a new Employer (Contractor) joins the Association,
the firm is assigned to one or more Trade Divisions depending
on the number of specific Construction Trade Unions the firm
is certified with. Each member firm within each Trade Division
may cast one vote at Trade Division meetings when required.