Membership Application

MCAI has three categories of members — Contractor, Associate and Affiliate. Members first join the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Central Iowa, Dubuque or S.E. Iowa Chapter before they join the state association. Chapter membership may be waived due to the geographical location of the member.

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Contact Information

Annual Dues

All members pay $250 per year to the MCAI. All Associate and Affiliate Members pay a minimum of $680 per year to their respective chapter. Contractor members pay through hourly contributions mandated in their respective collective bargaining agreement's Industry Development Fund and other chapter-specific hourly and/or annual dues requirements.

Contractor Associate Affiliate
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Chapter Industry Fund (29¢/hour) $680 $680
Central Iowa Chapter Industry Fund (27¢/hour) & $100 $680 $680
Dubuque Chapter Industry Fund (29¢/hour) $680 $680
SE Iowa Chapter Industry Fund (29¢/hour) $680 $680
MCA of Iowa $250 $250 $250

Membership Type

Contractor (Active) Member — Any corporation, firm, or individual engaged as a contractor in the Mechanical Contracting Industry primarily within the State of Iowa. Contractor members are required to assign their bargaining rights to the MCAI, unless they are a national signer that prohibits participation in local collective bargaining.

Associate Member — Any corporation, firm or individual engaged as a subcontractor in the Mechanical Contracting Industry.

Affiliate Member — Any corporation, firm or individual that has an interest in the affairs of the association and whose principle source of revenue is derived from the contracting industry.

Select the chapter in which this application is being made through.

Number of years in the Mechanical Contracting Business.

We are parties to a labor agreement with the United Association.

Contractor Members Only: Mechanical Contracting is our primary business.

We agree, if elected to membership, to abide by the by-laws of the Association and all rules and regulations of the Association now in force, and that may be regularly adopted. Complete by-laws are available upon request. Bargaining rights provision is listed below.


Bargaining Rights Provision of Chapter Membership (Contractor Members Only)

The party signed on the reverse side hereby applies for Active Membership as a Contractor Member of the indicated chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Iowa, Inc. ("the Chapter") and hereby promises and agrees, if accepted as an Active Member: To be bound by all of the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Chapter, as they may be amended from time to time; that by this application and acceptance thereof, the applicant assigns his collective bargaining rights to the chapter and its representatives, in accordance with the By-Laws of the Chapter, for purposes of collective bargaining with United Association Local 33 and/or 125 to comply with, abide by and perform the terms and provisions to which the applicant is bound under collective bargaining agreements entered into by the Chapter or its representatives, and the obligations, agreements, and undertakings of the applicant pursuant to the By-Laws of the Chapter and to submit to arbitration certain questions, disputes, and claims that may arise as provided in, and in accordance with, the By-Laws of the Chapter. It is hereby acknowledged that the applicant’s promise and agreements herein are in favor of the Chapter and for the benefit of all members of the Chapter. It is further acknowledged that the applicant has received, read, and understood a copy hereof and a copy of the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws of the Chapter.