Membership Benefits

 

For the first time in Oregon, a broad coalition of public, private, community based stakeholders; exist in the form of non-profit called CAWS . A voluntary membership organization created by the construction industry and its peers, CAWS represents a unique blend of businesses, trade unions, workforce organizations, educators and community organizations. All of these groups are coming together to address a common purpose create a diverse and well-trained labor force from local communities for the construction trades.

Having a broad spectrum of individuals, represented at one table brings a vast value of knowledge and expertise when combining efforts for a common goal.

Membership Types and Benefits

The membership structure of CAWS is broken down into four tiers of commitment, all with membership dues based off of annual operating costs. By supporting CAWS, you are supporting and creating fundamental industry change.

Membership Types and Benefit Dues Structure - PDF

Sustaining Members:

CAWS Sustaining Members are the backbone of the construction industry. Primarily made up of Owners, Developers, Contractors, Organized Labor and Trade Unions; these founding members have voluntarily worked to set industry standards and best practices and have adopted them into thier own organizations as goals set to exceed. To become a sustaining member, an organization must adopt the CAWS Standards and implement them within thier organization.

Benefits of a Sustaining Member:

1. Eligible for a seat on the CAWS Board
2. Eligible for CAWS Membership Worksite Banner
3. CAWS Certification of Worksite (No Fee)
4. Eligible for a seat on the CAWS Industry Skills Panel
5. Recognition at Industry Briefings and Annual Events
6. Recognition on Trade Publications and Web site
7. Voting Rights

Supporting Members

CAWS Supporting Members are a select group of Contractors, Subcontractors, Organized Labor and Trade Unions. These members support the CAWS Mission and are working towards meeting the CAWS Standard.

Benefits of a Supporting Member:

1. Eligible for CAWS Membership Worksite Banner
2. CAWS Certification of Work site(Discounted Fee)
3. Eligible for a seat on the CAWS Industry Skills Panel
4. Recognition at Industry Briefings and Annual Events
5. Recognition on Trade Publications and Web site
6. Voting Rights

Associate Members

CAWS Associate Members are Industry Suppliers and Professional Service Providers that want to participate in and show their support for the mission of CAWS.

Benefits of an Associate Member:

1. Eligible for CAWS Membership Plaque
2. Recognition at Industry Briefings and Annual Events
3. Recognition on Trade Publications and Web site
4. Invitation to Annual Events

Affiliate Member

CAWS Affiliate Members are made up of Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs, Industry Training Centers, small nonprofit/non-owner, and community based organizations. CAWS affiliate members share the interest in promoting workforce diversity and work with CAWS to spread the knowledge through out the community.

Benefits of an Affiliate Member:

1. Eligible for CAWS Membership Plaque
2. Recognition at Industry Briefings and Annual Events
3. Recognition on Trade Publications and Web site
4. Invitation to Annual Event