In Memory of Kelly Ceballos

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It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Kelly Ceballos after battling with metastatic breast cancer for nearly 2 years. Kelly leaves behind her husband Michael and three children, including 1 ½ year-old Apollo. Kelly joined the PHCC staff team in January 2017 and most recently was the chief operating officer of our Educational …

COVID Relief Update from Mark Valentini

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Surely you’re aware by now that Congress has finally come to an agreement on the next COVID package, which will be part of the FY2021 spending bill. The bill is over 5,000 pages but I have been so far been able to parse out the issues on which we’ve been focused. Bad news first: liability protection is not included in …

PHCC of California has won the 2020 PHCC Grassroots Legislative Award!

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The 2020 Joint Merit Shop Legislative Day Has Been Growing! Over the years, PHCC of CA has held legislative days where members walk the halls of the CA State Capitol, visiting legislators and their staff, promoting the interests of the plumbing, heating and cooling industry. The past three years have seen a concerted effort by the association’s leadership and staff …

July 2020: What My State Membership $s Have Done For Me Lately 

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PHCC of CA is involved in a regional coalition that successfully pressed for a 30-day postponement of adopting an emergency COVID 19 ordinance that included onerous provisions on an employer’s right to recall as well as civil liability penalties. As proposed, the right-to-recall provision, essentially subjected contractors to a collective bargaining agreement without having any input. The civil liberties provisions, …

July 2020: What My State Membership $s Have Done For Me Lately 

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As a result of comments submitted by PHCC of CA and other trade groups, the “needle was moved” on the draft Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change Plan, extending implementation dates and including language related to evaluating the cost-benefit of mandating all-electric. Efforts to reduce/eliminate the production of carbon, “decarbonization”, take the shape of policies mandating all electric appliances and utility …

How to Tell if Training Will Be Worth Your Time

How to Tell if Training Will Be Worth Your Time

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If you’ve been in the trades for any period of time, you’ve probably attended (or at least been invited to attend) a training class or seminar offered by a manufacturer. While these in-person classes, including the ones we offer at Viega, have largely been put on hold or moved online due to COVID-19, they’ll resume eventually so this is a …

Governor Clarifies Construction Exemption

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On March 19, 2020, a coalition of construction associations, including PHCC, determined a comprehensive response from the state was needed to address conflicting permissibly of construction operations in county public health orders/directives. This coalition prepared and transmitted a policy recommendation which clearly established construction and related services as essential to the well-being of Californians to the Governor Newsom’s office the …

A Message from PHCC Government Affairs Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In the course of the past ten days, the American people and our industry has been confronted with unprecedented challenges regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. PHCC is working hard to ensure communication with its membership, and continuity of services and operations. Since the pandemic started, PHCC’s government affairs team continues to advocate vigorously for our industry and remains committed to: keeping …

Important March 2020 Election Information

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Dear PHCC members The California Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom placed Prop 13 on the March ballot last year to sell bonds for school construction. But because of the influence of the State Building and Construction Trades Council, and the acquiescence of developers and other business groups, it includes a provision that gives priority to school districts with a Project …