Congress to Consider Another “CR” by Mark Riso, Director of Government Relations, PHCC National

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The federal government’s 2015 fiscal year begins October 1, 2014.  Since there is no approved budget, the House and Senate must pass (and the President must sign) a Continuing Resolution (CR) by that time in order to avoid a government shutdown.  Though no one believes that Congress won’t pass a CR to keep the government funded, the issue will be …

PHCC of San Diego wins 2014 Chapter Excellence Award!

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Pictured L to R: Gerry Kennedy, Executive Vice President, PHCC National, Connie Stevenson, Vice President, PHCC of San Diego, Danielle Dorsey, Executive Director, PHCC of San Diego and Steve Rivers, PHCC National Past President. Congratulations to PHCC of San Diego for their recognition from PHCC National with the Chapter Excellence Award for 2014!  Chapter Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in …

Would you Throw 1,000 CFL Bulbs into the Trash?

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Mercury thermostats contain approximately 1,000x more mercury than a CFL bulb. Think about that every time you replace a mercury thermostat. You wouldn’t throw 1,000 CFL bulbs in the trash, would you? Not only is it bad for the environment, but disposing of mercury thermostats in the trash is also against California law. Regulated as hazardous waste, failure to recycle …

AB 2416 – We Won!

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  Doesn’t it feel great to make a difference?  Together, we did what no one can do alone, and prevailed on AB 2416, the Cal Chamber ‘Job Killer’ Bill that threatened to allow employees to attach wage liens to construction projects without due process!  Thanks to you and your participation, the way all C-36 Contractors do business is protected!  Our …

Labor Law Update by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist, CAPHCC

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Labor Law Update Sexual harassment claims now trigger NLRA considerations for all employers  If you are a regular reader of this column, you know that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is becoming more of an activist body. The NLRB continued its trend in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. where it held an employee was engaged in “concerted activity” for the …

Dolores McDonald leaves PHCC GSA Training Facility

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Dolores McDonald is no longer with the PHCC GSA Training Facility.  She was a PHCC employee for 12 years, and will be missed. Issues regarding apprenticeship, time cards, etc. should be forwarded to Theresa Perez, Training Coordinator at 916-640-0910 or t.perez@phccgsa.org.  For personal contact information please contact Tracy Threlfall at tracy@caphcc.org.

CAPHCC Answers the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from PHCC Texas!

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PHCC of Texas’ Executive Director Nancy Jones and Director of Operations Alicia Dover called out  PHCC of California for the ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’. This viral media sensation has engaged celebrities, politicians and has now reached PHCC Chapters across the nation.  Contestants have 24 hours to respond to the call to dump an ice bucket over their heads or pay $100 to …