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 …

Legislative Update by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist, CAPHCC

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One of the more interesting bills this year is AB 1415 by former Assembly Speaker John Pérez and Senate President Pro-Tem elect Kevin de Leon. Until August 22 the bill extended, from 30 days to 45 days, the time any interested person has to obtain judicial review of a given determination by filing a written petition requesting that the determination …

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 …

CAPHCC Copper for Kids Attracts National Attention

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  Are you participating in PHCC’s Copper for Kids Program?  Word of this program has spread like wildfire, with PHCC Contractors across the country contacting us requesting more information on participation.  If you haven’t signed up yet, perhaps you need more information: In California there are 59000 children in the foster care system. Research shows that within 2 years of …

PHCC Action Alert! Oppose AB2416

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Greetings PHCC of California Member and business-minded industry partner, This is very important…to you.PHCC is a member of a large coalition of business and good government groups who oppose AB 2416. The bill is a CalChamber “job killer” and we would like you to contact your Senator to ask them to vote NO.The bill: Allows employees, employees’ representatives, including creditors, …