Make Your Voice Heard: PCA/PAMCANI 2014 Bargaining Survey
negotiations between the PCA and Local 130 will occur in 2014 for the next
collective bargaining agreement (expiration: May 31, 2014). Your frank answers
to the following survey questions (click here to download) will assist your collective bargaining team
in determining the key issues of concern to raise during the talks. If
you have not yet had a chance to fill out and return your Bargaining Rights
form (attached at the end of the survey), please send the form and this survey back to us together.
Save the Date: March Membership Meeting
The next regularly
scheduled PCA membership meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Maggiano's Restaurant in Oak Brook, IL (not at the Erie Cafe) at 6:00 PM. This will be a joint membership meeting with PAMCANI and will feature Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White as the guest speaker along with the presentation of the 2013 Company Safety Awards (PAMCANI), and an update on negotiations with Local 130 for a new CBA. (Click here for the meeting flyer) and registration form.
PCA Sponsors IL State Code 4-6 Hour C.E. Class: March 12, 2014
The PCA is sponsoring an Illinois State Code C.E. courses for PCA and PAMCANI signatory contractors at no cost. Any contractor or plumber not affiliated with Local 93, 501 or 130 will be charged $25.00 per person. The class will be held on March 12, 2014 (registration due by 3/7/14). The class will take place at the Best Western Chicago Hillside Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Illinois Plumbing Inspectors need the full 6 continuing education credit hours. Those needing only 4 continuing education credit hours may leave at noon.) For more details, contact Barb Bigelow at 630-960-3970.
Free Hazcom: GHS Training Offer
As a special free and exclusive offer to our signatory contractors, PCA and PAMCANI Alliance safety consultant Roger M. Paveza has produced a PowerPoint presentation (converted to video on You Tube) that can be used to train you and your workers on OSHA's (HCS) which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). While the December 1, 2013 compliance date has passed, we will continue to host the presentation for new hires and anyone who still needs certification. To view the presentation, click on the link below.
HAZCOM: GHS PRESENTATION
After you view the presentation, you and your workers can print out individualized certificates of compliance for OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard by clicking on the link below.
HAZCOM: GHS Certificate of Compliance
Please note that the certificate has a special code that will change the date once you print it out. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact our office at 312-563-9526.
Welcome to the Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicagoland website! On behalf of the Board of Directors and the members of the PCA, I invite you to browse this site for information about our organization, as well as news, events and important documents. We hope you find this website helpful, and we encourage you to check back often for updates. And as always, your suggestions are welcome.
Thank you for visiting,
Lori L. Abbott