SMACNA is in favor of having the option of considering and using PLAs where deemed in the best economic interest of the project owner on behalf of the taxpayer on public work regardless of their union or nonunion status. Therefore, SMACNA strongly opposes, the so-called “Fair and Open Contracting Act of 2017” (H.R. 1552 / S. 622).
SMACNA’s Labor Relations Department has continually stressed that successful negotiation of a local labor agreement requires solid preparation and the gathering of relevant data to support management proposals. To assist in that regard, we are pleased to provide you with the 2017 Bargainers' Update which provides timely information to facilitate your bargaining preparation.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its February jobs report, posting another month of growth in construction employment. Of the 235,000 jobs created in February, 25% were in the construction industry.
Inside this issue: Learn about new regulatory changes expected under the new Administration. Now available—2017 "Architectural Sheet Metal Fascia and Coping Wind Test Report." Take SMACNA's message to Congress, May 2-4. Listen to SMART General President discuss industry challenges. Meet the new Board member.
Christopher J. Walker (center), executive vice president of the California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (CAL SMACNA), recently met with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-23rd-Calif.) (right) at a fundraiser for California State Assembly member Vince Fong (R-34th Assembly District) (left).
SMACNA contractor Mike Tardif (right), of the SMACNA Southern California chapter, recently took advantage of the U.S. House Congressional district work period to meet with newly elected Congressman Lou Correa (D-46th-Calif.).
New SMACNA Board member John Raught, vice president and treasurer of Northstar Environmental Ltd., Beaver, Pa., has been active in business and industry issues throughout his career.
As with any new Administration, regulatory changes are to be expected when a new President comes into office. However, for the time being, any regulations issued under the Obama Administration, which were effective prior to Jan. 20, 2017, remain in place, and can only be revised through a notice and rule-making process.
An effective job costing system helps construction managers and business owners be more successful and profitable. It is also a critical tool for identifying and controlling risk. SMACNA’s updated book “Principles of Job Costing” will provide insight into improving your company’s job costing system.
It was impossible to ignore the 2016 election process and now we’ve all watched the actions and reactions to the first month of the Trump Administration.
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