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Oct 30, 2019

NCIFTI Training Opportunities for November & December

Classes are now available at the NCIFTI for November-December. Classes include Wallcovering, Fall Protection, OSHA 30, along with many others. Class sizes are limited, so please contact the NCIFTI to reserve your spot and ensure class availability. 

To register for an upcoming class, contact the NCIFTI Office by phone (630.966.1451) or email (vperez@pdc30.com), or log into the My Union Member website (www.pdc30.com) to register online.

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Oct 9, 2019

PPG Initiative "PPG Services" Causes Concern

By now, contractors should have heard or received information regarding a PPG initiative called "PPG Services", a tech platform powered by Paintzen, which is an online software/service. This initiative places PPG in the role of contractor/project manager of paint jobs for painters and national accounts.

Recently, we participated on a conference call with several of the PPG principles. We learned that through this initiative, PPG will estimate a job with their own "internal estimators" and present that to contractors, who have qualified to be listed with them, the majority of which will be non-union, to complete these projects. We are not sure what specific costs for labor and overhead PPG will be using, but, as we all know, our contractors set the bar and pay union wages and benefits. PPG will offer a set price for the job. The subcontractors can accept the price or pass if they cannot perform the work for the set price.

We are still gathering information on this initiative. The FCA International will be meeting with PPG officials at the end of October to further clarify details of their initiative. PPG has indicated they welcome your feedback throughout the process. 

Click Here to view the letter FCA International sent to PPG Paints regarding the PPG Services Program. 

Click Here for the original announcement from PPG Paints regarding their PPG Services Program.

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