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Aug 26, 2019

Work on Davis-Bacon/Prevailing Wage Jobs

What You Need to Know - Requirements, Apprentices, and Recordkeeping

The Prevailing Wage Act governs the local wages that a contractor or subcontractor is required to pay to all laborers, workers, and mechanics who perform work on public works projects (such as schools, park districts, government/municipal buildings). 

The Act also sets forth the record keeping requirements for a contractor or subcontractor. It sets forth obligations of municipalities and other public bodies to establish the prevailing wage as well as, to notify in writing all contractors and subcontractors regarding the Prevailing Wage Act when bidding and awarding contracts, as well as on work orders.

Click here for commonly asked questions on procedures, documents required, and how to properly employ apprentices on prevailing wage jobs. 

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Aug 21, 2019

SB 1636 Retainage Reform - SIGNED

IMSCA and FCAI are excited to report IMSCA’s legislative initiative, SB 1636 was signed in to law on August 20, 2019! P.A. 101-0432 is effective immediately. As a reminder, this new law allows retainage to be withheld at a rate of 10% for the first half of a construction project, but is to be reduced to 5% once the project is 50% complete. This new law applies to private construction projects.

Thank you to all the IMSCA's members who worked tirelessly to ensure retainage reform in Illinois became a reality. This legislative success would not have been accomplished without help from all of you. The outreach that you provided to your legislators and to Governor Pritzker is what pushed this bill over the finish line. Thank you to our bill sponsors, former Senator John Mulroe and Representative Luis Arroyo for their leadership on this important issue.

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Aug 16, 2019

Live Recording Now Available! WEBINAR: Recreational Marijuana & the Construction Industry

The live recording of the recent FCAI Webinar: Recreational Marijuana & the Construction Industry is now available.

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Aug 9, 2019

DOL Releases Proposed Rule Establishing Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs)

Comment Now to Keep the Construction Industry EXEMPT!

The parent association of FCAI, FCA International, has been aggressively engaged on protecting our industry’s apprenticeship programs since June of 2017 when President Trump issued the Presidential Executive Order expanding apprenticeships in America. 

During the last two years, FCA International’s Government Relations Advisory Committee has worked tirelessly to educate the Administration and members of Congress on the importance of our industry’s registered apprenticeship programs. Additionally, FCA has teamed up with the Construction Employers of America and other trade associations across the construction industry to ensure our registered apprenticeship programs are protected.

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Click here to VOICE YOUR OPINION to keep the construction industry exempt!

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Jun 27, 2019

NCIFTI Training Opportunities for August & September

Classes are now available at the NCIFTI for August and September. Classes include Concrete Floor Coatings, Hazard Communications, 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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