The 2019-20 edition is completely updated and revised—now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes.
This is offered as a Premium Contractor Advantage benefit exclusively available to Plumbing Council (PCA-Local 130 CBA) affiliated and contributing contractors (at no cost), as well as local municipal inspectors working in our jurisdiction.
The Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) is launching a new effort to involve, engage and prepare our next generation of plumbing/piping industry leaders. If your plan is to take on tomorrow, come learn and grow with peers who are like-minded.
Contact the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) office at 312-563-9526 for more information.
Still Available! The deadline to comply with OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard training which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) may have ended, the PCA Midwest and the Plumbing Council Midwest will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who needs to obtain certification.
Take advantage of the Plumbing Council's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.
Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Midwest Associate Member. See Associate Membership Listing.
As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest includes representing our members in Labor Relations and Legislation, assisting our members with education and safety training, and supporting an apprenticeship system that provides for the effective training of apprentices.
The PCA and the Illinois PHCC have collaborated to develop a new brochure on lead safety in drinking water. It explains what consumers can do to reduce their exposure to lead in their home; offers advice on hiring licensed plumbing contractors to test the lead in water systems; provides helpful industry website links; and includes a consumer acknowledgement and release form for our contractors to keep for their own records. Download the Brochure by clicking here. Make sure to log in or register as a new user first.
Join us on Friday, June 14, 2019 at our annual PCA “June Tour” held this year at the Old Joliet Prison and the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Click here to register.
Under the terms of the third year of the three‐year Collective Bargaining Agreement between Plumbers Local Union 130 UA and the Plumbing Contractors Association (PCA) Midwest, an increase of $2.15 to the hourly wage package takes effect on June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.
SB 1636 seeking retainage reform passed the Illinois House. As a reminder, SB 1636 allows retainage to be withheld at a rate of 10% for the first half of a construction project but has to be reduced to 5% once the project is completed. Thank you to our legislative partners at IMSCA and all of our PCA/PC contractors for your hard work on this bill! Our focus will now turn to encourage Governor Pritzker to sign SB 1636 into law.
The PCA Midwest “Health & Safety Manual” is available exclusively to all PCA and Plumbing Council contractors at no cost. The 2019-2020 revised document compiled by PCA Midwest safety consultant Roger Paveza, President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC, features interactive functionality. Click here to access the manual.
Please note: PCA Midwest/Plumbing Council contractors must be registered on our website in order to view and customize the manual.
PCA Midwest Rising Tide (emerging leaders) Network members are invited to join the MEP+ Survivor themed team building program at Bemis Woods in Western Springs on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event will start at 3:00 PM and run until 6:00 PM. It will feature complimentary food and beverage trucks, raffle prizes and of course the Survivor game for teams to compete against each other in fun and challenging games. To register, click here.
To find out more about the PCA Midwest Rising Tide Network and to become a member (at no cost), contact our office at 312-563-9526.
UA Plumbers' Local 130 UA has posted its 2018-2019 C.E. class schedule online for Illinois licensed plumbers. All of these classes (4-hours of IDPH approved C.E. credit) will be held at the UA Plumbers' Local 130 JAC Chicago, Volo or Joliet Training Centers.
Click here for a complete listing of the available classes.
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