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Plumbing Council Codebook
PCA Regional Code Book
The 2016-17 edition is a completely updated and revised REGIONAL CODE BOOK (which now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes) and 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.
Click here to access the Code Book
Rising Tide
JOIN THE PCA MIDWEST’S RISING TIDE
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 PCA Midwest office (312-563-9526) for more information.
Lead Safety Brochure
PCA Consumer Lead Brochure
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.
PCA Hazcom
Free Hazcom Training Still Available
While 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 on December 1st, PAMCANI, the PCA and the Plumbing Council will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who still needs to obtain certification.
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Safety Manual
PCA Revised Company Safety Manual
Take advantage of the Plumbing Council's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. This document is available as individual "chapter" PDF files and/or editable "Word" files to insert your company name.
To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. Once on the document page, you will need to Login or "Create an account" and accept the disclaimer.
Download the Safety Manual here
Silica Update 2016
OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule (2016) to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
PCA Safety Flyer on Silica Rule
The new rule requires employers in affected industries to implement controls and work practices that are intended to reduce employees’ exposure to the deadly dust particles.
OSHA's Final Rule on Silica
1) Associate Membership
PCA Associate Membership
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cook County (PCA) have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.
Application Form
Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Associate Member or if you want to see a complete listing of our industry partners that stand with the PCA.
Associate Membership Listing
PCA Mission
The PCA and our Members
As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cook County 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.
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PCA Contract FAQ
Contract FAQ
Immediately following the posting of Local 130's new PCA and PAMCANI wage sheet, our contractors began raising questions about how to implement the changes. To assist our contractors, we have produced a frequently asked question (FAQ) fact sheet.
Please take the time to read through our FAQ fact sheet and contact our office at 312-563-9526 if you have any other questions about the contract.
Click here for the FAQ sheet
Click here for the 2014 CBA
Click here for the wage sheet.
Click here for the dual bond form
Lead Safety Brochure
PCA Consumer Lead Brochure
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.
Local 130 CBA
PCA Bargaining Rights Form
PCA Membership Form
Consumer Lead Safety Brochure
Drug Free Program
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ScreenSafe booklet.

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PCA Contract Update (2017)

May 25:  Members of the PCA Midwest in attendance at the “Special Meeting” on May 25, 2017 voted in favor of ratifying (accepting) the new Collective Bargaining Agreement with Plumbers Local 130 UA. In addition, the members of Plumbers Local 130 UA ratified the CBA as well at their own "Special Meeting" on May 25, 2017. The effective dates of our new Agreement are June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2020.
 
Some of the main highlights negotiated on your behalf by our dedicated labor relations team consisting of PCA Midwest President David Ariano, First Vice President Michael Kerrigan, Second Vice President Matt Erickson and Executive Director S.J. Peters include:
 
  • A new “Residential Plumbing Service Agreement” to be introduced effective with the new CBA.
  • A new mandatory/voluntary option for PCA Midwest affiliated contractors to individually choose to either include or not include their non-bargained staff in the Drug Free Alliance Program for random/mandatory drug testing.
  • The inclusion of stand-alone shift work (eliminating the need for first shift work requirements during normal working hours).
  • Wage increases of 2.6% for the next three years ($2.05, $2.10, $2.15) that remain below the industry average of comparable local area construction trade unions ranging as high as 3.3% per year.

The following documents including the wage sheet have been sent out (electronically and via mail) to all of our signatory contractors.

PCA Membership Meeting

The next PCA Membership Meeting will be our annual "June Tour" on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Leo Nelson Riverside Water Treatment Plant in Elgin, Illinois. This facility treats water from the Fox River and is the source of Elgin’s drinking water. The raw water undergoes a tertiary treatment process, including coagulation/sedimentation, lime softening, chlorination and filtration.
 
The PCA Midwest will charter a bus to take participants to the plant, although guests can decide to drive on their own. For those taking the bus, we will gather and park at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 73 Hall in Hillside, Illinois and depart for the tour at 9:00 AM. The tour will take place from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Immediately following the tour, we will enjoy lunch at a restaurant/pub called the Elgin Public House. The bus will return to the Sheet Metal Worker’s Local 73 parking lot by 2:00 p.m.
 
All of the plant tour details including exact locations, times and registration information can be found by clicking here. Space is limited to the first 40 people who register. PCA Midwest members, PCA Midwest Associate members and Plumbing Council Midwest contributing contractors are all invited to participate in the tour. All registration forms (submitted online or by fax or email) must be returned to the PCA Midwest office by no later than Friday, June 2, 2017. 
 
Click here to register or contact Barb Bigelow at the PCA Midwest office at 312-563-9526 or by email at .
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