The 2017-18 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 PCA Midwest 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. 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.
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.
The PCA Midwest is pleased to offer all of our PCA Midwest and Plumbing Council Midwest affiliated plumbing contractors (and their employees) two “encore” presentations (no cost) of our “Plumbing Service Seminar” held at the UA Local 130 Training Centers in Joliet on Friday, October 5th and Volo on Friday, October 26th.
This seminar featuring author, speaker, and internet strategist Markus Loving (OMD: Online Market Domination); PCA Midwest Associate Member and author of “The Service Call Blueprint” Roger Daviston; and Plumbing Council Midwest Chairman David Ariano (Ravinia Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.) is focused entirely on increasing efficiency and profits in the residential plumbing service arena.
To register, click here or contact Barb Bigelow at the PCA office at 312-563-9526 or by email at .
A change to the Voluntary Savings Plan available Plumbers Local 130 UA union members who are employed by signatory contractors was recently agreed to by the union and the PCA/Plumbing Council. This change is expected to improve efficiency for all parties involved. Effective October 1, 2018, voluntarily withheld money for your Local 130 member employees who elect to participate in the Voluntary Savings Plan will no longer be remitted by the employers when all other benefit payments are made.
Contractors who offer “direct deposit” for payroll will continue to offer their Local 130 member employees the option to have money from their pay deposited into any account of their choosing, including existing MB Financial accounts. However, members are also able to choose a financial institution other than MB Financial, and must provide routing and account numbers to their employer to the chosen account. Note: contractors who do not offer “direct” deposit will not be required to offer this option, and their employees (Local 130 members) who elect to take part in the Voluntary Savings Plan will need to arrange for deposits to a savings account of their choosing on their own without further employer involvement.
To read the UA Local 130 letter addressed to our contractors, click here.
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.
The PCA Midwest is sponsoring a 4-Hour C.E. class on Wednesday, November 28th at the Holiday Inn at 3405 Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. This program is offered at no cost to PCA and Plumbing Council contributing contractors under the Local 130 CBA. To register, click here.
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