January 31, 2020

NCPFC Newsletter - December 2019

Getting Prepared for Paint Negotiations in 2020!
Negotiations Infographic
The NCPFC Negotiations Committee and staff are gearing up to renegotiate the Northern California Painters Master Agreement, which expires June 30, 2020. We will be reaching out to you, our contractor members, to get feedback on how the current CBA affects your business and what you'd like to possibly see included or changed.

Want to know more about how the negotiations process works? We've created a handy negotiations process infographic and four-minute video to give you more insight into the process.

For questions about negotiations or to provide feedback on the upcoming Agreement, contact Brooke Fishel, Director of Labor Relations, at bfishel@alliedtrades.org or by calling 510-428-9486.


Cal/OSHA Consulting: Get a Jump on the Safety Game

While you are very aware of Cal/OSHA’s enforcement activities, you may not know about their consultation services.

This free service provides consultation, training and publications to employers and their employees to help identify and remove hazards, lower accident rates, save money, and boost profitability.  If the Service reports to an employer’s workplace and conducts a walkaround survey, and if they identify hazards, the employer is only required to correct those hazards – they do not issue citations or levy penalties.

Click here for more about Cal/OSHA's Consultation Services


Where is the Economy and Construction Industry Heading?

2020 Economic Summit

Construction has been growing for more than eight years nationally, statewide and in the Bay area. But there are increasing signs that the economy is slowing. Will construction also run out of steam? Or can the industry keep growing for at least another year?

Ken Simonson, AGC of America's chief economist, will peer into his crystal ball on February 20, 2020 to say what types of construction will thrive or dive and what that implies for painting contractors.

Register here


DC16 STAR 2020 Training Schedule Now Available

The DC16 STAR training schedule for January - June 2020 is now available and can be found on the STAR website.


2020 Holiday/DDO Schedule

Upcoming holidays and Designated Days Off (DDO) can always be found on the NCPFC website by clicking here.


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by Brooke Fishel, Director of Labor Relations