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Safe Roads Amendment
Illinois Safe Roads Amendment
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On November 8, 2016, there will be a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot that would require all transportation-related revenue to be dedicated solely to public highways, roads, streets, bridges, and mass transit.
If the Amendment passes, transportation funding will be secured, and we will have the chance to make long overdue investments in our infrastructure.
Over the last 10 years alone, $6 billion has been swept from Illinois’ Road Fund because of waste and mismanagement in Springfield.
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.
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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
Local 130 CBA



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Consumer Lead Safety Brochure



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PCA Membership Meeting


The next PCA Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Maggiano's Restaurant in Oak Brook starting at 6:00 PM.

Please note: A special Pre-Meeting: Joint Collective Bargaining Update for PCA Members Only will take place at 5:00 PM. PCA members only can register in advance to join our PCA Bargaining Committee (President David Ariano; PCA 1st Vice President Mike Kerrigan, PCA 2nd Vice President Matt Erickson and PCA Executive Director S.J. Peters) at 5:00 PM for an optional one-hour open discussion of PCA contractor members on the status of our bargaining strategy for the next UA Local 130 CBA.

Our featured speaker for this month's regular membership meeting starting at 6:00 PM will be Matt Erickson, PCA 2nd Vice President and PCA-appointed UA Local 130 JAC Trustee. Erickson has been closely involved as a JAC “new building” committee member in all aspects of the planning, design, budgeting and construction phases of the new UA Local 130 JAC Training Center (Chicago campus). He will present a brief “Power Point” presentation to showcase the new building’s innovative 3-story vertical construction training area, state-of-the art classrooms and advanced green technology plumbing and piping systems.

Our second speaker for the evening will be Matthew Hunt, PCA Associate Member, Hunt Insurance Group. According to a report released by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NNCI), Illinois employers could see as much as a 12.9% cut in their insurance rates on January 1, 2017. Hunt has been invited to explain how your company should plan for these rate changes in 2017 and to answer questions about any other points that are often misunderstood about Workers Compensation..

Please Note: This meeting will serve as the “Annual Meeting of the Members of the Association” to elect the PCA Directors (up for election) for the forthcoming year as recommended by the PCA Nominating Committee in accordance with our Association By-Laws. The next term of office for the nominating slate of PCA Directors (a two-year commitment) will be effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Questions? Contact PCA Executive Director S.J. Peters at 312-563-9526 or at or at .

To register, click here. To view the combined meeting flyers, click here. If you have any questions about this meeting, contact Barb Bigelow at or at 312-563-9526.



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