Local San Diego Contractors, Workers and Apprentices to Announce Opposition to Charger Stadium $1.8 Billion Scheme by Eric Christen, CFEC

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Billionaire Chargers Owner Expecting Taxpayers to Pay for Stadium While Discriminating Against Local Workers in the Process San Diego, CA -Today local contractors, workers, apprentices and contractor associations will hold a press conference to formally announce their opposition to the San Diego Chargers effort to build a $1.8 billion stadium/convention center in downtown San Diego. The reasons the group is opposing …

New Workforce Requirements on Design/Build Public Works Projects

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Recent union sponsored legislation has included a “skilled and trained workforce” requirement, which as defined in both SB 54 and SB 785 has two distinct components. First, all construction workers are required to have graduated from an approved apprenticeship program or have the equivalent hours of experienced as an apprenticeship program in that craft (e.g. commercial plumber – 8,000 hours). …

Public Works – Important Notice on Payroll Reporting

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Contractors and subcontractors are now required to furnish their certified payroll records (CPRs) directly to the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) on all public works projects awarded on or after April 1, 2015.  DLSE’s new online reporting system is still being tested and should be available for use by May 15, 2015.  Prior to that system becoming available, contractors …

CAPHCC & CFEC Meets w/Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

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O On Monday, October 20 PHCC of California attended a private luncheon with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The purpose of the event was to introduce the merit shop to the mayor and explain to him that we are important stakeholders in the region and deserve to have a seat at the table along with our union competitors. 15 contractors and contractor …

Department of Industrial Relations Launches Public Works Contractor Online Application System

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Newsline No.: 2014-55                                    Date: July 1, 2014  Department of Industrial Relations Launches Public Works Contractor Online Application System Oakland—The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) today launched an online application for public works contractors to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 854. SB 854, …