DECEMBER 16, 2019
Happy Holidays!
This is the last News at a Glance newsletter for 2019! GBCA's office will be closed from December 25, 2019 to January 1, 2020. The office will reopen on January 2, and News at a Glance will be back on January 6!
GBCA Member Spotlight
Firstrust Bank is the largest family-owned bank in the Philadelphia region and has been committed to serving the financial needs of its communities for over 85 years. 
Holiday Hours: Christmas and New Year's Day
In preparation for the upcoming holidays, please be advised that our collective bargaining agreements provide for the following with respect to the observance of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
CHRISTMAS EVE, Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Rodsetters Local #405:
Holiday; paid for 4 hours. Foremen; paid for 8 hours. Employees who work on Christmas Eve Day shall work 4 hours and be paid for 8 hours. Any time worked beyond 4 hours shall be paid at the double time rate plus 4 hour holiday pay. To receive the holiday pay, the employee must work the day before Christmas Eve and the first working day after Christmas Day. When Christmas Eve day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the four-hour provision shall apply to the preceding Friday.

CHRISTMAS DAY, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 & NEW YEAR’S DAY, January 1, 2020

Carpenters, Cement Masons, Plasterers, Laborers, Drywall Finishers & Rodsetters:
Not a paid holiday. If worked, double-time.

Operating Engineers:
Paid holiday. A holiday falling on Saturday shall be recognized as a paid Holiday and celebrated on Friday. Holidays falling on a Sunday shall be recognized as a paid holiday and celebrated on Monday. Employees shall be paid for Holidays provided such employees worked the scheduled work day pervious to the Holiday and the scheduled work day following the Holiday. If worked, double-time which includes holiday pay.

Rodsetter Forman:
Paid holiday. If worked, triple time, which includes holiday pay.
Construction Excellence Awards on 6abc: Set Your DVRs!
Saturday, December 21, ~9:50am
6abc is spotlighting GBCA's Construction Excellence Awards during its Action News Weekend Update on Saturday, December 21 around 9:50am!
GBCA Holiday Party
Thanks to all who came and donated a record number of toys to the CLC Holiday Toy Drive! We wish all of our members a happy holiday season!
Eggs with OSHA
Our safety professionals came together to learn more about handling asbestos, especially in demolitions. Thanks to our sponsor, the DVIACA.
Technology Lunch & Learn
Anthony Marchio of OpenSpace came and demonstrated the capabilities of AI software, making job documentation more efficient and effective.
GBCA CLC Holiday Toy Drive 2019
We collected over 300 toys at the GBCA Holiday Party, and on December 12, the CLC Steering Committee delivered the toys to Northern Children's Services.
2020 GBCA Annual Meeting
Join GBCA for our members-only annual reception as we look ahead to exciting initiatives in 2020.

Thanks to our sponsors! Sponsorships for the Annual Meeting will close on Monday, January 6 at 5pm. To sponsor, contact Anne Liberto at 215-568-7015 or click below.
Strategies to Recruit & Retain Millenials in 2020 and Beyond
January 28, 12pm - 1pm, ONLINE
This webinar presents strategies to create a workplace culture that attracts and retain millennial employees.
Construction Blueprint Reading
January 13 - March 22, ONLINE
All construction professionals must know how to read blueprints. This semi-live online course provides the foundation and practice necessary to master blueprint reading.
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Work Boots and Safety
As part of your PPE, make sure that your work boots are in good working order to protect your feet from hazards, as well as support your body throughout the day.
2020 Drone Pilot & Infrared Training Courses
GBCA is proud to offer discounts to the University of Delaware’s drone training and thermography certification programs.
Job Opportunity: MEGA Construction Company
Mega Construction Company is looking for a talented construction professional to become its new Estimator/Project Manager!
Changes to the One Call Law, PA Act 287
Read the changes that 2017's Act 50 made to the One Call Law and what the changes mean to municipalities, townships, boroughs, authorities and cities that own or operate underground utilities.
Are You in the Way?
Craig Cottongim of Concrete Leadership Training discusses how to maintain good relationships with the public when blocking traffic.
AGC-Autodesk Safety Harness Grant Program
One size doesn't fit all: AGC and Autodesk are launching a one-time grant program that addresses the need for better-fitting PPE for women who work at heights.
Superior Scaffold Services at St. Agatha - St. James Church
St. Agatha - St. James Church is being restored by Mara Restoration, with scaffolds by Superior Scaffold Services. Check out photos of this project, that is proceeding without interruption to services, meetings, and even weddings.
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