In This Issue:
  • 2020 Election Recap
  • ABC Empire Chapter Board Chair Will Be Northeast Regional Vice Chair in 2021
  • ABC signs onto Scaffold Law Reform Letter
  • CTCNYS Spring 2021 Apprenticeship Classes Registration Open
  • Register for Core Classes
  • Custom Training Classes-Sexual Harassment
  • ABC Annual Meeting
  • Empire Chapter Resources
2020 Election Recap
ABC Empire State Chapter has created an election recap for you to review. We have analyzed the key races and provided a summary that you can read by clicking below.
Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 12:45 p.m. EST for the Election 2020 and the Merit Shop: ABC’s Legal and Policy Forecast Conferencecheck-out the content-rich sessions and register here. Join ABC leaders and industry legal and policy experts for a virtual conference as they share insights and analysis on the 2020 election results and their impact on legislative, regulatory and legal issues important to the merit shop contracting community. Hear how the elections will shape the future of labor and employment, workforce development, workplace safety and other issues affecting the construction industry. Learn how you can prepare your business for forthcoming challenges and opportunities.

The registration fee for this virtual conference is $200.
ABC Empire Chapter Board Chair Will Be Northeast Regional Vice Chair in 2021
ABC Empire State Chapter is pleased to congratulate our Board Chair, Thomas "Murph" Murphy on winning his election to become the Northeast Regional Vice Chair .

As Regional Vice Chair, Murph will be the voice of the region on the ABC National Executive Committee. He will help ensure the needs of the membership and Chapters are heard and addressed. He will help set the direction of the National Strategic Plan as well as work with the leadership to establish the policies that guide the organization. 

As he has been to the Empire State Chapter, Murph will be a tremendous asset to the National Executive Committee. His leadership will benefit the entire Northeast Region and the merit shop community. 

Congratulations Murph!
ABC signs onto Scaffold Law Reform Letter
The ABC Empire State Chapter recently joined with other business groups to sign onto a letter supporting a piece of federal legislation “HR 8222, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2020” that would, change the current standard of absolute liability and replace it with a standard of comparative negligence which gives contractors a chance to fight Scaffold Law claims in court.

It’s no secret to contractors that this law has been plaguing New York State Contractors since its inception in the late 1800s. It has caused insurance costs to skyrocket and has made it nearly impossible for contractors to get insurance in New York State.

Congressman Chris Jacobs from WNY is pushing for this bill to be passed in Congress. We will work closely with other business groups and the Congressman to support HR 8222 and bring much needed reforms to the Scaffold Law.
Construction Training Centers of New York State Spring 2021 Semester Registration Now Open

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT DUE BY: December 30th, 2020
Buffalo
Construction Training Center
2363 Broadway
Sloan, NY 14212

Carpentry 1 Classes Start: 1/11/21

Carpentry 2B Classes Start: 1/11/21

Carpentry 4B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Laborer 2B-Institute Classes Start: 1/15/21

Electrical 2B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Electrical 3B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Electrical 4B Classes Start: 1/11/21

Electrical 5B Classes Start: 1/12/21



Rochester
Construction Training Center
2672 West Ridge Road
Greece, NY 14626
(Located behind the AT&T Store)

Laborer 2B Classes Start: 1/11/21

Electrical 2B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Electrical 3B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Electrical 4B Classes Start: 1/11/21

Electrical 5B Classes Start: 1/12/21



Albany
Construction Training Center
878 Old Albany Shaker Rd.,
Latham, NY 12110

Laborer 2B-Institute Classes Start: 1/11/21

Operator 2 -Institute Classes Start: 2/8/21

Carpentry 4B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Insulating 2A Classes Start: 1/11/21

Plumbing/Pipefitting 2B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Plumbing/Pipefitting 4B Classes Start: 1/11/21

Long Island
Construction Training Center
1 Comac Loop, #4,
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Carpentry 4B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Dockbuilder 3A Classes Start: 1/11/21

Iron Worker 2A Classes Start: 1/11/21

Laborer 2B Classes Start: 1/11/21

Operator 1 Classes Start: 1/12/21

Plumbing 2A Classes Start: 1/11/21

Roofing 1 Classes Start: 1/12/21

Sheet Metal 4B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Electrical 2B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Electrical 3B Classes Start: 1/12/21

Electrical 4B Classes Start: 1/11/21

Electrical 5B Classes Start: 1/12/21




Register Your Employees For CORE
Do you have a new hire? Or someone new entering your apprenticeship program? Then you need to sign them up for our CORE class.

It teaches your employees the basics that you need to know to succeed in construction. They will learn:

  • Basic Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Math, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Material Handling
  • Communication Skills
  • Employability Skills

Click the button below for the registration form:
ABC Annual Meeting
The 2020 Annual meeting will be held on:

Friday, November 20th
12:00-1:00 PM

The meeting will be held using Zoom. The Annual Meeting is a time for the Chapter and Board to share the successes of the year and set the agenda for the following year. We hope you’ll join us. Please RSVP to Stephanie Hart for the details.
ABC Empire Chapter Resources