Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey

Monthly Update

August 2015

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Labor News

Labor Day Holiday Provisions

In Bulletin 61-15, we detailed the Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) Holiday Provisions for the trades with which we collectively bargain. The bulletin may be accessed in the members-only section at accnj.org.

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Government Affairs

Governor Conditionally Vetoes P3 Bill

In Bulletin 63-15, we expressed our disappointment over Gov. Christie's conditional veto of S-2489 / A-3859, which would have established mechanisms to allow public-private partnerships for building and highway infrastructure projects in New Jersey. For further details, access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

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Safety

OSHA Updates Training Guide

In Bulletin 62-15, we informed members that OSHA recently posted an updated version of its Training Requirements in OSHA Standards, a comprehensive guide covering all OSHA standards that is designed to help employers, safety professionals and training directors comply with the law and keep workers safe. For a link to the OSHA webpage where the updated guide can be found, access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

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New Jersey Construction Magazine Opportunities

In August, we emailed three bulletins with opportunities to announce your presence in ACCNJ's New Jersey Construction, due out in December.

Bulletin 64-15 included all the information you need to advertise in the magazine, including the specs, rate sheet and contract. Members may access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

Bulletin 65-15 invited members to contribute in-house news of projects and people for the magazine's regular Member News feature. Photos are especially welcome. Again, you can find the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

Bulletin 66-15 encouraged members to share photos and descriptions of their award-winning projects for that magazine feature, which appears annually in the December issue. Access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

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ACCNJ Upcoming Events & Meetings

ACCNJ Golf Tournament & Dinner - October 5

Time is running out to register for the ACCNJ Golf Tournament & Dinner on October 5 at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck. NEW THIS YEAR: In additional to traditional golf on the Championship Course, we are offering 9 holes of golf on the short course, limited to 9 foursomes. Access the flyer and registration form under June Bulletins in the members-only section at accnj.org.

ACCNJ Program on ACA - October 8

In August we sent members an invitation to attend a program on the Affordable Care Act scheduled for October 8 at 12 Noon at the ACCNJ office in Edison. As a follow-up to the program we presented last summer, representatives from Susanin Widman & Brennan PC will provide an update on the Employer Shared Responsibility for Applicable Large Employers contributing to Multiemployer Welfare Plans. While there is no cost to attend, pre-registration is required. Lunch will be provided. For a copy of the flyer invitation, please visit the members-only section at accnj.org and look under August Bulletins.

Gala Dinner Dance - October 23 

Members are invited to the ACCNJ Gala Dinner Dance, scheduled for October 23 at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, honoring Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer Michael Capelli. We encourage members to take advantage of Souvenir Journal advertising and evening sponsorship opportunities, and join us for a cocktail reception at 6 pm followed by the program, dinner and dancing at 7. Please contact the Association office at 732.225.2265 if you did not receive your invitation.

ACCNJ 2016 Conference - Save the Date!

Plan to join your colleagues for ACCNJ's Annual Conference, scheduled for May 1-5, 2016, at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida. Look for registration materials later this summer.

2015 Calendar of Events

For a listing of events scheduled in 2015, visit accnj.org and click on the "Events" tab in the lower-right corner of the home page. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year!

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Hot Topics Recap

In August, we posted these Hot Topics at accnj.org:

• Update on Virtua's Proposed Westampton Hospital

• AC Casino Revenues Rise Slightly in First Half of 2015

• States Add Construction Jobs for Year, Less Strong for Month

• Ocean Drive in Avalon Slated for $9 Million Resiliency Project

• Update:  American Dream Meadowlands Tax Break

• NYC Forms Construction Fraud Task Force

• Former Elizabeth General Hospital May Morph Into Mixed-Use

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Industry News & Events 
 

ACCNJ Gains Added Seat on AGC of America Board of Governors

We alerted Active Members in August of the additional seat the Association has gained this year because of our significant growth in Active membership. Deadline for nominations for an Active member to hold the seat is September 15, 2015. For information on the Association's recommendation for nomination and electronic balloting, please contact us at 732.225.2265.

NJ DOL Awards $250,000 Grant to Carpenters Training Fund

ACCNJ staff attended a press conference on August 19 in Jersey City at which the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development awarded a $250,000 grant to the New Jersey Carpenters Apprentice Training and Educational Fund. The grant will aid in establishing a formal pre-apprenticeship training program in Hudson County, leading to the successful recruitment, training and placement of qualified women and minority residents into the New Jersey Carpenters union apprenticeship. Included in the pre-apprenticeship training will be workforce readiness skills and adult basic education, provided by the Hudson County One-Stop Career Centers and the Hudson County School of Technology.

BCA of South Jersey Seminar - September 25

ACCNJ members are invited to "The Winners Edge," part of the BCA of South Jersey's Speaker Series, featuring Bruce Boguski on September 25, 9-11 am, in the Mars/Venus Room at Caesars Atlantic City. Lunch will follow. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. For complete details on this dynamic speaker and the registration form, visit www.bcasj.com

2016 AGC Alliant Build America Awards

In Bulletin 58-15, we sent Active Members information regarding the annual awards, which are open for entries until October 30, 2015, 11:59 pm. For more information, access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

ACCNJ Member's Annual - and Farewell - Benefit Concert

On behalf of ACCNJ member Let It Grow, we emailed members an invitation to the firm's annual - and farewell - benefit concert on September 12. LIG's Annual Benefit Concert pays tribute to The Grateful Dead and raises money for The Jay Fund, which was started by Tom Coughlin. The Jay Fund's mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support. From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, The Jay Fund is part of the team allowing parents to solely focus on their child's well-being. You can access the event flyer at www.letitgrow.com

ACCNJ Members Make NJ Biz Top Law Firm List

Congratulations to ACCNJ members Connell Foley LLP and Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader for their listings in the NJ Biz New Jersey's Top Law Firms, as published in the newspaper's July 20 edition.

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September Holiday

Labor Day - September 7

Labor Day is a holiday for the General Construction Trades. Active Members should refer to the Holiday Pay section under Contract Summaries in your Labor Information Reference Binder or online in the members-only section at accnj.org. As we mentioned in the Labor section at the top of this newsletter, details may also be found in Bulletin 61-15 in the members-only section at accnj.org.