Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey

Monthly Update

April 2016

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Labor News


Bricklayer Settlement and Wage Package

In Bulletin 37-16, we told Active Members of the settlement reached with the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council of New Jersey Local Union Nos. 4 & 5. We followed that notice with Bulletin 39-16, giving Active Members the wage and fringe benefit package for those Locals, effective May 1, 2016. Access both bulletins in the members-only section at accnj.org.

Building Laborers Settlement

In Bulletin 38-16, we announced to Active Members the settlement with the New Jersey Building Construction Laborers' District Council Locals 3 & 77.  Access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

Carpenters & Millwrights Settlement and Wage Packages

In Bulletin 40-16, we sent news to Active Members of the settlement reached with the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters and Eastern Millwrights Regional Council. It was followed by Bulletin 44-16 with the wage and fringe benefit packages for the Regional Councils. Access both bulletins in the members-only section at accnj.org.

Teamsters Wage Packages and Settlements

In Bulletin 42-16, we distributed to Active Members the wage and fringe benefits package for Teamsters Local Union No. 331, effective May 1, 2016, and in Bulletin 43-16 we emailed Active Members the wage and fringe benefits package for Teamsters Local Union No. 676, also effective May 1, 2016. In Bulletin 45-16, we announced the settlement reached with the Teamsters, Locals 469 and 560, effective May 1, 2016. Access all the bulletins in the members-only section at accnj.org.

Memorial Day Holiday Provisions

In Bulletin 41-16, Active Members received the Holiday Provisions for the General Building Trades on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

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Education and Workforce Development


Student Summer Internship Program Update - 12 RESUMES LEFT

LAST CHANCE for Active Members who seek a student intern this summer. If you would like to review these resumes, please contact Jill Schiff at jschiff@accnj.org or 732.225.2265. For the details on the internship program, access Bulletin 11-16 in the members-only section at accnj.org.

ACCNJ Scholarship Applications In Evaluation Process

The Association is pleased to report we received 34 applications for 2016 ACCNJ Scholarship Foundation awards. The applications are being evaluated and the recipients will be notified soon. We look forward to honoring the recipients at the ACCNJ Membership Meeting, June 7, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.

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Safety

 

April Featured Important Safety Events

ACCNJ Safety Day
On April 20, ACCNJ's Annual Safety Day was filled with safety training and awareness events at member jobsites across the state. A tremendously successful day, for which we thank our members and labor partners. Look for a detailed article on the events in the Spring 2016 issue of New Jersey Construction, coming out in late June.


Work Zone Safety Awareness
Day

On April 27, Rutgers Local Technical Assistance Program hosted another successful Work Zone Safety Partnership Conference. ACCNJ staff, contractors, labor representatives and state agency personnel turned out to promote the mission of the partnership - reducing injuries and fatalities in construction work zones.


OSHA 30-Hour Safety Course - REMINDER - May 23-26

If you haven't yet registered employees for the next ACCNJ-hosted OSHA 30-Hour Health & Safety In Construction course, access Bulletin 23-16 in the members-only section at accnj.org and sign up now! If you are sponsoring a student through the Summer Internship Program, we remind you the student must have successfully completed the OSHA 30-Hour to be qualified for the program. Student interns may take the May class free-of-charge.

Training Center Construction Safety Courses

In Bulletin 46-16, we distributed to Active Members the schedules of construction safety courses offered in May by the training centers affiliated with the general construction trades. Access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

BLS Releases Revised Construction Fatality Rates for 2014

We posted in Hot Topics in April the revised 2014 fatal work injuries as released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reflected a significant jump from 2013. Fatalities in private construction, reported as 885 in the preliminary count and now revised to 902, were up 9% over 2013.

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ACCNJ Upcoming Events & Meetings

"Construction Law for Construction Professionals" - May 18

ACCNJ is pleased to present this next event in our "Construction Law for Construction Professionals" series, featuring two ACCNJ members covering important legal topics for contractors. Stephen P. Katz, Esq., of Peckar & Abramson, PC, will discuss "Piercing the Corporate Veil/Asset Protection," explaining the types of business entities that exist and the levels of protection each provides. Rebecca Freed, Esq., of Genova Burns will help contractors in "Navigating the Layers of New Jersey's Pay-to-Play Laws," reviewing the state's campaign finance laws, restrictions and compliance. The program, scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, at the ACCNJ office in Edison, begins at 8:30 am and concludes at noon. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Access the flyer under April Bulletins in the members-only section at accnj.org.


ACCNJ Membership Meeting - June 7

In Bulletin 36-16, we invited all members to join us for the next Membership Meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, beginning at 5:30 pm at Mayfair Farms, West Orange. The ACCNJ Scholarship Foundation will present financial awards to the candidates selected from this year's distinguished pool of applicants. In addition, ACCNJ will honor members for their outstanding safety achievements in 2015 by recognizing them with our Annual Safety Awards. For all the details and the registration form, access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org.

ACCNJ Golf Tournament & Dinner - June 20 - Championship Course Sold Out!

The Championship Course sold out very quickly this year for the ACCNJ Golf Tournament and Dinner on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Trump National in Colts Neck. However, there is still room on the "short course," and we cordially invite you to attend the dinner even if you aren't golfing. Sponsorships are always welcome and still available. For all the details, access the GOLF TOURNAMENT flyer under March Bulletins in the members-only section at accnj.org.

Fall Convention Sponsorships - Help Benefit ACCNJ Scholarships!

In Bulletin 33-16, we invited members to participate in sponsorship opportunities for the Fall Convention, September 7 & 8, 2016, at Ocean Place Resort and Spa, Long Branch. Your early commitment guarantees inclusion of your company name on all material for this outstanding event. You can help benefit the ACCNJ Scholarship Foundation by donating gift items or a gift basket, or by making a donation for a gift item. Deadline for gift basket donations is August 1, 2016. You may also choose to provide a donation for the overnight bags -- deadline is August 19, 2016. For all the information and deadlines, access the bulletin in the members-only section at accnj.org. We thank you for your support -- and particularly extend our thanks to these members who have committed to donations thus far:  Withum, Connell Foley LLP, American Pile and Foundation LLC, Susanin, Widman & Brennan, PC, and Construction Risk Partners LLC.

2016 Events

For a listing of events scheduled in 2016, 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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Industry News & Events

Cyber Risk Seminar 
Thursday, May 12, 8:30-10 am, ACCNJ Office, Edison

If you think your construction firm isn't vulnerable to cyber attack, ACCNJ member AON Risk Solutions wants you to think again. Join your colleagues for an informational seminar, "Cyber Risks Faced by the Construction Industry," as AON Senior Broker Cody M. Olsen details the financial impact a hacking loss can have on your business. Find out what information a hacker might want, how hacking can hurt your bottom line and future business, and how you can protect against a potentially catastrophic loss. To register, email Denise.Fox@Aon.com by May 3, 2016.

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Hot Topics Recap

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

• Costco Will Anchor Harrison Twp.'s Richwood Town Center

• 2014 Workplace Fatalities Jump From 2013

• Inspira Health Plans Continued Expansion in South Jersey

• American Dream Update:  More Delays

• State-by-State, March Construction Employment Even Better Than February

• NJ Transit Director Backs Out

• February Construction Employment Up in Most States Compared to a Year Ago

• $22.8 Million EDA Tax Incentive To Expand Business in Florence

• Javits Project Issues Request for Qualifications

• Governor Announces Unemployment Tax Break

• Construction Spending Up in February, Employment Up in March

• Nearly Two-Thirds of Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs in February

• Rowan College at Burlington Plans New Student Center

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