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Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters’ Local 158 Members Work with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

11/07/2017 - Posted in GBCA News laurentosti Comments (0)

Over the past four years, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia to help build 15 new homes in the City of Philadelphia.

Last year, Local 158 carpenters dedicated their time and expertise to frame Habitat houses for the Diamond Park development, located along the 2000 block of N. 16th Street in North Philadelphia. Later this year, carpenters are expected to assist Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia in the final phase of development at Diamond Park by assisting in the construction of the final five homes. 

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

11/06/2017 - Posted in GBCA News laurentosti Comments (0)

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE THANKSGIVING, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Our collective bargaining agreements provide for the following with respect to the observance of Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017.

CARPENTERS, CEMENT MASONS, LABORERS. DRYWALL FINISHERS & RODSETTERS - Not a paid holiday.  If worked, Double-Time. 

Philadelphia City Council Advances Bill Regulating Mobile Cranes

11/06/2017 - Posted in GBCA News laurentosti Comments (0)

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Philadelphia’s City Council advanced a bill about regulations for mobile crane operators. GBCA has been working with the City Councilmembers to propose regulations that will both improve construction safety in the city and not hinder construction in the city.

From PlanPhilly:

Safety Webinar: Electrocutions and Prevention

11/03/2017 - Posted in Safety and OSHA laurentosti Comments (0)

On November 15, 2017, The Center for Construction Research Training is holding a 30-minute webinar, Quarterly Data Report: Electrocutions and Prevention in the Construction Industry.

Philadelphia a Top Contender for New Amazon HQ

11/03/2017 - Posted in GBCA News laurentosti Comments (0)

The GBCA supports Philadelphia’s bid to be home to the new Amazon HQ, and our members are at the ready to demonstrate that #PhillyDelivers! We’re excited to see Philadelphia being talked about as one of the best contenders for Amazon.

From the Philadelphia Business Journal:

“Out of the more than 200 cities vying for Amazon's $5 billion HQ2, Philadelphia is one of two dozen spots likely to land the e-commerce giant's second headquarters.

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