Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden issued two Executive Orders regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for federal workers and federal contractors, as well as more details of the White House’s

Philadelphia COVID-19 Protocols Clarification for Construction Workers in Healthcare and Higher Education

On August 13, 2021, the City of Philadelphia mandated that workers in healthcare and higher education be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15. Since then, the City has shared with

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Philadelphia’s L&I Updates Mask Mandate Clarification for Construction

Following the City of Philadelphia’s updated mask mandate, in effect starting on August 12, the Department of Licenses & Inspections updated its clarification for the construction industry. The mask mandate

The Separations Act is an Outdated Construction Law that Needs Updating

GBCA supports the General Contractors Association of Pennsylvania’s (GCAP) efforts to have Pennsylvania’s state legislators update the Separations Act of 1913. Jon O’Brien, the Executive Director of GCAP, recently published

Job Opportunity: Industry Relations Associate for GBCA

We are hiring! GBCA is looking for a talented individual to join our team as an Industry Relations Associate. Industry Relations Associate Job Description (brief summary) The Industry Relations Associate

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia Park in a Truck 2021

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia joined forces with Councilmembers Cherelle Parker and Katherine Gilmore Richardson, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters,

City of Philadelphia Labor Fridays: Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region

City of Philadelphia Councilmember At-Large Katherine Gilmore Richardson is spotlighting apprenticeship opportunities for Philadelphians. During Gilmore Richardson’s “Conversations with the Councilmember” series, different union representatives discuss apprenticeship programs and encourage

UPDATE: Philadelphia Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill on Thursday, March 19, 2021. The Mayor signed the bill on March 29, 2021 and the City has released

Philadelphia City Council Passes Mandatory Emergency Paid Sick Leave Legislation

On Thursday, March 19, 2021, Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill. As of Friday March 26, the bill still awaiting the Mayor’s signature. After the