Philadelphia MED Week Contractor Roundtable

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, GBCA hosted Contractor Roundtable: A Conversation with MBE/WBE Contractors, as part of Philadelphia’s Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. The event featured owners of MBE/WBE Certified

Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections Report Card

GBCA has actively worked with L&I through its Report Card evaluation to improve their service delivery for our industry. We participated in last year’s process and look forward to turning

City of Philadelphia Proclaims Philadelphia MED Week 2019

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Philadelphia City Council presented the Chairs and Participants of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week with a City Council Resolution. The resolution supports the National Minority

Ending Tax Fraud Will Help End Construction Worker Exploitation

William C. Sproule, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, recently argued for action to stop worker misclassification and tax fraud in Pennsylvania. Sproule highlights

Why Business and Labor are Collaborating to Combat Poverty in Philadelphia

Ryan N. Boyer, President of the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity, and Rob Wonderling, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater

GBCA Supports PHL Neighborhood Growth Project

GBCA is supporting the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s PHL Neighborhood Growth Project to support a growth agenda for the Philadelphia Region.  This initiative works with local businesses and

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick Meets with GBCA

On July 29, 2019, GBCA met with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick to discuss ongoing federal activities in Washington, D.C. The Congressman arrived at GBCA after a signing ceremony that morning at

US House of Representatives Passes Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act

On Wednesday, July 24th, the House of Representatives passed the Butch Lewis Act (HR 397) which creates relief for underperforming multiemployer pensions. The Act passed with a vote of 264-169.

City of Philadelphia Proposes Parking Permit Bill

GBCA is looking for input on the construction industry’s parking needs in the City of Philadelphia. On May 23, a bill was introduced in Philadelphia City Council to increase the