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OSHA Updates Interim Guidance on COVID-19 Recordkeeping (FCA Legislative Update)

Posted: 05/22/2020
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 5-18-20 is available for download! Topics covered include OSHA's updated interim guidance on COVID-19 recordkeeping, PPP, house proxy voting and more!

Pension Reform Included in House Stimulus Package (FCA Legislative Update)

Posted: 05/18/2020
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 5-11-20 is available for download! Topics covered include multiemployer pension reform, infrastructure and more!

PPP and Good Faith Certification

Posted: 05/14/2020
Yesterday, the SBA announced that a safe harbor will apply to SBA’s review of PPP loans with respect to: any borrower that, together with its affiliates, received PPP loans with an original principal...

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk: Gloves

Posted: 04/23/2020
Click here to download a COVID-19 Toolbox Talk on Gloves This talk and more COVID-19 Toolbox Talks are part of FCA's Toolbox Talk Program. Click here to request your company's access.

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk: Cleaning and Disinfecting

Posted: 04/20/2020
Click here to download a COVID-19 Toolbox Talk on Cleaning and Disinfecting. This talk and more COVID-19 Toolbox Talks are part of FCA's Toolbox Talk Program. Click here to request...

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk: Social Distancing

Posted: 04/17/2020
Click here to download a COVID-19 Toolbox Talk on Social Distancing. This talk and more COVID-19 Toolbox Talks are part of FCA's Toolbox Talk Program. Click here to request your...

Message from CEO Anthony Darkangelo on COVID-19 and Moving Forward

Posted: 04/16/2020
Click here for a letter from FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo on COVID-19 and FCA International moving forward.

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk: Face Cloths

Posted: 04/15/2020
Click here to download a COVID-19 Toolbox Talk on Cloth Face Coverings. This talk and more COVID-19 Toolbox Talks are part of FCA's Toolbox Talk Program. Click here to request your company's access.

FFCRA Paid Leave Flowchart

Posted: 04/13/2020
FCA developed the "FFCRA Paid Leave Flowchart" to help contractors understand when the FFCRA mandates employers pay Emergency Family Medical Leave (E-FMLA) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave (E-PSL) for...

Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Advance - Financial Relief for Signatory Contractors

Posted: 04/07/2020
If you need immediate access to cash to cover your business, you can receive an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) & Emergency Advance. If you apply, you can get a loan advance up to $10,000...

Construction Status by State (COVID-19) - 4/7/2020

Posted: 04/07/2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many states and local municipalities have issued “stay-at-home” orders, requiring individuals to stay at home. That means for all but “essential businesses,”...

DOL Guidance on Employees Laid Off Before 3/2 and the FFCRA

Posted: 04/03/2020
The Department of Labor issued a temporary rule yesterday regarding employee eligibility for the FFCRA's paid leave provisions. Per the new rule, for the purposes of eFMLA, an individual is...

Paycheck Protection Program: What Contractors Need to Know & How to Apply

Posted: 04/02/2020
The "CARES" Act created the "Paycheck Protection Program" (PPP) to help businesses continue amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The program is a 7(a) loan program through the Small Business...

FFCRA Paid Leave Policy

Posted: 04/01/2020
Per federal guidelines from the Department of Labor, companies (with 500 or fewer employees) must have a policy in place to deal with the paid leave provisions for COVID-19 in the "Families...

Bob Swanson Discusses Mental Health & Suicide Prevention on National Radio

Posted: 03/31/2020
Bob Swanson, FCA's founding father and author of our "You're Not Alone" blog, joined America's Workforce Radio host Ed Ferenc to discuss mental health and suicide prevention in the construction...

Duty to Bargain During Emergencies

Posted: 03/31/2020
The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to be far-reaching. There are several areas in the process of bargaining during this emergency. The National Labor Relations...

Legislative Summary of the "CARES Act"

Posted: 03/30/2020
President Trump signed the $2.2 trillion "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Friday, March 27. FCA's legislative team developed a legislative summary for the Act. ...

DOL COVID-19 Paid Leave Guidance Poster

Posted: 03/27/2020
The Department of Labor issued further guidance today on the new employee paid leave benefits enacted under the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" (FFCRA). Visit FCA's coronavirus page to...

Paying Your Employees FMLA and PSL for COVID-19

Posted: 03/26/2020
Visit FCA's coronavirus resources page to access a memo from FCA's CEO answering frequently asked questions regarding the FFCRA.

COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Contractors

Posted: 03/26/2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to majorly impact Canada and the rest of the world, FCA is committed to providing our members with the information and resources they need. Visit...

DOL Announces New Federal Paid Leave Guidance (for COVID-19)

Posted: 03/25/2020
The Department of Labor issued its first round of guidance on the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" this morning. Visit Visit FCA's coronavirus resources page to access...

COVID-19 and "Force Majeure" Clauses

Posted: 03/24/2020
With businesses preparing for and adjusting to COVID-19 closures, FCA legal counsel provided a memo on COVID-19 and "force majeure" clauses. Visit FCA's coronavirus resources page to...

A United Community That's Here For You

Posted: 03/21/2020
A message from FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo to FCA members: What a change just one week brings! I honestly could not have imagined in my lifetime that I would experience something like this. Many of...

COVID-19 Resources for FCA Contractors

Posted: 03/20/2020
As the world continues to face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, FCA is committed to providing our members with the information and resources they need. Visit FCA's coronavirus resources...

COVID-19 Paid Leave: FAQs - What Contractors Need to Know

Posted: 03/20/2020
The "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" made paid leave for COVID-19 federal law. FCA Legal Counsel prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions to provide information and guidance FCA members...

COVID-19 Paid Leave Now Law

Posted: 03/19/2020
President Trump signed the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" (FFCRA) into law. Visit www.finishingcontractors.org/coronavirus to see what that means for signatory contractors and a...

"Families First Coronavirus Prevention Act" - Leave Provisions Memo

Posted: 03/18/2020
President Trump signed the "Families First Coronavirus Act" on Wednesday, which included provisions on paid leave for COVID-19. Visit www.finishingcontractors.org/coronavirus to access a memo on the...

Senate Passes "Families First Coronavirus Response Act"

Posted: 03/18/2020
The Senate passed the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act." President Trump is expected to sign. FCA members - stay tuned for a full legal and legislative summary. Also be sure to join us this...

Boston Construction Shut Down Due to Coronavirus

Posted: 03/18/2020
The City of Boson shut down all construction sites (except for “essential work” defined below) effective March 17. The order does allow contractors to seek a variance in order to keep working if the...

What Contractors Need to Know About the Coronavirus Response Act

Posted: 03/15/2020
Things are moving fast in Washington, D.C. concerning the “H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” This legislation could substantially impact your business (see Division C of the Act)....

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Resources for FCA Contractors

Posted: 03/12/2020
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, contractors need information and resources to protect their companies and employees. FCA has prepared a page with resources for contractors as they navigate...

FCA International Leadership Council Being Held as Scheduled

Posted: 03/07/2020
The FCA International Leadership Council is being held as planned at this time from March 11-14 in San Antonio, TX. FCA is monitoring the travel situation, and please contact us if you have any...

CLRC Settlements Report - 2019

Posted: 02/17/2020
The CLRC Settlements Report for 2019 is available for download! Click here to access the latest report!

5 Things Contractors Need to Know This Week (1/7)

Posted: 01/07/2020
5 Things Contractors Need to Know This Week - Cadillac tax repeal, CREST Awards and more! Click here to read!

3 Things Contractors Need to Know This Week (12/17/19)

Posted: 12/17/2019
3 Things Contractors Need to Know This Week: Economic data, quality and withdrawal liability. Click here to read!

4 Things Contractors Need to Know This Week (12/10/19)

Posted: 12/10/2019
4 Things Contractors Need to Know This Week: US Construction Outlook, Throne Speech, Safety Awards and the ILC! Click here to read!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 12-4-19

Posted: 12/06/2019
This week's Legislative Update covers multiemployer pension reform, appropriations, impeachment and more. Click here to read! This Week from Capitol Hill: MEP Reform, Appropriations, Impeachment and...

FCA International CREST Award Registration Opens Jan. 1!

Posted: 12/06/2019
Registration for the FCA CREST Awards opens on Jan. 1, 2020 (less than 30 days away!) These awards offer contractors the opportunity to be recognized as a leader in safety excellence and receive...

5 Things Contractors Need to Know This Week (12/4)

Posted: 12/04/2019
5 Things Signatory Contractors Need to Know This Week: silica, ASTM takeaways, safety training and more! Click here to read!

Myths About Suicide

Posted: 11/27/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog, Bob Swanson discusses some of the myths about suicide. Click here for a PDF of the blog, or visit www.finishingcontractors.org/preventsuicide...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 11-11-19

Posted: 11/15/2019
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 11-11-19 is available for download! This week's update covers approprations, impeachment, IRAPs and more.

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 11-4-19

Posted: 11/08/2019
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 11-4-19 is available for download! This week provides an update on multiemployer pension reform, the impeachment inquiry, FY 20 appropriations and more!

Bob Swanson Named NAMI Minnesota's Volunteer of the Year

Posted: 11/07/2019
FCA International congratulates Bob Swanson on being recognized as NAMI Minnesota's Volunteer of the Year for 2019. Bob produces a monthly blog titled, "You're Not Alone" for FCA, and his efforts to...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 10-28-19

Posted: 11/01/2019
Click here to download the FCA Legislative Update for the week of 10-28-19! This Week on Capitol Hill: Federal Deficit, Trade Deals, Turkey Sanctions and more!

An Example of Making a Difference

Posted: 10/30/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson examines a recent example from an NBA coach that had a positive impact on his player's mental health. Click here for a PDF of the...

Read the latest CLRC Settlements Report! (2019Q3)

Posted: 10/15/2019
The Construction Labor Research Council's (CLRC) latest report is now available! This report provides detailed summaries of hundreds of negotiated wage and fringe benefit agreements covering hundreds...

Antitrust Reminder

Posted: 10/03/2019
In light of some recent developments in the industry FCA believes it is appropriate to remind and refresh Affiliates and our Contractor Members of the particular care that we must all take – both as...

Lessons Learned from Safety Culture Change - You're Not Alone Blog (August 2019)

Posted: 08/27/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses the construction industry's safety culture change, and how we can apply the lessons learned to enacting a culture change for...

Final Agenda for 2019 Association Executives' Conference

Posted: 08/23/2019
The final agenda for the 2019 Association Executives' Conference has been posted. Click here to see why association leaders need to attend this event. The 2019 Association Executives' Conference is...

Learn from a Content Strategy Expert at the 2019 Association Executives' Conference!

Posted: 08/16/2019
The 2019 FCA Association Executives' Conference is less than a month away. See below to learn more about speaker Hilary Marsh, and why we're excited to have her talk content strategy with association...

Diamond Vogel Becomes FCA Supporting Partner

Posted: 08/12/2019
FCA International is pleased to announce Diamond Vogel has become an FCA Supporting Partner. As a supporting partner, Diamond Vogel will support FCA’s efforts in creating opportunities for its...

What Health Benefits Do You Provide Your Employees? - You're Not Alone Blog Post (July 2019)

Posted: 07/31/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses the importance of including mental health support with your employees' medical benefits. Click here for a PDF of the blog...

Help is on the Way - You're Not Alone Blog Post (June 2019)

Posted: 06/30/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses programs  the FTI and the IUPAT have developed to educate the industry on suicide prevention and substance abuse. Click...

FCA International Commendations for Trump Administration on Construction Apprenticeship Programs

Posted: 06/27/2019
FCA International (FCA) commends President Trump and his Administration in recognizing the role of registered apprenticeship programs in the construction industry. Specifically, regarding their...

FCA International Elects 2 New Board Members and Reelects 5 Existing Members

Posted: 06/03/2019
As part of its continued efforts of fielding a diverse Board of Directors that represents contractors by trade and region, FCA elected two new board members and reelected five existing members to...

Living with a Mental Illness - You're Not Alone blog post (May 2019)

Posted: 05/30/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson shares an easy-to-understand metaphor of what it's like living with a mental illness. Click here for a PDF of the blog, or visit...

How is Your Mental Health Today? - You're Not Alone Blog (April 2019)

Posted: 04/29/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses mental health and mental illnesses and issues a challenge to employers. Click here for a PDF of the blog, or visit ...

Protecting Our Youth from Suicide - You're Not Alone blog post (March 2019)

Posted: 03/27/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses statistics regarding youth suicides, and how important it is to protect youth from suicide in today's digital age. Click here...

PDCA Standard Revised and New PDCA Standard Open for Comments

Posted: 03/19/2019
The PDCA Standards Committee unanimously approved the revision to current standard P23 and a new standard, P25. Both standards are open to comments. Any comments for either standard should be sent to...

You Can Make a Difference - You're Not Alone blog post (Feb 2019)

Posted: 02/27/2019
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses the steps we can take to make a difference in suicide prevention. Click here for a PDF of the blog, or visit www....

The Impact of Suicide on Loss Survivors - You're Not Alone (Dec. 2018)

Posted: 12/19/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog, Bob Swanson discusses the impact that suicide loss has on loss survivors. Visit www.finishingcontractors.org/preventsuicide to read this month's post, or...

FCA International Makes Workforce Pledge

Posted: 11/06/2018
FCA Board Member Penny McDonald and Director of Operations Jon Lee were in Washington, D.C. last week representing FCA members at the White House’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” event. FCA...

How to Respond to Someone in a Mental Crisis - You're Not Alone Blog Post

Posted: 07/26/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how to respond to someone who is having a mental crisis. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www....

The Warning Signs of Suicide - You're Not Alone Blog Post

Posted: 06/29/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses the warning signs of suicide you should be aware of. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www....

Suicide is Preventable - You're Not Alone Blog Post

Posted: 06/01/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how you can help prevent suicide. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www.finishingcontractors.org/...

Training Saves Lives - You're Not Alone Blog Post

Posted: 04/27/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses QPR (Quality, Persuade, Refer) Training. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www.finishingcontractors.org/...

Industry Partners

Dewalt Service Centers Closed to Public Due to COVID-19

Posted: 03/18/2020
A message from Dewalt's Vice President, Marketing Jon Howland to FCA members:   Good morning.  I hope you and your families are well as are those of the entire FCA families.  I want...

Wooster Unveils New Ultra/Pro® Firm Paintbrush Variety 3-Pack

Posted: 08/29/2019
WOOSTER, Ohio—The Wooster Brush Company is proud to announce that one of their most popular paintbrush lines—Ultra/Pro® Firm—has grown to include a new variety 3-pack. The Wooster 4188 includes one...

Next Generation SuperPaint from Sherwin-Williams Delivers Consistent Lasting Results

Posted: 08/01/2019
Available now, the next generation SuperPaint Interior Acrylic Latex from Sherwin-Williams delivers excellent hide to help make color changes quickly and easily. A paint a primer in one, the coating...
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