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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...

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...

FCA International and the IUPAT Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement

Posted: 03/12/2019
FCA International and the IUPAT have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement concerning recent industry issues. Click here to learn more about this memorandum, the LMCI and the IPAT Pension Fund.

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...

LMCI Termination Update

Posted: 12/18/2018
During yesterday’s LMCI conference call, trustees were unable to come to a resolution on how to proceed with LMCI operations following its termination (effective Dec. 13, 2018). As you may recall,...

LMCI Fund Terminated as of Today

Posted: 12/13/2018
A reminder that as of today, Dec. 13, 2018, the LMCI is terminated. Contributions for all hours worked on and after today should cease. Visit www.finishingcontractors.org/contractorcontributions to...

Save the Date - 2019 FCA International Leadership Council is Shipping Up to Boston!

Posted: 12/12/2018
Mark your calendar: the 2019 FCA International Leadership Council is shipping up to Boston from May 15-18, 2019 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Don't miss the only event...

IUPAT "Labor-Management Update" on Why the IUPAT Chose to Terminate the LMCI

Posted: 12/07/2018
The IUPAT sent a "Labor-Management Update" email on Dec. 7 discussing why the IUPAT chose to terminate the LMCI. While we disagree with the IUPAT's reasons, we want to provide all information from...

LMCI Fund Termination: Recommendations Regarding Contractors' LMCI Contributions

Posted: 12/05/2018
  The LMCI’s termination date (Dec. 13) is quickly approaching, and we wanted to take a moment to provide important recommendations for your LMCI contributions moving forward. Information...

Mark Chuplis, Honorary FCA Board Member, Passes Away

Posted: 11/30/2018
It is with great sadness that we report Mark Chuplis, an honorary FCA Board Member, passed away on the evening of Nov. 26. Mark was a tireless industry advocate, who spent over a decade volunteering...

LMCI Fund Termination: What Contractors Need to Know and Do

Posted: 11/30/2018
With the upcoming termination of the LMCI Fund, you need to have all the right information to make the best decision for your local area. FCA International is committed to getting factual information...

IPAT Pension Fund: Original Proposed Language to Amend the Declaration of Trust from the Union (Appointing Employer Trustees with Whom the Union May Agree)

Posted: 11/27/2018
It has come to our attention that the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has disseminated communication saying it never sought to gain the right to appoint Employer Trustees on...

FCA Affiliate Executives' Council Call on LMCI Trust Fund Termination

Posted: 11/26/2018
FCA Affiliate Executives' Council Chairman Dan Wienstroer will be leading a conference call discussion that will cover the issues pertaining to the termination of LMCI as well as the path forward for...

Status of LMCI Grants Following LMCI Fund Termination

Posted: 11/21/2018
We have received several questions regarding the status of LMCI grants once the Fund is officially terminated. With the official termination of LMCI on Dec. 13, 2018, the fund will no longer be...

IUPAT Terminates the LMCI

Posted: 11/16/2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, FCA International (FCA) received an official 30-day termination notice from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) stating that it is terminating the Labor...

International Pension and Allied Trades Pension Fund Civil Lawsuit

Posted: 11/13/2018
Read on for a letter from FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo discussing the International Painters and Allied Trades Pension Fund and the events that have given rise to a lawsuit. Dear Signatory Contractor...

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...

FCA CREST Winners and Top Finishers Recognized in ENR!

Posted: 08/13/2018
This year's FCA CREST Award winners and top finishers were recognized in the July 16 edition of ENR for their safety excellence! CREST winners and finalists earn the right to say they are safety...

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/...
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