This seminar will be presented in three separate parts. Greg Rodriguez, Vice President of Member and Safety Services will cover safety in the workplace and accident prevention. When accidents occur in the work place, work stops! When work stops, it costs productivity and money. If the accident results in an injury, now we have an injury claim that directly impacts the cost of Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates. By avoiding accidents and injuries in the workplace, companies save money!
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After the Spokane City Council passed a new apprenticeship quota ordinance several weeks ago by a vote of 5 to 2, the coalition opposing the ordinance, (led by ABC and AGC), was hopeful that Mayor Condon would veto the ordinance. While his veto most certainly would have been over-ridden by the extremely liberal City Council majority, his veto message could have reinforced the fact that this burdensome new regulation would do nothing for training and apprenticeship, but would most certainly have raised the cost of construction for City taxpayers.
On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a controversial final rule overhauling its procedures for union representation elections, commonly known as the “ambush” elections rule. The changes are currently scheduled to take effect on April 14, 2015, unless a court or Congress blocks enforcement of the new rule.