August 8, 2022

FEATURED
OCA/LECET Charity Golf Outing - September 23, 2022!

The annual Laborers LECET/OCA charity golf outing will take place at the Deer Ridge Golf Club in Bellville, Ohio on September 23, 2022. The scramble format with shotgun start will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Teams of four are eligible to play, however team participation is not required to place a sponsorship or a donation to the charity event. Play will be limited to thirty-two foursomes. Click here for additional information and the registration form, or online registration is available at www.ohiolecet.com/golf. Proceeds generated from entries, sponsorships and donations have generated over $100,000.00 from past events. In addition to the Laborers’ Care charity, and local charities in need, OCA’s selected charity, Ronald McDonald House – Columbus, has been the beneficiary of more than $50,000.00 from the past two events.

OCA encourages its membership to support this excellent charitable event. Any questions can be directed to Kevin Lewis at (614) 315-1589, or [email protected].        

NEWS

Important Construction Labor Shortage Survey

AGC Needs Your Help to Measure the Scope of Construction Labor Shortages. Survey ends on August 15. The construction industry has experienced some very significant and sudden changes during the past few months that have led to dramatic changes in demand for work,...


Chapter Updates:

OCA’s Akron-Canton and Cleveland Chapters had a great day for golf at Brookside Country Club in Canton last week. More than $2,000 was raised for the chapter’s scholarship funds and will be distributed this fall to local students pursuing construction-related careers.

Golfers wrapped up the event on the patio where first place and second place teams were announced along with the closest to the pin and long drive winners. Cocktails and dinner were the perfect way to end the event!


USDOT Requests Input on Changes to DBE Program

As part of the Federal government’s commitment to advancing equity and ensuring access to contracting opportunities, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modernize the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) program regulations. Spanning nearly 40 years and mandated by Congress, the DBE and ACDBE programs are intended to prevent discrimination, and remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination, against small businesses owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals.


Member Referral Incentive

Did you know, when your company joined OCA, YOU became a part of something bigger—much bigger! You became part of the larger voice of our industry.

YOUR voice helps shape policy

YOUR voice help focus legislative advocacy

YOUR voice helps negotiate labor contracts

                       


Can an Ohio Laborer Draw a Pension and Continue to Work

This question is often posed to OCA’s Labor Relations Director. There are multiple factors that affect the answer. We thought it would be helpful to include below, the response to that question posted on the Ohio Laborers’ Benefit Funds Website.

This is not a simple answer. It depends on where you work, what you do, how much you work, and how old you are.

You cannot work as a laborer or supervise laborers in this Fund’s jurisdiction and still receive your pension benefit until you are Regular Retirement age (60, 62, or 65 depending on when you last worked.)

                                                         


OCA Member Discounts

As a qualifying OCA member, now may be the ideal time to explore the myriad discounts on products and services you may need, or may already be using at a higher rate.

For example, qualifying members can receive a corporate discount of 22% off Verizon monthly access fees.* Once your company has the discount, you can then offer your employees a discount of up to 18% off monthly access fees. Restrictions may apply.

To explore discounts on Verizon, office supplies, fuel (at the pump and in bulk) (gasoline and diesel), paint…and more…offered to qualifying OCA members through National Purchasing Partners, click on the following link. Or, contact Lynda Pomeroy at OCA to discuss these or other benefits of membership available to you!

LINK: https://mynpp.com/association/ohio-contractors-association/


Contracting Issues for 2022

2020 - 2022 taught contractors many lessons on material/labor availability, price escalation, and contractual allocations of risk. Prudent contractors will consider this in contracts moving forward.

Show Me the Money

Long gone are the days of large projects that are simply private or public. Large projects are multi-layered when it comes to funding. Federal, state, and local funds may be part of the funding for the development, adjacent infrastructure, and nearby improvements. Municipalities are using tax incentives, or forgivable grants, to spur development in their communities.

                    


Upcoming EPA Webinars

Assistance and Resources from Ohio EPA and OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program

Environmental Regulations of Buisinesses In Your Community


Come to Barcelona & the 2023 OCA Convention for...

The art, the architecture, the fashion, the cuisine …

The modern neighborhoods, the old town …

The Michelin Star restaurants, the sidewalk cafes …

The spacious parks, the city skyline, the Mediterranean Sea …

Watch for trip details and registration coming in August


BRIAN & SHERRI BURGETT
BRETT & MEREDITH BURGETT
BRYCE BURGETT 
VICTOR DIGEROMINO JR.
RICHARD DIGERONIMO
ROBERT J. DIGERONIMO
VICTOR DIGERONIMO SR.
MARY FANTOZZI 
FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS PAC
BRENT GERKEN 

LORI GILLET 
JOE GRIFFIN 
JOHN IGEL 
RYAN LINDSAY 
BRAD MILLER 
OHIO CONTRACTORS PAC GEOFF RINEHART 
MARK STERLING 
TIM TEHAN 

INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM IN SUPPORT OF

MIKE DEWINE

OHIO GOVERNOR

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2022

5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

WEDGEWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
9600 WEDGEWOOD BLVD.
POWELL, OH 43065 

    Click here for event details and registration information             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS
•   Current Ohio Contractor Magazine
•   Safety Resources
•   Labor & Employment Information
•   OCA President's Commentary

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
 

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