2019 CAWP Annual Report

2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Featured Articles

A Message from the Executive Director

As we welcome in a new year, we are pleased to present to you our 2019 Annual Report. In the report, you will be able to view the Association’s efforts on behalf of our members in the year just ended. These accomplishments are made possible by the commitment our members make to serve and promote the union heavy and highway construction industry in western Pennsylvania. We could not accomplish all that we have without the volunteers who assist us each year by serving on the Board and on various committees, taking time to advocate on behalf of the industry and attending our training and other events.

We hope you enjoy our Annual Report. As always, we thank you for your support of the Association in 2019 and beyond.

Richard J. Barcaskey

CAWP Executive Director

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

2019 CAWP Board & Executive Committee

LABOR

CAWP CONTINUES TO WORK TO MAKE CONTRACTORS COMPETITIVE

The Association continued to play an active role in assuring that our contractor members remain competitive.  In 2019, CAWP was successful in working with the unions to process 47 Competitive Adjustments for PennDOT, Turnpike and other owner projects in western Pennsylvania.

NEW CAWP LABOR AGREEMENT

The Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania’s Labor Committee has reached an agreement on a three-year heavy, highway, utility and railroad labor agreement for the years 2020 through 2022 with the Carpenters and Pile Drivers Local #441, Cement Masons Local #526, Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania, Operating Engineers Local #66 and Teamsters Joint Council #40.

To access the new labor agreement, you must be a CAWP Contractor member and have a username and password on the website. 

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PREVAILING WAGES ARE IMPORTANT TO WORKERS, CONTRACTORS & TAXPAYERS

CAWP Executive Director Rich Barcaskey and MBA Executive Director Jack Ramage co-wrote an opinion piece on the importance of prevailing wages. The letter was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on August 16.

SEE IT HERE
 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

CAWP CONSTRUCTORS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

SCHOLARSHIP

The CAWP Constructors Leadership Council (CLC), Vice Chair David Sciullo, Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc., presented the Tenth annual Brandon Chaney CLC Scholarship at the 2019 CAWP / H2AP Annual Membership Reception and Monte Carlo held on Friday, January 11, 2019.  This $1,000 scholarship is given to the highest-ranking first-year apprentice in each of the four heavy and highway union apprenticeship programs in western Pennsylvania. 
 
The recipients of the scholarships were:
 
Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters #2274
Carver Bowlby
 
Cement Masons Local #526
Maurice Plummer
 
Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania
Ayden Orton
 
Operating Engineers Local #66
Cole Beener
 
All recipients were in attendance to receive their scholarship. 

PHOTOS

SPORTING CLAYS

Nearly 120 shooters participated in the 2019 CAWP CLC Sporting Clays event on Friday, May 24 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

EVENT RECAP

CAWP CLC TOY DRIVE

The CAWP Constructors Leadership Council (CLC) Toy Drive was once again a huge success. Well over 600 toys were donated by CAWP members, valued at $15,000!

The toys will be distributed by the Salvation Army throughout next week to area children in need, primarily in the Mount Pleasant and New Stanton areas.

Thank you to everyone who donated toys or made financial contributions to the Toy Drive!

All Crane Rental of PA
Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.
Donegal Construction Corporation
Fay, an i+icon USA Company
Golden Triangle Construction Corporation
Green Acres Contracting Co., Inc.
Gulisek Construction LLC
Howard Concrete Pumping Co., Inc.
Independence Excavating, Inc.
Matcon Diamond, Inc.
Mekis Construction Corporation
Plum Contracting, Inc.
Pro-Am Safety, Inc.
Quality Bridge & Fab
Swank Construction Company

Thank you to the attendees of the DOT Compliance training seminar who helped load the bus for Santa to deliver to the Salvation Army!

Thanks to CLC Chair Mark Mills, Plum Contracting and CLC Committee Member Mark Ondecko, Gulisek Construction LLC for assisting in the delivery of the donations.

A special thank you to All-State Career for providing the bus to transport all the donations to the Salvation Army.

PHOTOS

SAFETY

2019 EVENTS

NEW WEBSITE

The all-new website is completely built with our CAWP members in mind. With a new and more streamlined user interface that provides an appealing and interactive experience, the site allows our members to easily find the information they need. Feel free to browse the website based on the information or services that interest you. Explore these exciting new sections as well:

  • NEW CAWP BLOG – Check out the CAWP Blog for the latest news, training, and event information. No worries if you missed something, we will still send everything we post on the CAWP Blog in the CAWP Weekly!
  • NEW EVENT SECTION– The newly designed Event section has a one-stop-shop.  Each event has its own page where you can view the event recap and ALL the pictures and videos from the past event!  Find a picture you want?  It’s yours!  Download it directly from the event recap page.

NEW APP

With the release of the new CAWP + AGC Connection app, you can access all of your CAWP and AGC membership benefits in the palm of your hand. Download the AGC Connection app and access local CAWP and national AGC news and content, event registration, and a member directory with in-app messaging – all in one place!

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ADVOCACY

CAWP Testifies at Policy Committee Hearing on Transportation

On Thursday, March 14, state and local transportation issues were the focus of State Representative Brandon Markosek’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the Monroeville Municipal Building.  Markosek requested the hearing to discuss how state and local governments could improve public safety and the economy by investing in transportation improvement projects.

The Association testified at the hearing.  CAWP Executive Director Rich Barcaskey thanked the Committee for focusing on transportation.  He explained that while contractors are currently busy repairing and rebuilding the Commonwealth’s roads and bridges, there are several funding-related issues that members of the General Assembly should be aware of, since they could impact future funding. 

Barcaskey stressed that while Act 89 of 2013 raised an additional $2.3 billion annually for transportation, the bipartisan Transportation Funding Advisory Commission noted five years ago that Pennsylvania’s funding gap was $3.5 billion annually.  In addition, other issues such as the diversion of Motor License Funding to the state police, the pending lawsuit filed by the truckers against the Turnpike and recent attempts by members of the General Assembly to raid funds from the Multimodal Transportation and Public Transportation Trust funds, could impact future funding.  Barcaskey noted, “In order to maintain the economic benefits and additional jobs created by Act 89, it is imperative that policymakers find a way to address these issues.  Failing to do so will erode much of the hard work my members and their employees have achieved over the past several years.”

In addition to the Association, others providing testimony included Cheryl Moon-Sirianni, District 11 Executive, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Charles Duncan, Director of Legislative Affairs, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Katharine Kellemen, CEO, Port Authority of Allegheny County; Mary Ann Bucci, Executive Director, Port of Pittsburgh Commission; Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive; Chris Petrone, Legislative Director, IUOE Local 66;  and Dan Laird, Project Management/Legislative Outreach Coordinator, A&A Consultants.