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annual report • Motor Transport Association of Connecticut • National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) • National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) • National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) • New England Carpenters’ Labor Management Program • Portland Cement Association • School Construction Coalition • The Road Information Program (TRIP) • Transportation Construction Coalition • U.S. Chamber of Commerce health plan co-pays to reduce costs to offset cost increases associated with health care reform measures, which were effective January 1, 2011. In connection with these challenges, CCIA submitted remarks in opposition to a proposed Financial Accounting Standards Board rule that would require firms participating in multi-employer pension funds to disclose additional information on financial statements that could adversely affect the ability to obtain financing and/ or bonding. Advice was also provided to our members to ensure compliance with all labor laws and with regard to our members’ interactions with other state and federal agencies regulating the employment relationship in such areas as Workers’ Compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act, state and federal prevailing wage rate questions and discrimination laws. CCIA provided updated wage and benefit information to state and federal labor Labor Relations Throughout 2010, the Labor Relations staff was engaged in supporting our members in the following areas: labor agreement interpretation, representation in labor negotiations, grievances, arbitrations, and unfair labor practices. Significant efforts were also made to improve the financial condition, operation, and benefit structures of the Taft-Hartley fringe benefit plans where the CCIA staff and employer representatives serve as trustees. This work proved to be particularly challenging as pension funds trustees coped with the effects of the financial crisis and ensuing recession, which led in many cases to dramatic declines in the market value of assets. CCIA staff serve as trustees on the Carpenters’, Iron Workers’, Laborers’, Operating Engineers’, and Teamsters’ multi-employer benefit funds. CCIA gained support from the Laborers, Carpenters and Operating Engineers to participate in a survey of fund service provider fees and fee arrangements to ensure that professional fees are competitive. CCIA staff serve as members of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Carpenters’, Laborers’ and Operating Engineers’ programs and serve as trustees on the Carpenters’ Labor Management Cooperative Trust. The CCIA provides expertise to ensure that the funds and committees operate on a sound financial and legal basis. For example, we supported efforts to modify 515766_murtha.indd 1 CONNstruction / Spring 2011 / 3:12:32 PM 1/24/11 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Spring 2011

CONNstruction - Spring 2011
Banking on our Future
Innovative Alternative Methods to Finance Infrastructure Projects on the Horizon
Ahead: 2011 Labor Front
Industry Survey Reveals Contractors’ Guarded Outlook for the Future
Executive Summary
2010 Training, Educational Programs and Safety Roundtables
Safety and Training
Legislative and Government Relations
Government and Industry Related Groups
Labor Relations
Member Benefits and Services
2010 Officers and Board of Directors
2010 CCIA Divisions and Activities
Turner Construction Company – Saint Francis Hospital
Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. – Wheeler Clinic’s Northwest Village
CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception
CRBA Fall Dinner Meeting
Index to Advertisers/

CONNstruction - Spring 2011