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Take Action! COVID Vaccine for NY Plumbing & HVACR Contractors

As efforts are underway to begin vaccinating the public, New York officials must prioritize which segments of the population receive the COVID-19 vaccine so that the health of our population and economy can fully recover.

Plumbing and HVACR professionals are classified as essential workers both by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the State of New York. While they remain employed and continue to show up for work despite the pandemic, contractors are placing themselves at greater risk for exposure due to the nature of their work and their interactions with their customers at their residences and places of business.

Read MoreJan 21, 2021

PPP Second Round: Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open for the second round of PPP loans. Applications are due March 31, 2021. Please click here for more information from the Small Business Administration on qualifying and how to apply. 

Further Questions about PPP?  PHCC LI will be hosting a webinar covering everything you need to know about forgiveness and the second round of PPP on Wednesday, February 10th at 5:00 PM via Zoom. Please click here to register.

Jan 20, 2021

PHCC Educational Foundation - 2021 Scholarship

Access 56 scholarships worth up to $150,000, all with one application!

The PHCC Educational Foundation and its industry partners are teaming up to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the p-h-c industry.

Contractors, be sure to have your apprentices apply! Even if your company pays for apprenticeship training, a scholarship win will help offset your training costs and build a sense of accomplishment for the apprentice who wins. Please limit applications to a max of four per company and tap your best set of apprentices to send in their applications.

Click here to find out more!

Jan 14, 2021

Federated Insurance HR Question of the Month - Masks in the Workplace - What is Acceptable?

Question - When wearing masks in the workplace, what is deemed "inappropriate?” Some employees are using their masks to show their affiliation for or against political or social causes (i.e. #BLM, Back to Blue, or "Make America Great Again,” etc.). How can the employer differentiate how to determine what is acceptable and what is not acceptable?

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Jan 12, 2021

Equipment for Sale from ATCO Plumbing & Heating

PHCC LI member Andy of ATCO Plumbing & Heating is retiring and has equipment for sale. Please find below a list of items for sale. If you are interested in any of the items, please contact Andy at 631-232-1100.

Read MoreDec 4, 2020

Notice Regarding Potential Rights of Plumbers in Viega Pro-Press Copper Fittings Class Action Lawsuit and Deadlines Regarding Same

The PHCCLI has just received notices regarding a class action lawsuit involving Viega Pro-Press Copper Fittings. The lawsuit involved claims that Viega, a manufacturer of ProPress Copper Fittings, required that distributors of its fittings not sell fittings of competitors, and also charged higher prices to distributors that did sell fittings manufactured by competitors. It was alleged that the end result of these anti-competitive actions was that plumbers who ordered such fittings from distributors were forced to pay inflated prices for the fittings. A class action lawsuit was brought, and that lawsuit has now potentially been settled without any admission of fault by Viega.  

Read MoreDec 1, 2020

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