Learning “Who Bought The Risk”

On Wednesday, September 17th, 20 individuals from a number of member companies took advantage of a great educational opportunity offered by the M&SCA. Attendees enjoyed breakfast and participated in a 2 hour seminar titled: Understanding Contracts: Who Bought the Risk?

The seminar presenter, Jacoby Donner P.C. Attorney Liam Braber, began the morning with a general overview of 3 different types of contracts. Following this overview, Mr. Braber dove into the main part of his presentation, which was to break down a subcontract that he had recently been asked to review. Attendees learned about the important components of the contract, including insurance, indemnity, subrogation, paid clauses, and termination…just to name a few. Continue reading

The 2014 Golf Classic Was A Hit

The 2014 Golf Classic was a tournament like no other we’ve held before. There were a number of firsts for us that made things really exciting.

  • This was the first year our tournament was played at Huntingdon Valley Country Club.
  • This was the first year we sold out a month early.
  • This was the first year we had over 190 registered golfers.
  • This was the first year golfers experienced the Nike Mobile Proshop and chose the gift they wanted.

If you were able to join us, we thank you and hope that you and your playing partners had a great day! We would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors who made the day possible. The combined support of our players and sponsors for this annual tournament make it better every year, and this was no exception. Be sure to check out the pictures from the day: Photo Gallery. We look forward to seeing everyone out on the course again next year!

UA’s Mark McManus Calls for Action to Win Congressional Passage of Multiemployer Pension Reform

In the UA Journal’s August 2014 issue, General Secretary-Treasurer Mark McManus clearly and concisely outlined the rationale for Congressional enactment of legislative reform of the multiemployer pension system. McManus’ editorial, “Fighting for Our Basic Right to a Secure Pension” explained the economic conditions that led to the financial instability of some multiemployer pensions and the threats to the viability of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He noted that the Solutions Not Bailouts proposal developed by the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans, and supported by MCAA and the UA, “does not ask for a bailout from the U.S. government…It charts a course that will lead to the careful and thoughtful reforms that are so direly needed.” Continue reading

Support: Solutions Not Bailouts

Please join in the effort to win critically needed pension reform this year by pressing your Congressional representatives to support Solutions Not Bailouts. Go to www.mcaa.org/advocacy for a letter that you can email to lawmakers’ district offices which explains the issue, asks for their active support and requests an in-person meeting with the lawmaker. Open the “Voter Voice” email system, type in your name and address in the “My Profile” box and the system will generate an email for your lawmakers based on your zip code; use either your home or business address.

For more information on the issue, go to the Solutions Not Bailouts Website or contact John McNerney at jmcnerney@mcaa.org.