Swore I would quit whining about the antics of our federal government and get back to more topical roofing issues but the hits just keep on coming.
I would quit whining about the antics of our federal government and get back to
more topical roofing issues but the hits just keep on coming.
the good fortune of attending the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors
Association (FRSA) convention last week. There I heard a speech by my good
friend, Allen Lancaster. Allen is president and CEO of Metalcrafts, Inc., Savannah, Ga.,
and newly-installed president of the National Roofing Contractors Association
(NRCA). Allen had a lot of good things to say, but one I made note of was his
mention of Executive Order 13496: Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal
Order states, in part:
“Federal contractors and subcontractors are
required to inform employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations
Act (NLRA), the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in
the private sector. See 29 CFR Part 471. The notice, prescribed in the
Department of Labor's regulations, informs employees of Federal contractors and
subcontractors of their rights under the NLRA to organize and bargain
collectively with their employers and to engage in other protected concerted
can get all the details online beginning here:www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/EO13496.htm
am not against worker rights and I am not against the government having rules
for contractors covering the conduct of business with our money. But even the administration
knows the nation’s economy is in a recession. Some economists continue to
predict a “double-dip” recession. Someone needs to tell my why this is a good
time to add costs to federal jobs (by way of adding regulations that federal
contractors must comply with). This simply is not a good time.
now that there is less tax revenue coming in the Feds have decided to add more
costs to the construction work they purchase on our behalf. Not enough they
have to interfere with our businesses and lives, now they have turned the
weapon on us by way of themselves. This is almost as creepy as the government
spending our money to promote itself. For instance, I wonder what this cost us: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpzPVaJC8A0
Damato of the Day Is... "Now It's Government Self-Interference"
By Rick Damato
Rick Damato is the editorial director of Roofing Contractor. He has held a number of posts in the roofing industry since 1974 and has contributed to the magazine since its inception in 1981. He can be reached at 770-331-7858 or on Twitter @RoofsByRick.