News From PCCA...
Members of the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) have been contacting their federal Representatives and Senators in early March to share their strong opposition to the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. PCCA has long represented the interests of those who build and maintain America’s electric power and broadband infrastructure, and its members believe that the PRO Act (H.R. 842) would have serious negative consequences on the U.S. economy and American workers.
PCCA encourages all of its members to submit data into the Common Ground Alliance's annual DIRT (Damage Information and Reporting Tool) Report, a document that estimates and analyzes damages to buried utilities across the country.
The March 31 deadline to submit 2020 DIRT data is fast approaching. CGA encourages submissions to be made as soon as possible so that you can be a part of the damage prevention story. Submit your 2020 damage or near-miss data by visiting www.identity.cga-dirt.com. If this is your first time submitting to DIRT, click here to register for an account.
March 5 - 10, 2021
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Rep. Clyburn Proposes $80 Billion for Broadband Deployment
On March 10, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act (AAIA) of 2021, which would authorize some $80 billion to fund competitive bidding systems used to build broadband infrastructure. PCCA applauds the introduction of the AAIA and will support the legislation while working to improve certain policies addressed in this important bill.
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PCCA's 2021 Electric & Broadband Outlook is featured... We look at what our Government and Industry Affairs Committee has to look forward to this year... and more.
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PCCA joined a coalition of ten leading organizations representing a broad cross-section of the telecommunications industry in January on a joint letter to the White House and Congress urging support for broadband-related job skills development as part of any infrastructure legislation.
PCCA Contact: Michael Ancell | Vice President
January 13, 2021
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) and the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) announced that the Department of Labor (DoL) has approved two new occupations for apprenticeship training through WIA’s Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program (TIRAP). The new occupations are Overhead Utility Installer Technician and Underground Utility Installer Technician.