URGE Owner Agencies to Provide Financial Relief to Contractors for Extraordinary Material Cost Escalations.
Construction materials cost escalations is the number one issue facing our industry. UCON members have seen prices rise by as much as 50% in the last six months, with prices only continuing to increase. This is not sustainable for contractors who operate in a low-bid and fixed-price contract environment. It is especially risky for small businesses and DBE firms who cannot withstand working for low or no profit margins. With a record amount of public works dollars in the pipeline, now is the time for agencies to step up and support the construction companies they work in partnership with to build our communities across California.
Download and edit a template letter to be sent to the agencies you directly work with, urging them to provide financial relief.
Contact Emily Cohen with any questions.
Tell CA Governor & Legislature to Provide Financial Relief for COVID Paid Leave
Grassroots advocacy will be key to securing financial relief for the costs of mandated COVID paid leave for our contractors. The key message is that the Governor should provide dollar-for-dollar tax credits to California’s union signatory contractors. It’s also very important to share anecdotes on how this misguided policy will hurt your ability to deliver critical infrastructure projects across the state. Thank you in advance for helping us keep a spotlight on this issue.
Share United Contractors Op-Ed piece. Share UCONs Op-Ed on social media and email
Send an email to Governor Newsom. Send a preformulated email to Governor Newsom, your State Senator, and Assemblymember urging them to provide union contractors with financial relief for COVID paid leave.
Share our message on Twitter. Tweet at Governor @GavinNewsom, your State Senator, and Assemblymember.
Share United Contractors social media Action Steps to make our voices heard.
Contact: Emily Cohen