Results of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor’s recent legislative survey reveal that the rising cost of health care is the industry’s No. 1 legislative priority. Slightly behind healthcare was estate tax relief, and in third place was unfair utility competition. Ergonomics, mold, bid shopping and increasing the expense allowance rounded out the list. Licensing is the No. 1 priority at the state level, with retainage following at a distant second.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.