CAWP History

The Beginning

On April 6, 1934, 建筑商们放弃了自己的传统政策,以西宾夕法尼亚建筑商协会的名义参加了合作行动. 该行业的十位主要代表第一次聚在一起,考虑是否可能形成一个统一战线,以解决重型建筑中出现的许多复杂问题. 这次会议导致了接下来一周的一次更大的集会,以确保行业的普遍反应. Forty-four representatives from thirty-three companies attended. The constructors voted to proceed with organization. The Association was granted its charter as a non-profit corporation on June 28, 1934, 并开启了他的职业生涯,其对重型建筑行业的影响比其组织者所能预见的更为根本和深远.

Today, CAWP承包商成员继续建设宾夕法尼亚西部公路超过75年的传统, bridges, tunnels, airport runways, waste treatment facilities, dams, site preparation and utilities installation projects.

First Labor Agreement

On April 15, 1939, representatives of the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania, Carpenters, Operating Engineers, 劳工和卡车司机达成协议,在全国第一个劳动合同涵盖沉重, highway and railroad construction industry. An article written several years later summarized this momentous achievement:

Another principle contribution to the Association, 这是一项开拓性的成就,如今在全国广泛效仿, is its labor agreement.

This contract was not easily arrived at; indeed, 它目前的形式是五年漫长谈判的成果, in their early periods interrupted by some strife and confusion. But in contemplating the disastrous labor violence, losses due to stoppage of work, 在过去几年里,不确定的工作条件在各方普遍存在, 协会成员毫无保留地同意,在这些谈判中的努力已多次得到回报, and that they enjoy a relationship of unusual harmony and profit to all parties.

这是所有协会成员和劳工工会之间达成的总括协议的主要特点, Operating Engineers, Teamsters, and Carpenters, lies in its recognition of the special conditions of heavy construction work.

Space does not permit reviewing the entire agreement; but results tell the story. In nearly three years of operation, since formal signing of the contract in April, 1939, members have experienced no work stoppages due to labor disputes. 在后续协商的大型建筑工程劳动合同中,90%以上的合同均采用了上述条款. Finally, 起草和管理该协议所形成的协会在雇主和雇员之间创造了一种全新的合作精神。

The impetus for the agreement was to level the playing field among competitors. The first CAWP Executive Director remarked at the time:

“The heavy construction industry has had to gamble with weather, with economic conditions and with labor conditions. 我们不能对天气或经济状况做任何事,但这项协议将更倾向于稳定宾夕法尼亚州西部的建筑业,这是历史上任何一件事.”

H2AP Industry Fund

In 1963, 协会成立了西宾夕法尼亚重型和公路建筑业发展计划基金, known today as H2AP, 使协会能将对业界的乐博最新扩展至人力培训等领域, education, apprenticeship, and market development. 该基金还提供了必要的资金,以获得为该计划提供工作人员的额外人力. In ensuing years, H2AP activities grew well beyond the scope its founders had visualized, 很快就建立了该地区的第一个工艺培训中心. In the early days, 工会利用乐博最新地址在班克斯维尔路的办公室对个人进行培训,以适应承包商所需要的各种职业分类.

Legislative

自建工协会成立以来,为其成员提供发言权一直是其重要职能. CAWP和H2AP在影响各级政府通过或否决影响行业的各类立法方面发挥了重要作用. With the cooperation of the crafts with whom the Association has agreements, significant contributions have been made to efforts to obtain highway funding.

Safety

自协会成立以来,工作安全一直是协会高度关注的问题. Established in 1936, 安全委员会立即与西宾夕法尼亚安全委员会建立了密切的工作关系,以促进更大的安全意识,并采取更有效的安全措施, equipment, and accident prevention training. To this day, 对主管和工头的年度安全培训是协会最有成效的培训工作之一. At these training sessions, 建筑安全各个领域的专家为现场监督人员和安全专业人员提供最佳的通知方法, educating and training their workforces in safe work practices.

Construction Industry Affiliations

Since shortly after its creation, 协会一直与行业协会保持积极的关系,以改善和推进重型和公路建设.

In 1939, CAWP获得了美国总承包商协会(AGC)的全权授权。, 美国最大最古老的国家建筑行业协会. AGC成立于1918年,是美国建筑行业最受尊敬的声音.S. 并继续提升其作为华盛顿建筑业受人尊敬的声音的声誉, D.C.

From the beginning, 乐博最新地址一直试图与宾夕法尼亚州的其他重型和公路承包商合作,以促进全州范围的合作. In 1961, CAWP affiliated with the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), which from its headquarters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 代表州公路承包商与宾夕法尼亚州交通部(PennDOT)和宾夕法尼亚州立法机构的关系.

Today

After over 85 years, 作为一个行业,共同努力解决宾夕法尼亚州西部重工业和乐博最新地址面临的重要问题的传统在CAWP成员中继续存在. While many things have changed over the years, one thing has remained constant – the aim of the Association:

to encourage and assist the organization of employees in the Heavy, 公路和公用事业建设行业,以维护公平竞争, conditions of labor may be improved, and that proper and friendly relations may be maintained between contractors, their employees and the general public.