On September 28, members of the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter met with Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) for lunch and a policy discussion at the Marriott in West Conshohocken.
Multiemployer Pension Reform was a top issue of discussion. NECA members discussed the need for Congress to authorize legislation that would approve the use of a new hybrid plan design known as “Composite Plans,” which are neither defined benefit nor defined contribution plans. Rep. Costello had a number of questions, and NECA contractors were able to speak from their own experiences in their businesses and as trustees to help him understand their challenges.
Rep. Costello also reiterated his support of common sense Davis-Bacon and prevailing wage rates, which protect workers earning family-sustaining wages and protect contractors from being undercut from out of state companies. From his role on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Costello was able to discuss his district’s unique highway and infrastructure issues.
Pictured from left to right are Chapter Executive Jeff Scarpello, Government Affairs Coordinator Helen Levins, Rep. Costello, Ed Collison of Hobbs and Company, and Chapter Governor Frank Holleran of H.B. Frazer Company.