Prepping Horizontal Seams on a Metal Roof

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Prepping Horizontal Seams on a Metal Roof

PM Technical and Education Coordinator Jeff Romero is back with another Progressive Materials University (PMU) roofing tutorial. In our latest video, Jeff looks at the two different ways to prep a horizontal seam on a metal roof in order to qualify for a PM Silicone warranty.

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RCAC Legislative Update: A Victory and a Defeat

While Governor Newsom has until Saturday, October 14, to sign or veto the several hundred bills that were sent to his desk by the legislature this year, we recently learned the fate of two bills that RCAC was monitoring, and the results were mixed.

On the positive side of the ledger, RCAC joined a coalition of more than 100 organizations in opposition to SB 799, which proposed to provide unemployment insurance (UI) to striking workers who had been on strike for more than two weeks.

The governor vetoed the bill, acknowledging in his veto message the current vulnerability of the UI trust fund, the potential increase in taxes on employers, and the increased cost to the state.

The opposition to the bill was led by the California Chamber of Commerce, and RCAC staff contributed a letter of opposition and made several calls to legislative offices to express our concerns.

Unfortunately, the news was not as positive on SB 616, which will increase the mandatory paid sick leave in the state from 3 days or 24 hours per year to 5 days or 40 hours per year.

The lone bright spot with SB 616 is that the bill was amended from 7 paid sick days down to 5. However, it is a certainty that labor will be back and pushing for 7 days or more in the coming years.

With the governor’s signature, the law will take effect on January 1, 2024.

In the coming weeks, RCAC will prepare a full report of all bills of importance that were signed into law this year, as well as resources and strategies for compliance. Watch for that information in your inbox, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions about the two bills referenced above or any bills of interest to you.

Best regards,

Marc Connerly, Executive Director,