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OSHA Notification Bill Introduced

Late last month, Representative Glenn Grothman (R-Wisc.) introduced the OSHA Employer Notification Act (H.R.5870), which would require OSHA to notify a business of an alleged violation 24 hours prior to making a public statement regarding the violation...

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Michigan Repeals Prevailing Wage Law

On Wednesday, the Michigan legislature officially voted to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law...

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Extreme Labor Law “Reform” Bill Introduced

Early last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Workplace Democracy Act (H.R.5728/S. S.2810), which proposes a number of amendments designed to overhaul labor-management relations and increase union membership...

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House Committee Holds Hearing on Closing the Skills Gap

The House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing titled, “Closing the Skills Gap: Private Sector Solutions for America's Workforce.”

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Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion Holds Final Meeting

The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion held its final meeting, during which it voted to approve its final recommendations to the President...

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NLRB Announces Plan to Issue Joint Employer Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its plans “to issue a proposed rule (on joint employment) as soon as possible.”

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IEC Urges Repeal of ‘Ambush’ Election Rules

IEC submitted comments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to its request for information on the “Ambush” election rules, which went into effect in 2015...

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PAC or PEF – How are They Different?

IEC National is actively involved in the legislation and politics revolving around the merit shop electrical contracting industry...

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Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion Holds Third Meeting

The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion held its second web conference meeting and fourth meeting overall on Tuesday, April 10, 2018...

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Workforce Policy Issues Dominate Policy Conference

Much of the focus of the 2018 National Policy Conference was on policies that impact the merit shop electrical contracting industry’s workforce...

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