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“College Night” at the IEC Convention

Make your plans to attend “College Night” on Thursday, September 20, during the IEC Convention and Expo in Indianapolis...

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Supreme Court Rules Against Public Sector Unions

Late June, the United States Supreme ruled that it’s unconstitutional for the government to require public-sector employees to pay union dues...

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More Threatening Labor Legislation Introduced

As you may recall, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) recently introduced a labor law reform bill, known as the Workplace Democracy Act, that included almost every desired reform on the unions wish list...

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Perkins Legislation Advances in the Senate

Prior to the Independence Day recess, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously approved via voice vote a bill reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act...

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IEC Participates in Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus Roundtable

Yesterday, IEC participated in the first event of the bipartisan Apprenticeship Caucus on Capitol Hill...

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employer Arbitration Agreements

On May 21, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that employers are permitted to require employees to arbitrate disputes with their employer individually and waive their right to class or collective actions...

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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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