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Capitol Connection: April 2024

By |2024-04-10T18:44:38+00:00April 10th, 2024|Advocacy, IEC National|

April 2024 OSHA Releases Union Walkround Rule On Friday, March 29, OSHA released its final Walkaround rule, which opens the possibility for a union representative to join a Compliance Safety and Health Officer on an inspection of a nonunion job site. IEC opposed the proposed rule in its comment letter and will continue to push back

IEC Insider: December 2023

By |2024-01-02T15:55:48+00:00January 2nd, 2024|Advocacy, IEC National|

December 2023 House Advances IEC-Backed Resolution Revoking Joint Employer Rule The House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently passed H.J.Res.98, a resolution introduced by IEC PAC-supported Rep. John James (R-MI), that would rescind the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) latest joint employer rule. A similar Senate resolution, S.J.Res.49, introduced by IEC PAC-supported Sen. Bill

IEC Insider: November 2023

By |2023-11-27T16:35:32+00:00November 27th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

IEC PAC-supported Members Introduce Resolutions Revoking Harmful Labor Policies Recently, members of Congress supported by IEC PAC introduced resolutions which would revoke rules implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced legislation that invalidates DOL’s rules revising Davis-Bacon while Rep.

IEC Insider: October 2023

By |2023-10-26T21:28:44+00:00October 26th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

October 2023 House Finally Chooses a Speaker After three weeks of debate, the U.S House of Representatives has finally chosen Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) as its next Speaker of the House. The party’s infighting over a new leader has prevented the slim Republican majority from passing legislation or highlighting the disastrous pro-union policies of the

IEC Insider: September 2023

By |2023-10-02T16:42:43+00:00September 26th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

September 2023 PLA Mandate One Step Closer to Becoming Law The rules implementing President Biden’s executive order mandating that all federal construction projects valued at over $35 million fall under a project labor agreement (PLA) is close to being finalized. The rule currently sits at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and, barring a government

Capitol Connection: September 2023

By |2023-10-02T16:43:52+00:00September 15th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC National|

September 2023 IRS Releases Proposed Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements Late last month the Internal Revenue Service released proposed rules implementing the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements included in the Inflation Reduction Act for certain ‘green’ energy projects. The proposed rules primarily place the onus for meeting these requirements on the taxpayer in order to receive the

IEC of Texas Legislative Alert – March 2023

By |2023-06-01T18:43:37+00:00March 21st, 2023|Advocacy, IEC Texas|

IEC of Texas Legislative Report The 88th Texas Legislature March 2023   The 60th day bill filing deadline was on March 10th and now the committee meetings are in full swing.  This is an updated list of bills we are following.  Action alerts will go out as needed. Electrical Licensing HB 823 Allen – Occupational

IEC of Texas Legislative Alert – February 2023

By |2023-06-01T18:43:46+00:00February 24th, 2023|Advocacy, IEC Texas|

IEC of Texas Legislative Report The 88th Texas Legislature February 2023   The legislative session has been moving slowly. The IEC of Texas lobby team is working diligently to Protect our Industry. Below is an update of the bills of interest we are following. The 60th day deadline for bill filing is fast approaching on

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