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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: February 2024

By |2024-03-25T17:55:47+00:00February 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|

February 2024 IEC-PAC Supported Foxx Asks for Comment Deadline Extension on Apprenticeship Rule Chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), issued a request for a 60-day extension to the comment deadline to the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the Registered Apprenticeship system. In her request, she states the

IEC Insider: January 2024

By |2024-02-06T14:37:35+00:00February 1st, 2024|IEC National|

January 2024 House Passes IEC-Backed Resolution Revoking Joint Employer Rule The House of Representatives recently passed H.J.Res.98, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) 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. The Senate is expected to vote on this resolution in the

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.

Capital Connection: November 2023

By |2023-11-09T19:35:53+00:00November 9th, 2023|IEC National|

November 2023 IEC Provides Comments on IRA’s Prevailing Wage & Apprenticeship Requirements IEC submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the proposed rule for prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements in clean energy projects. IEC expressed concerns about the Good Faith Effort Exception and expressed opposition to the project labor agreement incentives Read More IEC

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 Insider: August 2023

By |2023-08-24T15:08:12+00:00August 24th, 2023|IEC National|

<!doctype html> August 2023 Biden Administration Continues Issuing Pro-Union Proposals The Biden administration continues to pump out regulation after regulation that blatantly favors big labor, often at the expense of the merit shop. Most recently, the Department of Labor released a revised version of the Davis-Bacon rule, which was published today in the Federal Register

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