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Jul 17 2018

NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and Texas A&M University Launch Breakthrough Educational Offerings Customized for Distributors

(July 17, 2018, Washington, DC) — The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and Texas A&M University bring together more than 60 years of distribution knowledge and a decade of industry research to help distributors develop their leaders to respond to industry changes, while still maintaining their competitive edge no matter what current and future challenges they face. Since 2009, [...]

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Jul 13 2018

Action on Health Savings Accounts Legislation

This week, the House Ways and Means Committee passed legislation to modernize Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and to further delay the Cadillac Tax until 2022. The National Coalition on Benefits (NCB), which NAW helps manage, spearheaded a letter to Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal to ensure that employer-sponsored coverage is strengthened and remains a viable, affordable option for [...]

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Jun 27 2018

Supreme Court Decision on Public Employee Fees Case

The Supreme Court today handed down a far-reaching decision in the Janus case, in which Janus challenged the right of public sector unions to collect mandatory fees from public workers who objected to the payment of the fees as an infringement of First Amendment rights. The Court held for Janus, holding not only that the collection of mandatory fees infringed on public employees’ free speech [...]

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Jun 21 2018

Supreme Court Win on Sales Tax Issue

This morning the Supreme Court handed down a decision in the Wayfair case overturning the Quill decision and – finally!! – allowing states to require out-of-state/on-line sellers to collect state sales taxes.   NAW filed one separate Amicus brief in this case, and joined another.  This is a huge victory for our brick-and-mortar businesses. The immediate outcome of the case could be a [...]

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Jun 14 2018

Joint Employer Standard Under Review by National Labor Relations Board

As you will recall, in 2015-2016 the Obama NLRB reversed a decades-old standard by which an employer could be considered a “joint employer” for purposes of union organizing, workplace violations, etc., only if that employer exercised “direct control” over the employees involved.   Under the Obama-Board’s standard an employer would be considered a “joint employer” if it exercised [...]

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Jun 12 2018

Commonsense Reporting Act

Today, NAW joined over 200 businesses and national, state, and local organizations in sending a letter to both the House and Senate supporting the Commonsense Reporting Act (H.R. 3919/S. 1908). The bipartisan, bicameral Commonsense Reporting Act provides consumers with help during the annual health coverage open enrollment process, employers with relief from the burdensome reporting [...]

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May 21 2018

NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence Appoints Mark Dancer as Research Leader for the Next Facing the Forces of Change® Report

Washington, DC (May 21, 2018) — The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Dancer, CEO and Founder of the Network for Channel Innovation, as Research Leader of the 12th edition of Facing the Forces of Change® to be published in late 2019. Facing the Forces of Change®, the most respected research study of wholesale distribution industry [...]

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May 17 2018

NAW Announces Staff Changes

Washington, DC (May 17, 2018) — The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) today announced the retirement of long-time Government Relations Vice President and NAW-PAC Political Director Jim Anderson.   “Jim has capably served NAW’s member companies and associations for more than 34 years, representing their interests on Capitol Hill and before Executive Branch departments [...]

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Apr 26 2018

NAW Joins Comments on Ambush Rule

As you know, the Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) several years ago promulgated a new rule designed to shorten the time between a union’s successful organizing campaign and the resulting certification election.  This rule, called the “Ambush Rule” or “Quickie Election Rule” by opponents because, as a result of the rule, an employer could face a successful [...]

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Apr 20 2018

NAW Urges President Trump to Reconsider GSA Implementation Plan

NAW’s work on commercial products acquisition reform program enacted in last year’s defense authorization bill and which since has focused on the General Services Administration (GSA), took turns back to Capitol Hill and to the White House this week.   On April 17, NAW President Dirk Van Dongen sent a letter to the chairs and ranking minority members of the House and Senate armed services, [...]

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