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Feb 13 2020

House Passes Massive Pro Labor Legislation

On February 6th the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, one of the largest handouts to organized labor since the 1935 Wagner Act and a blatant attempt to curry electoral favor in the 2020 elections from national unions. The legislation would: Dramatically change the way labor unions conduct organizing drives replacing it with a zombie [...]

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Dec 19 2019

Congress Fully Repeals Obamacare’s “Cadillac Tax,” Health Insurance Tax (HIT) and Medical Device Tax

On Thursday, December 19th, Congress overwhelmingly voted to permanently repeal three Obamacare taxes, including the 40 percent excise tax, commonly called the “Cadillac Tax,” the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) on fully-insured health plans and the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. This is a major victory for the 181 million Americans and their families who rely on employer-sponsored [...]

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Oct 22 2019

NAW Files Regulatory Comments Supporting Federal Hours of Service Changes

In August the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating the current hours of service rules.  Many of the proposed changes followed the suggestions from NAW’s October 2018 comments to the agency’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. NAW has filed additional comments with the Agency applauding them for allowing greater [...]

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Oct 17 2019

NAW Urges Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to Investigate Amazon

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors sent letters to the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice requesting them to investigate the General Services Administration’s (GSA) proposed e-Marketplace platform and Amazon’s unfair and anti-competitive practices and processes.  Under GSA’s Sec. 846 program, Amazon and perhaps one other entity, will be the gatekeeper [...]

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Oct 01 2019

NAW Challenges Amazon Monopoly on Federal Procurement

The General Services Administration (GSA) is directed to establish a program for their procurement through commercial online e-commerce portals. Congress directed GSA to go beyond a single marketplace and include multiple commercial e-commerce portal providers in pilot tests to validate their appropriateness as procurement vehicles before final implementation. However, GSA states that it will [...]

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Oct 01 2019

NAW Urges Senate to Pass Surface Transportation Bill

Today, the Infrastructure Working Group – a coalition of national organizations that includes NAW – sent a letter to the Senate urging the passage of a long-term, robustly funded surface transportation reauthorization bill ahead of the September 30, 2020, deadline.   The coalition is pushing Congress to act now due to the fact that, traditionally, surface transportation bills take over a [...]

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Sep 30 2019

Final Overtime Rule Released

After several years of rulemaking and successful legal challenges by NAW and others which resulted in a second round of rulemaking, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor on Friday, September 27, 2019, published a final rule “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees” – the EAP or so-called [...]

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Jul 18 2019

House Votes to Repeal Obamacare’s “Cadillac Tax”

On Wednesday, July 17th, the House overwhelmingly voted to fully repeal the 40 percent excise tax, commonly called the “Cadillac Tax,” that will impact most employer-sponsored health insurance plans. NAW strongly supports the full repeal of the Cadillac Tax because this tax inevitably forces the reduction of employee benefits and, because of the flawed indexing provisions of the underlying [...]

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Jun 26 2019

NAW Calls for Labor Department to Revise Joint Employer Standard

During the Obama Administration the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set a new standard for what constituted a “Joint Employer” for purposes of union organizing and related matters. Under the previous long-held standard an employer had to have direct control over the terms and conditions of employees to be considered a joint employer; the Obama NLRB set a new standard under which [...]

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Jun 25 2019

New Legislative Issue Briefs

New and updated Legislative Issue Briefs are now available.  Click here to view the full [...]

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