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From the category archives: Politics & Policy

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Navy Mandates A PLA On Washington Construction Project

ABC is strongly opposing a decision by the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Northwest to mandate that contractors use a project labor agreement (PLA) on the construction of a $450 million to $550 million explosives handling wharf at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington. 
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2012 Health Care Law Compliance Checklist Now Available

To help members make sure they are in compliance with the new requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or health care law, ABC is offering a 2012 compliance checklist (PDF). 
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IRS Issues Guidance For Reporting Health Care Costs On Employees' W-2s

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in January offered additional guidance on a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will require employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan on each employee’s W-2 form. 
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Judge Asks NLRB To Delay "Employee Rights" Poster Rule Until April 30

At the request of a federal court judge, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Dec. 23 announced that it is again delayingimplementation of its requirement that employers post an 11-by-17-inch notice displaying a list of select employee rights granted by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 
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ABC Criticizes President For NLRB Recess Appointments

ABC Jan. 4 criticized President Obama for undermining the U.S. Senate’s advice and consent role by recess-appointing Democrats Sharon Block, deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Labor; Richard Griffin, general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); and Republican Terence Flynn, chief counsel to NLRB member Brian Hayes. 
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NLRB Finalizes Rule That Limits Employer Rights During Union Elections

The two-member Democratic majority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized a rule that is another step toward dramatically shortening the length of time between when a petition is filed and a union election takes place. The rule will be officially published in the Dec. 22 edition of the Federal Register. 
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DOL Delays H-2B Wage Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Nov. 29 announced it has postponed the effective date for its revised H-2B wage calculation methodology from Nov. 30, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Joins Group To Support Repeal Of The Health Insurance Tax

ABC is joining more than 30 other organizations as part of the Stop the HIT Coalition to support the Jobs and Premium Protection Act (S. 1880), introduced Nov. 16 in the U.S. Senate, which would repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) contained in Section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). 
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House Passes Bill to Prevent NLRB “Ambush Elections” Proposal

The U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 30 passed the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) by a vote of 235-188. The bill is designed to counteract a proposed rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would shorten the timeframe for union organizing elections and reverse the Board’s recent decision in Specialty Healthcare.  Read the rest of entry »

Overview Of Health Care Reform Developments In 2011

To help members get a greater understanding of their obligations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or health care law, ABC is offering an overview of the developments that took place in 2011. 
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