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NSSGA FIGHTS FOR OPERATOR RIGHTS IN CASE AGAINST MSHA’S PATTERN OF VIOLATIONS RULE

This week, NSSGA and other associations filed a legal challenge against the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Pattern of Violations (POV) rule. The filing was made in the federal District Court in Ohio, and requests that the court hear the case being brought by NSSGA and the other associations. The U.S. Court of Appeals…

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Posted 12/19/14 at 1:12 PM

ENZI TO CHAIR SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., will chair the Senate Budget Committee in the 114th Congress.  Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., current ranking Republican on the Budget Committee, was expected to step into the chairmanship when the Republicans take control of the Senate in 2015.  Then, Enzi, who has seniority on the committee, challenged Sessions for the chair. …

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Posted 12/18/14 at 3:51 PM

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO REPORT ON 2014 GRASSROOTS SUCCESSES, TCC FLY-IN DATE SELECTED

Time is Running Out for You to Provide Your 2014 Grassroots Feedback Time is running out to provide NSSGA with your feedback on the 2014 grassroots contacts that you have had with your elected officials. What lawmakers have you taken on tours of your facilities? Who have you met with to urge action on transportation…

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Posted 12/18/14 at 1:25 PM

CONGRESS AIMS TO CUT OFF NRLB’S PRO-UNION “CARD CHECK” AGENDA

In an ongoing review of the omnibus legislation passed to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2015, NSSGA wants to make members aware of the inclusion of a rider intended to halt the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) implementation of “e-Card Check.” This policy would make it easier for unions to organize company employees…

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Posted 12/18/14 at 10:00 AM

NLRB APPROVES UNION “AMBUSH ELECTIONS” RULE

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule Dec. 12 covering union elections, approved on a party-line 3 to 2 vote, making it easier for unions to organize company employees. While most aggregates operations are not currently unionized, this represents a drastic departure from the current election process that has been in place…

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Posted 12/17/14 at 3:00 PM

SENATE COMPLETES WORK; PASSES TAX BILL

The Senate “limped” out of town Dec. 16 after completing its work and adjourning the 113th Congress but not before extending some important tax relief measures.  Congress passed the so-called “tax extenders” bill.  The legislation reinstates bonus depreciation (up to 50 percent) retroactively for 2014.  It applies to new equipment only.  Also, for this year,…

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Posted 12/17/14 at 12:12 PM

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