WATERS OFF 2017
Thank you to all of those who volunteered to make this another successful event!
ATTENTION GAS DISTRIBUTION RIG WELDERS
Please read the following notice and attachments regarding the “FAST ACT” and the Welder Exemption to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Laws and Regulations.
Congressman Paulsen Meets with HealthWORKS
Last week’s meeting between Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) and members of the HealthWORKS coaltion was a great success. Hosted at the Pipe Trades Services MN Health and Wellness Center in Maple Grove, the meeting was an opportunity for HealthWORKS members to discuss their legislative priorities with Congressman Paulsen and to discuss potential issues facing Taft-Hartley plans in the months and years to come.
Congressman Paulsen was also able to take a tour of the Health and Wellness Center, giving him a new insight into the collabrative projects that both labor and management put into effect on behalf of their members and employees.
The primary issues that HealthWORKS members and Congressman Paulsen discussed were the importance of repealing both the reinsurance tax and the excise tax on employee health benefits. Congressman Paulsen has previously stressed the importance of repealing both taxes and has signed on to Congressman Pat Tiberi’s (R-OH-12) legislation as a cosponsor. Congressman Tiberi’s legislation would repeal the reinsurance tax and has bipartisan support. With regards to the so-called “Cadillac Tax”, Congressman Paulsen restated his support for repealing the tax, which is set to go into effect in 2018. As the debate for both taxes continues over the next couple months, Congressman Paulsen will likely remain an ardent supporter of repealing these taxes.
National Building Trades President Sean McGarvey Visits Minneapolis
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