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OSHA to Proceed With a Construction Workers Protective Gear “Fit” Rule

The OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health moves forward in providing construction workers with protective gear "fit" to each individual.

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House Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted by a wide margin to repeal the 40% Cadillac Tax on high quality healthcare plans. 

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SWACCA continues efforts for full Cadillac Tax repeal; House of Representatives set to vote tomorrow

The House of Representatives will vote tomorrow on a repeal of the Cadillac Tax, which SWACCA has aimed to abrogate for years.  

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Construction Industry Urges Congress to Support Composite Plans

SWACCA, CEA, and the ACG urge Congress to authorize composite pension plans. 

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Small Business Administration Proposes New Rule on Determining Eligibility for Federal Contracts

SBA proposes to change the three-year average annual receipts calculation period currently used for determining small business status eligibility to a five-year calculation period.

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Proposed Apprenticeship Rule Shows SWACCA's Impact, But Demonstrates the Fight is Far From Over!

DOL has issued a new proposed rule on IRAP programs. 

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U.S. DOL Appoints Members to OSHA Construction Safety Advisory Committee

The U.S Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the membership roster for OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health.

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SWACCA Signs Joint Letter in Support of Comprehensive Pension Reform

SWACCA has joined with a broad pension reform coalition to issue a letter urging Congress to include composite plans as part of comprehensive multiemployer pension reform.

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OLMS Proposed Rule Regarding Form T-1 Trust Reporting for Labor Organizations Impacts Jointly Trusteed Apprenticeship and Training Funds

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces 2019 Prevailing Wage Seminars

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced dates and locations for its free 2019 prevailing wage education seminars.

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SWACCA Endorses 529 OPTIONS Act

Yesterday, SWACCA endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) entitled the “529 OPTIONS Act” (H.R. 2679). H.R. 2679 is similar—but better than—a proposal SWACCA has long advocated to allow 529 education savings accounts to be used for costs associated with registered apprenticeship programs.

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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Wage Theft Law, Send Bill to Governor

Last week, the Colorado Senate passed legislation that would define failure to pay workers the pay they’re due as a theft, and when the wages owed are greater than $2,000, a felony.

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