Category Archives: Legislative News

AEM brings advocacy message to the White House

AEM brings advocacy message to the White House

Source: AEM News As part of AEM’s ongoing engagement with the Trump administration, AEM officers and staff met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss how to work together to advance pro-manufacturing policies. The Vice President highlighted the fact that the administration has cut 12 federal regulations for every new federal rule put on the […]

New ad campaign urges action on permanent highway trust fund fix & infrastructure investment package

New ad campaign urges action on permanent highway trust fund fix & infrastructure investment package

WASHINGTON, DC — “Congress: Fix Our Infrastructure Problem Now.” That’s the key message of a new ad campaign urging Congress and the Trump administration to develop and pass this year a robust transportation infrastructure investment package and a permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The ad campaign, developed by the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) […]

Your comments needed to fix the WOTUS Rule

Your comments needed to fix the WOTUS Rule

NSSGA NSSGA needs you to send comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the replacement of the unlawful  2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule. NSSGA and member companies opposed the 2015 WOTUS rule that would have allowed the federal government to regulate waters that have little or no connection to flowing […]

Certified excavator training: the new law and what you need to be compliant

Certified excavator training: the new law and what you need to be compliant

You need to be compliant by Saturday, May 4, 2019 Who is required by law to be trained? Please note, while this law was poorly written the intent is for safe excavation of underground facilities.  AGC NYS recommends getting the required training for the appropriate employees ASAP, and providing any additional training to supervisory staff […]

OSHA announces 2019 increases to maximum penalty amounts

OSHA announces 2019 increases to maximum penalty amounts

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Employers can expect higher penalties from the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Fed-OSHA) in the coming year. Fed-OSHA announced on Jan. 15, 2019 that it plans to increase the maximum penalty it can issue an employer for serious and other-than-serious citations […]