This week, UAW members will gather in Washington D.C. for the 2018 National Community Action Program (CAP) Conference. Over 1,100 UAW members will attend the four-day conference, which gives members a look at the union’s legislative and political priorities for the coming year. This year’s conference will focus on immigration, international trade, job creation, and tax reform. Members will participate in breakout sessions on current policy issues and will hear from a range of speakers, including elected officials, labor leaders, and political activists. They will also head to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress directly.
On November 29, police officers, firefighters and their allies from across the state will rally at the Michigan State Capitol to tell legislators to protect the benefits they've earned. This year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder formed a task force to address problems with pension programs for municipal employees. The task force was designed to ensure that those who keep our cities safe receive the benefits they've earned. The Police Officers Association of Michigan worked with the Task Force and supported its recommendations. Now, legislators are set to ignore the recommendations, introducing legislation to take away the benefits local governments have promised. ... Read more
A new amendment to the House Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement bill exempts members of Congress and their staff from its effects. The new changes to the bill would allow states to apply for waivers for certain ObamaCare provisions, such as a ban on insurers charging premiums based on a customer’s health and the requirement that insurers’ basic health plans cover certain services, like prescription drugs and mental health. Read more on thehill.com >>>