PILMA News

LTE: Union Workers Play Role in Bioscience Future

The following letter to the editor was published in the Indy Star promoting the idea that strategic partnerships, such as PILMA, are vital to American innovation and competitiveness.

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Reaction to the President’s State of the Union Message from Michael J. Sullivan, PILMA Chair

As we saw tonight, the momentum exists to advance a national innovation agenda, one that stands to benefit millions of union members. But now comes the hard part: what can the administration and Members of Congress specifically do to translate this into new jobs and a higher quality of life for working Americans?

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PILMA Vows to ‘Redouble’ Support for Increased Protections Against Intellectual Property Theft

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Labor and management in the biopharmaceutical industry will “redouble efforts at the federal level to support increased protections to fight intellectual property theft, counterfeiting and piracy, along with real enforcement measures to implement those protections.”

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Building Trades Seek Meaningful Debate on Puerto Rico Tax Increase Legislation

Puerto Rico Law 154 would impose special taxes on non-resident individuals and companies operating in Puerto Rico. The law would be detrimental to the skilled men and women in Puerto Rico construction trades unions since this could lead to a decrease in local jobs and infrastructure investment.

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Maryland’s Coming Bioscience Revolution

Fred Mason, President of the Maryland AFL-CIO, wrote the following op-ed published in The Bowie Star regarding the emergence of the life sciences industry in Maryland and its far-reaching economic benefits.

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