PILMA News

Helmets to Hardhats Apprenticeship Program Helps Vets Work After Service

The nonprofit Helmets to Hardhats program is an avenue to help connect National Guard, reserve and transitional active duty members to career opportunities in the construction industry.

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No Depression: Pharmaceutical-Labor Alliance Flourishes

The AFL-CIO published the following blog post on their website highlighting the unique and expanding partnership between labor unions and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Protect Property Rights of Biopharmaceutical Firms to Save San Diego Jobs!

Robert Balgenorth, President of the California Building Trades Council, wrote the following op-ed published in the San Diego Union-Tribune outlining the importance of 12 years of data exclusivity in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations for biopharmaceutical innovation and union jobs.

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Democratic Lawmakers Ask to be Included in Pacific Trade Talks

The letter comes as the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released a report Tuesday calling on U.S. trade negotiators to insists that the trade deal include ‘the highest levels of intellectual property rights protection, transparency in government procurement practices, removal of non-tariff barriers, comprehensive market access provisions, and stringent enforcement mechanisms.

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Ohio’s ‘Dual Eligible’ Reform Must Focus on Patient Care

William Burga, Former President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, wrote the following op-ed published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer advising caution in the Affordable Care Act’s management of services for those who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.

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