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Federal Legislative and Policy Updates

  • Rescuing Retirees: Local congressman says multiemployer pension crisis thwarted by American Rescue Plan funds. Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Newport News) said they knew for several years that pensions across the country were on the brink of failing due to several contributing factors, including deregulation and the 2008 financial crisis.“Through no fault of their own, people who had earned their pension, delayed their compensation in order to get paid later for work they’ve already done were about to lose their pensions,” he said.
  • DOL filed an amicus brief in a case involving Ralph’s Grocery Company that is before the NLRB detailing what DOL views as the harm that confidentiality provisions in arbitration agreements pose for effective enforcement of worker protection laws under the DOL’s jurisdiction.

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