- In NJ, we understand there is legal authority which suggests random testing of employees is unlawful unless the employee occupies a safety sensitive position;
- Under a recently passed OSHA regulation, blanket post-accident drug testing may be considered unlawful; and
- The template policy identifies a twelve-panel testing procedure. Members should consider the drug testing method that is best suited to their testing program.
The Treasury Department recently announced that an Iron Workers union retirement fund in Cleveland can cut retiree pensions deeply for the sake of keeping the fund solvent. This gives the green light for the Iron Workers Local 17 fund to reduce pensions — for men and women who erected the iron and steel that frames Cleveland’s modern skyline — by nearly 50 percent for some. [Read more…]
Multiemployer pension plan funding deficits have increased, and aren’t likely to be repaired in the next few years by either higher investment returns or interest rate increases, Moody’s Investors Service said in a recently released report.
The report concluded that, in the aggregate, multiemployer plans are very underfunded, and, consequently, the plan contributions of many plan sponsors will be “going up,” Wesley Smyth, vice president and senior accounting analyst for Moody’s in New York, told Bloomberg BNA July 30. [Read more…]
AGMA and GLU 252 have come to agreement concerning our collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with DC 21/GLU 252. The agreement was ratified by the AGMA membership on May 5, 2015. Once all applicable documents are prepared, they will be shared with the membership.
AGMA members can contact Lisa Godlewski at (215) 854-0129 for details of this agreement including language changes and rate increases.