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Riding the NLRB Roller Coaster: What Else Can We Expect from the Labor Board in an Election Year?

Join current NLRB Board Member Brian Hayes at the HR and Labor Summer Symposium, as he shares his experiences in serving on the board and what to expect over the remainder of 2012. Hayes has ridden the NLRB roller coaster, being the sole Republican member of the Board during several c
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ABA President’s Blog – Three Days in March

It was a fascinating several days of arguments over fundamental rights of government, congress, and the states. While some commentators chose to emphasize the trivial over the substantive arguments – especially the “pressing” issue of broccoli – the arguments were well articulated...
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American Bakers PAC Hosts Industry Roundtable for Chairman John Kline

With Chairman Kline's 100 percent ABA Key Vote rating, his leadership on pro-business and free market legislation - coupled with the baking industry's strong presence in Minnesota, this roundtable was a terrific fit for American Bakers PAC.
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ABA Advocates for FDA – Opposes Food User Fees

As a member of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, ABA participated in a congressional lobbying day on March 28. The Alliance and its stakeholder member organizations met with 50 offices on Capitol Hill, advocating for increased appropriated resources for FDA, opposing user fees for food
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Major Sanitation Standard Re-Write Moves Forward

A draft ANSI/ASB/Z50.2 (formerly ANSI/BISSC) sanitation standard with substantial revisions was approved by the American Society of Baking (ASB). This joint ABA-AIB-ASB-BEMA effort to upgrade the voluntary sanitation standard for baking equipment will be reviewed over the next few mon
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March 8 is “What’s on MyPlate?” Day

ABA is teaming up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012, “What’s on MyPlate?” Day, to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. ABA is committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations in the 2010 Dietary
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Federal Court Partially Invalidates NLRB Notice Posting Rule

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia partially struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) notice posting rule, set to go into effect on April 30.  The court ruled that the NLRB was within its rights to require employers to post the notice, but the bo
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ABA Supports Food and Agricultural Research Funding

ABA, as part of a broad 900-member coalition, voiced strong support of federal funding for food and agricultural research funding. Specifically, the letter sent a strong message of support for FY13 funding for USDA’s food and agricultural Research, Education and Economics (REE)
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Restricting Food Advertising to Children Not a Priority for FTC

On March 5, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz told the House Subcommittee on Financial Services that it was time to move on from the Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) proposal to restrict food advertising to children aged 2-17. Chairman Leibowitz said that while childhood obesity and f
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