UPDATED | New Legislation

The following are selected bills re­cently cleared for introduction in the Legislature that might be of interest to mem­bers.  The bill number and “official statement of purpose” are provided (please note, however, that “state­ments of purpose” are drafted by the bill’s sponsors and might not accu­rately reflect the bill’s content or im­pact).  Click on the […]

The Week Ahead in the State House

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of December 18

Manufacturers React to Congressional Passage of the Tax Bill.  IndustryWeek 12/21 “Manufacturers will save about $261 billion over the next decade thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. On paper, that should lead to new investments — in equipment, in workforce and beyond. . . .” The No. 1 Employee Benefit That No […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of May 29

New Demand for HR Execs: Data Analytics.  Gallup 6/2 “Data analytics — historically the domain of marketing, operations and finance departments — is now inundating human resources. These untapped workplace insights offer essential information, but only if HR can apply the right analytics in the right way. . . .” Why Manufacturers Should Be Mindful […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of May 22

Inside Trump’s war on regulations.  Politico 5/28 “The chaos of Donald Trump’s first four months as president has overshadowed a series of actions that could reshape American life for decades — efforts to rewrite or wipe out regulations affecting everything from student loans and restaurant menus to internet privacy, workplace injuries and climate change. . […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of May 15

The Future of 21st Century Manufacturing Is Digital.  NBCNews 5/21 “Across America, manufacturing is changing from the traditional assembly line to the use of collaborative robots. By 2025, industrial robots are expected to perform 25 percent of tasks such as assembly, packaging, and material handling. . . .” _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Alexa, bring manufacturing jobs back to […]