MMA CEO Joins Governor to Launch Futures for Frontliners


MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh joined
Governor Gretchen Whitmer this morning to launch
the Futures for Frontliners program, a scholarship
program for essential workers to attend community
college tuition-free. Read press release.

MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh joined Governor Gretchen Whitmer this morning to launch the Futures for Frontliners program, a scholarship program for essential workers to attend community college tuition-free. 

All essential workers — including manufacturing workers — who have not previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree and have worked at least half-time in 11 of 13 weeks from 4/1/20 through 6/30/20 are eligible.

The Futures for Frontliners program will recognize and reward the workers who have been on the frontlines in defense against the COVID-19 threat, empowering them to pursue advanced skills while they work to support the manufacturing-driven economic recovery.

Applications are available at michigan.gov/frontliners now through 12/31/20. Resources to promote this upskilling opportunity to your workforce are also available online.


New & Notable

MIOSHA Offers Penalty-Free On-Site Consultation

MIOSHA's new Ambassador Program will assist employers in implementing COVID-19 workplace safety directives without fear of penalties or citations. The program offers on-site one–on–one guidance to help job creators understand the current regulations for workplace safety.

Learn more and access a compliance tool kit online.


Upcoming Webinars

Webinar: Why Now Is The Time
to Terminate Your Pension Plan

Host: Gallagher
(MMA Premium Associate Member)
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
Register online.

Despite the business and economic disruptions of COVID-19, current market conditions present an opportunity for employers struggling to fund ongoing pension plans.

Join MMA for a free and informative discussion with Alan Pitts, Area Senior Vice President for Gallagher, a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services, to learn how you can take advantage of declining interest rates to improve your company’s long-term financial outlook.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Webinar: Payroll Tax Deferral
Briefing with Maner Costerisan

Host: Maner Costerisan
(MMA Premium Associate Member)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Register online.

The IRS has issued guidance on President Donald J. Trump’s executive order deferring the payment of certain employee payroll taxes until 12/31/20.

Join MMA and Dennis Theis, a principal with the manufacturing-focused public accounting firm of Maner Costerisan, for a free critical briefing to learn how the deferral actually works in practice and hear about remaining uncertainties. Ask your questions of a seasoned CPA to make sure your company and your employees are competitive and protected.


Resources for Manufacturers

Stay updated and compliant with the many changes imposed over the last few weeks. Find state, federal and member resources on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.

Please continue to reach out to the MMA team with questions.