Help ABI raise $50,000 before tonight's deadline
The next campaign finance reporting deadline for candidates and political action committees, PACs, is approaching quickly. Contributions need to be made today to be included on the next report.
ABI needs to raise $10,000 to reach $50,000 and make it two-thirds of the way to our goal for the year. Will you donate $50 today to help us reach $50,000? These contributions are critical to our ability to elect pro-business candidates to the Iowa Legislature this November.
to make your $50 contribution now.
Register for upcoming policy committee meetings
ABI public policy meetings are a way to engage in the issues that are important to you and your employees, and to help establish ABI legislative priorities. Please,
to register for one of the five committees focused on different business issues. The ABI Board of Directors will act on the recommendations of these committees at its September board meeting.
ABI participates in IWD committee on minority employment
ABI participated on Monday as a key stakeholder in an Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) meeting convened by IWD Director Beth Townsend about ways to address minority unemployment, connecting minority communities to available jobs, increasing diversity in the workplace and bridging the skills gap. Keep reading...
Learn about DOL rule changes at July 28 meeting
An event highlighting the impact of recent federal overtime rule changes on employers will take place in Marshalltown, July 28. The U.S. Chamber's Executive Director of Labor Law Policy Marc Freedman will speak at the luncheon at the Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., to discuss the Department of Labor's recent rule changes to overtime requirements and answer questions from attendees. The cost is $15 dollars. Contact Lynn Olberding,
ABI testifies at ARRC in support of antidegradation rule
On Tuesday, ABI public policy director Jessica Harder spoke in favor of antidegradation rule changes at the Administrative Rules Review Committee ()ARRC) meeting, to clarify the antidegradation procedure after a court decision made the rule unclear and potentially burdensome and expensive for members. Keep reading...
National Governors Association meets in Iowa
Twenty-seven governors from across the U.S. converged on Des Moines this week for the National Governors Association summer meeting.
ABI is proud to sponsor this event and welcome political leaders to Iowa. Keep reading...
Federal Spotlight: NAM files suit to block OSHA's workplace injury and illness rule
The National Association of Manufacturers filed a lawsuit Friday blocking new requirements issued by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, "for manufacturers to report all workplace injuries and illnesses." Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel for The National Association of Manufacturers, said. Keep reading...