Since its enactment in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has served as the cornerstone of the Department of Labor’s efforts to promote work-life balance and we have worked in support of the principle that no workers should have to choose between the job they need and the family they love. With the FMLA, our country made it a priority to give workers the ability to balance the demands of work and family. It made the healthy development of babies, healthy families, and healthy workplaces a priority.
IMA Chairman Bill Hickey (Lampham-Hickey Steel) and association President and CEO Greg Baise recently attended the opening ceremonies of the Hanover Messe, the worlds largest trade and technology show. President Obama and German chancellor Andrea Merkle attended the opening ceremony and addressed the delegates. The IMA is a part of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) delegation.
Illinois Entrepreneurs: Pitch Your Made in the USA Products to Walmart, Deals Can be Made on the Spot
U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call for U.S. Products at Company’s Headquarters
– Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking for entrepreneurs to pitch their made in the USA products to the company’s buyers in a daylong event at Walmart’s global headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas on June 28, 2016. Registration has begun.
“We are opening our doors and making our buyers available to meet with suppliers with one goal in mind: buy more American products,” said Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. Sourcing and Manufacturing. “From food to toys to apparel, and companies large and small from coast to coast, we want to make a deal with you for your U.S. made products.”
A diverse group of business industries across the state have launched a coalition committed to advocating for modern and permanent extensions of four critical tax incentives that will provide stability and predictability for job creators.