NJECPAC & NJ-IEC Partnering to Protect You And Your Business

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NJECPAC is a Continuing Political Committee (CPC). A CPC is any group of two or more persons acting jointly, or any corporation, partnership, or any other incorporated or unincorporated association, civic association or other organization, which in any calendar year contributes to aid or promote the candidacy of an individual, or the candidacies of individuals, for elective public office, or the passage or defeat of a public question or public questions, lobby for the passage or defeat of certain legislative bills introduced in the NJ Legislature in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-8(b). A CPC is frequently referred to as Political Action Committee (PAC). The NJECPAC was formed to provide funding for legislative initiatives of its members and its member organizations representing the interests of Electrical Contractors, Small Businesses and Taxpayers throughout the State of New Jersey.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NJECPAC Protecting NJ Electrical Contractors

Joseph Hovanec Jr. IEC National
 Government  Affairs Chairman
We have seen unions being beaten back across the country which in the public sector and for taxpayers may be a good thing however, the consequence could be a focus and strengthening of Construction Labor Unions. 

Unions know that Merit shop construction trades are vulnerable and unorganized. NJECPAC primary focus is Electrical Contractors, we predict increased union activity and a rough road ahead for Merit Shop Electrical Contractors that will be forced to defend themselves against union organizing attempts. 

In NJ there are many separate Electrical Contractor Associations however, the large majority of Merit Shop Electrical Contractors do not belong to an Association, which leaves them out in the cold with no protection when they are targeted by a union. 

Another issue that is easily corrected is Organizations that do exist primarily focus on mandated Continuing Education and not much more. The leading organizations know the importance being active in Government and Regulatory Affairs and are members of NJECPAC.    

NJECPAC is the common thread protecting Merit Shop Electrical Contractors in NJ against egregious Legislation and Regulations coming from Trenton. Local Electrical Contractors Association squandered an opportunity to protect their members when they rejected a motion to merge with an Association that works to protect their interests in NJ and also in Washington DC. Power and influence comes with numbers.

Every NJ Electrical Contractor has an obligation to their industry and their own business to be members of the strongest Association(s) in the State.  A good place to start is with a NJECPAC member Association. 

NJECPAC Member Associations are the leaders in New Jersey providing Education in Government & Regulatory Affairs, Credibility & Strength to NJ's Electrical Contractors. Strong Associations provide their members with the ability to protect themselves from unscrupulous union organizing activity, damaging Legislation, and Regulations, all of which can put them out of business before they know what happened. 

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What Next?

President Obama has officially added $5 trillion (That's $5,000,000,000,000) to the national debt in his first three years in office. ~ That’s more than all other presidents combined. View Depiction of Debt in $100 Bills Here

I want to know why Obama can spend $5 trillion with nary a peep from the Left or the AWOL main stream media, meanwhile I can't be even a couple of days late on a my $250 Verizon Cell Phone Bill without receiving a phone call hounding me to pay my late balance over the phone. 

President Obama wants “the rich” to pay “their fair share.” As far as I can see, our definition of “the rich” needs some adjusting. It’s obviously not a phrase that applies to thousands of small businesses that clear $250,000 a year in business but barely turn a profit. 

'Fair Share' is a phrase much like 'Living Wage', both are arbitrary politically convenient terms that are impossible to be accurately defined. Read More

Election Day is November 6th  ~ VOTE !!! 

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Federal Court Delays NLRB Poster Requirement

On Friday April 13th, The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. granted an injunction regarding the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB's) mandate requiring employers to post a notice advising employees of certain rights under the National Labor Relations Act. This rule was scheduled to take effect April 30, 2012.

The Court of Appeals granted this injunction following a federal district court's decision in South Carolina late last week that ruled the NLRB overextended their authority in mandating such a requirement. The decision was in response to an appeal filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the US Chamber of Commerce, both of which IEC is a member.

"IEC appreciates that this rule has been delayed, particularly given the recent decision of the South Carolina district court," stated IEC National Executive Vice President/CEO Thayer Long. "We now have the opportunity to present our case on the appropriate role of the federal government in the workplace, and that employees should be allowed to be fully informed of all the facts before making decisions about union representation." Read More

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Top 10 Most Expensive Obamacare Taxes and Fees

Now that tax day has passed and we will be working for months to come to pay this years taxes, we are reminded of how big the federal government has become and how Obamacare is on track to makes things a lot worse.
The President’s health law will be partially paid for by tax increases and the creation of new taxes. When the law was passed, the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that its tax hikes would total $502 billion over the next 10 years. 
However, most of the new, higher taxes were intentionally designed to kick in later in the decade producing an deliberate false cost number. When the full law is implemented, taxpayers will be paying far more than the either knowingly or ignorantly false estimated.

A new study by the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) has revealed that Obamacare will impose higher taxes totaling $4 trillion (That's $4,000,000,000,000) between now and 2035, with the most substantial hits falling on the shoulders of working Americans. That works out to more than $1.7 trillion over a decade, more than triple the original 10-year score.

The following are only 10 of Obamacare’s 18 tax increases. Hospital Insurance Tax - Mandate Penalties - Health Insurance Provider Fee - “Cadillac” Tax - Prescription Drug Fees - Ethanol Tax - Medical Device Tax - Business Regulation Costs - Reducing Medical Deductions - FSA Limits. The economic damage from these tax hikes is one of many reasons to repeal Obamacare and pass legislation that would sensibly reform the health care system. Read More

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Obama Jobs Plan: Test A Job And Keep Unemployment Benefits

In an attempt to lower the unemployment rate the Obama Administration is tossing yet another plan at the wall and hoping it will stick. 

To that end the administration has announced the start of a new strategy to curb nagging unemployment by allowing Americans to keep their benefits while trying out a job. 

The program will be administered on the state level, with the Labor Department opening the application process Thursday for 10 model programs across the country. 

The program called 'Bridge to Work' was in fact a key part of the payroll tax cut package. Read More

The problem with the funding source is that the so-called payroll tax cut is not a tax cut at all. It is a cut in the payroll contribution into Social Security which in effect further de-funds Social Security and will lead to accelerating its path to insolvency. 

What incentive would there be for an employee to work hard and excel in the workplace, knowing that if fired or if they quit they will still collect a check? 

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