Congressional News

Levy Ratner Congratulates Gwynne Wilcox on Appointment to National Labor Relations Board

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 8:14pm

, announces that Gwynne Wilcox, former senior partner, was appointed to the National Labor Relations Board.

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  • , announces that Gwynne Wilcox, former senior partner, was appointed to the National Labor Relations Board.
  • The National Labor Relations Board administers the National Labor Relations Act, which includes promoting collective bargaining and protecting workers rights to freely express their wishes regarding union representation and take other concerted action for their mutual aid and protection.
  • Gwynnes career has been dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people and as a Board member she will continue to enforce their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, said Daniel Ratner, partner at Levy Ratner.
  • Wilcox ceased her duties at Levy Ratner on August 3, 2021 in order to serve on the National Labor Relations Board.

Richard Campos Joins Altamira Technologies As Senior Vice President, Business Development

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 11:32am

Altamira Technologies Corporation, an elite engineering and analytics technology company, today announced the addition of Richard Campos as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

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  • Altamira Technologies Corporation, an elite engineering and analytics technology company, today announced the addition of Richard Campos as Senior Vice President of Business Development.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210805005264/en/
    In his role, Campos will lead the Altamira Business Development team to drive shareholder value and to deliver and communicate the company's long-term growth strategy.
  • Richard comes to Altamira with years of experience as an engineer, program manager and strong growth leader.
  • Altamira Technologies delivers innovative solutions to the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.

Guidepost Solutions Welcomes Russell Holske, Drug Enforcement Administration Leader and Pharmaceutical Investigations Chief

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 3:11pm

Guidepost Solutions , a global leader in compliance, investigations, monitoring, and security consulting, announced the appointment of Russell C. Holske, Jr. as a senior managing director in its Washington, D.C. office.

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  • Guidepost Solutions , a global leader in compliance, investigations, monitoring, and security consulting, announced the appointment of Russell C. Holske, Jr. as a senior managing director in its Washington, D.C. office.
  • Holske, an experienced leader in global investigations, including pharmaceutical diversion, will support the companys global investigations and controlled substances compliance practices.
  • Holske had a distinguished career of over 30 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, overseeing global investigations and including multiple leadership positions in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
  • Guidepost Solutions offers global investigations, compliance, monitoring, and security and technology consulting solutions that keep you moving forward.

Logical Buildings and AvalonBay Partner with Groundbreaking Indoor Lithium Battery Storage at Avalon White Plains

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 2:00pm

AI innovator Logical Buildings , in collaboration with AvalonBay Communities, Inc. , has installed the first indoor lithium-ion battery storage unit in New York State at Avalon White Plains, a 407-unit luxury rental property at 27 Barker Avenue in White Plains, NY.

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  • AI innovator Logical Buildings , in collaboration with AvalonBay Communities, Inc. , has installed the first indoor lithium-ion battery storage unit in New York State at Avalon White Plains, a 407-unit luxury rental property at 27 Barker Avenue in White Plains, NY.
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    This is a game-changing technology that will mitigate power outages during peak hours, not only benefiting the building but the entire city of White Plains, said Jeff Hendler, CEO of Logical Buildings.
  • But this project paves the way for buildings in the region to take advantage of the most efficient battery tech.
  • Moreover, through the leadership demonstrated by AvalonBay and Logical Buildings, it is anticipated similar indoor battery installations will be implemented in other high-density areas throughout the state, including New York City.

Charles Marino, Katherine Kuhlman Raise Alarm Over Government’s Opening of Southwest Border While Underfunding Customs, Immigration Enforcement

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 2:30pm

The first is the administrations decision to remove the "Remain in Mexico" program and reinstitute "catch-and-release" of migrants before having a comprehensive strategy in place.

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  • The first is the administrations decision to remove the "Remain in Mexico" program and reinstitute "catch-and-release" of migrants before having a comprehensive strategy in place.
  • A third is that the Customs and Border Patrol is overwhelmed by sheer numbers of migrants and stressed facilities.
  • As a nationally known strategic security advisor, opinion leader, and writer, Charles Marino has deep knowledge of security methodologies, tactics, and technology.
  • Dr. Katherine Kuhlman is a board-certified police and public safety psychologist, and owner of Kuhlman Psychology & Consulting.

UKG Workforce Activity Report: Businesses Add Employee Shifts Again in July, Delta Variant Threatens Growth

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 7:00pm

The UKG Workforce Activity Report is a high-frequency index used to anticipate employment growth and job creation earlier than traditional indicators allow.

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  • The UKG Workforce Activity Report is a high-frequency index used to anticipate employment growth and job creation earlier than traditional indicators allow.
  • With a sample of 3.3 million employees across 35,000 organizations of all sizes, the UKG Workforce Activity Report uses the number of shifts being worked to determine the current and future health of the U.S. economy.
  • Built from a merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world, UKG believes organizations succeed when they focus on their people.
  • UKG has 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for an inclusive workplace culture.

AFSA President: Rate Caps Lead to Civil Rights Losses, Not Consumer Protection Victories

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 5:09pm

In his testimony Himpler detailed the important role that traditional installment lenders play in their communities, offering responsible small dollar credit to hardworking Americans.

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  • In his testimony Himpler detailed the important role that traditional installment lenders play in their communities, offering responsible small dollar credit to hardworking Americans.
  • He also warned of the disastrous effect a 36% rate cap would have on Americans ability to manage their own financial lives.
  • It is a civil rights loss, said Himpler in his testimony.
  • Based in Washington, D.C., the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) is the national trade association for consumer credit, committed to protecting access to credit and consumer choice.

LifeYield Partners With White Glove to Create Tech-Integrated Prospecting Seminar

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

Through White Glove, advisors will be able to access an educational seminar highlighting the Social Security Administrations purpose and the challenges its 2,700+ rules pose to individuals and couples filing for benefits.

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  • Through White Glove, advisors will be able to access an educational seminar highlighting the Social Security Administrations purpose and the challenges its 2,700+ rules pose to individuals and couples filing for benefits.
  • White Glove handles the details of setting up a seminar venue, coordinating registrations and email campaigns so the advisor can focus entirely on reaching new prospects.
  • LifeYields partnership with White Glove comes after many users of LifeYields solutions have requested seminar material to support the use of Social Security+ as a tool for business growth.
  • To learn more about the partnership between LifeYield and White Glove, sign up for an upcoming August 4 webinar here .

Quaker Lobby Deplores Boost in Pentagon Spending

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 6:50pm

Adding billions of dollars more to an already out of control Pentagon budget is unconscionable in todays reality.

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  • Adding billions of dollars more to an already out of control Pentagon budget is unconscionable in todays reality.
  • Randall also criticized the bills expansion of the Selective Service System to require that women register for the draft.
  • More Pentagon spending means more violence against Black and brown people, said Diana Ohlbaum, FCNLs legislative director for foreign policy.
  • FCNL recently issued a series of papers calling for a cancellation of the GBSD and had called on Congress to cut wasteful defense spending.

Lucy Dunn to Retire as Orange County Business Council President and CEO

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:40pm

Orange County Business Council (OCBC) announced today that Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, intends to retire effective December 31, 2021, after 16 years at the helm of the organization.

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  • Orange County Business Council (OCBC) announced today that Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, intends to retire effective December 31, 2021, after 16 years at the helm of the organization.
  • During her tenure, Dunn has become one of the regions most influential voices and trusted advocates for the business community.
  • Orange County today has an enviable reputation statewide, and even nationally, as a special place to live and do business.
  • Orange County Business Council (OCBC) represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange Countys economic development and prosperity to preserve a high quality of life.