RILA issues statement in response to the release of a final “persuader” rule from the U.S. Department of Labor

Arlington , VA, 2016-Mar-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​​​​​​​​The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the release of a final “persuader” rule from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The rule effectively eliminates the “advice exception” under the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Historically, under the LMRDA, employers have […]

RILA VP government affairs Kelly Kolb: Agreement on a long-term transportation package is good news

Arlington, VA, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​A long-term transportation funding plan is welcome news, but retailers remained frustrated that stronger provisions to measure performance at America’s ports were not included in the final agreement. “Agreement on a long-term transportation package is good news,” said Kelly Kolb, vice president for government affairs with the Retail Industry Leaders […]

RILA: retailers urged lawmakers to authorize twin 33s to operate on America’s highway system

Arlington, VA, 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​In a letter to the U.S. Senate, retailers urged lawmakers to keep language authorizing twin 33s to operate on America’s highway system. The change would allow for a five foot increase in twin trailers—from 28 to 33 feet—with no change to federal weight guidelines. Retailers support the measure which […]