On Monday, March 26, 2018 Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen toured International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26’s 30,000 square foot training facility in Lanham, Maryland. The event, hosted by IBEW Local 26 and PILMA, highlighted how the biopharmaceutical industry and labor work together in Maryland to build new facilities, stimulate job growth, encourage innovation, […]
On May 12, 2017 Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney toured the Operating Engineers Local 825 training center in Dayton, New Jersey. The event, hosted by We Work for Health NJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, Local 825 and PILMA, highlighted the rigorous training and apprenticeship programs that prepare members to build […]
Kathy Bilotas, State Government Affairs Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company authored the following post following the PILMA facility tour at Local 51 in East Providence, Rhode Island. Click here to view the post on the LillyPad website. Earlier this fall, I joined labor leaders, biopharmaceutical company representatives and Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo for […]
On September 17, 2015 Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo toured the United Association’s Local 51 training center located in East Providence. The event, hosted by the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, UA Local 51 and PILMA, highlighted the rigorous apprenticeship programs that prepare members to build and retrofit biopharmaceutical facilities. To learn more about the event click […]
On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut toured the state-of-the-art training facility at Sheet Metal Workers Local 40 outside Hartford, CT. The event was hosted by the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 40, We Work for Health Connecticut and the Pharmaceutical Industry Labor -Management Association (PILMA). […]
The partnership between the biopharmaceutical industry and labor unions fosters a collaborative environment that keeps each side innovating. Training programs equip union workers with the skills to build and maintain state-of-the-art facilities providing industry with the capability to discover life-saving cures.