Last year, PILMA in collaboration with union health care and benefits expert Randy DeFrehn released a report titled “An Understanding and Implications of the Cost Drivers in the Drug Supply Chain.” PILMA combined DeFrehn’s findings with data from a new report by Berkeley Research Group to extrapolate on the original report and provide insight into which entities in the supply chain are receiving an increasing share of revenue from prescription medicines.
On September 19, 2019, PILMA released the following statement raising concerns with H.R. 3, the House drug pricing proposal. Download the statement here. The Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association (PILMA), a coalition of biopharmaceutical companies and skilled construction labor unions, has grave concerns with H.R. 3, the House Democrats drug pricing proposal. If passed, this proposal […]
On July 31, 2019, PILMA released the following statement regarding an announcement by the Trump Administration exploring drug importation from Canada. Download the statement here. The Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association (PILMA) has a long and steadfast history of opposing the importation of biopharmaceuticals from other countries. Bad policies can take any form, whether as importation […]
On July 23, 2019, PILMA released the following statement regarding the Senate Finance Committee mark-up and consideration of the Prescription Drug Reduction Act of 2019. Download the statement here. For 15 years, labor unions in North America’s Building Trades and companies in the biopharmaceutical industry have enjoyed a robust partnership, formalized as the Pharmaceutical Industry […]
On May 28, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed legislation repealing changes made by the Republican held legislature in 2015 that weakened prevailing wage laws. The legislation lowers the threshold for government projects in which prevailing wage applies from $250,000 to $100,000. It also restores full prevailing wage on education construction, which was previous lowered […]
On May 2, 2019, PILMA held an event highlighting the results of a study quantifying union construction jobs in the biopharmaceutical industry for the state of Oregon. Held at Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 in Tualatin, the event featured remarks from: Robert Camarillo, Executive Secretary, Oregon State Building Trades Council Willy Myers, Secretary-Treasurer, Columbia Pacific […]