On July 9, PILMA along with the HeathCare Institute of New Jersey and We Work for Health New Jersey hosted the breakfast briefing, “Organized Labor and the Life Sciences: A New Jersey Partnership.” The event was held at the Cannon House Office Building and featured remarks from Hon. Donald Norcross (D-NJ-1), Hon. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ-3), Hon. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12) and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7). Vincent Panvini, Former Political and Legislative Director of SMART, spoke on behalf of PILMA about the importance of a strong relationship between labor and management.
New Jersey’s biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies comprise New Jersey’s largest industry, performing $1.5 billion in new and renovation construction activity annually. Health care policy decisions can not only impact the biopharmaceutical industry’s ability to research and discover the next generation of treatments and cures for patients, but also the new and on-going construction activities that help to drive research, cures and construction jobs.