NNA works daily on postal issues that affect community newspapers. Its goals are to achieve fair rates, efficient service and a level competitive playing field between newspapers and direct mail competitors.
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The National Newspaper Association’s mission is to protect, promote and enhance American’s community newspapers. NNA needs the support of every community newspaper in order to work closely with policy officials to create a legal and regulatory environment conducive to the growth of community newspapers.
Public notices in newspapers are part of the three-legged stool of government accountability. Public notices help to inform the public on activities by the government and other public entities. Public notices have been included in newspapers from the beginning of the Republic. Now they are also on many newspapers’ websites.
The Congressional Action Team (CAT) is NNA's grassroots team composed of newspaper publishers from across the country who volunteer to contact their Senators and Representatives when legislation affecting community newspapers is introduced or when legislative activity is necessary. CAT members are asked to simply call their members of Congress or write a letter to express their concerns on behalf of community newspapers. All newspaper publishers who are members of the National Newspaper Association may join.
March 13, 2017
The arrival of the 45th president, Donald J. Trump, and the 115th Congress brings the potential of many legal changes for community newspapers. Here are just a few.
January 5, 2017
About the new overtime rule: Has regular play ended and we are now in overtime, or is the game over? That question was on the minds of many publishers in November when U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant blocked implementation of the Dec. 1 start date for new Obama administration rules that would have doubled the salary threshold for employees to be ineligible for overtime pay.
December 7, 2016
On the eve of the first payrolls governed by changes in the Wage and Hour laws, community newspapers got a reprieve from a harsh new rule dictated by the U.S. Department of Labor. A federal court judge in Texas, Amos L. Mazzant III, issued a temporary injunction preventing an increase in the exempt salary threshold from going into effect on Dec. 1.
September 8, 2016
A sprint to the finish line in the 114th Congress, with contestants racing not only to wrap up unfinished business but to get home for fall campaigns, could include stops to deal with postal reform and changes in new federal overtime laws. Or not.
July 14, 2016
The National Newspaper Association today applauded a proposal by four House Democrats to phase in an increase in the threshold salary requirements for overtime-exempt employees.
July 6, 2016
Generally speaking, public policy in Washington is a game of inches. Move the ball forward a little, consolidate your gains, and then do it again. Keep pushing your agenda until you eventually reach the goal line.
May 9, 2016
Q Our company is looking at our alternatives if the new Fair Labor Standards rules for exempt employees go into effect. We are hearing we may be able to put some people on a salary basis under a “fluctuating” workweek rule. Our newsroom people definitely have fluctuating workweeks, and we are reluctant to have them all on hourly rates because some will have very meager paychecks during slow weeks. Can you explain this “fluctuating” option?
December 19, 2015
Q. What about running ads for marijuana shops in states where that product is now legal to sell?
August 1, 2015
Newsrooms already struggling to cover their communities with smaller staffs and increasing demands reacted with alarm in July when the U.S. Department of Labor announced a sweeping revision to the overtime rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
July 6, 2015
The hot days of late July and early August are when members of Congress visit home base to test the temperature of the political climate and hear constituents’ concerns. This first year in a congressional session is the best time to discuss serious issues. Next year, elections will be running at full throttle.