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Prison Industries
Money rolls out for Stimulus Package
by MMQB STAFF  Monday February 23, 2009 
Federal Prison Industries' monopoly remains in place.

Stimulus Package could help the Office Furniture Industry
by MMQB STAFF  Thursday January 8, 2009 
Legislation that would end Federal Prison Industries' preferential status and open up $130 million in government business to the beleaguered office furniture industry could certainly help. "Let's make sure all federal contracting remains open."

UNICOR Bill didn't Arrive at Senate last Week
Monday December 11, 2006 
Legislation would also block FPI's attempts to sell inmate-made products to the private sector.

UNICOR Bill Arrives at Senate this Week
Tuesday December 5, 2006 
Bill before the Senate would give the office furniture industry more access to the federal government.

Mandatory Sourcing of Prison-made Furniture may be coming to an end
Friday September 15, 2006 
House members approved the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act (H.R. 2965) on a 362-57 vote.

Panel Adjourns Before Vote on Prison Industries Procurement
Wednesday August 24, 2005 
House panel adjourned before vote on prison industries procurement deal.

FPI Monopoly Ends as Bush Signs Bill
Friday December 10, 2004 
Hoekstra thinks FPI will eventually get out of the office furniture business.

Up in Arms about Prison Industries in Puerto Rico
Monday September 13, 2004 
Think the prison-made furniture industry conflict is confined to just the United States?

The Sixth Circuit on Federal Prison Industries
by MMQB STAFF  Monday June 28, 2004 
"Relatively Insignificant" Impact on the Furniture Industry

Monopoly Ended: Furniture Manufacturers Seeing Benefits
Friday April 16, 2004 
FPI's loss has been a big gain for office furniture manufacturers.

Office Furniture Makers Lose in Court
Monday April 12, 2004 
Herman Miller, Haworth and Knoll failed to show they were significantly harmed when FPI ramped up production in the early 1990s.

OFDA Make Case Before Senate Committee for FPI Reform
Friday April 9, 2004 
Dealer tells committee that the furniture industry has had to lay-off some 30,000 employees nationwide

Spending Bill Limits FPI
Monday January 26, 2004 
Bill may help Michigan office furniture manufacturers, hurt others.

House Says Prison Workers Need to Compete with Private Businesses for Contracts
Friday November 7, 2003 
The legislation ending FPI sole sourcing passed 350-65.

Neutral Posture CEO Testifies at Congressional Subcommittee
Thursday October 2, 2003 
Boenigk says small businesses are increasingly shut out of government contracts for products and services by FPI.

Michigan Won't Expand Prison Furniture Industry
Thursday September 11, 2003 
State prisoners currently build about $4.4 million worth of furniture, but less than half of that amount is office furniture.

Federal Prison Industries Supporters Try Racial Politics
Monday July 28, 2003 
Group is alleging racism by OFDA and OFDA-coalition allies including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO.

House Judiciary Committee To Mark-Up FPI Reform Legislation
Tuesday July 15, 2003 
H.R. 1829 ends FPI's ability to dominate the Federal market without competition.

Complaint against FPI Continues
Monday June 16, 2003 
Steelcase may get back part of stolen contract.

Congressman Targets Prison Industry Again
Thursday May 1, 2003 
Hoekstra says that the current FPI operation has moved beyond its original goal of employing prison labor.

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