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Do right by your Pet – Buy Union

Monday, May 13th, 2013

We strongly support buying products that are made by Union Workers. Following are pet foods that are union made. These are either by Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) or the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

UFCW = 9 Lives, Anchor, Boehringer Ingelheim, Vetmedica, Inc., Sanderson Farms, Wayne Farms, Alpo, Beggin Strips, Chew-eez, Fancy Feast, Fresh Step, Frinkies, Litter Green, Milk Bone Dog Biscuits, Nature’s Recipe, Purina Animal Feeds, Purina Beneful,, Purina Cat Chow, Purina Dog Chow, Purina Pro Plan, Purina Puppy Chow, Science Diet, Skippy, Snausages and Tidy Cat’s

BCTGM = Alpo, Chew-eez, Fancy Feast, Milk-Bones, Purina Animal Feeds, Purina Beneful, Purina Cat Chow and Purina Dog Chow

Tax Base and Tax Rates for Railroad Retirement

Monday, May 6th, 2013

For 2013, the employee 6.2% tax rate for Tier I will apply to $113,700.00 earned during the year. The employee 4.4% tax rate for Tier II will apply to an annual earnings of $84,300.00.

The employer tax rate on Tier I is also 6.2% and on Tier II is 12.6%. The maximum employee and Employer Tax for 2013 is $7,049.40 on Tier I. On Tier II, the maximum for an employee is $3,709.20 and the employer is $10,621.80.