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Promoting and Protecting the Industry

Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
- Pericles

TRSA manages legislative and regulatory issues that directly impact the textile service industry. We communicate on the industry’s behalf with federal, state and local legislators and regulators. Fostering these relationships enables TRSA to garner supoport for fair and balanced regulation and taxation that protects the industry's standard operating practices.


Learn about new and ongoing legislative initiatives TRSA is monitoring, tracking and reporting to develop appropriate responses and ensure the industry's voice is heard continously. 

New York City Laundry Equity and Accountability Act


Get up to date on proposed rules of specific concern to textile services operators or measures likely to affect the industry as part of the nation's economic engine.

Department of Labor Overtime Regulation Proposal Survey

Grass Roots

TRSA members positively and regularly communicate our industry’s message to legislative and regulatory leaders through plant tours and various national, regional and local meetings and events. Learn more about government processes and find information and resources for making effective and timely public statements on our issues.

Legislative Defense

TRSA’s Legislative Defense Fund (LDF) offers an additional element of advocacy in support of the industry’s goals through legal research, expertise and litigation. 


TRSAPAC, TRSA’s Political Action Committee, is the industry’s only political action committee; contributing to the association’s efforts in Washington by helping to elect and support pro-business candidates who support sound labor, environmental and tax policies.

About Washington

Washington, D.C. offers a wealth of history, monuments, architecture, exhibits and activities. Explore all that the capitol of the United States has to offer.

3rd Party Participation in OSHA Inspections

A 2013 OSHA ruling states that during inspection of non-union worksites, employees can be represented by anyone selected by the employees including outside union agents. This document enables employers to deny requests for such third-party participation, providing a step-by-step guide to responding to an attempt by the agency to allow it.