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Please Act Now! Save the Construction Apprenticeship Programs

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I am reaching out to you to ask for your assistance to stop the threat to our skilled apprenticeship programs! Simply put, we have to STOP the Department of Labor from allowing Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs); low quality industry apprentice programs, into the construction industry. Comments are open to the DOL through August 26, 2019 for EVERYONE. That is less than 2 weeks away. We must act now! Go to: is a direct link to submit your name in regards to the IRAP Construction exemption. You do not have to be a union member to submit your comment and to the DOL. Let them know that only the highly trained and skilled workers will be constructing your roads and bridges.

Our union construction crafts members provide the most qualified and educated workforce in the world. Despite that fact, our apprenticeship programs are under attack. The Federal Government is trying to appease a small group of anti-union contractors by implementing IRAPs. As you well know, IRAPs will open the door to unskilled, untrained workers; lower pay and lower your benefits and wages as well. Thank you in advance for saving the industry’s most important path to the middle class! Sign the petition here :