Legislative Updates

February 10, 2020

Urge Your Senators to Pass the PRO Act!

On February 5th, the U.S. House made history by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act by a vote of 224-194. This urgently needed legislation will empower millions of workers to improve their lives by joining unions because it will level the organizing playing field, which today is steeply tilted toward management.
November 20, 2019

DOL Illegally Diverted Funds Away from Apprenticeship Programs

Threats to the OPCMIA’s world class Apprenticeship Programs have grown as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) illegally diverted $1.1 million intended for legitimate apprenticeship programs into substandard “Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs” (IRAPs) instead.
August 28, 2019
Department of Labor

127 Representatives, 45 Senators Oppose Disastrous IRAPs Proposal

The OPCMIA applauds the 127 members of Congress and 45 U.S. senators who signed letters to the U.S. Department of Labor opposing the Trump Administration’s proposed new rule to allow the creation of lower-quality “industry-recognized apprenticeship programs” (IRAPs) and undermine the world-class apprenticeship programs run by North America’s Building Trade Unions.

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