Legislative Updates

February 20, 2020

Save Our Apprenticeships

The OPCMIA’s world-class apprenticeship programs remain under attack. Last year, when the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed allowing substandard IRAPs in the construction industry, more than 300,000 members of the OPCMIA and the other building trades unions sent letters opposing this misguided plan.
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.

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