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July 5, 2018
OPCMIA Apprenticeship

OPCMIA Apprenticeship Programs Open Doors of Opportunity

In today’s economy, it’s hard to get ahead, especially if you’ve had hard luck or faced difficult circumstances. But OPCMIA apprenticeship programs, like the model effort run by Cement Masons Local 633 in New Brighton, Minnesota, open doors of opportunity to many people who’ve found themselves locked out in the past.
June 28, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Building

Supreme Court’s Janus Decision an Attack on All Workers

On June 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that all public sector unions will now be forced to represent “free riders” — workers who want the benefits of collective bargaining without having to pay for it.
May 29, 2018
Summer Heat Safety

Get Water, Rest and Shade to Stay Safe in Summer Work

As we head into the summer, temperatures will be climbing, the sun will be searing, and in many parts of the country, humidity will be soaring. These factors — individually and together — pose threats to the health of OPCMIA members, because they put strains on the body’s ability to get rid of excess heat to maintain a stable internal temperature, especially given the intense physical activity required on the jobsite.