The OPCMIA’s world-class Apprenticeship Program is under attack! The White House is trying to ram through a scheme by a small group of anti-union contractors to allow the use of substandard Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPS) in construction. If finalized, this proposed rule could weaken standards, increase the risk of unsafe worksites and substandard construction, and send our trades on a race to the bottom.

In the video above, OPCMIA Local 599 Business Agent and Steel Edge Women Chair Kilah Engelke explains more about the threat of IRAPs and what you can do to stop this misguided plan.

Please watch — and then please take action by going to!