The final version of the White House’s Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) rule is expected to be released in spring 2020. Now it's our job to keep up the heat and protect registered apprenticeships in the construction industry.
We put special interests on notice this summer when union construction workers submitted a record-breaking 325,000 comments, speaking up for workplace safety and quality training. But the threat is still real. The final rule could still contain harmful language for the Iron Workers – including a temporary exemption for the construction industry or no exemption at all. The rule may even change the definition of “construction” to allow IRAPs to encroach on our work, inch by inch.
We can stop this rule once and for all by acting together. Don’t delay! Send a message to your Senators now. Ask them to stand with us and protect our registered apprenticeships.
In the coming months, our elected representatives in Congress and the White House will hear from us. Ironworkers will be participating in rallies and visits to congressional offices in key cities across the United States. Sign up here to receive alerts about upcoming building trades events in your area and additional opportunities to be involved in this historic fight.
You are part of the largest mobilization of union construction workers in our lifetimes. Step up, be counted and protect the union our forefathers built!
Send a message to your Senators now.
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