The White House has proposed a new regulation that could open the construction industry to Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). These lower-quality training programs would undercut our training credentials and help nonunion contractors take our jobs. This is an attack on our apprenticeships and our union and we need to keep IRAPs out of construction.
As ironworkers, we won’t take this lying down. We need to send a message to the administration to keep our industry exempt from IRAPs.