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Say NO to IRAps!

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released their long-awaited proposed rule to expand apprenticeship programs in the U.S. through an Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). Allowing IRAPs into construction would open the door to unskilled workers  - jeopardizing the quality of construction and threatening our safety, wages, and benefits. Its time for you to fight for union apprenticeships. Submit your comments against the Department of Labor's IRAPs proposal now by visiting

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Read the full proposal here.