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). The regulation creates a parallel track of apprenticeship that no longer has to go through the process of registering and maintaining accountability to the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship or a State Apprenticeship Council. The current proposal excludes construction, and does not allow the parallel system to exist in the sector. But we need to make sure the exclusion stays in place in the final version of the rule.

https://www.saveiuoeapprenticeships.org/#/25/

It’s time to make our voices heard and stop the assault on our training.
Send an email right now to the Department of Labor:
Tell them to protect IUOE apprenticeships.
If you would like to submit comments as a friend or family member of an IUOE member, please visit the website https://saveconstructionapprenticeships.org 

 

Working people in America will no longer accept economic rules written of, by and for the wealthiest few.  We refuse to accept the reality of struggling to make ends meet in the richest country in the world at its richest point in history. We can do better. We must do better. And so we demand rights that ensure we are able, through ourwork, to lead better lives.

Working people demand the right to come home safely at the end of the day. We demand the right to be paid enough to support ourselves and our families. We demand the right to quality health care, paid time off to spend with family, a schedule that is flexible and fair, and protection from discrimination. Finally, after decades of
hard work, we demand the right to retire with dignity and security.

We demand a comprehensive Workers’ Bill of Rights.  Standing together in unions and working with all who share our values, we will make this bill of rights a reality for all working people.

All working people have the right to:

A Good Job with Fair Wages: Everyone who wants to work has the right to a good job where we earn a fair return on our work and receive a wage that allows us to support ourselves and our families.

Quality Health Care: regardless of income, job or a preexisting condition.

A Safe Job: free from harassment and violence.

Paid Time Off and Flexible, Predictable Scheduling: to spend time with family or care for ourselves or a loved one.

Freedom from Discrimination: in hiring, firing and promotions.

Retire with Dignity: and financial security. Education: public K-12, higher education and career training that advances our knowledge and skills without leaving us in debt.

Freedom to Join Together: with our co-workers for better wages and working conditions, whether we are in a union or not.

A Voice in Democracy: to freely exercise our democratic voice through voting and civic participation so that we can make sure our government stands up for this Workers’ Bill of Rights

 

AFL-CIO 2017 CONVENTION • ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS