THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) HAS ISSUED ITS FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE RULE ON INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIPS (IRAPS). ACT OHIO CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL ROB DORANS ADVISES ON WHAT THIS MEANS FOR BUILDING TRADES APPRENTICESHIPS. As you remember, NABTU and all of the Building Trades International unions ran an aggressive public comment campaign last fall to encourage…

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Apprenticeships give high school students chance at career after graduation In Ohio, high school students are introduced to the apprenticeship their sophomore year, and for Sheet Metal Workers Local 24, it’s a system that has been a successful recruitment tool for decades. The program goes by two names in Local 24 — School to Work…

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