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Old 08-09-2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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The IBEW urgently needs your help to protect our training programs from a pending federal rule that would let businesses run shoddy apprenticeships with minimal standards, oversight and pay.

For now, the construction industry is excluded from the Department of Labor’s proposed Apprenticeship Rule. Public comments being submitted now will help determine whether the exemption stays or goes once a final rule is issued.

While unions and allied contractors are pushing to keep the exemption, nonunion builders are eager to eliminate it, opening up the industry to apprenticeships with lower standards and greater risks.






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Old 08-09-2019, 04:28 PM   #2
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Don't you see where this is going? If everybody outside the construction industry is "required" to go through an apprenticeship, guess what's next? Required certification. I warned of this years ago. Once the states figure out how lucrative requiring certification for employment is, EVERYBODY will have to participate. Gas station attendants, cashier's, auto mechanic's, box boy's, waitresses, landscapers, exterminators, painters, etc. Yesser, the states are going to clean up with this proposal. But, the IBEW will still have one of the best apprenticeship programs out there.
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I'd have to see the language to really see how or if this is bad, furthermore who is backing this. The other thing is, how would this change state mandated education and apprenticeship hours?

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Bwtn 8-8:05pm cs tried accessing your ibew. Must be offline for maintenance.
Are You trying to protect Your 19th Century European style hiring practices? Nothing is "shoddier" than "Henry's boy" local-1 and "Czech man" local-2.
Here in Saint Louis, we all know this; You don't go to a ibew hiring hall... You don't do that, that's not how business gets done... Unless you already know the results before you get there... Why the continued denial? Is Saint Louis somehow unique?
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Bwtn 8-8:05pm cs tried accessing your ibew. Must be offline for maintenance.
Are You trying to protect Your 19th Century European style hiring practices? Nothing is "shoddier" than "Henry's boy" local-1 and "Czech man" local-2.
Here in Saint Louis, we all know this; You don't go to a ibew hiring hall... You don't do that, that's not how business gets done... Unless you already know the results before you get there... Why the continued denial? Is Saint Louis somehow unique?
I actually have a cousin that recently got into local one . He had zero contacts just has a lot of good experience . He can do controlls pipe work , switch gear , very well
Rounded .

He has nothing but good things to say about this local I guess their very busy right now said he is on a big hospital job bjc I’m wesg county .

I guess everyone’s experience is diff
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Welcome aboard @The.eletrical.worker!

Please take a minute and fill out your profile about me section so we know a little about who we are talking to.

I was hoping you really knew how to spell 'electrical'!
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