by Guest Post | on Apr 03, 2018

Teaching Congress About IBEW Apprenticeships

Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce toured a D.C.-area IBEW training facility, where they received an education of their own about the value of electrical apprenticeships...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 06, 2017

Union Fund for Texas Shooting Victims

Sadly, another horrifying tragedy has occurred in the United States. At least 26 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas this past Sunday...

by Brian Young | on Oct 24, 2017

States Act to Fill Construction Jobs

Across the country construction is booming, 35 states reported an increase from last year in construction jobs. 26 of those states also reported increases just in the last month. While this boom is...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 17, 2017

Trump puts ABC on Training Task Force

On Monday, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) CEO Mike Bellaman had been appointed to Trump’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion for...

by Press and Media | on Jul 25, 2017

A Better Deal to Boost Wages

Details of the Democrats new economic plan have been released. Check out coverage from Poltico below.

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 19, 2017

Trump Cuts Job Retraining Fund

In the new Federal 2018 budget massive, double digit cuts are being proposed to the Department of Labor.  While many departments will be hit hard, one specific program, employment training, will...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 14, 2017

The Construction Trade Brain-Drain

Apprenticeships are an important path to middle class jobs.  While some young people are better with the books and go to college, others learn a skilled trade through Apprenticeship Programs....

by Kris LaGrange | on May 12, 2017

No Deal without a Union Deal

In my neck of the woods, I went down to a Town Hall meeting and urged the Board to delay a major building project because it lacked a Project Labor Agreement. The names and faces may be different if...

by Press and Media | on Mar 28, 2017

Cover Story: Training Day

This article first appeared in Newsday, higlighting the great work that Opportunities Long Island is doing to prepare young adults from poor communities for union apprenticeship programs.

by Brian Young | on Oct 31, 2016

From Housing to the Trades

A common attack on Building Trades Unions by the Right to work (for less) and non-union types is that Trade unions are too white and too male.  They always allege that by getting rid of unions...