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Behind the Scenes of AOY

IEC National’s annual Apprentice of the Year (AoY) competition is the biggest event IEC apprentices prepare for all year. It’s a grueling three-day competition involving early mornings, long days, and timed events judged with watchful eyes. If that doesn’t sound stressful enough, it takes two and a half days and about 60 volunteers to prepare the competition area.

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How to Make Money in a Good Economy

While the economy has been expanding for the last nine years, some economists predict a slow-down or the next recession to begin around 2019 and onwards. Here at MCA Inc. working with our contractors we believe, based on the collective backlog and barring any major catastrophic events both naturally and socially that we may see the next slow down around 2022-2023.

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Recognizing Hazards - Continuing the Journey

Some may argue that an important attribute of a qualified individual in the electrical industry is the ability to recognize electrical hazards. An electrical hazard is a dangerous condition that could result in electric shock, arc flash burn, thermal burn, or arc blast injury. The first step to success is to understand what electrical hazards are and then to realize that not all electrical equipment or applications are the same. The journey to recognizing electrical hazards is not necessarily straight forward but there are some basic concepts that once understood can make a difference in success.

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The Key to Consistent Investing? Pay Yourself First

Consistency is a key ingredient of success in many activities – including investing. And one technique that can help you become a more consistent investor is paying yourself first.

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Get Involved in National Apprenticeship Week

It’s your chance to elevate your chapter and IEC’s apprenticeship program during National Apprenticeship Week, taking place next week, November 12 – 17, 2018.

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Administration Publishes Association Retirement Plan Rule

On October 23, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed rules in the Federal Register that seek to make it easier for small businesses to form association retirement plans.

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IEC Joins Amicus in Case Addressing “Ambush” Election Rule

IEC joined a coalition of employer organizations in an amicus brief in known as UPS Ground Frieght v NLRB.

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Proposed Joint Employer Rule Comment Period Extended

Late last month, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) issued a 30 day extension for comments on its proposed joint employer rule.

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Midterm Election Brings Significant Challenges to IEC Priorities

With Democrats taking control of the House and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate, IEC faces an uphill battle as it seeks to advance its policy agenda.

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Become a 2019 PEF Patriot Today!

The PEF Patriot Program continues to grow and help expand IEC’s advocacy program. So far this year, PEF sponsors helped raise nearly $40,000 for PRIDE PAC, funded professionally crafted comments on critical regulatory proposals, and enabled participation in important amicus briefs before the National Labor Relations Board.

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