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IEC Announces 2019 Apprentice Essay Contest Winners

This year the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) held its 11th annual Apprentice Essay Contest and received more than 75 submissions.

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IEC Apprenticeship Program Trains Over 12,000 Electrical Apprentices

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Save the Date! IEC National Legislative Fly-In

Attend IEC’s Legislative Fly-in, scheduled for May 22 & 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Sign Up to Become a 2019 PEF Patriot

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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Senate Committee Approves Assist. Sec for Employment & Training Nominee

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions favorably reported the nomination of John P. Pallasch to be Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the Department of Labor.

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NLRB Extends Deadline for Proposed Joint Employer Rule Comments

The National Labor Relations Board recently extended the deadline for comments on the proposed revision to the Obama-era joint employer rule by an additional month.

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Trump Administration Rescinds Restricted Apprenticeship Ratio Policy

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor rescinded a policy put in place in the last days of the Obama administration known as “Guidelines for Reviewing Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio Requests.”

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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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