On April 21, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the Obama Administration’s latest step to increase access to apprenticeship through the use of the $90 million provided in 2015’s year-end omnibus spending bill...
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Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) recently introduced S. 2827, Willing Workers and Willing Employers Act of 2016, which would implement a modest, market-driven, less-skilled worker visa pilot program...
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The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and CNA today announced CNA as the official IEC sponsor in safety. Through this partnership, CNA will provide resources and support to help IEC members maintain safe jobsites. CNA will also continue as an IEC National Platinum Industry Partner, IEC’s highest level of corporate sponsorship.
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Last month, Congress took action with regards to the pending change to the rules for paying employees overtime...
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Efforts to stop the ‘ambush’ election rule continue in both the courts and Congress...
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The PRIDE PAC is IEC’s federal political action committee (PAC) and is funded entirely through personal donations from IEC members...
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IEC’s National Policy Conference is just over a month away...
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In early February, President Obama released his annual budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which included a significant increase in funding for career and technical education...
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As Congress continues to debate the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill last week, which included employers from industries that rely on skilled workers and how they connect with workforce training and CTE programs in their communities...
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On January 20, 2016, IEC submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to update the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in the Apprenticeship and Training title (29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 30) of the National Apprenticeship Act of 1937...
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