Chapter Corner

Newsroom & Insights: December 2018

Save the Date! IEC National Legislative Fly-In

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


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.


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.


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.


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Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor rescinded a policy put in place in the last days of the Obama administration known as “Guidelines for Reviewing Apprentice to Journeyworker Ratio Requests.”


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.