Tell the Department of Labor you support the construction industry’s exclusion from IRAPs

The Department of Labor has introduced draft language for regulations on expanding apprenticeships, including expanding Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).
IRAPs are a direct threat to our Registered Insulators Union Apprenticeship program and to the entire construction industry.
Currently, the regulation has an exclusion for the construction industry, but during a 60-day comment period, we must tell the Department of Labor construction apprenticeships needs to remain excluded.
There is a building trades-wide campaign to tell the DOL construction industry apprenticeship programs need to continue to have oversight in order to maintain our excellent wages and benefits, dedication to safety and industry-leading training.
How can you help? Submit a comment to the DOL. Get as many in your company to respond as well. You have until August 26, 2019 to make your voice heard before the Department of Labor issues the final regulations.
It's easy to submit comments! Visit On the homepage you will see a large box that says "ACT NOW". Right below it, click "LEARN MORE". This will bring you to a letter form General President McCourt. At the middle of the letter are three links - If you are a Member – If you are a Family or Friend - If you are a Contractor. ICA members can select the Contractor option and then enter ICA in the Contractor Association field. The DOL will only accept one (1) comment per email address. If you have multiple email addresses, you could comment from each one.
You can also write in your own comments by sending them to:
U.S Department of Labor
Office of Policy Development and Research
Attn: Administrator Adele Gagliardi
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-5641
Washington, DC 20210

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