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SWACCA Helps to Generate 320,790 Comments on DOL's Proposed Apprenticeship Rule

Over the course of the last two months, SWACCA and its members have worked with our union partners as well as the Construction Employers of America (CEA) to undertake an unprecedented effort to ensure that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) heard the united voice of the unionized construction employers and workers on the need to keep IRAPs out of our industry as it works to finalize the rule proposed June 25th on standards for apprenticeship programs. As of today, the apprenticeship rule has received 320,790 public comments, with more possible as DOL works to confirm submissions that came in prior to the August 26 deadline.

Thank you to every SWACCA member who lent critical support to this process by submitting individual comments. SWACCA’s comments can be viewed here.

 This fight does not end here. DOL will begin the process of reviewing all of the public comments, which will help inform the Department’s final apprenticeship rule. SWACCA will continue to lead in the effort to shape the final rule as well as impress upon Congress why it is necessary to protect registered apprenticeship in construction.