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SB 166 Defeated in the PA House!

Over the last two weeks, labor activists across the Commonwealth have made calls, sent emails and visited their state representatives as right-wing legislators and lobbyists moved to pass Senate Bill 166, paycheck “protection”.  But our grassroots efforts paid off. On the first evening of Hanukkah, PA State Representatives took a vote on the piece of anti-worker legislation, and SB 166 FAILED 90-102. Read More
Ismail Abdul-Lateef, a 2nd  year apprentice at the Boilermakers Local 13 worked as a social worker and studied psychology in college before deciding he needed a change and sought out apprenticeship opportunity with IBB Local 13.

Every Week Is Apprenticeship Week

Incredibly apparent in the current discussion surrounding apprenticeships in Pennsylvania and across the country is the need to discuss opportunities in the skilled trades with young people, particularly in high school.  Alternative forms of post-secondary education, need to be explored well before young adults are set to enter the workforce.  Read More