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Shopping for Thanksgiving this Weekend?

Next Thursday, millions of American families will sit down to Thanksgiving dinner.  And that means: grocery shopping over the next 6 days will resemble more of a sporting event, than a household chore.    But we can make this experience even better, by supporting good, union jobs!  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
Ryan Boyer

Guest Article: CBTU and Apprenticeship Opportunities for Philadelphia’s Communities of Color

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is sharing a few stories from Apprenticeship programs across the Labor movement.  In our Fall Newsletter, News and Views, PA AFL-CIO Vice President Ryan Boyer, Business Manager of LIUNA District Council of Philadelphia and Vicinity, and President of both the Philadelphia CBTU and the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, submitted the following article on the outreach and initiatives to expand apprenticeship opportunities to Communities of Color. Read More

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