Senate Democrats Oppose Industry-Recognized Apprenticeships

Posted August 2019

Inside Higher ED - August 27, 2019
Forty-three Senate Democrats, as well as Independents Bernie Sanders and Angus King, wrote Monday that a Trump administration proposal to create a system of industry-recognized apprenticeships would undermine current protections involving workplace safety, wages and quality.
The senators wrote in a letter to acting labor secretary Patrick Pizzella that the proposal “would create a parallel system that outsources the secretary’s statutory role in overseeing the nation’s registered apprenticeship programs to unaccountable, nongovernmental entities.”

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