Take Action – Pass Intro 1447

Training will save lives

Out of the thirty-two construction related fatalities that occurred, the majority of them occurred on non-union sites. Many non-union contractors do not invest in training programs that are monitored by the state.

Conversely, union contractors invest in their workforce. Requiring them to participate in a rigorous training program which includes thousands of hours of in classroom and on the job training.

However, do not be misled. Non-union contractors are allowed to participate in state sanctioned apprenticeship programs. In fact, only forty-seven percent are sponsored by union affiliates.

In all, over one hundred and fifty non-union contractors currently participate in state sanctioned apprenticeship programs.