Apprenticeship & Safety

The following are recent dialogues we found informative on apprenticeship and safety in today's world of union construction.


Apprenticeships  ensure safety for construction workers

Nonunion group is using "propaganda" to oppose mandatory training, writer says

To the Editor:

In its letter to the editor headlined "Construction safety and apprenticeships are not one and the same," the New York Construction Alliance continues to lead the propaganda campaign for opponents of New York City Council bill 1447.

As a part of the Construction Safety Act, the bill would require all contractors—union or nonunion—to provide a basic level of safety training for all their workers. The measure is overdue, considering the history of fatalities and injuries in New York City.