IEC PAC-supported Members Introduce Resolutions Revoking Harmful Labor Policies Recently, members of Congress supported by IEC PAC introduced resolutions which would revoke rules implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced legislation that invalidates DOL’s rules revising Davis-Bacon while Rep.
November 2023 Hello IEC Nation! IEC participated in National Apprenticeship Week November 13-19. I enjoyed seeing all the participation from our chapters and encourage everyone to continue the work into your local high schools. I want to remind everyone that Business Summit is happening in a few short months in Charlotte, NC. Economist, Steven Moore,
Explore IEC's Apprenticeship Program & Apprentice of the Year (AOY) Competition As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), we are excited to share more about the valuable opportunities presented by the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Apprenticeship program. At IEC, we take pride in offering an outstanding apprenticeship experience, and we want to shed light on
Get Ready to Celebrate Apprentices! The 9th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is just around the corner, and we are excited to engage with you and our apprentices in celebrating this vital event. Together, we can continue to promote and support the growth of registered apprenticeships and create a brighter future for the electrical industry.
November 2023 IEC Provides Comments on IRA’s Prevailing Wage & Apprenticeship Requirements IEC submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the proposed rule for prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements in clean energy projects. IEC expressed concerns about the Good Faith Effort Exception and expressed opposition to the project labor agreement incentives Read More IEC
October 2023 Hello IEC Nation! I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who attended SPARK and made it successful. I am confident that we are on the right path to finish the year out strong. I wanted to congratulate all the hard work everyone has been doing. We have seen accomplishments in
October 2023 House Finally Chooses a Speaker After three weeks of debate, the U.S House of Representatives has finally chosen Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) as its next Speaker of the House. The party’s infighting over a new leader has prevented the slim Republican majority from passing legislation or highlighting the disastrous pro-union policies of the
September 2023 Fall is in the air! SPARK is only a few weeks away and I look forward to being in Dallas. This year’s expo hall is the largest in IEC history and will feature more than 100 exhibitors including over 30 new exhibitors. I am looking forward to the many activities on the show floor like the Contractor
September 2023 PLA Mandate One Step Closer to Becoming Law The rules implementing President Biden’s executive order mandating that all federal construction projects valued at over $35 million fall under a project labor agreement (PLA) is close to being finalized. The rule currently sits at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and, barring a government
September 2023 IRS Releases Proposed Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship Requirements Late last month the Internal Revenue Service released proposed rules implementing the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements included in the Inflation Reduction Act for certain ‘green’ energy projects. The proposed rules primarily place the onus for meeting these requirements on the taxpayer in order to receive the