A federal appeals court upheld California's wage law apprenticeship standards, which require prevailing wages for workers who are not in registered apprentice programs. A unanimous panel rejected an ongoing claim, ruling that state minimum standards for apprentices were not meant to be governed by the National Labor Relations Act.
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For plumbers in Flint, Mich., “it’s been a heck of a year,” said Harold T. Harrington, a master plumber and pipefitter working as the business manager for Flint’s United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 370. Read more stories in 2017 March Issue.