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Apprenticeship programs are on the rise and the state is investing (access required)

Apprenticeship programs are growing across the state to help students earn while they learn and provide employers with a stream of workers they need.  Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced awards totaling more than $11 million for 26 apprenticeship programs for occupations in agriculture, manufacturing, health care, IT, education, human services, building trades and more.  “Apprenticeships ...

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The PRO Act is being called a ‘game changer’ by unions, and a threat to worker freedom by right-to-work advocates (access required)

The PRO Act, a prospective legislative move currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, as proposed would ban state right-to-work laws, require employers to provide personal employee information to unions, such as cell phone numbers and addresses, and make it harder for companies to legally hire gig workers.  

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