Birmingham City Council to consider Responsible Bidding Ordinance

Bill Blackman, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 136 Business Manager, joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a responsible bidding ordinance being considered by the Birmingham, Ala. City Council. The ordinance would require any jobs for the city, or for projects that receive city dollars or tax abatements, to include individuals learning a trade through a Department of Labor accredited apprenticeship.

He also discussed scholarships that offer college credits alongside apprenticeships that are successful in growing apprenticeship programs. Continue reading