News in Labor Relations

Schedule Wage & Benefit Modification August 1, 2022: 
On August 1, there will be a scheduled wage and benefit modification. This calls for a $1.40 wage increase,  $0.15 increase to the Health & Welfare Fund, and a $0.10 increase to the Utah Career Center (UCC) Education Trust, making a total package increase of a $1.65. Watch for an updated wage & benefit spreadsheet in the coming weeks.

Utah Career Center:
The UCC will be interviewing new applicants for the apprenticeship program on July 18 & 19.  Please make sure your metal trades employees are aware of the deadline if they want to start school this fall.

The UCC recently held the Annual Apprentice Skills Competition and participated in the Regional UA Apprentice Competition in Fresno, California.  Congratulations to the local competition winners:
Welding: Emily Barton- SHAW
Plumbing: Gretta Nessen- CCI Mechanical
Pipefitting: Raul Torres- Southland
HVAC/R: Bladimir Gutierrez- CCI Mechanical. 

We had four apprentices compete in the regional competition:Welding:  Jason Hunt, CCI Mechanical
Plumbing: Cory Warner, SHAW
Pipefitting: Raul Torres, Southland
HVAC/R: Bladimir Gutierrez, CCI Mechanical

The UCC Fall Education Summit for journeyman training will be held in conjunction with the National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) November 14-19. A schedule of classes will be available the first week of September. NWA is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for rebuilding our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.

NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as responding to critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, addressing public health issues, and rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.