Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

HFIAW Local 78 Volunteers with USA to Renovate Barn

Posted by on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 @ 15:04 PM

This story comes from Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA), on a conservation project completed this past fall in Alabama. HFIAW Insulators Local 78, chartered in Birmingham, was heavily involved with this project. 

USA VOLUNTEERS RENOVATE OAK MOUNTAIN HORSE BARN

For years, Alabama State Parks have been unable to afford many necessary repairs and updates. To offer support, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) volunteers recently renovated a horse barn at Oak Mountain State Park, transforming a structure that had fallen into disrepair into a potential increased revenue source for the park.

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Topics: USA, Local 78, Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Insulators Local 78

Local 6 Attends Massachusetts Girls in Trades Career Fair

Posted by on Fri, Mar 3, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

Local 6, chartered in Boston, Mass., attended the second successful Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair in March. The event was hosted by Massachusetts Girls in Trades Advisory Board and was held at IBEW Local 103.

The program is to introduce high school girls, as well as their Career Counselors and Educators, to the trades. This event was attended by more than 350 students and over 50 educators from 22 area high schools.

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Topics: Apprenticeship, Career Day, Girls in Trades, Local 6, Boston, Massachusetts

2017 MAC Details Released

Posted by on Fri, Mar 3, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

As we prepare for the upcoming 2017 Master Apprenticeship Competition and JATC Conference, Local 95, the host local, released event details. 

For the first time, the MAC and JATC Conference will be held in Canada, not in the U.S. The MAC will begin on Sunday, June 25 in Toronto and the JATC Conference will begin on Wednesday, June 28. Both events will conclude on Friday, June 30. 

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Topics: Canada, Apprenticeship, Master Apprentice Competition, MAC, Apprenticeship Competition, Local 95, Toronto, Canada, IIIATF

Building Trades and AFL-CIO offer Specialized Construction oriented Organizing classes for HFIAW Organizers

Posted by on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers understand the importance and impact that Organizing has on our union. As such, we value the opportunity to train our Local Organizers to the highest degree.

For the last several years, our International Organizing Department (IOD) has financially supported the training for Local Organizers to attend five different construction organizing classes conducted by the National Building Trades' Training Academy (BTTA).

In 2015, an additional class provided by the AFL-CIO's Organizing Institute (OI) was added to the list of classes the IOD provides financial support for our union’s Organizers to attend.  The purpose of this class is not necessarily designed to teach organizing strategies, techniques and tactics; instead the primary focus of the OI's class is to assess a potential Organizer's skills and ability to effectively communicate and interact with people to encourage them to join or sign with our union. 

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Topics: HFIAW, Organizing, training, Building Trades Academy, BTA, Organizers, Training Conference, OMS, COMET

Local 24 members works on $3.8 billion liquid natural gas facility

Posted by on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Members of HFIAW Local 24 Baltimore/Washington are helping complete the largest construction project in the history of Maryland.

Dominion, one of the largest power suppliers in the U.S., is currently in the midst of the Cove Point project. Situated on Chesapeake Bay, this expansive project will convert the existing liquid natural gas (LNG) import facility into a bi-directional import-export facility.

Instead of just taking in LNG for domestic use in the 14 states Dominion covers, the facility will handle LNG coming into the terminal and shipping it overseas for international use.

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Topics: Local 24, Baltimore, Washington, Liquid Natural Gas, Maryland, Dominion, Chesapeake Bay, Cove Point

MAC 2017 in Toronto: Be prepared

Posted by on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund would like to remind everyone that the 2017 Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) will be in Toronto, Canada from June 27 to July 1. 

All Training Directors planning to attend and any Insulator Apprentices planning to compete in Local or Conference competitions should start preparing now to make sure you can travel to Canada, should you qualify for the 2017 MAC.

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Topics: Apprenticeship, Toronto, Toronto, Canada, Conference, MAC, Apprenticeship Competition, Local 95, Toronto, Canada, Apprenticeship Training, Training Conference

Organizing Department hosts January conference

Posted by on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

The Organizing Department for the HFIAW is sponsoring an Organizing Conference in late January.

Every HFIAW Local is required to send at least one participant to the conference, which will occur from Jan 21-27 at the Flamingo Hotels.

The conference is open to all local union Organizers, Business Managers and other Local Union Officers interested in attending.

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Topics: Organizing, Train the Trainer, Organizers, NABTU, North America’s Building Trades Unions, OMS, Organizing Management System, BAT, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, COMET, Training Academy

Insulators sponsor ‘Saturday FootballGame of the Week’ with Gino Torretta

Posted by on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 @ 16:12 PM

Since September, members of various HFIAW Locals have been participating in the nationwide iSave program to sponsor the Saturday Football Game of the Week with Gino Torretta.

Torretta, a former quarterback for the University of Miami, led the Hurricanes to two National Champion titles in 1989 and 1991. He also won the 1992 Heisman Trophy, the Davey O’Brien Award, Johnny Unitas Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, Chic Harley Award and was a consensus All-American.

After a successful college career, he was drafted in 1993 and ultimately found some success with the Seattle Seahawks. He now works with Sirius/XM and Touchdown Radio, producing the popular Saturday Football Game of the Week.

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Topics: HFIAW, Labor Management, LMCT

2016 New Officers Training

Posted by on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 @ 16:12 PM

Recently elected leaders attend New Officers Training Program

The Insulators hosted 37 recently elected union leaders to a week-long event to help them carry out their duties as union officers.

The 2016 New Officers Training Program was held in September in the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Maryland.

Started in 2005, the training program is designed to educate the newly elected officers on all the various duties and responsibilities and help them serve to the best of their ability. Topics included LMRDA, jurisdiction and International agreements, political affairs, grievance filing procedures, fiduciary and trust responsibilities, organizing, apprenticeship, Roberts Rules of Order, and other pertinent items that our local union officers need to know.

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Topics: training, Training Conference, New Officers

NABTU Apprenticeship Conference

Posted by on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 @ 16:12 PM

Insulators attend inaugural NABTU Apprenticeship Conference

The concept of ‘we work better together than we do apart’ was the overarching theme of the first annual North
America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Apprenticeship Training Conference.

More than 100 Apprenticeship Training Directors and key leaders from all the NABTU unions gathered in early October at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan for this inaugural event to discuss how everyone can develop and contribute additional ways to grow the apprenticeship workforce. Due to limited space, each NABTU union was asked to send 10 directors for this first time event.

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Topics: HFIAW, Apprenticeship, IIIATF, NABTU, Apprenticeship Training Conference, Apprenticeship Training, Training Conference, North America’s Building Trades Unions

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