Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Local 5 buys a new building for Union Hall, bolsters training center space

Posted by on Fri, Jul 6, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Due in large part to the need for additional training center space, HFIAW Local 5 Los Angeles moved its Union Hall and training center into a structure nearly four times as large as the former building.

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Topics: Local 5, Los Angles, California

Local 110 and PreTrades students  insulate steam engine locomotive

Posted by on Fri, Jul 6, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

In early 2018, Local 110 in Edmonton, Alberta donated materials and volunteered their expertise to re-insulate a 1913 steam engine locomotive at the Alberta Railway Museum, which is located outside of Edmonton.

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Topics: Local 110, Edmonton, AB

Political involvement, infrastructure  investment pushed at NABTU  Legislative Conference

Posted by on Fri, Jul 6, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

The General Executive Board, along with more than 30 delegates from the Insulators Union, attended the North America’s Building Trades Unions 2018 Legislative Conference.

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Topics: North America’s Building Trades Unions, Building Trades Legislative Conference, Legislative Conference, Washington, DC

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania can’t afford to lose nuclear power plants and their jobs

Posted by on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 15:07 PM

In late May, HFIAW Local 23 Business Manager Bill McGee co-authored an Opinion Editorial published in the local newspaper, The Morning Call. McGee is an elected Northampton County Councilmen who takes the time to further advance the labor issues that affect the Brothers and Sisters in the Harrisburg, Pa. area. Below is the op-ed McGee wrote with Tony Iannelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and a co-chair of Nuclear Powers Pennsylvania.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

IIIATF holds ICRA training course

Posted by on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

In May, the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) held a four-day Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) worker trainthe-trainer course. The class was taught by Gary Gustafson and Steve Surtees from CPWR: The Center for Construction Research and Training.

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Topics: Apprenticeship and Training Fund

Scholarships awarded during 28th Annual Florence Bernard and Alta Miller event

Posted by on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

The 28th Annual Florence Bernard and Alta Miller Scholarship Drawing was held during the 2018 Local Union Officers Meeting in St. Louis.

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Topics: Florence Bernard and Alta Miller Scholarship, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

La Conférence législative canadienne favorise la diversité, l'inclusion et le respect

Posted by on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 16:06 PM

La Conférence législative canadienne promeut la diversité, l’inclusion et le respect. Cette année, les quatre jours de la Conférence législative pour les syndicats du bâtiment du Canada était axée sur la syndicalisation ainsi que les questions liées au travail, en faisant la promotion du thème ‘’Diversité, Inclusion et Respect.’’ 

Tout au long de la conférence, tenue à Gatineau (Québec) du 7 au 10 mai, les conférenciers et les panélistes ont souligné l’importance d’avoir un syndicat diversifié et inclusif, où les membres se respectent les uns les autres sur le chantier et dans la vie quotidienne. 

En plus des discussions thématiques, la conférence a également fourni une possibilité pour les dirigeants canadiens de la FVSHA de rencontrer des membres du Parlement pour discuter des questions importantes
pour Leur Conférence locale, canadienne et l’Union internationale.

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Topics: Canadian Conference, Legislative Conference, Building Trades Legislative Conference

Canadian Legislative Conference  promotes diversity, inclusion and respect

Posted by on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 16:06 PM

This year’s four-day legislative conference for Canada’s Building Trades Unions focused on union membership along with work-related issues, promoting a theme of “Diversity, Inclusion and Respect.”

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Increased interaction, engagement  the focus of Local Union Officers Meeting

Posted by on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 17:06 PM

More than 250 delegates, international union officers and invited guests attended the 2018 Local Union Officers Meeting in St. Louis. 

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local Union Officers Conference

Form-fitting PPE seeks solution for women in the construction workforce

Posted by on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

Though, it is not yet required to provide construction workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits properly, there are changes being made by employers to improve safety hazards in their workplace. These changes are specifically being made to accommodate women in the construction industry, considering the difference in height, weight, and body structure from men. The PPE program acknowledges these differences and considerations by implementing resources for employers.

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Topics: personal protective equipment, Center for Construction Research and Training, CPWR, women

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