In early June, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) held the 32nd Annual Labor of Love Tournament and Softball Slam event in Philadelphia, PA. Members from all 13 of the affiliated building trades gathered for the three-day event and helped raise funds for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) Foundation.
Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events
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.
The North American Building Trades Union has joined forces with Michigan State University to administer the Building Trades Academy (BTA) to affiliated building trades members, including Brothers and Sisters in the Insulators Union.
HFIAW Brothers and Sisters demonstrated their unwavering support and generosity during the 2017 holiday season. For the eighth consecutive year, the HFIAW has partnered with Helmets to Hardhats and the Toys for Tots drive, and as they have each year, our Locals surpassed all previous year’s charitable efforts. This year an organizational record was set when they donated a combined total of $13,556.91 of gifts.
Ten Insulator Training Coordinators attended the second annual North American Building Trades Union’s Apprenticeship Conference to participate in sessions that pertain to many of the training, retention and recruitment challenges that regularly face Local Unions.
In October, 46 women Insulators were on hand to represent the HFIAW during the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) seventh annual Women Build Nations Conference in Chicago.
With the holidays just around the corner, like the many organizations and volunteers whose mission it is to reach out to those less fortunate, our International Union will again be participating in the annual North American Building Trades Unions and Helmets to Hardhats campaign to support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation donation drive.
The annual North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Legislative Conference was held in Washington, DC over 4 days in early April.
The conference was attended by all of the Building Trades Unions and delegates, including international administration from the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.
Before the conference began, the DC Friends of Irelandheld their benefit dinner and General President Emeritus James A. Grogan was in attendance. President Grogan was recognized for his continued support and dedication to this charity and received a standing ovation from everyone in attendance.
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.
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.