Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

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

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

Local 46 apprentice wins MAC, honors former training director

Posted by on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

The HFIAW Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) seems to grow in popularity and excitement every year. The annual competition where 10 apprentices compete as Conference representatives to be crowned the “Best of the Best” included an emotional finish this year in Toledo, Ohio.  

Held in conjunction with the 41st annual Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Conference, the top HFIAW apprentice competitors arrived having already won at the Local and Conference levels.  

“Our training is what sets our profession apart, it is what makes us the best,” HFIAW General President Bud McCourt said during the MAC.

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Topics: Canada, Apprenticeship, Illinois, training, Master Apprentice Competition, USA, Local 23, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Local 17, Chicago, Illinois, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Chicago, Local 17, Local 94, New York, Toronto, Local 12, Local 94, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Local 12, New York City, New York, Local 95, Saskatchewan, Pennsylvania, Local 5, New York City, New York, Toronto, Canada, MAC, Apprenticeship Competition, International, Local 95, Toronto, Canada, Local 119, Regina, Saskatchewan, Local 133, Fargo, North Dakota, Local 23, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Regina, California, Los Angles, New York City, Oklahoma, Fargo, North Dakota, IIIATF, Local 78, Birmingham, Alabama, Local 5, Los Angles, California, Local 78, Birmingham, Alabama, Alabama, Local 133, Local 119 Regina, Chicago, Illinois

Corporate America beat back its best job trainers, and now it’s paying a price

Posted by on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

Companies say they can't find skilled workers. Turns out unions are pretty good at providing them.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, training, Construction;Apprenticeship

MATC offers free welding classes in Mequon

Posted by on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 13:05 PM
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Topics: training

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