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

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

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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