Government Affairs

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers maintains a political presence in Canada and the United States monitoring developments that can have an impact on our industry and our members.
We will strive to keep you updated on those developments through this page. At times we may seek assistance in shaping opinion on certain issues or legislation. This may include letter writing campaigns or other forms of feedback sent to individual legislators.
We will do our best to keep you informed, but if members come across topics that might require our attention, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Government Affairs News

U.S. 2016 Elections: U.S. Congress (U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives)

Posted by on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 @ 13:11 PM

Voters will also determine the control of the U.S. Congress.  In the U.S. Senate, Republicans currently have a 54-46 majority, and there are 34 Senate races this year (24 seats are Republican and 10 are Democratic).  If Hillary Clinton is elected president, Democrats will need to win 4 additional seats to win the majority (As Vice President, Tim Kaine would give Democrats the Senate majority if the Senate election was deadlocked at 50-50).  In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republicans have a 247-186 majority, and it is expected that House Democrats will gain seats, and there is the potential for significant gains for House Democrats.

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Topics: legislation, election, Government Affairs, political, Construction, Union Labor, Government, US Congress, USA

GOP Inserts Silica Standard Delay Into Labor Dept. Money Bill

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 14:08 PM

By voice vote, the Republican-run Senate Appropriations Committee last month inserted a 1-year delay in the federal efforts to cut workers’ exposure to silica dust. The move is in the money bill for the Labor Department for the year starting Oct. 1.

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Topics: AFL-CIO, legislation

Prevailing wage repeal petition drive nears finish line, possible action by Michigan Legislature

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

LANSING, MI — While construction workers restored the Michigan Capitol this summer, a fight over guaranteed wages on government building projects was taking place on street corners all over the state.

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Topics: Labor Unions, legislation

In union-heavy Nevada, Clinton and Sanders court divided labor

Posted by on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

 
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting Tuesday in North Las Vegas.
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Topics: legislation, election, Government Affairs

Scott Walker Prepares To Sign Budget That Eliminates The Living Wage And Prevailing Wage

Posted by on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

For months, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has said he won’t launch his long-expected run for the Republican nomination for President until he gets his own house in order and signs Wisconsin’s budget into law. Despite weeks of delays, he still may make that deadline before his planned announcement on July 13th.

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Topics: legislation, Government Affairs

Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours

Posted by on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 10:07 AM
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Topics: legislation, Government Affairs

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