The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) announced the creation of a new leadership position and named the first member to fill this new post.
Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events
Gaining market share for firestopping work is a priority for the HFIAW, and the Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) and Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) are helping Local Unions achieve the goal.
The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) completed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 502 training course in April at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Md.
The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council’s Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which was created by former Insulators Local 50 Business Manager Dorsey Hager, was honored with the Mark H. Ayers Community Achievement Award during the 2023 North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Legislative Conference.
Several members of the HFIAW General Executive Board and other union leaders were able to attend the 2023 Canadian Building Trades Union (CBTU) Conference held in Gatineau, Quebec, from May 8-10.
General Secretary-Treasurer Robert W. Reap and Middle Atlantic States Conference International Vice President Brian S. Cavey joined other union leaders at the White House on March 1 as President Joe Biden officially nominated Julie Su to be the next U.S. Department of Labor Secretary.
International leaders and HFIAW delegates were part of the standing-room-only crowd when President Joe Biden started his re-election campaign with an enthusiastic speech to close out the first day of the 2023 NABTU Legislative Conference.
Insulators Union International Vice President James R. Lister joined the America's Work Force Union Podcast and explained why there is no better time to become a Mechanical Insulator.
During the last weekend of October, more than 3,000 tradeswomen and allies gathered at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas for North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Tradeswomen Build Nations (TWBN) Conference. TWBN is the largest gathering of any kind for union tradeswomen, and the largest NABTU event, eclipsing the annual Legislative Conference.
In 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Florida, the voting age was lowered to age 18, the most popular song was “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night and the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory premiered. That same year, Terry Hermanson, age 17, started to work for the HFIAW.