Today, the Executive Board of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers voted unanimously to endorse Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden for President of the United States.
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Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 22 to discuss registered apprenticeship programs and the future of the mechanical insulation industry.
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.
A new survey released Thursday by the Associated General Contractors of America found that more construction companies said they’re having trouble finding skilled hourly and salaried workers.A survey of nearly 1,360 construction firms found that 86 percent of contractors reported having problems finding workers. That’s up from 83 percent reporting hiring difficulties in 2014 and 81 percent of companies saying they had a hard time finding workers in 2013, said Ken Simonson, AGC chief economist.
Ken Naquin, chief executive officer for the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, said while there’s still a need for pipefitters, millwrights and welders, the demand for construction workers has dropped lately in South Louisiana.
MERIDEN — A construction trade training facility recently opened on Center Street, with organizers hoping to capitalize on the city’s many building projects.
When experts discuss rapidly evolving industries, construction rarely makes its way into the conversation.
Plumbers, electricians, specialty gas suppliers and exhaust fan installers are among the 65 subcontractors that have been busy helping GlobalFoundries construct a 90,000-square-foot addition to its computer chip manufacturing plant in Malta, New York.
New reports from the Department of Energy show that the U.S. is at nearly 66 gigawatts of installed wind capacity, that the industry supports 73,000 jobs and that it is cheaper than it’s ever been. (Washington Post)