Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events


Posted by on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 @ 15:06 PM

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Topics: Construction Jobs, energy efficiency, Construction

President McGarvey Participates in "America's Nuclear Energy Future" Forum

Posted by on Tue, Jun 2, 2015 @ 14:06 PM
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Topics: Labor Unions, Construction Jobs, Construction


Posted by on Fri, May 29, 2015 @ 15:05 PM

Renewable energy use in the U.S. has hit an 80-year high, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. Renewables accounted for nearly 10 percent of our energy generated in 2014. (PV-Magazine).

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Topics: energy efficiency, Construction

Facebook looking at North Fort Worth for huge data center

Posted by on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction

Successful investigation into worker misclassification is victory for Utahns

Posted by on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

By David Weil

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Misclassification, Construction

State Battles Roundup

Posted by on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 11:05 AM
Kenneth Quinnell

In many states, legislative sessions have ended recently or are about to end and local governments are often active year-round. This means tons of legislation, both good and bad, is moving, providing opportunities for working families and their allies to pass laws that will help make people's lives easier or stop laws that will make things worse. Here is a look at some of the key state battles that recently have passed or could be on the agenda this week or next.

Indiana: Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed a series of anti-worker bills, including a repeal of the prevailing wage for construction and the prohibition of local governments from establishing their own local prevailing wage laws, a law that both weakens wage theft rules and allows companies to charge employees up to 5% of their salary for required uniforms and equipment, the undermining of teachers' voices on the job, and others.

Massachusetts: The Boston City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance providing for up to six weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child for certain city employees.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Union Advantage, Construction

OSHA unveils new “It’s the Law” poster

Posted by on Fri, May 1, 2015 @ 15:05 PM

To help ensure that workers have a voice in their workplaces and the protection they deserve, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled a new version of its “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” poster. The poster informs workers of their rights, and employers of their responsibilities.

“This poster emphasizes a very important principle when it comes to prevention – that every worker has a voice,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “Workers need to know their rights and be able to use their rights, without fear of retaliation, when they believe that their safety or health is at risk.”

The newly designed poster informs workers of their right to request an OSHA inspection of their workplaces, receive information and training on job hazards, report a work-related injury or illness, and raise safety and health concerns with their employer or OSHA without being retaliated against.

The poster informs employers of their legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. In addition, it has been updated to include the new reporting obligations for employers, who must now report every fatality and every hospitalization, amputation and loss of an eye. It also informs employers of their responsibilities to train all workers in a language and vocabulary they can understand, comply with OSHA standards, and post citations at or near the place of an alleged violation.

Over the agency’s 44-year history, there have been several versions of the official OSHA poster, with the last update published in 2007.

OSHA’s “It’s the Law” poster is free and can be downloaded. Employers must display the poster in a conspicuous place where workers can see it. Previous versions of the poster do not need to be replaced.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, OSHA, Construction

Now You LLC Me, Now You Don’t: Shady Web of AZ, UT Wage Theft and Misclassification Uncovered

Posted by on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:04 AM


Labor Sec. Perez published a proud op-ed following the investigation

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Department of Labor, Construction

Firestopping Needs in a Commercial Building

Posted by on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 17:04 PM

Follow these tips to ensure firestop effectively impedes the passage of fire, smoke, and toxic gases

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Topics: Construction Jobs, Construction, Union Labor

HFIAW Local 33 Helps Complete $225 Million Energy Plant Project

Posted by on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

As we published in the latest edition of The Insulators Union Journal, members of HFIAW Local 33 played a major role in the completion of the Plainfield Renewable Energy (PRE) power plant project that is now providing renewable biomass energy in Plainfield, Connecticut.

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Topics: Construction Jobs, HFIAW Journal, Energy Plant, Power Plant, HFIAW Local 33, Construction, Union Labor

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