Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Local 47 Brother celebrates 79 years(and counting!) as a Union member

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

Brother Woodrow Smith, known to his friends as “Woody,” has been a pillar to generations of HFIAW Local 47 members. And his four-digit registration number is only part of the reason why.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 47, Grand Rapid, MI, Insulators Union

Disaster Relief fund helps members hit by flooding in Michigan and Fort McMurray

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

Heavy rainfall in May and the failure of two dams caused severe to a portion of Michigan that impacted numerous members of Local 47 in Michigan. Similar flooding problems hit Local 110 members in the Fort McMurray area in Canada.

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Topics: Insulators Disaster Relief Fund, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Insulators Union

Names drawn for annual Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Winners were randomly selected for the 30th Annual Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship Drawing in mid-June.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship, Insulators Union

Local 14 Brother catches state-record flathead catfish

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

A member of HFIAW Local 14 and Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA), set a new Pennsylvania fishing record. Lifelong angler, Brother Jonathan Pierce, 34, of Roxborough, Pa., hauled in a 56.3-pound flathead catfish during the Memorial Day weekend.

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Topics: Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Insulators Union

Executive Director Ielmini Discusses Asbestos Legislation on Podcast

Posted by on Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 19:05 PM

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 27 and spoke about Insulator apprenticeships during the COVID-19 pandemic and asbestos legislation.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Insulators Union

Local 7 Business Manager makes appearance on a labor-focused podcast

Posted by on Fri, May 1, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 7 Business Manager Todd Mitchell was interviewed on a daily labor-focused podcast on April 29.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 7, Seattle, WA, Health and Welfare

Réouverture partielle des chantiers domiciliaires : Des règles strictes et claires devront être suivies selon la FTQ-Construction et l’Inter

Posted by on Tue, Apr 14, 2020 @ 09:04 AM

Communiqué de presse // Pour diffusion immédiate

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Health and Welfare, Insulators Union, COVID-19

April 6 Afternoon: Federal Cabinet Address

Posted by on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 @ 20:04 PM

Highlights:

Dr. Tam provided an update on the number of cases in Canada: 15822 cases and 293 deaths. She says the most concerning news right now are the new outbreaks in hospitals and hearing of young people being hospitalized and people as young as in their 20’s dying from the disease. She shares this information as a reminder that this is a critical illness that may strike anyone at any age. She also gave an update on testing that Canada has now completed over 339 000 tests. She points to cautious optimism from British Columbia as they recorded a lower number of cases than last week showing that collective action can slow the spread of the virus.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Canadian Conference, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU), Health and Welfare, Insulators Union, COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: 4/6/20 Address

Posted by on Mon, Apr 6, 2020 @ 19:04 PM

Highlights: 

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an address from Rideau Cottage, noting today applications opened for CERB and that 240,000 people had applied already.
  • Trudeau also highlighted that the government plans to expand eligibility for CERB to include part-time workers who have gone through a loss of hours, students, gig economy workers, and others in the $2,000 per month flat rate benefit.
  • The Prime Minister reiterated the government plans to reconvene Parliament to pass legislation necessary for Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy implementation. He indicated the government is also working on a plan to hold virtual sitting of the House and Senate. 
  • He lauded certain banks and credit unions for reducing interest rates on credit accounts by almost a half, asking for more similar action by other financial institutions. 
  • Trudeau said the Canadian Chamber of Commerce launched the Canadian Business Resilience Network and explained it would be helpful for Canadian businesses doing all they can to get through these trying times.
  • In response to questions, The Prime Minister said he would stay at his residence as  much as possible as his self-isolation period is coming to an end. He said social distancing measures are expected to last for “many weeks” or a “few months.”

Opening Remarks:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained CERB opened for applications today, saying 240,000 people have already successfully applied and that the government is suggesting people apply according to their birth month. He said there are some who don’t qualify who still deserve help and that the government would expand access to CERB soon for gig workers, freelancers, those who have had hours reduced to below 10 hours per week, and others.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Canadian Conference, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU), Health and Welfare, Insulators Union, COVID-19

Wage Subsidies - Application process for Canadian Members

Posted by on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 @ 16:04 PM

How to Apply

Eligible employers would be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy through the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Business Account portal as well as a web-based application. Employers would have to keep records demonstrating their reduction in arm’s-length revenues and remuneration paid to employees. More details about the application process will be made available shortly.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Canadian Conference, Health and Welfare, Insulators Union, COVID-19

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