Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Apprenticeship Readiness Program finds success in Baltimore

Nearly five years ago, the Baltimore-D.C. Metro Building Trades Council established the Raising the Baltimore
Apprenticeship Readiness (BAR) Program to serve Baltimore residents.

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A Canadian plan to ‘Build Back Better’

On April 19, the first Canadian woman to hold the federal finance minister portfolio delivered the longest and arguably most significant budget in Canadian history. At more than 740 pages, Finance Minister Chyrstia Freeland’s first budget was both heavy and weighty for a Liberal government seeking to support Canadians and steer the economy out of the pandemic. It also didn’t hurt that the budgets’ massive spending spree helped position the government for the looming election.

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Political climate favors unions and workers

As the weather gets better and more Americans and Canadians receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, there is a growing sense of optimism that better days are ahead.

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It is time to go back to the doctor

Many people have reduced or entirely skipped out on seeing their doctor over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Markowitz appointed as Insulators Union Chief Medical Advisor

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH, as the Union’s Chief Medical Advisor.

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NY-NE States Conference Regional Organizer Scott Curry retires

After a 35-year career with the Insulators Union, Brother Scott Curry announced he will retire on July 1.

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Updating the Selikoff Insulator Cohort mortality information

Efforts to update the Selikoff Insulator Cohort are expected to provide valuable information to better understand the progression of asbestos-related disease. However, before we address this work and what it means, we want to discuss the cohort and what the initial work meant.

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Local 16 Retiree acts as shining example for members

Brother Alan Pierce joined Local 16 San Francisco in July 1975. Upon completing the apprenticeship program, he spent another 30-years on the tools before retiring in December 2006.

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Insulators demand the trades be involved in clean energy

Tradesmen and tradeswomen must be brought along with the rest of the workforce as the U.S. takes an eco-friendly approach to infrastructure and energy. Local 1 Retiree, former Missouri state senator and current Mechanical Insulators LMCT Deputy Director Gina Walsh explained initiatives in place to ensure building trades unions have a seat at the clean energy table and more on a labor-focused podcast.

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Congresswoman Sanchez promotes mechanical insulation in legislation

California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez made sure to reference legislation that she supports regarding mechanical insulation during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on infrastructure financing on May 19.

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