Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

College football at center of iSave promotion, networking efforts

For the second year in a row, the Insulators’ contractor association, iSave, worked with a group of HFIAW Local Unions to create networking opportunities centered around major college football games.

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Insulators sponsor ‘Saturday FootballGame of the Week’ with Gino Torretta

Since September, members of various HFIAW Locals have been participating in the nationwide iSave program to sponsor the Saturday Football Game of the Week with Gino Torretta.

Torretta, a former quarterback for the University of Miami, led the Hurricanes to two National Champion titles in 1989 and 1991. He also won the 1992 Heisman Trophy, the Davey O’Brien Award, Johnny Unitas Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, Chic Harley Award and was a consensus All-American.

After a successful college career, he was drafted in 1993 and ultimately found some success with the Seattle Seahawks. He now works with Sirius/XM and Touchdown Radio, producing the popular Saturday Football Game of the Week.

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Department of Labor Delivers Tough Blow to Companies Looking to Hide Union-Bias

The United States Labor Department announced Wednesday the closing of loopholes in the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act) allowing employers to hire anti-union consultants, known as "persuaders," without reporting the arrangements.

As the law stands, reporting is only required if the persuaders are speaking directly with employers, but not if their influence reaches the workplace via intermediaries.  So, consultants could advise company supervisors looking to suppress the organization of the workforce on what to say to workers and how to say it, and completely bypass the reporting requirements. 

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