Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Local 7 members work through struggles at LNG facility

Building trades members, including those from HFIAW Local 7, struggled through numerous roadblocks and protests as they performed work to get a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refueling port in the Tacoma/Puget Sound area up and running.

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Former HFIAW BM instrumental in creating work opportunities

With rising unemployment and a construction industry workforce continuing to shrink, one former Insulators Union Business Manager has stepped up to help create meaningful career opportunities.

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

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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Former Seattle Business Manager helps others at the negotiating table

Seattle Building Trades Executive Secretary and former Insulators Local 7 Business Manager, Monty Anderson led the way in securing an agreement to streamline the negotiating process for employees of King County.

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Local 7 among trades that built new Amazon high-rise

The Seattle skyline changed this summer, when crews finished construction of a new skyscraper on the Amazon campus. Named re:Invent, the 37-story high-rise is the third tallest building on the internet retail giant’s main campus. Checking in at 1.2-million-square-feet, the high-rise can hold up to 5,000 employees.

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Construction creates jobs and, yes, challenges in Seattle — let’s tackle the growing pains together

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California legislation helps Insulators secure refinery work

In Phoenix, Western States Conference International Vice President Doug Gamble and Local 16 Business Manager Mel Breshears provided an update on the enactment of 2013 California state legislation (SB 54), which requires workers at all California refineries to have appropriate training.

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Local 7 endorsed candidate wins Seattle mayor’s race

It was a crowded field of candidates in the most recent Seattle mayoral race. Despite the numerous candidates, the Seattle Building Trades and HFIAW Local 7 made an early endorsement of former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

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