Government Affairs

Government Affairs

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers maintains a political presence in Canada and the United States monitoring developments that can have an impact on our industry and our members.
We will strive to keep you updated on those developments through this page. At times we may seek assistance in shaping opinion on certain issues or legislation. This may include letter writing campaigns or other forms of feedback sent to individual legislators.
We will do our best to keep you informed, but if members come across topics that might require our attention, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mechanical Insulation Tax Credits in new Build Back Better legislation

Insulators Union General President Gregory T. Revard released the following statement on the inclusion of mechanical insulation tax incentives in President Biden's Build Back Better framework and U.S. House legislation:

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Highlights from 2021 lobbying efforts

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to halt.

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President Biden fulfills campaign promise to the Insulators

“Hurry up and wait,” is a common construction concept, but this phrase also often applies to the legislative process.

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NABTU holds virtual legislative conference, American Jobs Plan focus

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the North America’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference was held for the first time ever as a virtual event in 2021.

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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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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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The new year creates new legislative opportunities

As the U.S. and Canada continue to face significant health and economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not easy to envision better days ahead. This is especially true in the U.S. after the attack on the U.S. Capitol and our democratic institutions on Jan. 6.

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Insulators send Build Back Better Clean Energy support letter to Biden

In a letter to President Biden in support of the Build Back Better Clean Energy Infrastructure Plan, Insulators Union General President Gregory T. Revard reminded President Biden and his administration of the green benefits from mechanical insulation.

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LMCT Director encourages members to ask about election issues

In the runup to the election, Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini informed union members where they can find reliable election information on the Oct. 30 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast.

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