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.

Government Affairs News

Mayor Pete mentions the Insulators

Posted by on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 @ 13:02 PM

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. and Democratic Presidential Primary candidate, mentioned the Insulators and the insulation industry during a recent interview.

Topics: Government Affairs, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Insulators can aid Housing and Urban Development in affordable housing

Posted by on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 @ 16:02 PM

International Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President James P. McCourt recently wrote a letter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson regarding the role HFIAW members can play in ensuring affordable housing. 

Topics: Government Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, Davis-Bacon Act

Insulators Union fighting for legislative progress

Posted by on Tue, Dec 17, 2019 @ 08:12 AM

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers has been making their voice heard lately on the legislative front.

Topics: Government Affairs, Labor Management Cooperative Trust

Local 6 met Democratic Presidential Primary candidate

Posted by on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 @ 16:10 PM

On Oct. 7, Insulators Local 6 Training Coordinator Rick Rothwell and Brother Joe Gallagher met with a Democratic Presidential Primary candidate.

Topics: Government Affairs, Local 6, Boston, MA, Labor Management Cooperative Trust

An Insulator advocacy update from ‘Up North’

Posted by on Fri, Oct 4, 2019 @ 13:10 PM

This proved to be a busy summer, as we worked to ensure our priorities, especially those of Canada’s Insulators, who are featured in our federal election on Oct. 21. At the same time, our provincial representatives are busy ensuring Insulator priorities are front and centre, as provincial capitals wrestle with budget cuts and energy policies, which could impact the bottom line of the insulation trade.

Topics: Government Affairs, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)

Political Updates - October 2019

Posted by on Tue, Oct 1, 2019 @ 12:10 PM

Labor unions serve a great purpose for their members, as they work to negotiate better pay, better health care and pension benefits and a safer work environment. In the case of building trades unions, including the Insulators, unions also train the next generation of skilled workers through apprenticeship programs.

Topics: Government Affairs, Pension, Registered Apprenticeship Programs

Insulators Union to Testify in House Energy and Commerce Hearing

Posted by on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 16:09 PM

The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has developed a Subcommittee on Energy that will hear At Large International Vice President Tim Keane testify on Friday, September 20, 2019. The hearing is entitled “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Building Sector" and will also include testimonies from American Institute of Architects 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA, U.S. Green Building Counsel Senior Policy Counsel Elizabeth Beardsley and American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Executive Director Steven Nadel.

Topics: Energy, Government Affairs, Mechanical Insulation, Energy and Commerce Committee

Tell the Department of Labor you support the construction industry’s exclusion from IRAPs

Posted by on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 15:07 PM

The Department of Labor has introduced draft language for regulations on expanding apprenticeships, including expanding Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).

Topics: Government Affairs, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)

9 Democratic Presidential candidates address NABTU delegates

Posted by on Thu, Jul 11, 2019 @ 06:07 AM

Delegates heard from multiple politicians hoping to become the Democrat candidate to run for President in 2020 during the final day of the to the North America’s Building Trades Unions 2019 Legislative Conference.

Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, Government Affairs, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)

McGarvey and Pelosi tout alternatives to Green New Deal

Posted by on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 18:07 PM

At the North America’s Building Trades Unions Annual Legislative Conference, NABTU President Sean McGarvey and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) both discussed the need for lawmakers to pass laws that create good-paying jobs for union construction workers.

Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, Government Affairs, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)

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