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

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.

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, 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.

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

Les questions portant sur l’ouvrage et les élections fédérales au centre de la Conférence législative Canadienne de L’industrie de la construction.

Posted by on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 17:07 PM

Les questions portant sur l’ouvrage et les élections fédérales étaient au centre de la Conférence législative Canadienne de L’industrie de la construction et une saine conversation politique ont rempli le calendrier lors de la conférence législative de 2019 des Syndicats des métiers de la construction du Canada (SMCC)

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, Canadian Conference, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)

Labor issues, federal election at center of Canadian Legislative Conference

Posted by on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 17:07 PM

Issues critical to the Canadian Construction Industry and a healthy dose of political conversation filled the schedule during the Canada’s Building Trades Union (CBTU) 2019 Legislative Conference.

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, Canadian Conference, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)

President Trump speaks during NABTU Legislative Conference

Posted by on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

Including the promise that “America’s labor leaders will always find an open door with Donald Trump,” the new U.S. President was the final speaker to address the roughly 3,000 delegates attending the annual National Building Trades Legislative Conference in early April.

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

2017 Canadian Building Trades Conference

Posted by on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 09:07 AM

Similar to the U.S. Conference, the Canadian Building Trades Conference featured an impressive schedule of presentations from national and provincial leaders from the major political parties, as well as updates from construction industry leaders on major Canadian infrastructure projects.

The highlight of the Canadian Conference was the dedication of the Building Trades Workers Memorial on May 16 to honor the men and women of the Canadian Building Trades. The importance of the dedication of this impressive memorial was evident for several reasons.

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, Canadian Conference

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