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

California legislation helps Insulators secure refinery work

Posted by on Wed, Jul 3, 2019 @ 15:07 PM

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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Topics: Government Affairs, Local 7, Seattle, WA

Congressman Katko introduces 2019 version of Mesothelioma Patient Registry Bill

Posted by on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

On March 18, Rep. John Katko, a Republican from New York’s 24th District, introduced the Mary Jo Lawyer-Spano Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act of 2019 (H.R. 1824) into Congress.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Diseases

Clean energy tied to infrastructure  legislation

Posted by on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

Government decisions impact many aspects of our daily lives (the taxes we pay, our ability to secure work, the health and safety of our workplace, health care and retirement benefits), and as such, our union has, and continues to emphasize, the importance of electing candidates who support the union construction industry, specifically the work of the Insulators.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Mechanical Insulation

Spring 2018 Canadian Conference Government Affairs

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

Saskatchewan is a beautiful province in the heart of Canada. It is bordered by the United States to the south, the Northwest Territories to the north, and Manitoba and Alberta to the east and west respectively.

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

Spring 2018 HFIAW Government Affairs Update

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

2017: A Year of Missed Opportunities

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Topics: Government Affairs

Mesothelioma Patient Registry Bill Introduced

Posted by on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 14:07 PM

A great amount of our government advocacy is focused on improving the health of our membership and
their families.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Diseases

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)

U.S. 2016 Elections: U.S. Congress (U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives)

Posted by on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 @ 13:11 PM

Voters will also determine the control of the U.S. Congress.  In the U.S. Senate, Republicans currently have a 54-46 majority, and there are 34 Senate races this year (24 seats are Republican and 10 are Democratic).  If Hillary Clinton is elected president, Democrats will need to win 4 additional seats to win the majority (As Vice President, Tim Kaine would give Democrats the Senate majority if the Senate election was deadlocked at 50-50).  In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republicans have a 247-186 majority, and it is expected that House Democrats will gain seats, and there is the potential for significant gains for House Democrats.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Construction Industry, Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

U.S. 2016 Elections: Governors and State Legislatures

Posted by on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:10 PM

With so much attention focused on the presidential election, it is easy to lose sight that there are many important Governor, state, county and municipal elections that will determine our future government leaders. 

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Topics: Government Affairs

General President McCourt to host three labor rallies

Posted by on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

 

HFIAW General President James McCourt will host three labor rallies througout the United States. The details for each are listed below. The Brothers and Sisters of surrounding Locals are encouraged to engage and attend. Pictures from each will be posted following the event.



Saturday, October 22

Detroit, Michigan

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Topics: Government Affairs

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