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

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

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

Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of Louisiana Floods

Posted by on Thu, Sep 1, 2016 @ 09:09 AM

If you are a union member who participates in Union Plus programs and have been affected by the recent deadly floods that struck southeast Louisiana, you may be eligible for financial assistance1.

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Topics: Insulators Disaster Relief Fund, Local 53, New Orleans, LA, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Prevailing wage repeal petition drive nears finish line, possible action by Michigan Legislature

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

LANSING, MI — While construction workers restored the Michigan Capitol this summer, a fight over guaranteed wages on government building projects was taking place on street corners all over the state.

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

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