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Suncoast Pier Marks USA’s 200th Work Boots on the Ground Project

August 14, 2019

Spring Hill, Tenn. — The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) celebrated the completion of its 200th Work Boots on the Ground (WBG) project this week as union volunteers put the final touches on a new wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and fishing pier at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (SYCC) in Apollo Beach, Florida.   The multi-year, collaborative effort gives thousands of […]

Insulators Local 2 is #UnionProud to Fight for Our Apprenticeship Rights!

August 2, 2019

Having one’s voice heard in the union is a fundamental right. Career professionals are the backbone of the construction industry, and apprenticeship programs, like Insulators Local 2, stem from the success of hands-on training, personalized mentoring and benefits that help union members thrive in the workplace.  The Construction Employers of America (CEA) says, “Contractors and […]

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

July 25, 2019

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

Construction creates jobs and, yes, challenges in Seattle — let’s tackle the growing pains together

This article appeared in The Seattle Times as an opinion piece published on June 24, 2019 by Monty Anderson, Special to The Times.   As someone who has helped build Seattle’s skyline and infrastructure, I know that each new construction crane on the horizon means thousands of jobs for construction workers. While there is some […]

7th Annual USA Fundraising Gala Celebrates Mission Expansion, Union Brotherhood and Valued Partners

July 22, 2019

In the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) held its 7th Annual Fundraising Gala July 16 at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C.   With more than 200 in attendance, the union-powered nonprofit organization raised nearly $200,000 in net proceeds to help propel its mission to unite the union community in providing […]

Brotherhood Outdoors Kicks Off Original Episodes with Action-Packed White River Adventure

July 19, 2019

Spring Hill, Tenn. — The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) invites outdoors enthusiasts to catch the excitement as its award-winning Brotherhood Outdoors television series whisks hardworking union members away on action-packed hunting and fishing adventures.

IIIATF Administrator Announced

July 17, 2019

A letter from General President McCourt to all International Officers and Local Union Business Managers and Training Coordinators: Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) Administrator Thomas A. Haun announced during the 2019 Combined Local Union Officers Meeting/Joint Apprenticeship Conference/Master Apprentice Competition of his retirement slated for December of 2020. Following the announcement, the […]

A Lizard, a Pipe and a Fire Walk Into a Bar… The Rest is History

July 16, 2019

Like many great, American stories, Insulators Local No. 2 is rich in historical context. From its beginning roots, Local No. 2 formed and merged through resilience into its current 20,000 members of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers. With the help of union rallies, ingenuity and reptile logos, Insulators Local No. 2 represents a great example of […]

Local 94 praised for color PVC project

July 12, 2019

Brothers from HFIAW Local 94 completed a colorful project at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City. Members did such a masterful job on the colored PVC project, that it was publicized on the front page of The Oklahoman newspaper earlier this year.

29th Annual Florence Bernard/ Alta Miller Scholarship Drawing

July 11, 2019

To help offset costs to continue their education, 20 students with a direct connection to the HFIAW will receive $5,000 scholarships this year.