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The next step in the battle against mesothelioma

October 12, 2019

Dr. Michael Harbut, a world-renowned researcher and physician with several decades of experience treating asbestos exposed patients, leads a team of occupational hazard researchers at the St. John Providence Health System in Michigan. Harbut is the medical advisor to The Breath of Life Foundation since inception in 2009 and continues to be a trusted partner […]

Central States host Breath of Life fundraiser

The HFIAW Local Unions that make up the Central States Conference, in conjunction with their Contractors Association, hosted the 7th Annual Breath of Life Foundation Motorcycle and Classic Car Rally in Dayton, Ohio.

Trainer Enhancement Class held in Maryland

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) held its annual Trainer Enhancement program for instructors from the U.S. and Canada at the Maritime Institute in Maryland.

An Insulator advocacy update from ‘Up North’

October 4, 2019

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, […]

Local 7 among trades that built new Amazon high-rise

October 3, 2019

The Seattle skyline changed this summer, when crews finished construction of a new skyscraper on the Amazon campus. Named re:Invent, the 37-story high-rise is the third tallest building on the internet retail giant’s main campus. Checking in at 1.2-million-square-feet, the high-rise can hold up to 5,000 employees.

Labor Day celebrations

October 2, 2019

On the first weekend in September, our Brothers and Sisters across the U.S. and Canada celebrated Labor Day in a wide variety of ways.

Insulators Union to Testify in House Energy and Commerce Hearing

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 […]

Political Updates – October 2019

October 1, 2019

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.

Local 2 5k

A Brief “Walk-Through” on Key Points of Mesothelioma Before the Race

September 23, 2019

Insulators Local 2 unites for its Mesothelioma 5K Race/Walk at North Park Boat House on Sunday, October 13, 2019 with registration starting at 8 a.m. In its mission to raise awareness and advocate for proactive measures in research, Insulators Local 2 wants to educate others on the topic of Mesothelioma. For decades, asbestos was utilized […]

Annual Insulators Local #2 5K Walk/Run for Mesothelioma

August 26, 2019

Local Insulators 2 prides itself on the safety measures for ensuring workplace health and safety in exposure to asbestos and other hazard risks while on the job. On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Insulators Local 2 is raising awareness and promoting advocacy for Mesothelioma by inviting the community for its annual 5K walk and run at the North Park Boat House, 303 […]