Infrastructure bill will create electrical jobs to install charging stations

Doug Nelson, Business Manager and Financial Secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 223, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the infrastructure bill and what it will mean for Massachusetts. Continue reading

Roofers Union claims Carpenters Union is encroaching on their work

Roofers Local 65 President Taylor Nelson joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a jurisdictional dispute between the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers. In short, the Roofers allege the Carpenters are taking their work. Continue reading

Mechanical insulation is our most effective tool to fight climate change

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the role of mechanical insulation in the fight against climate change. Continue reading

More women are enrolling in registered apprenticeship programs

Plumbers Local 55 President Doreen Cannon joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the unique opportunities union apprenticeships offer women. She also discussed how union officials are changing their approach to make a career in the trades more appealing to women. Continue reading

Apprenticeship training provides a viable ticket to the middle class

International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry Program Administrator Mike Harris joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how a registered apprenticeship program can be a viable ticket to the middle class. Continue reading

Apprenticeships prepare students for jobs that benefit the community

Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 Recruitment and Outreach Specialist Tim Coleman joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the value of registered apprenticeship programs during National Apprenticeship Week. Continue reading

Rhode Island’s Building Futures program closes skills gap

Andrew Cortes, Founder and Executive Director of Rhode Island Building Futures, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the Building Futures program and the benefits of registered apprenticeship as part of the podcast’s celebration of National Apprenticeship Week. Continue reading

UA VIP provides military members a direct path to union careers

United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program Administrator and Training Specialist Mike Hazard joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the benefits of the UA VIP program and how it provides members of the military with a chance for a direct path to a union career as a piping industry tradesman or tradeswoman. Continue reading

Veterans make ideal candidates for Insulators Union apprenticeships

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President Gregory T. Revard joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how veterans can take advantage of the opportunities presented through registered apprenticeship training programs. Continue reading

Operation Union Veterans Day celebrates opportunities for veterans

Will Attig, an Iraq War veteran and Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss Operation Union Veterans Day, the Council’s campaign to tell the story about the role veterans and military families play in the American labor movement throughout the month of November. Continue reading