New Insulators GP tells his story and lays out his goals

Newly appointed Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President Gregory T. Revard provided his account of coming up through the ranks, his goals for the Insulators union and more on the Oct. 2 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast.

Revard began by giving a synopsis of his career thus far.

While his father and other family members worked as insulators, Revard worked as a laborer following high school. He then enlisted in the Navy and served during the mid-seventies. When he returned, he went back to working as a laborer before getting an opportunity as an insulator.

He finished his apprenticeship as a member of Insulators Local 47 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and immediately began seeking leadership positions within the union. He worked his way all the way up to Business Manager of Local 47 before taking a position with the International.

Revard was appointed General President of the Insulators union on Labor Day of 2020 following the retirement of former General President James McCourt.

Since taking office, Revard has identified goals he would like to focus on. He said he wants to focus on organizing non-union competition. Revard believes this will bring the entire industry up to the same standards the Insulators union members work under. He also said he would like to improve the education and training for Insulators apprentices and journeymen.

As accomplished as he is, Revard credited his time in the Navy for his self-discipline and drive to work his way up through the Insulators union.

Revard will rejoin America’s Work Force Union Podcast during the week of Veterans Day along with a list of other veterans who are now tradesmen and tradeswomen.


America’s Work Force Radio Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play and wherever you stream your podcasts.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Google Podcasts

Listen on Spotify

Listen on iHeart Radio


AMERICA’S WORK FORCE IS THE ONLY DAILY LABOR-RADIO PROGRAM IN THE US AND HAS BEEN ON THE AIR SINCE 1993, SUPPLYING LISTENERS WITH USEFUL, RELEVANT INPUT INTO THEIR DAILY LIVES THROUGH FACT-FINDING FEATURES, IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS, INFORMATIVE NEWS SEGMENTS AND PRACTICAL CONSUMER REPORTS. AMERICA’S WORK FORCE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING AN ACCESSIBLE VENUE IN WHICH AMERICA’S WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES CAN HEAR DISCUSSION ON IMPORTANT, RELEVANT TOPICS SUCH AS EMPLOYMENT, HEALTHCARE, LEGISLATIVE ACTION, LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS, CORPORATE PRACTICES, FINANCES, LOCAL AND NATIONAL POLITICS, CONSUMER REPORTS AND LABOR ISSUES.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, HEAT AND FROST INSULATORS AND ALLIED WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, KELLEY & FERRARO, LLP,  LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE, LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, NORTH COAST AREA LABOR FEDERATION, MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, UNITED STEELWORKERS.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.