Infrastructure talk inspires some to pursue a mechanical insulation career through apprenticeship

A major campaign promise of President Biden was to work with Congress to deliver an infrastructure bill to the American people. The components of an infrastructure bill will encompass all of the building trades.

One of the largest trades that will be impacted is the Mechanical Insulators, as they work to make infrastructure more efficient. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini explained what needs to be in an infrastructure bill and how people can begin a career in the mechanical insulation industry. Continue reading

Union officials take on government roles under President Biden

Union leaders were front and center in the Biden transition team. Now, they are being nominated for positions in and around the new government.

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway explained how passing an infrastructure bill needs to be a priority and the appointment of a labor leader to a position in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Laborers Local 271 sees post-pandemic promise through infrastructure spending

Talk of “Building Back Better” and making huge investments into American infrastructure is exciting for building trades members nationwide, as they will be entrusted with completing these massive projects.

Laborers International Union of North America Local 271 Business Manager Michael Sabitoni joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the state of work in Rhode Island, how Local 271 is working with employers, infrastructure work and more. Continue reading

IUOE political director insists on long term infrastructure funding

With the infrastructure of the United States crumbling and politicians making empty promises to attempt to deliver a plan, International Union of Operating Engineers Legislative and Political Director Jeff Soth discussed what needs to be done to improve the United States infrastructure on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

NABTU Pres. McGarvey discusses infrastructure, TWBN and more

North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast on Oct. 2 to talk about the state of building trades unions, the status on an infrastructure plan, the Trades Women Build Nations Conference and more. Continue reading

American Council of Engineering Companies official discusses the lack of infrastructure funding

American Council of Engineering Companies Senior Vice President for Advocacy and External Affairs Steve Hall discussed various reasons for why infrastructure needs to be funded and why it is crucial for keeping people working on the Sept. 28 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

AGC official on the benefits of funding infrastructure

Associated General Contractors of America Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Brian Turmail discussed funding for infrastructure construction and how we can put people back to work on the Sept. 28 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

ATM member organization on improving transportation infrastructure

Current President and CEO of the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association, a member of the Americans for Transportation Mobility Michael Johnson, joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast on Sept. 22 to stress the importance of investing in America’s transportation infrastructure. Continue reading

America’s Work Force Discusses the Federal Prison System

Jacque Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees spoke with America’s Work Force on August 21 about the federal prison system. Continue reading