The building trades are in need of people who are prepared to work with their hands and understand the importance of teamwork. Programs are popping up all over the U.S. to recruit and pre-train these potential workers.
The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades are advocating for people to choose a career in their trade. On the America’s Work Force Union Podcast, Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini explained their efforts and how veterans make great tradesmen and tradeswomen. Ielmini also discussed how unions are taking action against companies who participate in union busting. Continue reading
The recent winter weather in Texas caused lasting damage to infrastructure, peoples homes and more. This could have been avoided by investing in mechanical insulation according to the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.
One person who has been advocating for the use of mechanical insulation is Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini. He joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how mechanical insulation could have helped prevent some of the damage caused in Texas. Continue reading
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
The value of union labor is being recognized throughout the country, especially in Indianapolis, Ind. Marion county has pledged to use 100 percent union labor on a massive project.
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 18 Business Manager Jason Smith joined AWF Union Podcast to talk about the 100 percent union project, LEED certified projects and more. Continue reading
Executive Director of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Pete Ielmini, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 24 about the importance of firestopping, smoke sealing and infectious disease containment. Continue reading
The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 27 to discuss banning asbestos and asbestos removal. Continue reading