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Pennsylvania Locals advocate for Mechanical Insulation legislation

Leaders from Pennsylvania Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Locals 2, 14, 23 and 38 recently joined forces to advocate for the passage of Pennsylvania House Bill 491 from the House Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities Committee to the General Assembly.

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FMIA gaining support among House legislators

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast (AWF) and gave an update on the status of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act (FMIA). He also discussed the combined efforts of the LMCT and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (IAHFIAW) to spread mental health awareness in the construction industry. 

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Insulators General Secretary-Treasurer meets with ACT DOL Secretary Su

On Sept. 11, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General Secretary-Treasurer Robert W. Reap met with Acting U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su. 

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Strategy needed to eradicate asbestos from Canada's built environment

Members of the Insulators Union are among a group of advocates who are calling for the Canadian government to create a national plan to deal with asbestos within the build environment.

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Massachusetts Moves Forward With Legislation to Create a Carbon-Free Environment

Legislation recently introduced in the Massachusetts legislature will go a long way in helping that state achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions while providing good-paying jobs for its residents. State Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge) and State Sen. Paul Feeney (D-Foxboro) each filed three bills in their respective chambers. This legislation derives from a collaborative of stakeholders, who will soon become the next state coalition of the Climate Jobs National Resource Center. Heat...

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Mental Health Awareness and the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), made his monthly appearance on America's Work Force Union Podcast and talked about mental health awareness and the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act.

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Firestop Offers Lucrative Opportunities For Unions And Contractors

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the benefits of firestop work and a LMCT program to help both contractors and members of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers regain market share in this industry.

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Study shows labor unions essential to fight climate change

Insulators Local 50 showcased in report

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) demonstrates union jobs are essential in the fight against climate change.

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Biden: Addressing Climate Change Will Create Good-Paying Jobs

On April 23, President Joe Biden spoke on the second day of the Leaders Summit on Climate and specifically mentioned how addressing climate change will create good-paying Mechanical Insulator jobs.

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The LMCT partners with the Insulators Union throughout the U.S. and Canada performing high quality work in the following industries:

Mechanical insulation, maintenance and new construction, industrial high temperature, pads and blankets, storage tanks and vessels, boilers, chillers, metal cladding/weather barriers, commercial heating and cooling, HVAC systems, vapor retarders and barriers, asbestos abatement, firestop and smokeseal, nuclear specialized applications, mechanical insulation evaluations, CUI programs, specialized insulations, highly trained workforce and safety trained to current standards.

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