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Union Organization Backs Executive Order In Support of Labor Union and Workers

President Biden signed an executive order on Monday, April 26, establishing a new White House task force to empower and promote labor workers and unions across the country. At least one glazing industry union organization has spoken out in support … Continue reading

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Lisa DeRosia on Why Women Glaziers Should Have a Seat at the Table

Women in Construction Week is underway, highlighting women as a viable component of the construction industry. To celebrate, USGNN™ has spotlighted a female glazier for each of the last two days. For day three, we spoke to Lisa DeRosia of … Continue reading

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“Kind of Like Ballet,” Female Glaziers Reflect on Their Craft

Women in Construction Week is underway, highlighting women as a viable component of the construction industry. While women make up a small percentage of the glazing and overall construction industry workforce, their numbers have grown over the years and several … Continue reading

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Industry Unions Speak Out About DOL Proposed Rule Targeting Apprenticeships

An executive order by the Trump Administration that created a task force on apprenticeship expansion has led to a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) creating industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAP). The military and construction industries would be … Continue reading

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IUPAT Uses Virtual Reality Technology to Train Safely

It takes practice to handle large machinery, such as boom and scissor lifts, safely and efficiently. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has invested in virtual reality (VR) simulators to give glaziers and other members training opportunities … Continue reading

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