PILMA—Good Works, Great Jobs
Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 Hosts PILMA and We Work for Health Tour of the Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training Center State of the Art Facility
SMWIA Local 66 Business Manager Eric Martinson led members of PILMA, We Work for Health and Rep. Derek Stanford (D) on a tour of the Western Washington Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship Training facility.
PILMA Cohosts Senator Menendez Tour of New Jersey Iron Workers Training Facility
Life Sciences Boost New Jersey's Economy
April 2012--The biopharmaceutical industry provides groundbreaking cures worldwide and is a significant economic driver in New Jersey.
In 2010, over 50,000 jobs in New Jersey were directly supported by the life sciences industry, and data from HINJ shows a combined $53.5 billion total economic impact in New Jersey by HINJ member companies in 2009 and 2010. Keep Reading >
Senator Blumenthal Tours Sheet Metal Workers Local 40 Training Center
(article from the North Branford Patch)
The Sheet Metal Workers Local 40 and the Associated Sheet Metal and Roofing Contractors of Connecticut provided Sen. Richard Blumenthal with a tour of their training center on Old Forge Road Monday afternoon.
What Separates Union Ironworkers from Non-Union Ironworkers? Training
Reprinted from the Iron Workers Magazine
The Iron Workers JATC, journeyman apprenticeship training committee, and in Canada TICs, trade improvement committees, are one of the bestkept secrets at our disposal. Read More (pdf)
Congressman Carson Praises Unions, Companies Collaborative Approach to Jobs and Innovation in Indiana's Bioscience Sector
On Monday, December 20, 2010, the Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association (PILMA) hosted Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN) at a tour of a state-of-the-art training facility run by Iron Workers Local Union 22 in Indianapolis. The event, cosponsored by PILMA partner
Hoosiers Work for Health, brought together leaders from industry, labor and
government to focus on job creation and innovation Indiana’s bioscience sector.
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California PILMA Delegation Visits Santa Clara Sheet Metal Training Center
Scott Corstairs (Therma) and
Donna Kaylor (Pfizer)
Sheet Metal Workers Local 104’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in Santa Clara recently hosted a tour by a delegation of pharmaceutical industry executives and California labor leaders from PILMA.
The tour showcased the training that members of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) undergo to prepare them to master various welding specialties and unique technical skills that are essential in the construction of specialized structures such as cleanrooms, fume hoods and other critical components of modern pharmaceutical production facilities. Keep Reading >
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Visits SMWIA Local 19 Joint Aprenticeship & Training Center
September 2010--PILMA, in conjunction with We Work For Health, co-sponsored a September 10th visit by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey to Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center in Philadelphia. The session showcased the strategic partnership between the biotechnology industry and labor for some 35 biotech professionals and representatives from PILMA’s labor and industry partners—including SMWIA, GlaxoSmithKline, Endo Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer.
This was the first of several planned site visits to familiarize industry officials with the skill levels and training that various union craft workers bring to specialized construction challenges in the biotechnology industry.
The event earned notice from local print media and the ABC Philadelphia TV affiliate.
Indiana Iron Workers Local 22 Training Center
Jeff Stinson of Iron Workers Local 22 showing Rep. Carson and Mike O'Connor of Eli Lilly and Company the welding operation at the training center
Rep. Carson speaking with Kristin Jones, President & CEO of Indiana Health Industry Forum, and an instructor at the Iron Workers Local 22 training center.
Rep. Carson speaks to the crowd at the Iron Workers Local 22 training center.
Santa Clara Sheet Metal
Scott Carstairs (Therma) talks to Merrill Jacobs (PhRMA) and Bob Balgenorth (California Building Trades) while touring the Santa Clara Sheet Metal Training Center.
Pennsylvania SMWIA Local 19 Training Center
SMWIA Local 19 Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center Pennsylvania
Senator Casey toured the SMWIA Local 19 Joint Apprenticeship & Training center in Philadelphia September 10, 2010.