IUPAT Member from California to Supervise Completion of U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration

District Council 16 – Northern California, Nevada Dwight “Art” Needham of District Council 16 has undertaken the responsibility as foreman for the completion of restoration of the United States Capitol Dome project in Washington, D.C. With over 25 years of experience as an industrial painter, he has the skills and expertise to complete the challenging … Read more »

Creating a Culture of Safety in Western New York

Watch this video recap of a recent IUPAT STAR event in Rochester, New York, for members of IUPAT District Council 4 (Western New York).  STAR, an initiative supported by IUPAT employers and the union, stands for Safety Training Awards Recognition. It is a program that was developed to promote Safe Work Practices on the job … Read more »

Colorado IUPAT Members and Community launch “Constructing Justice Campaign”

District Council 15 – Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, Wyoming In June 2015, Colorado District Council 15 members participated in the launch for the Constructing Justice Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to expose the lowering standards within the Denver painting industry due to developers ignoring deplorable working conditions on their job sites, and awarding … Read more »

IUPAT Volunteers Restore Look of Historic Seattle Labor Landmark

In September, apprentices from Finishing Trades Institute Northwest of District Council 5 volunteered their time and skill to paint the interior of the Seattle Labor Temple.  The historic building, built in 1942, at one time housed nearly 50 unions.   As evidenced by the above photo (BTW – the Labor Temple sign dates back to … Read more »

IUPAT Members Help Restore NYC Fire Museum

IUPAT District Council 9 – New York City Members of the District Council 9 apprenticeship program and the Healing Emergency and Response Team (HEART 9/11) worked partnered in June to renovate and restore the historic New York City Fire Museum.  HEART 9/11 was founded by volunteers of the Fire Department New York, the New York … Read more »

Retirement Celebration Honoring Wisconsin IUPAT Members

District Council 7-Wisconsin District Council 7 hosted a retirement celebration in honor of members William Kirby, Brian Rupnick and Bruce Rupnick. As members of District Council 7/Local Union 770 (Big Bend), they each contributed over thirty years of service to the IUPAT. All three members were considered valued employees of Derse, Inc. in Milwaukee. Dean … Read more »

IUPAT Members Ride For Roswell in Buffalo

Members of District Council 4 participated in the Ride for Roswell, a charity bicycling event dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. The race took place on June 27, 2015, and officially marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of the charity. The District Council 4 team of bicyclists rode in honor of fellow members … Read more »

IUPAT Members in Ohio Restore Lima Rotary Club Pavilion

IUPAT District Council 6 – Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania District Council 6 recently helped restore the Rotary Club Pavilion in Lima, Ohio, as part of its Community Organizing for Real Economics (CORE) initiative.  Under the supervision of John Snell of District Council 6, apprentices from Local Unions 7 (Toledo, Ohio) and 1020 (Lima, Ohio) removed … Read more »

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Capitol Dome Project Inspires Road Trip to Educate Decision Makers on Infrastructure Investment, Job Growth

In January 2014, the massive project to restore the United States Capitol Dome was launched by the Architect of the Capitol, and the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades were hired to become a part of the small army of construction workers to get the job done.  Still in progress, not … Read more »