DC 50-Advanced Training Makes a Difference in Career.

Recently, District Council 50 (Hawaii) member Richmond “Richie” Keliikoa, Jr. had one of those life-changing events that will forever help him, his company and this union. He was selected by IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden to attend two elite National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) courses for the Coating Inspector Program. Brother Keliikoa twice travelled … Read more »

District Council 77-Community and Labor Activism in Atlanta

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is working every day to bolster its ranks and the organized labor movement by working with local community and labor groups to establish the IUPAT as a partner, and offer our union activism expertise for the benefit of all. This spring, David Webster and Winston McKenzie were … Read more »

District Council 88-IUPAT PATCH Foundation Supports Local Youth Sports Team

On April 11, 2015 the Tigers Youth Club of Houston, Texas received a donation from Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH) in the amount of $150. The donation was used to sponsor the Tigers Basketball Tournament. All proceeds from the tournament and sponsorships will be used to expand the Youth Scholarship Program. The … Read more »

District Council 3-Campaign Against Top Golf

District Council 3 has been campaigning against TopGolf Kansas City, a golf entertainment center, since 2014. The general contractor they are using for construction, ARCO National Construction, is using non-union contractors to complete construction work on the project. Once every week, members of DC 3 hang banners and pass out handbills on site and in … Read more »

District Council 57-Paying it Forward to Veterans

As part of the United Way Days of Caring, nine volunteers from District Council 57 painted recreation and common areas at The Veteran’s Place – a homeless shelter in the Pittsburgh area that houses support services for homeless veterans. Members of DC 57 donated their time and energy to this project because they care about … Read more »

District Council 16-Promoting Women in the Building Trades

On May 1 – 3, 2015, the 14th Annual Women Building the Nation conference took place at the Sheraton Gateway LAX in Los Angeles, California. This national conference grew out of the annual Women Building California conference established in 2002. Now in its 5th national year, Women Building the Nation offers women who work in … Read more »

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Volunteers Dress Up and Add Security to Oklahoma’s Lake Thunderbird State Park

Franklin, TN – Thirty-eight volunteers from six different union locals came together through the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Work Boots on the Ground conservation program to dress up and add security to Oklahoma’s Lake Thunderbird State Park, located 30 minutes from Oklahoma City, in early June. The volunteers, representing the Oklahoma AFL-CIO, Oklahoma Building & … Read more »

District Council 9-Men in Black (and Gold) Give Iconic NY Landmark a New Shine

One of the most renowned attractions of the New York 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens was the Tent of Tomorrow. At that time, it was a structure that boasted the largest cable suspension roof in the world with sixteen 100-foot columns. It still stands today, albeit a little worse for … Read more »

District Council 5-Honoring Our Veterans

Members of District Council 5/Local Union 1964 (Tacoma, Washington) know the importance of giving back to our military veterans. In 2014, Rally Point 6, the local non-profit program that aids veterans in their transition to civilian life, approached the council to ask for assistance in completing work on their building. Leaders and members LU 1964 … Read more »

District Council 3-Kansas City Coatings and Corrosion Expo

In February 2015, District Council 3 held its first Kansas City Coatings and Corrosion Expo. Prior to the expo, DC 3 launched www.stopmidwestcorrosion.com, a website designed to promote the event, coatings application specialist training, and corrosion awareness. With over 80 professionals invited to the expo, it was a great success. Many of the attendees were … Read more »