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IUPAT General President Rigmaiden Addresses American Apprenticeship Industry Roundtable

On Thursday, June 12, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Kenneth Rigmaiden joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez at the American Industry Roundtable in Washington, DC. The meeting is part of a month-long series of roundtables around the country to advance apprenticeships as “job-driven strategy to connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.”  These … Read more »

Building Trades Unions Applaud Senator Mark Warner’s Introduction of BRIDGE Act

WASHINGTON, DC – North America’s Building Trades Unions today offered congratulations and support on the introduction by US Senator Mark Warner of legislation that would establish a federal infrastructure bank. Senator Warner’s Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act represents an earnest and long overdue attempt to address the twin … Read more »

Philadelphia roofer wins VIP trip to Country Music Awards courtesy of Carhartt and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

Roofers Local 30 member hoped to simply `win a jacket’  Nashville, TN – November 12, 2013 - Michael Pronchik, a long-time union roofer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, returned home Thursday with memories of star-studded celebrity sightings, award-winning musical performances, and visits to historical honky tonks and venues, thanks to a recent all-expenses paid trip to Nashville, Tennessee, courtesy of Carhartt and … Read more »

Happening at the IUPAT FTI Right NOW!

Construction Shielded Metal Arc Welding This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical and the practical skills necessary to become a welder. Students will examine the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process including safety considerations and precautions and terminology. This course also provides students with hands-on experience in SMAW in … Read more »

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AFL-CIO Executive Committee Issues Calls for Social and Economic Justice, to Save Detroit and for Support for the Large Retailer Accountability Act

This July, the AFL-CIO Executive Committee convened to chart the course for the AFL-CIO in the year ahead and beyond in the realms of politics, social justice and workers’ rights. IUPAT General President Ken Rigmaiden and fellow members of the committee, made up of leaders of some of the AFL-CIO’s largest affiliate unions, issued the … Read more »

IUPAT General President Rigmaiden Participates in Real Estate Roundtable

On June 13, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President Ken Rigmaiden addressed the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC.  The group consisted of over 200 of the nation’s public and private real estate owners, lenders and managers, as well as leaders of major real estate trade associations.  General President Rigmaiden was one … Read more »

2013 Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the AFL-CIO and Union Plus are offering scholarships to help graduating high school seniors realize their dreams of a college education. The one-time $5,000 scholarships are for study for the academic year beginning … Read more »

IUPAT General President Rigmaiden Presents $10,000 PATCH Check to UCP

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General President Ken Rigmaiden recently presented a $10,000 check to United Cerebral Palsy – My Child Without Limits.  The donation was the result of an extremely successful campaign last fall in which the PATCH Foundation pledged a $1 donation (up to $10,000) for each new LIKE on … Read more »

IUPAT General President James A. Williams Retires

Executive General Vice President Ken Rigmaiden elected to serve the remainder of this term Hanover, MD — Effective today, April 1, 2013, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General President James Williams officially retires from office. “There are no words to express just how much I have loved every minute of this job,” … Read more »