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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 »

IUPAT and Labor Leaders Greet Montana Rep. Steve Daines at Power Facility

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Montana Congressman Steve Daines visited Northwestern Energy’s Dave Gates Generating Station (DGGS) as a part of a two-week tour across the state to meet with “Montana businesses and key stakeholders in energy and resources based industries and conservation efforts,” according to a statement released by Daines’ office. He was welcomed … Read more »

IUPAT Employer Honored by PBNY Connect Magazine

It started with a young Irish immigrant painting fire escapes and dreaming of the future. Though T.  A. Ahern Contracting can now claim credit for improvements on nearly every bridge in the New York City vicinity, its leaders still focus on the dreams of its workers. Read more at PBNY Connect.

SignWeb.com – Vinyl Manufacturers Offer Usage Tips

Tips on the trade from some of the best in the business for vinyl use in display and signage. Read it at SignWeb.com.

Brewer Distances Herself From Arizona’s Anti-Union Bills

Gov. Jan Brewer distanced herself on Friday from a series of Republican proposals in the Arizona Senate that could devastate organized labor in her state, saying she was never consulted on them and has other priorities. The popular Republican had remained silent on the matter since the bills were introduced on Monday, but her chief … Read more »

Florida 2012 Republican primary: 5 takeaways

This time, Florida saved Mitt Romney. After losing the state in 2008, the resurgent front-runner rose off the mat from his South Carolina loss to rout Newt Gingrich on Tuesday after a bloody battle. Read POLITICO’s five takeaways HERE.

Local Occupy movement joins with labor unions in protest at Super Bowl Village

INDIANAPOLIS – About 200 people including union members from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), members of Indianapolis Jobs with Justice, the National Association for the Advancement of … Read more »

Crunching the Numbers on Polished Concrete, Other Flooring Types

Polished concrete has gained a great deal of traction in design and construction, thanks to the technology’s quickly-earned reputation as a sustainable, durable and aesthetically appealing flooring option. Read more at Durability + Design.

Candidates Back State’s Right-to-Work Bill .

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry both voiced their support in the Republican presidential debate Sunday for so-called right-to-work legislation in New Hampshire. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.