Member News

Ullico Inc. Welcomes Six New Board Members

IUPAT Executive General Vice President Kenneth Rigmaiden and former IUPAT Vice President, Newly Elected BCTD President Sean McGarvey Among New Members From ULLICO — May 11, 2012 — Ullico Inc. (“Ullico”), a privately held specialty insurance and investments holding company serving the union workplace, today announced that it has added six new members to its board … Read more »

Armageddon in Wisconsin

The Koch brothers and Big Labor. The tea party and progressives. Teachers, gun owners, environmentalists, abortion-rights advocates, conservative billionaires, the national parties — name the interest group or outside party and chances are they’ve played a role in the June 5 recall campaign against Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker. Read more at POLITICO.

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding NYC Painters Local Benefit Fund

Francis Mazzella couldn’t quite overcome his old temptation of getting on the take. Nominally the owner of an electrical services contracting firm, he pleaded guilty on February 27 in Brooklyn federal court to defrauding a benefit fund of a Queens, N.Y.-based union, Metal Polishers Local 8A-28A, an affiliate of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), … Read more »

On C-SPAN: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Newsmakers

FROM C-SPAN: Job numbers for April came out Friday, showing the U.S. unemployment rate at 8.1 percent.  A total of one hundred and fifteen thousand jobs were added to the job market last month. On this week’s “Newsmakers,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discusses these numbers and what that means for America’s workers. He also talks … Read more »

President Obama at the AFL-CIO BCTD Legislative Conference

From wepartypatriots.com: This video contains highlights from President Barack Obama’s speech at the Building and Construction Trades Department’s 2012 Legislative Conference. The speech was given at the Washington Hilton on Monday, April 30th and has naturally garnered plenty of online attention.

Mark Pocan, IUPAT Member and Candidate for Congress in Wisconsin, Addresses BCTD Conference

On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, IUPAT member Mark Pocan addressed the delegates of this year’s AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference.  An annual event that draws union political activists from around the country to learn more about the issues in this year’s election, hone the skills that make them good activists and rally … Read more »

AFL-CIO: THIRTEEN WORKERS KILLED ON THE JOB EVERY DAY

From the AFL-CIO: ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT ON WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH (Washington, May 2) – In 2010, 4,690 workers were killed on the job – an average of 13 workers every day – and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, according to a new AFL-CIO report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” … Read more »

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Workers’ Memorial Day

WASHINGTON ‒ Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the observance of Workers’ Memorial Day: “Tomorrow, April 28, is Workers’ Memorial Day, an occasion for reflection and remembrance of the thousands of workers who needlessly have suffered fatal injuries on the job every year. We also think of those workers … Read more »

Workers Memorial Day

Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.  This year we the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and to ensure the … Read more »

Democrat Vies for Union Vote

BRAINTREE, Mass.—Elizabeth Warren bounded to the front of a union meeting hall here last week and delivered a message tailored for the crowd. Dad was a maintenance man, said the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, a Harvard Law School professor and consumer-finance watchdog. She once taught public school—”can we hear it for public-school teachers!”—and her brother … Read more »