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LMCI Roundtable in Michigan with IUPAT District Council 1M Employers

This week, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) leadership from the International and IUPAT District Council 1M in Michigan met with local employers at a roundtable meeting hosted by the Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI). The LMCI Regional and Local Roundtable Meetings are designed to educate and provide an … Read more »

Building Trades President Sean McGarvey Speaks Out on Responsible Investing with Pension Funds

As reported by the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust: The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust thanks Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, for his strong support of the HIT and its work in advancing union goals and priorities. In his keynote address to the Building Trades 2014 Legislative Conference this week, McGarvey urged unions to put … Read more »

IUPAT Gen. President Rigmaiden Appointed to MD Economic Development Commission

MARYLAND SENATE PRESIDENT AND HOUSE SPEAKER ANNOUNCE MEMBERS OF PRIVATE SECTOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION March 12, 2014 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, today announced members of a private sector commission created to focus on the State’s economic development structure and incentive programs to make … Read more »

IUPAT Attends 2014 BCTD Legislative Conference in Washington, DC

Today, thousands of delegates representing Building Trades unions from across the United States attended the first day of the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference. Members of the IUPAT were there to hear featured political and union leaders, including former President Bill Clinton, rally them and their fellow attendees to fight for working families … Read more »

IUPAT Seattle: KIRO Reports that IUPAT Gets Local Workers Back Wages

KIRO Channel 7: Nearly 400 local workers will be getting more than a half-million dollars in back wages and damages.

Brotherhood Outdoors TV takes a Philippi, West Virginia coal miner on an all-expense paid Thanksgiving Day Illinois whitetail hunt Seasoned hunter keeps sights set on bringing home a 4th Thanksgiving buck

Nashville, TN –  February 20, 2014 -   The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) national outdoor TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, takes Chad Keller, a union coal miner from Philippi, West Virginia, to Illinois, for a Thanksgiving Day white-tailed deer hunting adventure. The show airs Sunday, March 9, at 11 a.m. ET, on the Sportsman Channel. Chad has hunted deer for going on 30 … Read more »

IUPAT Hosts 2014 Coating and Corrosion Expo

Events highlights the paint technology and application used to prevent corrosion in storage tanks and other structures Weston, WV — The West Virginia International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 53 hosted the 2014 COATING AND CORROSION EXPO on February 19, 2014 at the IUPAT Training Center in Weston. Exhibitors were on … Read more »

Pivotal IUPAT Leadership Meeting Opens This Week *UPDATED

On Monday, February 10, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General President Kenneth Rigmaiden opened the General President Advisory Committee meeting (GPAC).  This annual meeting brings the IUPAT business manager/secretary-treasurers from throughout the United States and Canada together to discuss the current business of our proud union, while charting a course for its … Read more »

USA Today: Obama has a point on skilled trades

Last week, President Obama visited a gas engine facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin to underscore the importance of job training and apprenticeship programs in the country.  He emphasized that a college degree isn’t the only way to achieve a successful career in America. Some of his remarks didn’t sit well in the education world.  USA Today … Read more »

Veterans graduate from IUPAT training program

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is working every day to put our the returning men and women of our armed forces back to work in promising careers in the finishing trades. Recently, a class of veterans graduated from a training program that IUPAT District Council 77 in Georgia conducted.   The Brunswick … Read more »