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Democracy for Dockbuilders

Democracy for Dockbuilders A Partnership for a Stronger Labor Movement; for the Members, by the Members. In early 2011, local New York leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Building Trades were approached by representatives of the newly formed Amalgamated Carpenters and Joiners Union, and its dockbuilders local.  They … Read more »

False Rumors and a History that Shows the True Motives of the UBC

In early 2011, local New York leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Building Trades were approached by representatives of the newly formed Amalgamated Carpenters and Joiners Union, and its dockbuilders local.  They sought a democratic alternative to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC) and to  rejoin … Read more »

Get IUPAT Job Alerts on Your Mobile Phone!

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has a mobile service that enables members in our core crafts to get job leads via text alerts on their mobile phones. Here’s how it works: Members text the first letter of their craft from their mobile phone to 48728. Painters (Industrial, Commercial and Wall Coverers) text the … Read more »

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.

NLRB Approves Union Election Rule

The National Labor Relations Board voted Wednesday to move forward with a contentious new labor rule that Republicans and business groups charge would restrict the ability of employers to bring concerns about union elections to the regulatory agency. Read more at POLITICO.

Construction Unions Support Transcanada Pipelines Keystone XL

The Building and Construction Trades Department (BCDT) of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) announced Thursday its Canadian affiliate “unreservedly” supports the Keystone XL pipeline, which TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) of Calgary claims will create 20,000 construction jobs in the United States. Read more at Daily Commercial News.

Union Training Programs in Philadelphia Help Build Better Workers

Union educator Michael Schurr is setting up a train-the-trainer course in traffic safety control at the recent request of painting contractors, now busy with stimulus-funded work repainting the nation’s bridges. “They want to keep the maniacs on the road,” said Schurr, a former glazier who now directs the apprenticeship program for District 21 of the … Read more »

Richard Trumka, American

The American worker has been getting thrashed for thirty years. Jobs leaving the country, wages flat, his boss getting rich. One coal miner from Pennsylvania knows exactly what to do about it. Read more at ESQUIRE.

IUPAT Chicago: District Council 14 Member Named to Hospital Commission

JOLIET — Local business leader [and DC 14 member] Hugo Manzo has been selected to serve on the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission. Manzo is an agent with Painters District Council 14. Raised in Joliet, he attended Joliet Central High School. Upon graduation, Manzo joined Will County Painters Local 33 as a drywall finisher working in … Read more »