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Next Up: Young People Take Action to Address Economic Inequality

Suzi Person, a glazier from Painters (IUPAT) in Philadelphia came next and spoke about how she was more than honored to be building cities, bridges, and schools alongside her brothers and sisters in the Building Trades. She called for more building to be done to address our crumbling infrastructure and get people back to work. … Read more »

IUPAT Letter to the Editor in Florida: City Union Members are Neighbors, not Thugs

To the editor: After reading some previous articles about the current political climate in our city (Cape Coral), I would like to take this opportunity to expound upon some actual facts for the public’s eyes and edification. I want to let the residents who classify city employees who choose to be union members in a … Read more »

Survey Suggest Green Schools are a High Priority with Most Americans

According to a nationwide poll, three out of four Americans support federal investment in school-building improvements related to creating healthier learning environments, saving tax dollars or lowering carbon emissions. The independent survey, sponsored by United Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, indicated that one in three of those surveyed … Read more »

IUPAT General President James Williams on America’s Work Force Radio!

On October 5, 2011, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams talked about labor and politics with America’s Work Force Radio. Listen to it on the IUPAT Youtube Channel –

Occupy Wall Street: Newcomers Bring Their Worries and Hopes to New York Protest

New York — The three newcomers traveled from across the country, part of the latest wave of aggrieved Americans who hoped their problems might be solved here. The retired lawyer used her diminished savings to come from California. The union boss caught a morning flight from Chicago with his staff. The unemployed television producer, just … Read more »

Trade Workers Contend That They Were Excluded From a Labor Agreement

Carpenters Union Pickets Airport LONG BEACH: Trade workers contend that they were excluded from a labor agreement. LONG BEACH – More than 120 carpenters and tradesmen began picketing Long Beach Airport on Monday, saying they were excluded from a $29 million terminal modernization project. Read more at The Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA.

IUPAT CT: Duhamel Elected to Blue Cross Board of Directors

IUPAT District Council 11 member Scott Duhamel is a Cranston resident and graduate of Rhode Island College. He’s one of the state’s most active labor leaders. Read more at CranstonPATCH.

IUPAT NYC: Union Painters Protest Against 50% Wage Cuts

From the Village Beat – A protest took place in front of Stuyvesant Town Apartment complex located on 15th Street and 1st Avenue. According to the District Council 9 of Union Painter’s and Allied Trades, Rose Associates who manages the complex have cut the painter’s wages in half. Jack Kittle, the political director of District … Read more »

International Union of Painters and Allied trades District Council 46 Supports Toronto Scholarships

The Firgrove Back to School Drive returned to the community of Firgrove for the fifth year, thanks to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 46, the Firgrove Tenant Association and the Jane-Finch Community Ministry. Read more at The Daily Commercial News and Construction Record.

IUPAT News from Florida: One of our Own on Local Ballot

Great news in our Cape Coral Primary Election! Our four screened and endorsed candidates made it into the November 8th city council race general election. Three of the four  candidates are members of fellow AFL-CIO affiliates and one is an IUPAT retiree from Local Union 2301! If you live in Cape Coral, Florida, contact IUPAT District Council 78 … Read more »