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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 »

Want to Support One of Our IUPAT Own in the Next Congressional Elections? Move to Wisconsin!

Milwaukee – On Tuesday, September 6, IUPAT member and Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan declared his candidacy for for the seat of U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin is vacating her seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Pocan, an IUPAT member of District Council 7/Local Union 770 in Milwaukee since 1990, promised the crowd that … Read more »

Union Man

Scott Duhamel didn’t become a labor activist the usual way. An aspiring film and music critic, Duhamel began painting houses strictly as a day job while he was a regular on Providence’s cultural scene. He joined the painter’s union mainly to avoid embarrassing his dad, a longtime union man who got him an interview. Read … Read more »

Labor’s Struggles: A Report From the Front

From 1997 until last week, Wilma Liebman served on the front lines of the labor-management wars. As a member and then chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board, which polices workplace laws and unionization drives, she had a unique vantage point to witness organized labor’s fortunes wax and wane – but mostly wane. Read more … Read more »