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Building Trades Unions Applaud Senator Mark Warner’s Introduction of BRIDGE Act

WASHINGTON, DC – North America’s Building Trades Unions today offered congratulations and support on the introduction by US Senator Mark Warner of legislation that would establish a federal infrastructure bank. Senator Warner’s Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act represents an earnest and long overdue attempt to address the twin … Read more »

Philadelphia roofer wins VIP trip to Country Music Awards courtesy of Carhartt and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

Roofers Local 30 member hoped to simply `win a jacket’  Nashville, TN – November 12, 2013 - Michael Pronchik, a long-time union roofer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, returned home Thursday with memories of star-studded celebrity sightings, award-winning musical performances, and visits to historical honky tonks and venues, thanks to a recent all-expenses paid trip to Nashville, Tennessee, courtesy of Carhartt and … Read more »

ESQUIRE: Organized Labor Was The Real Winner This Election

The Walking Dead is the most popular show on television and, it seems, organized labor is following suit.  After being pronounced dead (again) in by pundits and media, organized labor is being credited for the outcome of several races and initiative votes on Election Day 2013.  Not so dead after all according to Esquire – … Read more »

Happening at the IUPAT FTI Right NOW!

Construction Shielded Metal Arc Welding This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical and the practical skills necessary to become a welder. Students will examine the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process including safety considerations and precautions and terminology. This course also provides students with hands-on experience in SMAW in … Read more »

Wisconsin Painters & Allied Trades Featured on Today’s Home Remodeler

Wisconsin IUPAT District Council 7 members and are featured on one of the latest episodes of Today’s Home Remodeler on www.crewcuttv.com. Watch it below!

New AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Project to Generate 210 Union Jobs

HIT SUBSIDIARY PROVIDES $9.2 MILLION FOR EXPANSION OF BUFFALO CANCER CENTER BUFFALO, NY – Building America CDE, Inc. is providing $9.2 million of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) to help finance construction of a $46.3 million Clinical Science Center at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Buffalo’s east side. The new Clinical Science Center will enable the … Read more »

Former DOL Secretary Reich Talks about Inequality for All

Here’s a great interview of Robert Reich, leading economist and former secretary of Labor for President Clinton.  In This interview on Moyers & Company he talks about his new documentary film, Inequality for All. Directed by Jacob Kornbluth, the film aims to be a game-changer in our national discussion of income inequality. Reich, who Time magazine called one of the … Read more »

AFL-CIO HIT PROVIDES $40 MILLION TO HELP BUILD AMBULATORY CARE CENTER IN NYC

$896 Million Facility Creates 5,200 Total Union Jobs NEW YORK – The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) will provide $40 million of union pension capital towards construction of the $896 million Weill Cornell Ambulatory Care Center, which is part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.  The project will utilize 100% union labor, creating more than 5,200 union construction jobs.  The … Read more »

Unions Will Save the Middle Class

We’ve done it before, we can do it again. Read the article HERE.

UAW Union-Build Vehicles List

Quality, variety and fuel efficiency – not to mention keeping good jobs in America – are the highlights of the UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List, which was released today. The new editions to the list include Ford Motor Co.’s Fusion sedan, made for the first time at the Flat Rock (Mich.) Assembly Plant as a result … Read more »