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HUFF POST: AFL-CIO Approves Resolution Criticizing Part Of Obama Health Care Law

WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so prominent. The strongly worded resolution says the Affordable Care Act will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health … Read more »

The IUPAT at AFL-CIO 2013: UPDATED 8:15AM, Sept. 11

  This week in Los Angeles, delegates from the many unions that are part of the AFL-CIO, including the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, have gathered to chart the course for the federation over the next four years. As reported on the AFL-CIO Convention website, the “AFL-CIO is governed by a quadrennial convention … Read more »

Introducing the New and Improved IUPAT Credit Card

The IUPAT Rewards Card is one of the 40 Union Plus benefits designed to meet the needs of hard-working union members. Cardholders can earn unlimited, no-hassle 1.5% cash rewards and after just 3 months as a cardholder you may be eligible for unique assistance in times of need. This card comes with: Improved assistance benefits … Read more »

WV Congresswoman Capito Visits IUPAT District Council

As reported by local Channel 12 news in Clarksburg: Capito said she wants to help bring more jobs to West Virginia and said a stronger economy is an important step. “What they need is a growing economy so they can paint bridges and paint new power plants, and use their trades for all different kinds … Read more »

DET NEWS: Workers lead global revolution against poverty

Teamster President James Hoffa writes about workers fighting back for fair wages, the dangers of ALEC and how the Wisconsin “uprising” did indeed start a revolution. Whether it’s fast-food workers in Detroit and Flint walking off the job July 31 as part of one-day strikes held across the U.S. or mass protests across Europe, one … Read more »

IUPAT and PATCH Foundation Provide Local St. Louis Schools with Student Supplies

Ashland and Hickey Elementary Schools Receive Book Bags and Supplies for All Students St. Louis, MO —- On Friday, August 9, local members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 2 delivered school supplies for all of the students in local Ashland and Hickey elementary schools.  The gifts were made … Read more »

DOL Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship Releases New Report

In July 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA) released a 40-page report that presents a set of recommendations on “advancing Registered Apprenticeship into the 21st century.” “Shared Vision for Increasing Opportunity, Innovation and Competitiveness for American Workers and Employers” is the result of the dedicated work by a committee … Read more »

IUPAT/FTI Directors of Training Meet at IUPAT HQ

This week, all of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) directors of training in the United States and Canada have gathered at the IUPAT International Training Center in Hanover, Maryland for their annual IUPAT/Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) seminar. The objective of the three-day meeting, which consists of multiple presentations and breakout meetings, … Read more »

AFL-CIO Executive Committee Issues Calls for Social and Economic Justice, to Save Detroit and for Support for the Large Retailer Accountability Act

This July, the AFL-CIO Executive Committee convened to chart the course for the AFL-CIO in the year ahead and beyond in the realms of politics, social justice and workers’ rights. IUPAT General President Ken Rigmaiden and fellow members of the committee, made up of leaders of some of the AFL-CIO’s largest affiliate unions, issued the … Read more »

IUPAT and Fellow Union Volunteers Give Vietnam Veterans Memorial New Shine in DC

On Saturday, August 3, the Union Veterans Council, a constituency group of the AFL-CIO, gathered volunteers to clean the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. Union veterans, retirees and fellow members began their work at 6:00 am to prep and clean the cherished the monument.  Thanks to all the volunteers for dedicating your time and hearts … Read more »