Political Action

IUPAT Complete Timeline on Facebook.com/IUPATfan

See the complete IUPAT Timeline on www.facebook.com/IUPATfan beginning with when we were founded in 1887! Be sure to LIKE the page while you’re there!  

Ullico Inc. Welcomes Six New Board Members

IUPAT Executive General Vice President Kenneth Rigmaiden and former IUPAT Vice President, Newly Elected BCTD President Sean McGarvey Among New Members From ULLICO — May 11, 2012 — Ullico Inc. (“Ullico”), a privately held specialty insurance and investments holding company serving the union workplace, today announced that it has added six new members to its board … Read more »

Armageddon in Wisconsin

The Koch brothers and Big Labor. The tea party and progressives. Teachers, gun owners, environmentalists, abortion-rights advocates, conservative billionaires, the national parties — name the interest group or outside party and chances are they’ve played a role in the June 5 recall campaign against Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker. Read more at POLITICO.

On C-SPAN: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Newsmakers

FROM C-SPAN: Job numbers for April came out Friday, showing the U.S. unemployment rate at 8.1 percent.  A total of one hundred and fifteen thousand jobs were added to the job market last month. On this week’s “Newsmakers,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discusses these numbers and what that means for America’s workers. He also talks … Read more »

President Obama at the AFL-CIO BCTD Legislative Conference

From wepartypatriots.com: This video contains highlights from President Barack Obama’s speech at the Building and Construction Trades Department’s 2012 Legislative Conference. The speech was given at the Washington Hilton on Monday, April 30th and has naturally garnered plenty of online attention.

Mark Pocan, IUPAT Member and Candidate for Congress in Wisconsin, Addresses BCTD Conference

On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, IUPAT member Mark Pocan addressed the delegates of this year’s AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference.  An annual event that draws union political activists from around the country to learn more about the issues in this year’s election, hone the skills that make them good activists and rally … Read more »

Workers Memorial Day

Every year on April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.  This year we the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and to ensure the … Read more »

Democrat Vies for Union Vote

BRAINTREE, Mass.—Elizabeth Warren bounded to the front of a union meeting hall here last week and delivered a message tailored for the crowd. Dad was a maintenance man, said the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, a Harvard Law School professor and consumer-finance watchdog. She once taught public school—”can we hear it for public-school teachers!”—and her brother … Read more »

Big Labor’s big moment

For years Big Labor has been looking small, but it doesn’t feel that way now. Unions won an Ohio referendum overturning Gov. John Kasich’s effort to restrict collective bargaining for government employees. They built a recall campaign that could still knock Republican Scott Walker out of the governor’s mansion in Maple Bluff, Wis. And on Tuesday night, … Read more »

VIDEO – Illinois Gov. Quinn: Don’t Listen To Scott Walker If You Want Jobs

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joins Ed Schultz to discuss the state of the Illinois and Wisconsin economies. “Wisconsin’s dead last in job growth,” Quinn said. “Don’t listen to Scott Walker if you want to get jobs in your state, and we sure haven’t listened to him. We believe in our workers. We have skilled, educated … Read more »