Commercial and Industrial Painting

July IUPAT General President’s Bulletin

Distribute this bulletin at your next union meeting.  Download it HERE. Finishing Solutions Network Makes Gains for the IUPAT In March, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurers and other IUPAT leaders were briefed on the Finishing Solutions Network (FSN) at the General President’s Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting, and the initiative has made great strides since then. Formally launched in 2012, … Read more »

IUPAT GP Rigmaiden Talks Organizing on Workers Independent News

  International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President Ken Rigmaiden recently took to some time out from activities at the annual convention for the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists to speak with Doug Cunningham on Workers Independent News.  They discuss the labor movement and its goals in organizing workers across North America.

IUPAT General President Ken Rigmaiden on America’s Work Force Radio – May 1, 2013

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President Ken Rigmaiden discusses infrastructure and jobs in this edition.

2013 BCTD Legislative Conference is Underway

  Monday, April 22, 2013, marked the start of this year’s annual AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Thousands of members of Building Trades union from throughout the United States gather to be educated, trained and inspired to make certain the interests of working families are front and center for … Read more »

NPR: Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly

Unfortunately, worker exploitation returns with the booming commercial construction industry in Texas. If wage theft is a nasty cousin of slavery, Tzintzun says there’s a deeper, more fundamental sickness affecting the Texas construction industry: the misclassification of construction workers as independent contractors instead of as employees. “We found that 41 percent of construction workers, regardless … Read more »

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – Saturday, May 11, 2013

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.  Last year, 70,743,973 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected, making this the ninth consecutive year that collections topped the 70-million-pound mark, bringing the grand total to nearly 1.2 billion pounds collected since the … Read more »

WASH POST: AFL-CIO’s Trumka looks to remake U.S. labor movement

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has begun the charge to revitalize the labor movement.  Representatives of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades are a part of this campaign and we’re ready to do our part to build a bigger, better union workforce in America. From the Washington Post: “The labor movement is definitely in … Read more »

Speaker John A. Perez appoints Chris Christophersen to California Architects Board

(Sacramento CA, March 13th) California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) announced the appointment of Chris Christophersen of Tracy, Business Manager for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16, to the California Architects Board, which establishes regulations for professional architects in the state. “Mr. Christophersen has proven himself as an … Read more »

IUPAT General President James Williams Honored by AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams was honored today by the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department.  A board member of the Department, the “Ships Wheel” award was presented to him by Michael Sacco (left), president of the Seafarers International Union and president of the Maritime Trades Deparment, and AFL-CIO President Richard … Read more »

Go Union and Save With AT&T Wireless

Support good union jobs and get the savings you deserve on wireless service from AT&T.  Union Members Save 15% Union Employees Save 18$ Local Unions Save 22% AT&T Mobility is the one and only national unionized wireless provider with 45,000 union represented workers. No other wireless company can say that. Not Verizon Wireless. Not Sprint. Not T-Mobile. If you already … Read more »