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LMCI Roundtable in Michigan with IUPAT District Council 1M Employers

This week, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) leadership from the International and IUPAT District Council 1M in Michigan met with local employers at a roundtable meeting hosted by the Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI). The LMCI Regional and Local Roundtable Meetings are designed to educate and provide an … Read more »

IUPAT Seattle: KIRO Reports that IUPAT Gets Local Workers Back Wages

KIRO Channel 7: Nearly 400 local workers will be getting more than a half-million dollars in back wages and damages.

Brotherhood Outdoors TV takes a Philippi, West Virginia coal miner on an all-expense paid Thanksgiving Day Illinois whitetail hunt Seasoned hunter keeps sights set on bringing home a 4th Thanksgiving buck

Nashville, TN –  February 20, 2014 -   The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) national outdoor TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, takes Chad Keller, a union coal miner from Philippi, West Virginia, to Illinois, for a Thanksgiving Day white-tailed deer hunting adventure. The show airs Sunday, March 9, at 11 a.m. ET, on the Sportsman Channel. Chad has hunted deer for going on 30 … Read more »

Pivotal IUPAT Leadership Meeting Opens This Week *UPDATED

On Monday, February 10, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General President Kenneth Rigmaiden opened the General President Advisory Committee meeting (GPAC).  This annual meeting brings the IUPAT business manager/secretary-treasurers from throughout the United States and Canada together to discuss the current business of our proud union, while charting a course for its … Read more »

USA Today: Obama has a point on skilled trades

Last week, President Obama visited a gas engine facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin to underscore the importance of job training and apprenticeship programs in the country.  He emphasized that a college degree isn’t the only way to achieve a successful career in America. Some of his remarks didn’t sit well in the education world.  USA Today … Read more »

Veterans graduate from IUPAT training program

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is working every day to put our the returning men and women of our armed forces back to work in promising careers in the finishing trades. Recently, a class of veterans graduated from a training program that IUPAT District Council 77 in Georgia conducted.   The Brunswick … Read more »

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DOL: Union Membership Holds Steady

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez has issued the following statement regarding the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today on union membership in 2013: “Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that, in 2013, the unionization rate of employed wage and salary workers was 11.3 percent. Among private-sector employees, the rate was 6.7 … Read more »

The deadline to apply for a Union Plus scholarship is quickly approaching!

There are nine days left for you to submit your application for a Union Plus scholarship, ranging from $500 to $4,000. Applications, including essays and a reference letter, must be submitted by Friday, January 31 at 12pm EST. Union Plus provides $150,000 in scholarships annually to retired or active members who belong to a union … Read more »