Drywall Finishing

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Endorses Congressman Bill Shuster in Pennsylvania

Labor Union cites congressman’s dedication to infrastructure investment for jobs a deciding factor to endorse McKeesport, PA — On Tuesday, October 23, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) endorsed U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA9) in his re-election bid to Congress. The event was held in sight of the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge … Read more »

IUPAT PATCH Foundation is Giving ‘Dollars for Likes’ to United Cerebral Palsy

PATCH Foundation is Giving ‘Dollars for Likes’ to United Cerebral Palsy Foundation Established by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Rallies Membership for Good Cause Hanover, MD — This week, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation (PATCH) launched a new campaign … Read more »

Decision 2012

  It’s Decision 2012! See where these candidates stand on the issues important to working families! Articles, videos and more in this online magazine. Go to www.IUPAT.org/Vote and pass it on!

The IUPAT PATCH Foundation Teams with United Cerebral Palsy

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the PATCH Foundation are proud to announce our new partnership with United Cerebral Palsy and their My Child Without Limits program. For every new Like that we receive at Facebook.com/PATCHfoundation, we will donate $1 to UCP.

Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on fatal occupational injuries in 2011

WASHINGTON – Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries were released today. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,690 in 2010. Secretary … Read more »

DCNONL.com: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades gives back to Toronto Firgrove community

Students in the west end Toronto community of Firgrove are heading back to school in style thanks to a scholarship program and backpack giveaway sponsored by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 46. “This is a community that needs help. This is our sixth year doing it and this has been a fantastic … Read more »

Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the American Worker 2012

This Labor Day, eight of America’s hardest working union members will be honored for their community spirit, volunteerism and love of the great outdoors during the 2nd annual Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day marathon airing on Sportsman Channel from 1-5 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 3. Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the … Read more »

The Drywall Dilemma: Lessons Learned from the School of Finish Failures

In reality, the blame has to be assigned in part to materials that have changed since the guidance document’s origination some 20-plus years ago. Other factors also are at play, which we’ll get to shortly. These projects are of interest because they all had one common denominator: the finishes specified for the drywall system were … Read more »

We Asked, You Told Us: Your Favorite Made in America Items

From the AFL-CIO — When we asked about your favorite Made in America items, dozens and dozens of you responded. Topping the list of favorites? Slugger baseball bats, Miller beer and anything sweet and/or chocolate—Oreos, Hershey Kisses and Russell Stovers. Buicks and all U.S.-made cars, and a variety of guns—Rugers, Remingtons, Smith & Wessons—and ammo … Read more »

What happens if America loses its unions

What would America look like without a union movement? That’s not a hard question to answer, because we’re almost at that point. The rate of private-sector unionization has fallen below 7 percent, from a post-World War II high of roughly 40 percent. Already, the economic effects of a union-free America are glaringly apparent: an economically stagnant or downwardly … Read more »