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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 »

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 »

Rigmaiden Teams with Congressmen, Business Leaders to Tout Reform on Investment Tax Act

Invest in America Coalition Applauds FIRPTA Reform Efforts in Congresss Bipartisan Legislation will reform the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) Bill Will Open Door to Billions of Dollars in Investments for the U.S. Economy (Washington, DC) July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Invest in America Coalition today applauded Rep. Kevin … Read more »

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 »