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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 »

WSJ: Sun Peeks Through in Solar

The solar-power business is expanding quickly in the U.S., helping lift the cloud that has surrounded the industry since the demise of Solyndra LLC a year ago. But the growth isn’t coming from U.S. solar-panel manufacturing, despite the money and rhetoric devoted to the industry by the Obama administration. Instead, it is in installations of … 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 »

Single Sourcing for Glass Shops–The Good and the Bad

If you buy all of your IG from one vendor, you are setting yourself up for trouble.  Your fabricator may give you great service, pricing so low you don’t believe it, and have movie stars for truck drivers.  But on that fifth Tuesday in April, they are going to have a power outage, and you … 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 »