Monthly Archives: September 2011

IUPAT CT: Duhamel Elected to Blue Cross Board of Directors

IUPAT District Council 11 member Scott Duhamel is a Cranston resident and graduate of Rhode Island College. He’s one of the state’s most active labor leaders. Read more at CranstonPATCH.

IUPAT NYC: Union Painters Protest Against 50% Wage Cuts

From the Village Beat – A protest took place in front of Stuyvesant Town Apartment complex located on 15th Street and 1st Avenue. According to the District Council 9 of Union Painter’s and Allied Trades, Rose Associates who manages the complex have cut the painter’s wages in half. Jack Kittle, the political director of District … Read more »

International Union of Painters and Allied trades District Council 46 Supports Toronto Scholarships

The Firgrove Back to School Drive returned to the community of Firgrove for the fifth year, thanks to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 46, the Firgrove Tenant Association and the Jane-Finch Community Ministry. Read more at The Daily Commercial News and Construction Record.

IUPAT News from Florida: One of our Own on Local Ballot

Great news in our Cape Coral Primary Election! Our four screened and endorsed candidates made it into the November 8th city council race general election. Three of the four  candidates are members of fellow AFL-CIO affiliates and one is an IUPAT retiree from Local Union 2301! If you live in Cape Coral, Florida, contact IUPAT District Council 78 … Read more »

A City of Glass Towers, and a Hazard for Migratory Birds

As glass office and condominium towers have proliferated in the last decade, so, too, have calls to make them less deadly to birds. The San Francisco Planning Commission adopted bird-safety standards for new buildings in July, and this month that city’s Board of Supervisors will vote on making it law. Legislation is pending in Washington that would … Read more »

New SSPC Panel Begins to Chart Course of Action for Commercial Sector

The leadership of the newly created SSPC Commercial/Light Industrial Interest Group will embark on its mission of developing standards and guides related to surface preparation, coatings selection and coatings application at an inaugural meeting scheduled for Oct. 4 in Pittsburgh. Read more at DURABILITY + DESIGN.

GOP Scores Major Upset in NY-9

HOWARD BEACH, N.Y. – Three months after Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned his seat for sending vulgar pictures of himself to women on the Internet, businessman Bob Turner became the first Republican in nearly a century to be elected to Congress from New York’s 9th district, delivering a simple but sharp message to the White … Read more »

Fact Checking the CNN and Tea Party Express Debate in Tampa

The Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., co-hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express, was feisty and provocative, with many of the candidates relying once again on bogus “facts” that we have previously identified as faulty or misleading. Read more at The Washington Post.

Fact Checking the GOP Debate at the Reagan Library

That was a rip-roaring Republican debate Wednesday night at the Reagan library. As is our practice, we will quickly assess a number of claims and then perhaps come back later with a deeper look at some issues. Read more at The Washington Post.

Webinar Targets Contractor Safety

Developing and implementing the critical practical and regulatory complexities of a company safety program will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC. Read more at