Monthly Archives: October 2011

IUPAT Letter to the Editor in Florida: City Union Members are Neighbors, not Thugs

To the editor: After reading some previous articles about the current political climate in our city (Cape Coral), I would like to take this opportunity to expound upon some actual facts for the public’s eyes and edification. I want to let the residents who classify city employees who choose to be union members in a … Read more »

Survey Suggest Green Schools are a High Priority with Most Americans

According to a nationwide poll, three out of four Americans support federal investment in school-building improvements related to creating healthier learning environments, saving tax dollars or lowering carbon emissions. The independent survey, sponsored by United Technologies Corp. and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, indicated that one in three of those surveyed … Read more »

IUPAT General President James Williams on America’s Work Force Radio!

On October 5, 2011, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams talked about labor and politics with America’s Work Force Radio. Listen to it on the IUPAT Youtube Channel –

Occupy Wall Street: Newcomers Bring Their Worries and Hopes to New York Protest

New York — The three newcomers traveled from across the country, part of the latest wave of aggrieved Americans who hoped their problems might be solved here. The retired lawyer used her diminished savings to come from California. The union boss caught a morning flight from Chicago with his staff. The unemployed television producer, just … Read more »

Trade Workers Contend That They Were Excluded From a Labor Agreement

Carpenters Union Pickets Airport LONG BEACH: Trade workers contend that they were excluded from a labor agreement. LONG BEACH – More than 120 carpenters and tradesmen began picketing Long Beach Airport on Monday, saying they were excluded from a $29 million terminal modernization project. Read more at The Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA.