Monthly Archives: January 2012

Transportation bills: House and Senate versions have major differences

With two months remaining to get a long-term surface transportation bill done, the House and Senate are racing this week to mark up several portions of their dueling legislation. And though the process is just beginning, there are already major rifts between the chambers. Read more at POLITICO. 

VIDEO: IUPAT Rep Speaks Out on SC Governor’s Plan for Anti-Union Laws

Local Occupy movement joins with labor unions in protest at Super Bowl Village

INDIANAPOLIS – About 200 people including union members from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), members of Indianapolis Jobs with Justice, the National Association for the Advancement of … Read more »

Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address On Tuesday night, President Obama said that it was time to do “some nation-building right here at home.”  That one statement rang resoundingly in the ears of hundreds of thousands of unemployed construction workers who have, for far too … Read more »

Building Momentum? Survey Suggests Fewer Layoffs are Expected This Year

U.S. construction companies plan to make fewer layoffs in 2012—with only 9% saying layoffs are likely, compared to 37% last year and 55% in 2010, according to an industry survey. Read more at Durability + Design.

IUPAT Rebuilding Communities with Fellow Union Members in NY

Watch it now on ABC News10.com in New York.  

Democracy for Dockbuilders

Democracy for Dockbuilders A Partnership for a Stronger Labor Movement; for the Members, by the Members. In early 2011, local New York leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Building Trades were approached by representatives of the newly formed Amalgamated Carpenters and Joiners Union, and its dockbuilders local.  They … Read more »

False Rumors and a History that Shows the True Motives of the UBC

In early 2011, local New York leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Building Trades were approached by representatives of the newly formed Amalgamated Carpenters and Joiners Union, and its dockbuilders local.  They sought a democratic alternative to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC) and to  rejoin … Read more »

Get IUPAT Job Alerts on Your Mobile Phone!

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has a mobile service that enables members in our core crafts to get job leads via text alerts on their mobile phones. Here’s how it works: Members text the first letter of their craft from their mobile phone to 48728. Painters (Industrial, Commercial and Wall Coverers) text the … Read more »

Crunching the Numbers on Polished Concrete, Other Flooring Types

Polished concrete has gained a great deal of traction in design and construction, thanks to the technology’s quickly-earned reputation as a sustainable, durable and aesthetically appealing flooring option. Read more at Durability + Design.