Monthly Archives: May 2013

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.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Endorses Braley for U.S. Senate

DES MOINES, IA – On May 23, delegates of District Council 81 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) in Iowa voted to endorse Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate. “There is no doubt in our minds that Congressman Braley will carry on Senator Harkin’s legacy of commitment to the middle class,” said … Read more »

Have You Had a look at your House of Representatives Lately?

The New York Times sure did in an article today that paints a pretty bleak picture of the ruling party.  Times columnist Timothy Eagan breaks down the dysfunctional House of Un-Representatives. But just look at how different this Republican House is from the country they are supposed to represent. It’s almost like a parallel government, … Read more »

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.