Monthly Archives: November 2013

IUPAT Joins Fellow Labor Unions at Rally to Support Machinists in Seattle

On November 18, 2013, members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5 joined a rally dubbed “Build it Here” in Seattle to thank and support members of Machinists Local 751 for standing strong in their efforts with Boeing to not only build its 777X airliner in Washington, but to do … Read more »

Colbert Report: Wal-Mart’s Employee Food Drive

As the greedy underclass continues to demand a living wage, Wal-Mart generously hosts a food drive for its own employees. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive

Will You Stand Up for Your Community This Holiday Season?

Our communities pay the price when Walmart understaffs their stores and underpays employees. As many as 825,000 Walmart workers are earning less than $25,000 a year because of Walmart’s low wages and inadequate hours. Many of these workers have no choice but to rely on public assistance to make ends meet. Workers have been speaking … Read more »

Building Trades Unions Applaud Senator Mark Warner’s Introduction of BRIDGE Act

WASHINGTON, DC – North America’s Building Trades Unions today offered congratulations and support on the introduction by US Senator Mark Warner of legislation that would establish a federal infrastructure bank. Senator Warner’s Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act represents an earnest and long overdue attempt to address the twin … Read more »

Philadelphia roofer wins VIP trip to Country Music Awards courtesy of Carhartt and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

Roofers Local 30 member hoped to simply `win a jacket’  Nashville, TN – November 12, 2013 - Michael Pronchik, a long-time union roofer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, returned home Thursday with memories of star-studded celebrity sightings, award-winning musical performances, and visits to historical honky tonks and venues, thanks to a recent all-expenses paid trip to Nashville, Tennessee, courtesy of Carhartt and … Read more »

ESQUIRE: Organized Labor Was The Real Winner This Election

The Walking Dead is the most popular show on television and, it seems, organized labor is following suit.  After being pronounced dead (again) in by pundits and media, organized labor is being credited for the outcome of several races and initiative votes on Election Day 2013.  Not so dead after all according to Esquire – … Read more »

Happening at the IUPAT FTI Right NOW!

Construction Shielded Metal Arc Welding This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical and the practical skills necessary to become a welder. Students will examine the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process including safety considerations and precautions and terminology. This course also provides students with hands-on experience in SMAW in … Read more »