International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
General President James Williams on
President Obama’s State of the Union Address
February 13, 2013
We’re pleased to see that creating jobs was the first priority addressed in President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night. We applaud his proposed Fix-It-First and Partnership to Rebuild America initiatives in particular, and the men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades are already working to urge our senators and representatives to support these programs. The President’s bold commitment to increasing the minimum wage and rebuilding our infrastructure means putting working families back on the job and revitalizing the still lethargic recovery of the middle class and the construction sector. Our members are ready to go to work; Congress owes them the opportunity to do so.