Heat Welding Resilient Floors

Heat welding seams in resilient sheet flooring or tile is one of the more specialized talents an installer can possess and is a service that a dealer or flooring contractor can offer for a virtually “seamless” floor.  A great deal of skill is involved, so not a lot of installers do heat welding.  The ones … Read more »

Window Graphics Bring Outreach Curbside

Storefront, vinyl-clad fenestrations grab attention for a charitable organization High-profile retail stores and restaurants aren’t the only organizations that depend upon on-premise signage. Window graphics’ curb appeal is exponentially more vital to charitable or non-profit organizations that chronically work through drum-tight budget restrictions. Read more at Singweb.com.

IUPAT California: Frances Ann Doherty, City Contractor, Accused of Stiffing Employees Out of Wages

IUPAT representatives play key part in bringing criminal charges against a San Francisco painting contractor for wage theft and benefits misappropriation.  See the report from SFWeekly.com below… “A San Mateo County woman has been charged with 57 felony counts of cheating her employees of more than $600,000 in wages while working on projects for both the … Read more »

IUPAT California: Bay Area Painting Contractor Charged with Cheating on Wages, Workers’ Comp Fraud

IUPAT representatives play key part in bringing criminal charges against a San Francisco painting contractor for wage theft and benefits misappropriation.  See the report from DURABILITY + DESIGN below… “A San Francisco painting contractor is facing criminal charges after authorities said she cheated employees out of more than $600,000 in wages and failed to pay … Read more »

U.S. Solar Group Says Analysis Confirms China’s ‘Battering’ of Industry

A solar photovoltaics industry group is citing a market analysis of the industry as evidence that China is heavily subsidizing the development of solar-manufacturing capacity and using low-priced exports to topple the U.S. solar-manufacturing sector.Read more at DURABILITY + DESIGN.

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.