Member News

Members of IUPAT DC 9 in NYC Lose Dear Friend and Sister

New York City — IUPAT District Council 9 suffered an unimaginable loss on January 23, 2013 with the passing of our beloved sister, Teri Muroff. For more than 20 years, Teri has been the glue that held us together. Starting in our Health and Safety Department and later serving as the special assistant to two … Read more »

DOL Reports Union Membership on Decline

Wednesday, January 13 – The United States Department of Labor (DOL) reported today that in “2012, the union membership rate — the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of a union — 11.3 percent, down from 11.8 percent in 2011.” The report was released by the DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics and details union membership … Read more »

WNY Labor Today: Seventy Tompkins Community Action Employees Vote To Unionize With Buffalo-Headquartered International Union Of Painters & Allied Trades/District Council 4

From WNY Labor Today: TCA Workers Say Union “Will Give Them The Ability To Achieve Their Goals Of A More Just and Democratic Workplace”, IUPAT DC 4 Business Manager Mark Stevens Says Workers Reached Out For Representation, Adds His Union Looks Forward To Representing Them Published in WNY Labor Today on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 … Read more »

New Union Cooperative Partners With TopSource LLC to Drive Down Purchasing Costs

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The newly formed Cooperative for Union Services and Products (CUSP) announced its recent partnership with TopSource LLC, a Boston-based sourcing company that assists companies in managing procurement costs across hundreds of indirect products and services. TopSource provides significant savings to an extensive customer base primarily through its aggregated sourcing technique. … Read more »

Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on the Resignation of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Statement by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams on the Resignation of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Hanover, MD – January 10, 2013 — In my 35 years as a labor leader, no one in any other presidential administration has worked harder for working families than Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.  She … Read more »

Daily Beast: Organized Labor Has Been Hurting Since Well Before the Passage of Right to Work in Michigan

A sobering story from the Daily Beast: The recent passage of a right-to-work law in Michigan, once the beating heart of the union movement and its auto-industry base, will sharply curtail the ability of unions to charge dues to the workers they represent. It is just another in a long line of defeats for organized labor. … Read more »

Boots on the Ground Union Volunteers Wrap Up First Phase of Youth Shooting Facility near Nashville

Nashville, TN— Wrapping up a year of beneficial Boots on the Ground conservation projects, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) staff and union volunteers wrapped up the first phase of a youth shooting facility in College Grove, TN to help educate and mentor the next generation of shooting enthusiasts. Looking for a local project with a long term … Read more »

Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on the Nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense

Statement by IUPAT General President James Williams on the Nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense On behalf of the men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, I commend President Barack Obama on his nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as our next secretary of defense. … Read more »

Two Months AFTER the IUPAT Sends Relief to Victims of Superstorm Sandy – Congress FINALLY Passes Legislation to Give Federal Aid

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Has Sent Over $60,000 in Aid Since November January 4, 2013 — The newly sworn in 113th Congress voted to grant aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy.  The $9 billion package passed on Friday is believed to be the first installment of what is projected to be full … Read more »

Wash DC Welcomes Congressman Mark Pocan!

Today, IUPAT member Mark Pocan was officially sworn in as the representative serving Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District.  On behalf of all of the IUPAT members throughout the United States and Canada, congratulations and here’s to one more champion for working families on Capitol Hill.