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GPAC 2013

This week, IUPAT Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurers from throughout North America are meeting to discuss issues important to the future of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. Read about the GPAC meetings this week here!

IUPAT Exposes Wage Theft in Seattle

Representatives from IUPAT District Council 5 in Seattle, Washington are in the news in Seattle.  The mayor’s office took action after the IUPAT reported incidents of wage theft by two local contractors. Seattle’s KOMO reports —

STAR TRIB: On the Job with Francisco Altamirano

The inspiring story of IUPAT member Francisco Altamirano (District Council 82 in Minnesota) is well covered in the Minnesota Star Tribune. Francisco Altamirano was born in Mexico, but his roots in the U.S. go deep. He has photos of his grandfather at work in Chicago in the 1920s. During his own youth, he and his … Read more »

WASH POST: The Sequester: Absolutely everything you could possibly need to know, in one FAQ

The Washington Post gives some answers to some of the many questions people are asking about the Sequester and just what it really means for us all. At the end of the month, the dreaded sequester is set to take effect. Hands up if you know what exactly that means — and be honest. Don’t … Read more »

IUPAT General President James Williams Honored by AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams was honored today by the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department.  A board member of the Department, the “Ships Wheel” award was presented to him by Michael Sacco (left), president of the Seafarers International Union and president of the Maritime Trades Deparment, and AFL-CIO President Richard … Read more »

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Supports New Business-Labor Proposal to Protect Multiemployer Pension Plans

New Plan Drafted by the Partnership for Multiemployer Retirement Security Proposes Solutions to Protect Multiemployer Pension Plans, Avoid Taxpayer Bailouts Hanover, MD — This week, the Partnership for Multiemployer Retirement Security released a report outlining a number of reforms for multiemployer pension plans that will enable those plans to continue to provide a secure retirement … Read more »

Go Union and Save With AT&T Wireless

Support good union jobs and get the savings you deserve on wireless service from AT&T.  Union Members Save 15% Union Employees Save 18$ Local Unions Save 22% AT&T Mobility is the one and only national unionized wireless provider with 45,000 union represented workers. No other wireless company can say that. Not Verizon Wireless. Not Sprint. Not T-Mobile. If you already … Read more »

IUPAT Local Union 1756 in South Carolina Rallies to Welcome Gen. President James Williams

February 18, 2013 – Visiting with fellow members at local union meetings across the United States and Canada is one Jim Williams’ favorite duties as general president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).  “Answering questions and hopefully putting some members’ minds at ease about job worries, our union and the labor … Read more »

IUPAT DC 9 Member Featured in Huff Post: A Day in the Life of a Woman in Construction

Most leaders in the labor movement realize the importance of advancing the role of women in the workplace, and that’s especially true in the construction unions.  Each year, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department sponsor the Women’s Building California and the Nation Conference in … Read more »

IUPAT General President Williams on State of the Union Address

Statement by 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 … Read more »