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IUPAT General President Statement on State of the Union Address

Statement by IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden on the State of the Union Address In his address to Congress and America, President Obama outlined a bold plan to fuel the middle class economics of this great nation.  Although the construction industry continues to recover from the recession, working families still need a commitment and action … Read more »

Brotherhood Outdoors Season 7 is Here!

Get ready for another action-packed season of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s union-dedicated TV show, Brotherhood Outdoors, exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

IUPAT Members Raise Funds for Toys for Tots in South Carolina

Members of District Council 77/Local Union 1756 in Aiken, South Carolina raised $1,800 for the local Toys for Tots program, and were part of a campaign that gave over 15,000 toys to local area youth as well.  Congratulations to IUPAT member Julie Kirby, a sign foreman for LU 1756, on this highly successful campaign!

The USA and Carhartt Want to Help You Rock it Out at the 2015 CMA Music Festival

With songs about working with your hands, pickup trucks, hunting and, of course, fishin’ in the dark, it’s no surprise that so many union members who love the outdoors also love country music.  In fact, the newly released music video for “Drinking Class” by country music artist Lee Brice features a hardworking union member proudly … Read more »

Community Organizing for Real Economics Success

On November 20, President Obama announced that his administration is enacting sweeping immigration reform. It is a momentous first step to prevent the exploitation of millions of undocumented workers who currently suffer wage theft under exploitative contractors throughout the United States. As a labor union that fights this fight on a daily basis, we applaud … Read more »

60 Minutes- Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure

Steve Kroft reports on why our roads, bridges, airports and rail are outdated and need to be fixed. Read a transcript of the story here.

2014 Black Friday Walmart Protests

 #WalmartStrikers Workers at Walmart want the company to publicly commit to paying them for their hard work, but a select few behind the country’s largest employer are robbing them of a decent living. The Waltons (who own Walmart) choose to ignore what’s happening to workers – and their families – as Walmart manipulates schedules and hours … Read more »

Dear IUPAT Election Volunteers —

Campaign Season Marches On in DC and Kentucky

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Army of Black and Gold is in high gear as IUPAT leadership and fellow rank and file members campaign for pro-working family candidates across the country. Earlier this month in Washington, DC, the members of the IUPAT campaigned for DC Congresswoman Eleanor Homes Norton at a local … Read more »

NWLaborPress: Federal judge orders employer to hire seven union painters

Leaders and representatives of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5 (Washington, Oregon) have been hard at work in Oregon City, Oregon to make certain the employees of Edwards Painting, a commercial painter specializing in painting multi-residential buildings, were able to exercise their right to organize without fear of retaliation. As reported … Read more »