Member News

Play Ball! DC 46 Lions Play in Memory of Dermot Lynch

Members and Business Representatives from District Council 46 in Toronto took part in the Central Ontario Building Trades Baseball Tournament last spring. D.C. 46 had not participated in the last few years as its beloved team captain and former business representative, Dermot Lynch, passed away suddenly on May 26, 2012. However, the team rallied in … Read more »

DC 5: IUPAT ‘Beats them to the finish line’ in Seattle

District Council 5 – Washington, Oregon, Alaska The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is constantly working to increase our market share throughout North America, and one of the ways we are successfully growing it is by proving our workforce is the most skilled group of crafts men and women on the job site. … Read more »

CAS Equal Opportunity in DC 77

District Council 77 – Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee The IUPAT is well underway in providing advanced training and certification training in industrial painting and coating under our Coating Application Specialist initiative, or CAS. CAS was developed to ensure our members are fully qualified to meet the heightened specifications on industrial coatings for … Read more »

DC 80: Young Lions & Political Action in Arkansas

District Council 80 – Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi The IUPAT Young Lions program reaches out to our younger members to inspire to them become involved in union activities and education so that they may one day become a leader in this great union. Recently, members of IUPAT DC 80/LU 424 (Little Rock, AR), attended … Read more »

Local Union 2348 in Southern California Calls on Members to Get Involved!

District Council 88 – Texas, Oklahoma, California IUPAT Local Union 2348, a small service union in Southern California, has a staff that supports just under 10,000 members representing our core trades: Paint, Drywall, Glazing, Floor Covering, and Tradeshow.  Each and every one of them is committed to identifying with our diverse workforce in the area … Read more »

DC 36: IUPAT Champions LAANE

IUPAT District Council 36 – Southern California According to the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) website, the annual Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon is “the largest event of its kind in Los Angeles.”  Its purpose is to celebrate “women’s leadership and contributions to social and economic justice.” Representatives from the … Read more »

DC 36: The Village at Westfield Topanga Groundbreaking Ceremony

On March 24, 2014, Grant Mitchell, business manager for District Council 36 Painters & Allied Trades, attended the ceremonial groundbreaking of the $350 million project “Village at Westfield Topanga.” The project will create about 1,400 construction jobs. This summer, work started on the parking structure, which means jobs for our painters. More good news is … Read more »

PaintSquare: Students Tackle Corrosion in 2 Contests

One of the prime directives of the National Association of Corrossion Engineers (NACE), an industry partner of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, is to educate the public on the effects corrosion has on our infrastructure and introduce the solutions to this problem that annually costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars. Typically, … Read more »

NY IUPAT Member Wins 2014 Award from National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH)

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) announced today the winners of its 2014 health and safety awards. Wallace Reardon, a telecommunications safety activist with the Syracuse-based Central New York Occupational Health Clinical Centers, and Tom Joyce, president of the Ithaca-based Mid-State Education and Service Foundation and a member of the IUPAT … Read more »

CORE Committee Meets in Indiana

Phase One of the five-year CORE plan (Community Organizing for Real Economics) is nearly complete as numerous district councils now have CORE-inspired programs in place and running.  Local IUPAT organizing and political activists are partnering with community organizations with the goal to increase the membership of organized labor, and bolster the positive public image of … Read more »