Member News

Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Terrence Fitzmaurice Retires

District Council 14-Illinois Terry Fitzmaurice grew up on the west side of Chicago where he started working at a young age. This strong work ethic was instilled from his father, who left school early to support his own mother and sister. He attended Foreman High School where he met his sweetheart, Lisa, and graduated in … Read more »

IUPAT Members Restore St. Patrick’s Cathedral

District Council 9-New York City Weeks before the Pope visited New York City in October, glaziers and painters of DC 9 helped restore St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The glaziers installed a restored stained-glass panel, while the painters applied faux finishing to the ceiling. DC 9 members Pavol Olsavsky, Sylvette Slone, Todd Allen and Anthony Del Orbe … Read more »

AFL-CIO Now: for Those Who Served, Every Day Is Veterans Day

Reprinted from AFL-CIO Now by Will Fischer, executive director of the Union Veterans Council, Marine Corps veteran and member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades:  Each year on Nov. 11, Americans set aside 24 hours to pause, reflect and honor our nation’s veterans. But to those of us who wore the uniform, … Read more »

Our Thanks on Veterans Day to Those Who Served

A history of Veterans Day from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting … Read more »

Building Trades President Talks Apprenticeship on MSNBC

This morning, North America’s Building Trades President Sean McGarvey (BTW – a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades) appeared on MSNBC Live with Jose Diaz-Balart to talk about National Apprenticeship Week, and expand on points he made in his article in the Huffington Post – Read that article HERE. Take a look … Read more »

Public Citizen on Newly Released TPP Text: It’s Worse than We Thought

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IUPAT Helps Homeowner Who Fell Victim to Crooked Contractor, the preeminent labor website reporting on union news in the Northwest, reports that International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) members of District Council 5/Local Union 10 in Portland, Oregon, helped an elderly couple who were duped by an unscrupulous painting contractor for thousands of dollars when they hired him to paint their … Read more »

IUPAT Members: Win a Trip to Bass Fishing’s Ultimate Event!

The GEICO Bassmaster Classic is the Super Bowl of competitive bass fishing, and now, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance members have a chance to be part of the memorable experience, cheering alongside more than a hundred thousand fellow bass fishing fanatics as pro anglers weigh their catch in hopes of making history.  Carhartt, a proud national partner … Read more »

Rep. Makes Move to Repeal Davis-Bacon from the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act

An amendment authored by Representative Steve King (R-IA) to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act has been made in order during consideration today in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan House transportation bill – Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).   We must defeat this amendment and preserve the Davis-Bacon Act! … Read more »

Construction Union Workers Honored in Portland

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) hosted a worker appreciation lunch at the construction site of Westmoreland’s Union Manor in Portland, OR. Union workers are modernizing the apartment building, and the HIT’s $25.9 million investment of union capital will help keep 100% of the apartments affordable to Portland seniors. The project is creating approximately 290 … Read more »