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IUPAT Restores Famed Lighthouse at Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia

CTV reports that painters from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 39 (Atlantic Provinces, Canada) are working to restore Nova Scotia’s “most iconic lighthouse” on Peggys Cove.  The men and women of the IUPAT stepped in when federal and local governments couldn’t agree on who was responsible for the landmark’s upkeep. … Read more »

National Week of Action Begins at Costco Stores

Students, activists and working people stand in support of Palermo’s Pizza workers (Washington DC, Aug 27) Beginning today, community activists and workers in more than 20 cities will be participating in national week of action this weekend outside Costco stores. At stores across the country, events will inform Costco customers of the worker abuses at Palermo’s Pizza … Read more »

IUPAT Shoot Raises $21,000 to Support USA’s Conservation Mission

Nearly 60 shooters attended the 1st Annual IUPAT Northern Ohio Sporting Clays Shoot on July 21 at the Hill’n Dale Club in Medina, OH. Sponsored by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), the Northern Ohio Shoot raised $21,000 to help support the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) conservation mission. Garnering significant support from … Read more »

Join the Hyatt Hurts Campaign!

Hyatt has singled itself out as the worst hotel employer in America. Hyatt has abused its housekeepers and other hotel workers, replacing longtime employees with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those who remain. In response, Hyatt workers have taken bold steps to end mistreatment, speaking publicly about abuses, going on strike, … Read more »

The Choice We Face this November 6th

The Building and Construction Trades Department has just finished production of a 2012 Presidential Campaign video that contrasts the records and positions of Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama – especially those issues that are central to the lives of our members. This video has now been uploaded to our YouTube page.  Please take the time … Read more »

Join the Workers Stand for America Rally on Saturday, August 11!

Join thousands of union members from across the country in Philadelphia on August 11 to present our leaders and our country with America’s Second Bill of Rights!  It’s the Workers Stand for America Rally. Or, if you can’t make it, WATCH IT LIVE on Saturday, August 11 – HERE! Join Us! 11 a.m. Saturday, August … Read more »

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Paint Contractors Nabbed in CA Sting

Painters and other contractors in the Sacramento, CA, area have been caught up in the state’s latest undercover sting operation, aimed at cracking down on unlicensed, uninsured operators. Such stings are a regular enforcement activity in California, where the Contractor’s State License Board aggressively monitors contractor licensing, insurance and advertising. Read more at D+D.

314 TX Painters, Blasters Win Back Pay

Hundreds of painters and blasters have recouped back pay from a Texas industrial painting contractor, after federal authorities determined that the workers had been cheated of earnings. Some employees of Performance Blasting and Coating LP, of Port Arthur TX, worked up to 68 hours a week without receiving overtime, while others saw hours erased from … Read more »