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The IUPAT Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Building Trades Union Makes Announcement as Clinton Tours Las Vegas Training Center Henderson, NV — On Wednesday, October 14, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (UPAT) endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid to become president of the United States. “As the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton is ready to meet … Read more »

M.A.G.I.C. Summer Camp in California

District Council 36 – Southern California In June 2015, IUPAT District Council 36 and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) collaborated on a summer program called Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC). The program was created to give teenage girls insight into the opportunities available for them in construction.  The Painters & Allied … Read more »

Don’t Vote Against Your Own Best Interest

We are rapidly approaching what is sure to be the nastiest, most mudslinging, and costliest presidential and congressional election cycle, possibly in history.  A group of billionaires and multi-national giant corporations, including those from the energy, pharmaceutical, food, consumer goods, banking and investment industries, will spend unprecedented money to take your eye off the economic … Read more »

IUPAT Member Appointed to Kane County Board in Illinois

District Council 30 – Illinois, Wisconsin This summer, 2015, Painters District Council 30 leader Brian W. Dahl was appointed and sworn in as 6th District Kane County Board Member, filling the vacancy created in May by the resignation of Ron Ford. Of the four finalists interviewed to fill the vacant seat, Kane County Illinois Board … Read more »

Creating a Culture of Safety in Western New York

Watch this video recap of a recent IUPAT STAR event in Rochester, New York, for members of IUPAT District Council 4 (Western New York).  STAR, an initiative supported by IUPAT employers and the union, stands for Safety Training Awards Recognition. It is a program that was developed to promote Safe Work Practices on the job … Read more »

Colorado IUPAT Members and Community launch “Constructing Justice Campaign”

District Council 15 – Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, Wyoming In June 2015, Colorado District Council 15 members participated in the launch for the Constructing Justice Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to expose the lowering standards within the Denver painting industry due to developers ignoring deplorable working conditions on their job sites, and awarding … Read more »

IUPAT Volunteers Restore Look of Historic Seattle Labor Landmark

In September, apprentices from Finishing Trades Institute Northwest of District Council 5 volunteered their time and skill to paint the interior of the Seattle Labor Temple.  The historic building, built in 1942, at one time housed nearly 50 unions.   As evidenced by the above photo (BTW – the Labor Temple sign dates back to … Read more »

IUPAT Members Help Restore NYC Fire Museum

IUPAT District Council 9 – New York City Members of the District Council 9 apprenticeship program and the Healing Emergency and Response Team (HEART 9/11) worked partnered in June to renovate and restore the historic New York City Fire Museum.  HEART 9/11 was founded by volunteers of the Fire Department New York, the New York … Read more »

Retirement Celebration Honoring Wisconsin IUPAT Members

District Council 7-Wisconsin District Council 7 hosted a retirement celebration in honor of members William Kirby, Brian Rupnick and Bruce Rupnick. As members of District Council 7/Local Union 770 (Big Bend), they each contributed over thirty years of service to the IUPAT. All three members were considered valued employees of Derse, Inc. in Milwaukee. Dean … Read more »

IUPAT Members Ride For Roswell in Buffalo

Members of District Council 4 participated in the Ride for Roswell, a charity bicycling event dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. The race took place on June 27, 2015, and officially marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of the charity. The District Council 4 team of bicyclists rode in honor of fellow members … Read more »