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IUPAT Members in Ohio Restore Lima Rotary Club Pavilion

IUPAT District Council 6 – Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania District Council 6 recently helped restore the Rotary Club Pavilion in Lima, Ohio, as part of its Community Organizing for Real Economics (CORE) initiative.  Under the supervision of John Snell of District Council 6, apprentices from Local Unions 7 (Toledo, Ohio) and 1020 (Lima, Ohio) removed … Read more »

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Capitol Dome Project Inspires Road Trip to Educate Decision Makers on Infrastructure Investment, Job Growth

In January 2014, the massive project to restore the United States Capitol Dome was launched by the Architect of the Capitol, and the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades were hired to become a part of the small army of construction workers to get the job done.  Still in progress, not … Read more »

IUPAT Members: Enjoy a Warm House with Cool Savings

You’ve got your union to keep your house warm – at a discount – if you use heating oil and live in New York state, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut, or the Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore Metro area. If you’re a union member in any of those locations, the Union Plus Home Heating Oil Discount … Read more »

FTI Update on Confined Space Standard

As the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades endeavors to build new partnerships in our communities, one of the keys to successfully do so is maintaining a reputation of being the best of the best, on and off the job.  If we are going to grow by maintaining that the “union way” is the … Read more »

Community Building for a Bold Future

In October 2013, IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden assembled 16 members from district councils across the United States with success in organizing and political action for a planning session to implement a new initiative to engage community groups.   The initiative, Community Organizing for Real Economics, or CORE, is designed to grow the International Union of … Read more »

The Stand: IUPAT District Council 5 Apprentices, donors give food bank a facelift

Apprentices, donors give food bank a facelift Reprinted from The (Sept. 28. 2015) — The Puget Sound Labor Agency, which is celebrating its 40th year of service, provides food and other necessities for more than 38,000 people each year in the local community and to union members in need. Given its budget challenges, sprucing … Read more »

It’s Friday!

It’s Friday. This weekend we have football, baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer to watch. That’s thirsty work. Fortunately we have a list of union beers for you to enjoy with your heaping helping of sports. Click HERE for the full list!

Remembering 911 and Fallen IUPAT Brothers

As we honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 today, the men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades remember the the brothers we lost 14 years ago.  Below is a reprint of an article that ran in the Journal only weeks after that fateful day.

IUPAT Training Program in Philadelphia Awarded Grant

The apprenticeship and continuing education programs of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades are continually looking for additional resources to maintain our competitive edge over our non-union counterparts on the job. One such resource is grants awarded from the government.  This summer, IUPAT District Council 21 Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region … Read more »