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2014 Black Friday Walmart Protests

 #WalmartStrikers Workers at Walmart want the company to publicly commit to paying them for their hard work, but a select few behind the country’s largest employer are robbing them of a decent living. The Waltons (who own Walmart) choose to ignore what’s happening to workers – and their families – as Walmart manipulates schedules and hours … Read more »

Dear IUPAT Election Volunteers —

Campaign Season Marches On in DC and Kentucky

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Army of Black and Gold is in high gear as IUPAT leadership and fellow rank and file members campaign for pro-working family candidates across the country. Earlier this month in Washington, DC, the members of the IUPAT campaigned for DC Congresswoman Eleanor Homes Norton at a local … Read more »

NWLaborPress: Federal judge orders employer to hire seven union painters

Leaders and representatives of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5 (Washington, Oregon) have been hard at work in Oregon City, Oregon to make certain the employees of Edwards Painting, a commercial painter specializing in painting multi-residential buildings, were able to exercise their right to organize without fear of retaliation. As reported … Read more »

IUPAT Campaigns in Alaska

No campaign is too far for the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to put ‘Feet on the Street’ for candidates who fight for working families. This week, the IUPAT was in Alaska to get out the vote for Senator Mark Begich who is campaigning to return to Washington, DC to … Read more »

IUPAT Endorses Rep. Meehan for Congress in Philadelphia

Today in Philadelphia, prior to a tour of the Ben Franklin Bridge painting project, U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA/7) received the endorsement of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) in his reelection bid for Congress.  Congressman Meehan said, “I am grateful to receive the endorsement of the International Union of Painters & … Read more »

DC 58: It’s That Time of Year Again – Campaign Season

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is renowned as one of THE most politically active unions in the labor movement. On August 1, 2014, the members of IUPAT DC 58 in Western Illinois kept that tradition going strong with the announced endorsement of Governor Pat Quinn in Collinsville, Illinois. We’ll be putting “feet-on-the-street” … Read more »

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 »