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District Council 36-Southern California

IUPAT Local Union 1036 (Monterey Park, California) member Ron Hickman presented IUPAT Pins to Business Representative Jim Irwin (35 years), Business Representative Fred Garcia (35 years) and President Tom Pruett (45 years) for their years of service. The IUPAT is proud of our members for reaching these milestones in their careers. We thank them for … Read more »

District Council 7-STAR Awards

On April 25, 2015 IUPAT District Council 7 hosted their 10th Annual Star event to reward members who participated in the innovative safety program. The event was well attended by members and their families. Many great prizes were awarded including cordless tool sets, fishing charters, electronics and more. The two grand prizes, 2015 Chevrolet Equinox’s, … Read more »

District Council 78-Greek Independence Day Parade 2015

Tarpon Springs, FL – Members of The IUPAT District Council 78 and Local Unions 1010, 73, 88, 164, 1175 and 2301, with members of the International staff and General Executive Board, proudly marched in the 2015 Greek Independence Day Parade and Festival hosted by the city of Tarpon Springs and the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox … Read more »

District Council 46-The Union Spirit

On April 16, 2015, Armindo Correia of DC 46 received the Fred Farkas Award for outstanding contribution to the IUPAT. This award is presented annually to the most deserving business representative in Ontario. The recipient best exemplifies everything Fred Farkas stood for, including contributions to IUPAT industries and exceptional service to DC 46 members.

DC 50-Advanced Training Makes a Difference in Career.

Recently, District Council 50 (Hawaii) member Richmond “Richie” Keliikoa, Jr. had one of those life-changing events that will forever help him, his company and this union. He was selected by IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden to attend two elite National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) courses for the Coating Inspector Program. Brother Keliikoa twice travelled … Read more »

District Council 77-Community and Labor Activism in Atlanta

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is working every day to bolster its ranks and the organized labor movement by working with local community and labor groups to establish the IUPAT as a partner, and offer our union activism expertise for the benefit of all. This spring, David Webster and Winston McKenzie were … Read more »

District Council 88-IUPAT PATCH Foundation Supports Local Youth Sports Team

On April 11, 2015 the Tigers Youth Club of Houston, Texas received a donation from Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH) in the amount of $150. The donation was used to sponsor the Tigers Basketball Tournament. All proceeds from the tournament and sponsorships will be used to expand the Youth Scholarship Program. The … Read more »

District Council 3-Campaign Against Top Golf

District Council 3 has been campaigning against TopGolf Kansas City, a golf entertainment center, since 2014. The general contractor they are using for construction, ARCO National Construction, is using non-union contractors to complete construction work on the project. Once every week, members of DC 3 hang banners and pass out handbills on site and in … Read more »

District Council 57-Paying it Forward to Veterans

As part of the United Way Days of Caring, nine volunteers from District Council 57 painted recreation and common areas at The Veteran’s Place – a homeless shelter in the Pittsburgh area that houses support services for homeless veterans. Members of DC 57 donated their time and energy to this project because they care about … Read more »

District Council 16-Promoting Women in the Building Trades

On May 1 – 3, 2015, the 14th Annual Women Building the Nation conference took place at the Sheraton Gateway LAX in Los Angeles, California. This national conference grew out of the annual Women Building California conference established in 2002. Now in its 5th national year, Women Building the Nation offers women who work in … Read more »