Commercial and Industrial Painting

Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the American Worker 2012

This Labor Day, eight of America’s hardest working union members will be honored for their community spirit, volunteerism and love of the great outdoors during the 2nd annual Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day marathon airing on Sportsman Channel from 1-5 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 3. Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon – A Salute to the … Read more »

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 »

We Asked, You Told Us: Your Favorite Made in America Items

From the AFL-CIO — When we asked about your favorite Made in America items, dozens and dozens of you responded. Topping the list of favorites? Slugger baseball bats, Miller beer and anything sweet and/or chocolate—Oreos, Hershey Kisses and Russell Stovers. Buicks and all U.S.-made cars, and a variety of guns—Rugers, Remingtons, Smith & Wessons—and ammo … Read more »

What happens if America loses its unions

What would America look like without a union movement? That’s not a hard question to answer, because we’re almost at that point. The rate of private-sector unionization has fallen below 7 percent, from a post-World War II high of roughly 40 percent. Already, the economic effects of a union-free America are glaringly apparent: an economically stagnant or downwardly … Read more »

Union-Busting Is As Easy As ABC (the Associated Builders and Contractors)

In American labor history, the Associated Builders and Contractors—well-known in the building trades as just ABC but little-known elsewhere—played a key role in unleashing the anti-union juggernaut of the past half century. And a new report by Thomas J. Kriger, a labor studies professor at the National Labor College, provides an informative look at just what … Read more »

FCA Announces 2011 CREST Award Winners

Bethesda, MD – The winners of the Finishing Contractors Association’s (FCA) second-annual CREST Awards were announced on May 17 at FCA’s Annual Leadership Council. Sixteen companies won awards for their dedication to running an effective safety program. Winners of the 2011 CREST Awards are: Architectural Glass & Metal 1 – 25,000 hours………………….. Eighteen Glass Company, … Read more »

Labor Leaders Release Major Study About the Associated Builders and Contractors, Exposing a Disinformation Campaign Designed to Undermine America’s Labor Laws

From the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department – The Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), with the support of the AFL-CIO and LIUNA, today jointly released the findings of a first-ever state-by-state comparative analysis of the Associated Builders and Contractors trade association, better known as the ABC. The findings expose a pattern of data … Read more »

Sorting out the Spin: Green ‘Grid’ Charts Sustainability Values

From DURABILITY+DESIGN – Perceptions of what constitutes a “green” coating are evolving, and it will take more than low and even zero VOC content to make the case for sustainability in architectural coatings as the definition of “green” morphs as well. Read more at DURABILITY + DESIGN.

IUPAT Complete Timeline on Facebook.com/IUPATfan

See the complete IUPAT Timeline on www.facebook.com/IUPATfan beginning with when we were founded in 1887! Be sure to LIKE the page while you’re there!