Political Action

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 »

DC 80: Young Lions & Political Action in Arkansas

District Council 80 – Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi The IUPAT Young Lions program reaches out to our younger members to inspire to them become involved in union activities and education so that they may one day become a leader in this great union. Recently, members of IUPAT DC 80/LU 424 (Little Rock, AR), attended … Read more »

CORE Committee Meets in Indiana

Phase One of the five-year CORE plan (Community Organizing for Real Economics) is nearly complete as numerous district councils now have CORE-inspired programs in place and running.  Local IUPAT organizing and political activists are partnering with community organizations with the goal to increase the membership of organized labor, and bolster the positive public image of … Read more »

Rep. André Carson Receives Endorsement from the IUPAT

Indianapolis, IN – On Tuesday, October 7, members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades announced its endorsement of Representative André Carson in his bid to return to Congress and represent the 7th District of Indiana. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades,” said … Read more »

Rep. Davis Receives Endorsement from IUPAT

Overlooking the Mel Price Lock and Dam at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center in East Alton, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today received the endorsement of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) for his re-election to Congress. “The help and support from the International Union of Painters & Allied … Read more »

IUPAT Endorses Braley for Senate in Iowa

On Friday, October 3, 2004, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) endorsed Congressman Bruce Braley to be the next senator of the great state of Iowa.   “Congressman Braley’s visit to this project today, in addition to his consistent voting record on fair wages for construction workers, makes it clear that he … Read more »

Rep. Gibson Endorsed by International Union of Painters & Allied Trades in NY

Fort Plain, NY — Congressman Chris Gibson received another endorsement from the labor community when he was endorsed by the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) today.  The endorsement was announced at an IUPAT job site located at the lock and dam in Ft. Plain on the Mohawk River.  Congressman Gibson toured the … Read more »

EPI – Wages for the Vast Majority of Workers Stay Flat in 2014

American workers have seen little to no real wage growth in the past three-and-a-half decades, and 2014 is no different, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute’s Raising America’s Pay initiative. In Why America’s Workers Need Faster Wage Growth—And What We Can Do About It, economist Elise Gould finds that real (inflation adjusted) hourly wages … Read more »