Political Action

Community Organizing for Real Economics Success

On November 20, President Obama announced that his administration is enacting sweeping immigration reform. It is a momentous first step to prevent the exploitation of millions of undocumented workers who currently suffer wage theft under exploitative contractors throughout the United States. As a labor union that fights this fight on a daily basis, we applaud … Read more »

60 Minutes- Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure

Steve Kroft reports on why our roads, bridges, airports and rail are outdated and need to be fixed. Read a transcript of the story here.

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 »

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 »