Political Action

Public Citizen on Newly Released TPP Text: It’s Worse than We Thought

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Rep. Makes Move to Repeal Davis-Bacon from the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act

An amendment authored by Representative Steve King (R-IA) to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act has been made in order during consideration today in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan House transportation bill – Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).   We must defeat this amendment and preserve the Davis-Bacon Act! … Read more »

The IUPAT Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Building Trades Union Makes Announcement as Clinton Tours Las Vegas Training Center Henderson, NV — On Wednesday, October 14, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (UPAT) endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid to become president of the United States. “As the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton is ready to meet … Read more »

House Votes to Stand with Working Families on Trade

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to advance the package of trade deals: “The House of Representatives has done the right thing, but the fight isn’t over. This is a significant day.  American workers came together and spoke with one voice about the path their country and … Read more »

UPDATE: Busy Wash DC Bridge Lane Closure Due to Corrosion: Will Lawmakers Think About an Infrastructure Plan as They Sit in Traffic?

It doesn’t take much of an imagination to picture the traffic nightmare that will follow today’s lane closures on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC.  The 83-year old bridge sees over 60,000 daily crossings of cars and trucks (and let’s not forget limos) between Washington, DC and Virginia.   The six-month scheduled closure is the … Read more »

DOL’s Weil Addresses Labor Leaders at IUPAT Headquarters

As reported by the DOL News Brief Adapting With the Workforce The Wage and Hour Division must adapt its outreach and enforcement strategies to the changing workplace to protect workers’ rights and give employers a fair and level playing field, Administrator Dr. David Weil told those attending the AFL-CIO’s Secretary-Treasurers’ Conference. Weil shared his views … Read more »

IUPAT Leader Participates in White House Upskill Summit

On Friday, April 24, 2015, Terry Nelson, business manager of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 82 of Little Canada, Minnesota, joined 150 employers, labor leaders, foundations, non-profits, educators and tech innovators from across the country at this White House summit that is answering President Obama’s recent call to action to … Read more »

Conway-Overly for Kentucky Receives Endorsement of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 21, 2015) – Attorney General Jack Conway and Rep. Sannie Overly today announced the endorsement of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) for the Conway-Overly for Kentucky ticket in the 2015 Kentucky governor’s race. “Sannie and I are proud to have the support of the International Union of Painters … Read more »

Labor Movement United in Opposition to ‘Fast Tracking’ Trade Deals

In a show of solidarity, workers from across economic sectors representing 60 unions within and outside of the AFL-CIO came together today to sign a letter to Congress expressing opposition to Fast Track authority, which is used to advance unfair trade deals. The letter, which can be viewed by clicking here, demonstrates the unity between … Read more »

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay Joins Union and Non-Profit to Launch New Training Program for City Youth

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Mayor Francis Slay joined leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and Demetrious Johnson of the Demetrious Johnson/Eddie Mae Binion Workforce Center in St. Louis to celebrate the launch of a 14-week course that will train local minority candidates for a successful career in construction.  The … Read more »