Political Action

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 »

Reich: Citizens United After Five Years

Post by Robert Reich.

IUPAT General President Statement on State of the Union Address

Statement by IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden on the State of the Union Address In his address to Congress and America, President Obama outlined a bold plan to fuel the middle class economics of this great nation.  Although the construction industry continues to recover from the recession, working families still need a commitment and action … Read more »

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Steve Kroft reports on why our roads, bridges, airports and rail are outdated and need to be fixed.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 »