Political Action

Huff Post: AFL-CIO Pressures Lawmakers On Fiscal Cliff, Calls GOP ‘Hostage Takers’

WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO federation of labor unions is ramping up its opposition to any budget deal that includes cuts to Social Security or Medicare by sending state delegations to Washington on Tuesday to lobby lawmakers on the issue. In the “fly-in lobby day,” as it’s been billed, the AFL-CIO’s local leaders from 33 states … Read more »

Statement by the IUPAT on President Barack Obama’s Re-Election

Statement by IUPAT Executive General Vice President Ken Rigmaiden on President Barack Obama’s Re-Election This election proved that it takes far more than dollars for a victorious campaign; it takes dedicated men and women to knock on doors, visit job sites, work phone banks and get voters to the polls to exercise their sacred right … Read more »

IUPAT Member Wins 2nd Congressional District in Wisconsin!

Democrat Mark Pocan, owner and operator of Budget Signs & Specialties in Madison, Wisconsin, was elected as the next representative for the Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District last night by a wide margin against his challenger, Republican Chad Lee  (68% to 32%). From the Wisconsin State Journal – Pocan, 48, was the heavy favorite, and his … Read more »

WASHPOST: The strategy that paved a winning path

In early spring, President Obama’s veteran campaign staff in Chicago confronted the question that would ultimately determine the presidency: how to run against Mitt Romney? “The most striking data we saw early on was on the ‘understands problems of people like me’ question,” said a senior White House official involved in the discussions. “Into the … Read more »

WASHPOST: Rejuvenated Obama reelected as president after bruising campaign

Barack Obama was elected to a second presidential term Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney by reassembling the political coalition that boosted him to victory four years ago and remaking himself from a hopeful uniter into a determined fighter for middle-class interests. Obama, the nation’s first African American president, scored a decisive electoral college victory by stringing together a … Read more »

Trouble at Your Polling Station? Here’s the Info to Report it!

From Daily Kos: Here are some links and phone numbers to help with troubleshooting the voting that have been tested and found to work. If you know of others, please add them in the comment thread and we’ll use them throughout today. • Vote411. Plug in your address and find out where your polling station is … Read more »

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Endorses Congressman Bill Shuster in Pennsylvania

Labor Union cites congressman’s dedication to infrastructure investment for jobs a deciding factor to endorse McKeesport, PA — On Tuesday, October 23, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) endorsed U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA9) in his re-election bid to Congress. The event was held in sight of the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge … Read more »

Washington Post: Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. on Oct. 16, 2012

In a heated, and at times tense town-hall-style debate, President Obama and Mitt Romney went back and forth on issues ranging from the recent attacks in Libya to taxes and job creation. Watch the debate, read what the Post’s writers had to say about it and see how people reacted on Twitter. Read more (including … Read more »

IUPAT PATCH Foundation is Giving ‘Dollars for Likes’ to United Cerebral Palsy

PATCH Foundation is Giving ‘Dollars for Likes’ to United Cerebral Palsy Foundation Established by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Rallies Membership for Good Cause Hanover, MD — This week, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and the Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation (PATCH) launched a new campaign … Read more »

Decision 2012

  It’s Decision 2012! See where these candidates stand on the issues important to working families! Articles, videos and more in this online magazine. Go to www.IUPAT.org/Vote and pass it on!