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$10.2M awarded to fund worker misclassification detection, enforcement activities in 19 state unemployment insurance programs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $10,225,183 to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs. “This is one of many actions the department is taking to help level the playing field for employers while ensuring workers receive appropriate rights and protections,” said U.S. … Read more »

VIDEO: Unions Now More Than Ever

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RIGMAIDEN SLATE VICTORY!

  Tuesday, August 12, with resounding support and words of praise read into the record by delegates from coast to coast and on behalf of all of Canada, General President Kenneth E. Rigmaiden and his slate of executive leaders were elected on Day 2 of the IUPAT 31st General Convention. With no opposition nominated by … Read more »

IUPAT General President Rigmaiden Addresses American Apprenticeship Industry Roundtable

On Thursday, June 12, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Kenneth Rigmaiden joined U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez at the American Industry Roundtable in Washington, DC. The meeting is part of a month-long series of roundtables around the country to advance apprenticeships as “job-driven strategy to connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs.”  These … Read more »

Building Trades Unions Applaud Senator Mark Warner’s Introduction of BRIDGE Act

WASHINGTON, DC – North America’s Building Trades Unions today offered congratulations and support on the introduction by US Senator Mark Warner of legislation that would establish a federal infrastructure bank. Senator Warner’s Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act represents an earnest and long overdue attempt to address the twin … Read more »

Philadelphia roofer wins VIP trip to Country Music Awards courtesy of Carhartt and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

Roofers Local 30 member hoped to simply `win a jacket’  Nashville, TN – November 12, 2013 - Michael Pronchik, a long-time union roofer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, returned home Thursday with memories of star-studded celebrity sightings, award-winning musical performances, and visits to historical honky tonks and venues, thanks to a recent all-expenses paid trip to Nashville, Tennessee, courtesy of Carhartt and … Read more »

Happening at the IUPAT FTI Right NOW!

Construction Shielded Metal Arc Welding This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical and the practical skills necessary to become a welder. Students will examine the fundamentals of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process including safety considerations and precautions and terminology. This course also provides students with hands-on experience in SMAW in … Read more »

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AFL-CIO Executive Committee Issues Calls for Social and Economic Justice, to Save Detroit and for Support for the Large Retailer Accountability Act

This July, the AFL-CIO Executive Committee convened to chart the course for the AFL-CIO in the year ahead and beyond in the realms of politics, social justice and workers’ rights. IUPAT General President Ken Rigmaiden and fellow members of the committee, made up of leaders of some of the AFL-CIO’s largest affiliate unions, issued the … Read more »