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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.

President Obama’s SOTU in Three Minutes

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 »

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 »

BMST Resource Page

Welcome to the IUPAT BMST Resources Page.  Here you will find links to information regarding the 31st General Convention, the Top Workplace Performance Program, the PATCH Foundation, the Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program (PAT-VP) and more.   The 31st IUPAT General Convention On August 10 – 14, 2014, IUPAT delegates from throughout North America … Read more »

Titans Cheerleaders and Curb Recording Artist Rachel Holder bring Nashville “flavor” to celebration of Ironworkers, retirees, U.S. Veterans

Event hosted by Nashville-based Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Ironworkers International and Ironworkers Local 492, provides day of sporting clays, family-fun and entertainment Nashville, TN –October 3, 2014 -  The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, a non-profit, conservation organization based in Nashville, along with the Ironworkers International and Ironworkers Local 492, hosted a round of sporting clays and family picnic on Saturday, … Read more »

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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 »