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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 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 met in Florida to elect … 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 »

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 »