On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President Ken Rigmaiden visited with Hill leaders.
Accompanied by Director of Government Affairs Chris Sloan and International Legislative Representative Jim Brewer, GP Rigmaiden sat down with Congressman Steny Hoyer, a Maryland representative and the Democratic Whip, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to discuss a number of subjects important to working families, including infrastructure investment, immigration and health care.
The visit was a part of the IUPAT political outreach during the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department’s Legislative Conference that week. This annual meeting brings union activists together from throughout the United States to see featured speakers and participate in workshops to become inspired and better equipped to fight for the issues important to organized labor on the local and national fronts. IUPAT members in town for the conference had their own meetings on Capitol Hill as well.