Volunteers Restore Margaretsville Lighthouse

District Council 39-Atlantic Provinces, Canada Since 1859, the Margaretsville Lighthouse has stood sentinel overlooking the shores of the Bay of Fundy. In 2010, it was one of 960 Lighthouses across Canada to be deemed “surplus” by the Canadian government. This designation shifted the responsibility for care onto small communities, many of which cannot afford the … Read more »

DC 711 Scholarship Winners

District Council 711 – New Jersey District Council 711 awarded five $5,000 scholarships in 2015 from their Benevolent Scholarship Fund. Congratulations to all the winners!

Job Fair

District Council 91 – Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee Organizing is job one for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and recruitment is a key part of that mission. On July 23, 2015, DC 91 Business Representatives Rick Kueber and Jay Meurer Jr participated in the Ohio Rivers Bridge Project Job Fair held … Read more »

Pink Hard Hat Ribbon

District Council 711 – New Jersey In October, District Council 711 participated in a Pink Hard Hat Ribbon that kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. EMCOR/F&G Mechanical, Tishman Construction, Tucker Development and many other participants donned EMCOR Pink Hard Hats and assembled to form EMCOR’s signature giant human pink ribbon in a “Call to Action” … Read more »

STAR Awards Banquet

District Council 82 – Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin On September 12, 2015, DC 82 held its annual Safety Training Awards Recognition (STAR) Banquet at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota to reward those members who successfully participated in the program. The STAR program was launched ten years ago to build and … Read more »

S&S Coatings, Inc. Pleased with DC 81’s Skilled Journeypersons

District Council 81 – Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota   IUPAT DC 81 Business Representative Patrick Stoysich and Organizer Brian Hilton recently met with Ken Schultz of S&S Coatings, Inc. in Spokane, Washington to discuss a recent project with DC 81 members in South Dakota. In the meeting, Schultz briefed the council representatives on how … Read more »

New Members for Local Union 1756

District Council 77 – Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia In September 2015, DC 77 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Chuck Hill swore in 37 new members at the union meeting for Local Union 1756 (Aiken, South Carolina). The IUPAT welcomes our newest members to our union and we wish them the best in their … Read more »

IUPAT Restores Homeless Shelter on Nelson Mandela Day

District Council 50-Hawaii In observance of Nelson Mandela Day on July 19, 2015, members of District Council 50 volunteered their time and skills to perform some badly needed paint and repairs at the Paiolu Kaiaulu Waianae Civic Center Emergency Transitional Housing for the Homeless, a facility which houses over 100 adults and children. Painters Local … Read more »

Apprentices Repaint Exterior of Training Facility

District Council 30-Illinois, Wisconsin Throughout the months of fall, the JATF apprentices at IUPAT District Council 30 have been busy repainting the exterior of the council’s 74,000 square-foot training facility in Aurora, Illinois. The building had not been painted since it was first built in 2007. After eight years, it was time to coordinate an … Read more »

Meeting on Racial and Economic Justice

District Council 16-Northern California, Nevada On October 21, 2015, the AFL-CIO Commission on Racial and Economic Justice met at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, California. IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden attended the meeting along with AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler and Art Pulaski, executive secretary of the California Labor Federation. Over the next year, … Read more »