Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Sportsman Channel Host Labor Day “Brotherhood Outdoors” Marathon

Salute to American Workers of Today and Tomorrow Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Initiative to Introduce and Integrate America’s Youth into the Great Outdoors Beginning Monday, September 1 at 5 p.m. ET Nashville, Tenn. – August 21, 2014 – The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Sportsman Channel are combining efforts to honor the contributions of the American worker and celebrate today’s youth, who represent the future … Read more »

PATCH Foundation Provides Florida Elementary School with Student Supplies

Reddick, FL —- On Monday, August 18, local members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 78 delivered school supplies for all of the students in Reddick-Collier Elementary in Reddick, Florida.  The gifts were made through the Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation (PATCH). PATCH was founded by … Read more »

The 2014 IUPAT General Convention – Video Coverage

The BOLD FUTURE of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades was set in Florida at our 2014 General Convention. Take a look for yourself at how the delegates charted the course of this great union for the next five years, or read and download the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday convention newsletters.  

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 Participates in Maryland Private Sector Economic Development Commission Meeting

Panel Focused on Apprenticeship and Construction Hanover, MD — On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, members of the Maryland Private Sector Economic Development Commission met at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss workforce development and its role in making Maryland attractive to companies considering relocation.  The commission was founded in March 2014 to focus … Read more »

Send in your nomination for $10,000 Edna Award!

From the Berger-Marks Foundation website —-  Through August 28, 2014 Send in your nomination for $10,000 Edna Award! Edna & Awards of Distinction will go to young women leaders in the social justice movement   Last year’s Edna Award winners, runners-up and judges at an Awards Ceremony with Berger-Marks Board members The Berger-Marks Foundation is … 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 »

Statement by IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Hanover, MD — A strong workforce development system is a critical tool for the construction industry as we slowly pull ourselves out from the economic depression we have endured over the past six years. A robust and well-functioning workforce investment and training system is an important component to spark economic recovery and innovation in our … Read more »

FiveThirtyEight: Do Fewer Unions Make Countries More Competitive?

The ongoing argument by foes of organized labor invariably includes the point that unionization in America hurts our competitiveness with other countries when it comes to production.  This is a great article by Nate Silver, a well-known writer and statistician, that presents evidence against that argument.   Silver’s work gained national attention when he correctly … Read more »

Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship: IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden

Kenneth Rigmaiden, general president of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, is a member of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. Registered Apprenticeship is good for business’ bottom line and is a proven career path to the middle class for workers. Visit www.doleta.gov/oa to learn more.