Rep. Makes Move to Repeal Davis-Bacon from the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act

An amendment authored by Representative Steve King (R-IA) to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act has been made in order during consideration today in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan House transportation bill – Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).   We must defeat this amendment and preserve the Davis-Bacon Act! … Read more »

Construction Union Workers Honored in Portland

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) hosted a worker appreciation lunch at the construction site of Westmoreland’s Union Manor in Portland, OR. Union workers are modernizing the apartment building, and the HIT’s $25.9 million investment of union capital will help keep 100% of the apartments affordable to Portland seniors. The project is creating approximately 290 … Read more »

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Endorses Hillary Clinton for President Building Trades Union Makes Announcement as Clinton Tours IUPAT Las Vegas Training Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT:  Gavin McDonald, 410-564-5885, gmcdonald@IUPAT.org Henderson, NV — On Wednesday, October 14, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (UPAT) endorsed Hillary … Read more »

The IUPAT Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Building Trades Union Makes Announcement as Clinton Tours Las Vegas Training Center Henderson, NV — On Wednesday, October 14, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (UPAT) endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid to become president of the United States. “As the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton is ready to meet … Read more »

Trumka CNN Interview

M.A.G.I.C. Summer Camp in California

District Council 36 – Southern California In June 2015, IUPAT District Council 36 and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) collaborated on a summer program called Mentoring a Girl in Construction (MAGIC). The program was created to give teenage girls insight into the opportunities available for them in construction.  The Painters & Allied … Read more »

Don’t Vote Against Your Own Best Interest

We are rapidly approaching what is sure to be the nastiest, most mudslinging, and costliest presidential and congressional election cycle, possibly in history.  A group of billionaires and multi-national giant corporations, including those from the energy, pharmaceutical, food, consumer goods, banking and investment industries, will spend unprecedented money to take your eye off the economic … Read more »

IUPAT Member Appointed to Kane County Board in Illinois

District Council 30 – Illinois, Wisconsin This summer, 2015, Painters District Council 30 leader Brian W. Dahl was appointed and sworn in as 6th District Kane County Board Member, filling the vacancy created in May by the resignation of Ron Ford. Of the four finalists interviewed to fill the vacant seat, Kane County Illinois Board … Read more »

IUPAT Member from California to Supervise Completion of U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration

District Council 16 – Northern California, Nevada Dwight “Art” Needham of District Council 16 has undertaken the responsibility as foreman for the completion of restoration of the United States Capitol Dome project in Washington, D.C. With over 25 years of experience as an industrial painter, he has the skills and expertise to complete the challenging … Read more »

Creating a Culture of Safety in Western New York

Watch this video recap of a recent IUPAT STAR event in Rochester, New York, for members of IUPAT District Council 4 (Western New York).  STAR, an initiative supported by IUPAT employers and the union, stands for Safety Training Awards Recognition. It is a program that was developed to promote Safe Work Practices on the job … Read more »