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.

The 22nd Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is Saturday, May 10!

From NALC.org: April 2014—As Saturday, May 10, draws ever closer, letter carriers in more than 1,200 branches nationwide are full steam ahead to get ready for the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. “Too many people in this country are still going hungry every day,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “As letter carriers, we see … Read more »

BCTD Statement: Keystone XL Delay is “Cold, Hard Slap in the Face” to American Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement was released today by Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in reaction to the announcement by the US Department of State to further extend the comment period for the review of the Keystone XL pipeline: “The actions by the Obama Administration to further extend the review process … Read more »

Transitioning Army Members Graduate from New Construction Training Program in Seattle

Ceremony Marks the Official Launch of the Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program Seattle, Washington — On Monday, April 14, members and leaders of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), representatives of the Finishing Contractors Association International (FCA), local political leaders and U.S. Army leaders gathered for the graduation of five military … Read more »

CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times Minimum Wage Worker

2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy Washington, April 15, 2014 – While Congress has left for recess failing to fully address economic issues from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance and equal pay, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka unveiled the 2014 Executive PayWatch today. According to its data, U.S. CEOs – … Read more »

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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Welcomes Chemical Workers Union Council

Partnership validates shared appreciation for the outdoors, value of union membership Nashville, TN –  March 27, 2014 — The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is pleased to announce that the International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC) has signed on as the USA’s newest membership partner, joining the ranks of fellow AFL-CIO affiliated unions. USA membership partners, like … Read more »

LMCI Roundtable in Michigan with IUPAT District Council 1M Employers

This week, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) leadership from the International and IUPAT District Council 1M in Michigan met with local employers at a roundtable meeting hosted by the Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI). The LMCI Regional and Local Roundtable Meetings are designed to educate and provide an … Read more »

Building Trades President Sean McGarvey Speaks Out on Responsible Investing with Pension Funds

As reported by the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust: The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust thanks Sean McGarvey, President of North America’s Building Trades Unions, for his strong support of the HIT and its work in advancing union goals and priorities. In his keynote address to the Building Trades 2014 Legislative Conference this week, McGarvey urged unions to put … Read more »

IUPAT Gen. President Rigmaiden Appointed to MD Economic Development Commission

MARYLAND SENATE PRESIDENT AND HOUSE SPEAKER ANNOUNCE MEMBERS OF PRIVATE SECTOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION March 12, 2014 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., and House Speaker Michael E. Busch, today announced members of a private sector commission created to focus on the State’s economic development structure and incentive programs to make … Read more »