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Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program Is a World-Class Training Program for America's Best and Brightest

On Monday, April 14, members and leaders of the 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 members from the new Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program (PAT-VP).

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IUPAT Facebook Campaign Raises Money for Children with Cerebral Palsy

“Being in a union is more than just looking out for us, we have to look out for the communities not only where we work, but where we live,” says Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General President Kenneth Rigmaiden.

Last fall, IUPAT kicked off a campaign that would donate a dollar for each new “Like” for its foundation’s Facebook page. IUPAT’s foundation, Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope (PATCH), presented a check for $10,000 to United Cerebral Palsy earlier this year.

This story originally appeared on the AFL-CIO's @Work website. Read more stories about community here

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Unions Continue to Help Out Working Families Hit Hard by Sandy

While John Boehner and his allies in the U.S. House of Representatives play politics with aid to families whose lives were shattered by Superstorm Sandy, numerous unions have stepped up to provide money and supplies to those in need. Here are a few examples of how unions are helping families recover from the storm's devastation.

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IUPAT Foundation Partners with United Cerebral Palsy's My Child Without Limits

The Painters and Allied Trades for Children's Hope Foundation (PATCH) has announced a new partnership with United Cerebral Palsy's My Child Without Limits. 

For every new "like" on the PATCH Facebook page ( or new follower on Twitter (, PATCH will donate $1 to UCP's My Child Without Limits. 

To learn more about PATCH, please visit

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Union Sportsmen Volunteer at Youth Conservation Camp Center

USA photo

Laura Bliss-Morris of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance sends us this report.

As part of a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Boots on the Ground project, volunteers from Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 30 helped put the finishing touches on a new facility that will host youth educational programs at the Torstenson Family Youth Conservation Education Center.

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40,000 Call for Second Bill of Rights

IBEW President Edwin Hill adresses the Workers Stand for America Rally. WS4 photo

Some 40,000 working people—including Bo McCurry—stood up for working families and a Second Bill of Rights at a huge rally in Philadelphia on Saturday.

McCurry, 58, worked for 25 years at a Sparta, Tenn., manufacturing plant. Earlier this year, the plant closed its doors and shipped the jobs to Mexico. Says McCurry:

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Boston Unions Stand Up for Exploited Workers

Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 35, working with other area unions, the Greater Boston Labor Council and community groups, helped expose the exploitation of a group of Philadelphia workers hired by a subcontractor to renovate the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel. Earlier this week, the workers were awarded $31,000 in back pay.

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Wisconsin: Nationwide GOTV Recall Drive's Ringing the Phones


The battle in Wisconsin resonates far beyond its borders. That’s why working people across the country are volunteering their time at phone banks in a huge get-out-the-vote (GOTV) drive for Tom Barrett in today’s recall election against Gov. Scott Walker (R).

The 40 lines at the Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 14 have been buzzing since Wednesday, says Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL) Political Director Hanah Jubeh.

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