The PRO Act is critical to a union’s ability to organize

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 7 Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Jeff Mehrhoff joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the union organizing climate in Wisconsin.

He also spoke about the Rich Trumka PRO Act and how it would affect unions’ efforts to organize and recent efforts made to bridge the communication gap between union leadership and membership. Continue reading

Wisconsin unions struggle with “Right to Work” and Prevailing Wage loss

During the leadership of former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin became anti-union, with the enactment of so-called “Right to Work” laws and the elimination of Prevailing Wage. Though current Gov. Tony Evers is more union-friendly, the Wisconsin legislature maintains a historically anti-union majority

The existence of so-called “Right to Work” laws and the loss of Prevailing Wage created a hostile climate for Wisconsin unions as they struggled to fight for the rights of all workers, to maintain quality wages and to ensure workers have a safe and healthy work environment.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 7 Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Jeff Mehrhoff joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the IUPAT approaches these challenges and why more must be done to improve the lives of workers. Continue reading

IUPAT VP explains Biden’s pro-union infrastructure plan

President Donald Trump made infrastructure a massive component of his 2016 campaign strategy. After four years of being in office, he has not been able to deliver to American workers.

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Vice President at Large for Organizing Jimmy Williams, Jr. spoke about the issues union members need to remember at the polls and the cost of crumbling infrastructure on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

IUPAT discusses 16-year-old killed after falling from scaffolding

Shane Smith of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 23 about a 16-year old who fell to his death while working on a construction site in Nashville. Continue reading

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Speak on Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jim Williams, Jr., General Vice President At-Large/Organizing for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 8 about multiemployer pension plans. Continue reading

How to Keep Yourself Safe During Door-to-Door Sales Schemes Discussed on America’s Work Force

Andrew Tinkham, senior outreach and education program specialist at the Ohio Consumer Counsel spoke with America’s Work Force on August 12 about how to avoid being scammed during a door-to-door sales pitch. Continue reading