Painters help members struggling with mental health, suicide and substance abuse with new program

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in and around Ohio have continued on, working and helping members through the pandemic. But just like everyone else in the labor movement, they have not gone unaffected.

IUPAT District Council 6 Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Jim Sherwood discussed how District Council 6 has fared through the pandemic and what they are doing to reach out and help members on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. 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

Retired IUPAT contractor discusses mental health in construction

Retired International Union of Painters and Allied Trades signatory contractor Bob Swanson returned to America’s Work Force Union Podcast on Sept. 9 to highlight mental health in the construction industry. 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