This week DC 35's Organizing Department, working in tandem with Political/Legislative and or partner, Community Labor UNITED, brought a years worth of research and testimony to the floor of the Massachusetts State House in support of the coalition crafted Senate Bill 966, An Act to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. This bill will make it harder for unscrupulous employers to play outside the rules, leveling the playing field for contractors who provide training and benefits as well as, hold owners accountable for hiring contractors that refuse to respect worker safety and wages.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
Represents a growing force of over 160,000 active and retired men and women in the United States and Canada. Our members work in the Finishing Trades as industrial and commercial painters, drywall finishers, wall coverers, glaziers, glass workers, floor covering installers, sign makers, display workers, convention and show decorators and in many more exciting occupations. IUPAT members’ skills are in high demand at every construction project in North America.
The IUPAT membership extends far beyond the workplace, however. Recognized as one of the most active unions in the labor movement, IUPAT members help shape their communities in many ways: through an abiding commitment to service, by fighting passionately for workers’ rights that benefit all working families, and through effective and aggressive political mobilization.