Union News

15 Oct 2019

Job Opening: Floor Specialist - Epoxy

Job Description: Industrial Floor specialists will work with fluid applied material (epoxy) to create seamless floor surfaces. This job will require frequent in state travel with infrequent out of state work. This is an hourly paid position which offers health insurance and retirement...

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01 Oct 2019

From the Front Lines: The IUPAT Fights for All Working People

Episode 7. “We Are Union: From the Front Lines" is an IUPAT-original documentary series on Labor's fight to protect workers from diverse backgrounds, organize politically and repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Weaving stories of rank-and-file members, union apprentices and...

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30 Sep 2019

From the Front Lines: Raising the Bar

Episode 6. “We Are Union: From the Front Lines" is an IUPAT-original documentary series on Labor's fight to protect workers from diverse backgrounds, organize politically and repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Weaving stories of rank-and-file members, union apprentices and...

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27 Sep 2019

From the Front Lines: Opportunity for All

Episode 5. “We Are Union: From the Front Lines" is an IUPAT-original documentary series on Labor's fight to protect workers from diverse backgrounds, organize politically and repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Weaving stories of rank-and-file members, union apprentices and...

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23 Sep 2019

From the Front Lines: Inclusion through Community Partnership

Episode 4. “We Are Union: From the Front Lines" is an IUPAT-original documentary series on Labor's fight to protect workers from diverse backgrounds, organize politically and repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Weaving stories of rank-and-file members, union apprentices and...

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19 Sep 2019

From the Front Lines: Mobilizing & Local Politics

Episode 3. “We Are Union: From the Front Lines" is an IUPAT-original documentary series on Labor's fight to protect workers from diverse backgrounds, organize politically and repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Weaving stories of rank-and-file members, union apprentices and...

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17 Sep 2019

From the Front Lines: Built to Last

Episode 2. “We Are Union: From the Front Lines" is an IUPAT-original documentary series on Labor's fight to protect workers from diverse backgrounds, organize politically and repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Weaving stories of rank-and-file members, union apprentices and organizers...

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11 Sep 2019

From the Front Lines: What it Takes to Organize

Episode 1. “We Are Union: From the Front Lines" is an IUPAT-original documentary series on Labor's fight to protect workers from diverse backgrounds, organize politically and repair America's crumbling infrastructure. Weaving stories of rank-and-file members, union apprentices and organizers on...

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12 Aug 2019

2019 Winners for Scholarship Essay Contest

The 12 th Annual International Union and Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 7 Scholarship Essay Contest was judged by the President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, Stephanie Bloomingdale. Many thanks go out to Stephanie Bloomingdale for volunteering her time and efforts....

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26 Jul 2019

Video Update - STAR Program

A video update from DC7's Jeff Mehrhoff.

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26 Jul 2019

Video Update - Organizing

A video update from DC7's Jeff Mehrhoff.

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26 Jul 2019

Video Update - Wage Theft

A video update from DC7's Andy Buck.

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10 Jul 2019

Video Update - Jenny Neduzak

A video update from DC7's Jenny Neduzak.

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05 Jul 2019

Video Update - Adam Holmes

A video update from DC7's Adam Holmes.

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02 Jul 2019

Video Update - Jeff Mehrhoff

A video update from DC7's Jeff Mehrhoff.

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06 Jun 2019

13th Annual DC7 Golf Outing Registration

DON'T WAIT, register early! This event is not just for DC7 members, invite family and friends to join in on the fun! Entry fee and registration form are due by July 20th! Download Registration Form

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10 May 2019

2019 12th Annual IUPAT DC7 Scholarship Essay Contest

DC 7 is proud to announce the availability of six (6) college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 for dependents of members in good standing. Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2019 through July 8, 2019. Please see the attached document for more information.

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30 Apr 2019

Video Update - Jeff Mehrhoff

A video update from DC7's Jeff Mehrhoff.

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24 Apr 2019

IUPAT DC7 Supports Governor Evers' Budget

Big Bend, Wisconsin – (April 24, 2019) – Appearing at today's Joint Committee on Finance hearing in Green Bay, members from the Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 7 expressed their support for Governor Evers' Budget. "We applaud Governor Evers' peoples' budget, after 8...

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15 Apr 2019

IUPAT DC7 Supports Evers’ Executive Order on Payroll Fraud & Worker Misclassification

Big Bend, Wisconsin – (April 15, 2019) – Monday, April 15, 2019, in Madison, Governor Evers signed an executive order taking action against employers who fraudulently misclassify their workers. “The actions taken by Governor Evers are in sharp contrast to the last eight years of inaction...

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11 Mar 2019

IUPAT DC7 & WISCAP Partner to Fight Poverty

Big Bend, Wisconsin – (March 7, 2019) –The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council No. 7 (IUPAT DC7) has just joined in an exciting partnership with Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP). This partnership will bring together the largest...

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11 Mar 2019

Omni Letter Response

Dear Mr. Keas, We have become aware of a letter you have distributed regarding the possible “unionizing" of your paint department workforce. There are several misconceptions in your letter that we feel you may need to be made aware of, so that all participants in this process can have...

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14 Sep 2018

2019 Sports Scholarship Awards Program

At the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in 1999, the A. L. “Mike" Monroe and Ralph D. Williams, III, Sports Scholarship was introduced and ratified into the Union's Constitution. This groundbreaking program was created to offer student athletes the opportunity to...

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14 Sep 2018

2019 S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Program

At the 25th General Convention held in Washington, D.C. in August 1984 a resolution was passed, creating the S. Frank “Bud" Raftery Scholarship Fund, to honor his service to the International Union all of his adult life, his accomplishments, and his progressive thinking. At the 27th...

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07 Aug 2018

2018 Winners for Scholarship Essay Contest

The 11th Annual International Union and Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 7 Scholarship Essay Contest was judged by Attorney Nathan D. Eisenberg. Many thanks go out to Attorney Eisenberg for volunteering his time and efforts. The awards were presented at the Wednesday, August 1,...

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09 Jul 2018

2018 12th Annual DC7 Golf Outing

Join our golf outing, Saturday August 4th, 2018 at the Door Creek Golf Course. This event is not just for DC7 members, invite your family and friends to join in on the fun! Your participation helps us raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Don't wait... register early! The entry fee and...

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11 May 2018

2018 11th Annual IUPAT DC7 Scholarship Essay Contest

DC 7 is proud to announce the availability of six (6) college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 for dependents of members in good standing. Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Please see the attached document for more information.

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19 Apr 2018

DC7 members donate time and materials to help local non-profit

After Custom Canines Service Dog Academy, a training center for service dogs, was vandalized by BB gun bullets last month, two local groups stepped up to help them repair the damage. "We arrived here at the facility to find that our front window had been shattered by bb guns and it was very...

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12 Sep 2017

IUPAT DC7 Supports Local Charities

Oak Creek Celebrations Commission gave a very moving presentation at the the District Council 7 Delegate Meeting. They shared how they were helping homeless Oak Creek High School students, providing them with food, backpacks, hygiene items, school supplies and clothing items. IUPAT DC7 presented...

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30 Aug 2017

2017 Winners for Scholarship Essay Contest

The 10th Annual International Union and Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 7 Scholarship Essay Contest was judged by the Honorable Kristy Yang, Circuit Court Judge, Branch 47. Many thanks go out to Judge Yang for volunteering her time and efforts. The awards were presented at...

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30 Aug 2017

Labor Day Events 2017

On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of all of America's working people. As we enjoy the fellowship of our loved ones at a barbecue, fireworks or other community event, it also is important to reflect on the best ways working people can come together to build an economy that...

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02 Aug 2017

Madison Area Conservation Dinner

Join us for the Union Sportsman's Alliance's 5th Annual Madison Area Conservation Dinner, to be held Friday, September 15, 2017. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The Union Sportsman's Alliance is the fastest growing non-profit, conservation organization working to unite union members...

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02 Aug 2017

Harley Davidson Raffle - LABORFEST 2017

In honor of Elliott Copan, Plumbers 75. Proceeds will benefit: Workers Memorial & Stage St. Jude's Children's Hospital Research for Esophageal Cancer Drawing to take place on Labor Day, September 4 , at 5 pm Madison Labor Temple Grounds 1602 S. Park Street, Madison IN...

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01 Aug 2017

Painters needed in Madison area

IUPAT District council 7 is taking applications for immediate employment in the Madison area for journeyworker painters. Minimum requirements: At least 18 years of age. Possession of a valid driver's license with good driving record. Ability to lift/move 50 lbs. High school diploma/GED or...

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28 Jun 2017

11th Annual Golf Outing

Dear IUPAT DC 7 members - this will be our 11th Annual DC 7 Charities Golf Outing. In addition to providing an opportunity for camaraderie between our membership, contractors, and friends, we have a unique way of raising funds to benefit IUPAT DC 7 Charities which was extablished to...

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19 Jun 2017

IUPAT DC 7 remembers Edward Weber Jr.

IUPAT DC 7 remembers Edward Weber Jr. ("Eddie"), who passed away on Sunday, June 4th, 2017. He was the owner of Weber Painting, which is a family business in Local 781. As we send our condolences to his family and all who knew him, see the attached document from his memorial service, or read...

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15 May 2017

2017 10th Annual IUPAT DC7 Scholarship Essay Contest

DC 7 is proud to announce the availability of six (6) college scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 for dependents of members in good standing. Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. Please see the attached document for more information .

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27 Apr 2017

A new look for the IUPAT DC7 website!

It's been roughly 10 years in the making, but District Council No. 7 now has a modern, re-designed website to better server our existing and potential members. This re-design will be completed in multiple phases: Public-facing website - Provides information and resources for prospective...

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