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07.10.2015
Finishing Trades Institute Fall 2015 Registration & Class Schedule - CLICK HERE to Open


01.19.2015

2015 Black Workers Matter - MLK Day Summit

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11.11.2014

2014 IUPATDC80 Retirement Celebration
Photo Set #2
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11.11.2014

Photo Set #1

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08.13.2013


Helm Paint Gives Cop Horses' Stables Makeover
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10.24.2012

Mississippi AFL-CIO COPE Convention Political Endorsements Complete List
in a downloadable Word file - CLICK HERE.

10.23.2012

Arkansas AFL-CIO COPE Convention Political Endorsements Complete List
in a downloadable Word file - CLICK HERE.

07.10.2012
The Truth About Obama's Tax Proposal
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(This article is posted on HuffingtonPost.org and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)

05.27.2012
Painters Union set to paint Kenner Police Training Center
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05.09.2012

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Trumka on 'Newsmakers': Jobs, Republicans, the NLRB and Walker by Donna Jablonski
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05.09.2012

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Right-to-Work Won't Work by Alex Kueny for socialistworker.org
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04.02.2012
2012 ABC Research Project - CLICK HERE to Open
by Thomas J. Kriger, PhD; Professor of Labor Studies, National Labor College


02.24.2012

All Affiliates:

I am writing to you seeking your Local Unionís upfront commitment to purchase books, once published, of the story of Avondale Shipyard. This book is being authored by one of our own, Nick Unger.

As you all know the success of most endeavors related to organized labor in our community are in part, often largely, attributable to the involvement of the Building Trades. No example could be more evident of this than the story of the Metal Trades representation of the workers at Avondale Shipyard. In many ways it is the story of the affiliates of the building trades and our efforts, going back nearly two decades.

Once it was under the hostile anti-worker regime of Albert Bossier, then to be acquired by Litton Industries, later to be purchased by Northrup-Gruman and now today under the management of Hunnington-Ingalls, which as you know has announced the imminent closure of the facility, expected sometime in the summer of 2013. All the while, under the watchful eyes, and efforts, of what I call the New Orleans Metal Trades big brother, the New Orleans Building Trades, in other words, us.

Had it not been for our efforts, there very well could have been no story to tell. To help insure that a publisher will take Nickís manuscript to print it is important that he have some commitments to purchase the book, thus the reason for this request. Please consider and have your Union make a commitment, preferably specific in numbers as to how many of these books, again once published, you would be willing to buy. The anticipated cost will be approximately $20 per book.

Please respond to this request ASAP by letting us know how many books you will commit to purchasing, even if you cannot commit to any. You can send this information by email (tiger@gnoaflcio.com) or fax (504-482-6958) to the Building Trades office.

Thanking you in advance for your consideration and participation in this most worthwhile cause. I remain,
Leo Damaris


02/20/2012 - Primary Dates & Info

Alabama primary is March 13th, 2012
For info contact: www.AlabamaVotes.gov
1-800-274-8683 for additional info if needed

Arkansas primary is May 22nd, 2012
For info contact: www.sos.arkansas.gov
501-682-1010

Louisiana primary is March 24th, 2012
For info contact: www.sos.la.gov
225-922-2880

Mississippi primary is March 13th, 2012
For info contact: www.sos.ms.gov
1-800-829-6786

Tennessee primary is March 6th, 2012
For info contact: www.tn.gov/sos/election/
1-877-850-4959


02/20/2012 - The Battle for the Working Class

To all our brothers and sisters for IUPAT District Council 80 the time is NOW!!!! This presidential election along with other federal, state and local is the most important of our lifetime. Do we need or want a president who is with workers and their families or with someone who represents Wall St and Big Business? The choice is clear; we need a president who has the interest of the 99% at heart, not the 1%.

Over the past few years the Tea-Party and its ilk disguised as the Republican Party have waged war on workers. Look at Wisconsin, New Jersey, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana & Ohio. Workers and their rights have been violated. They've proposed legislation to strip workers of what they bargained for. In numerous state capitols these people are attacking our unemployment benefits, lowering or doing away with workers compensation and restricting our rights.

For the benefit of ourselves and families we may consider the following approach:
1. Register to vote, you and every person of voter age in your household
2. Engage in the interview process of local candidates
3. Do they support working families' issues?
4. Contact your district council office or local union for information concerning these candidates.
5. Vote and make sure every person eligible on your jobsite and in your household VOTES

As members of a craft union we need to consider what is best for our industries and our profession. We need to vote to protect our livelihood and enhance our ability to make a living. The paycheck we earn, along with the benefits our union negotiates is a family value.

Protect your Family-Protect your Paycheck

VOTE


We Will Survive Capitalism! - Black Friday/Buy Nothing FLASH MOB, SF

(This video is public on Youtube and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)

45 GOP Senators Filibustering Consumer Protection Nominee
Have Received Millions From Wall Street This Year
45 GOP Senators Filibustering Consumer Protection Nominee Have Received Millions From Wall Street This Year
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Finishing Trades Institute of DC#80
Training Schedule for 2012

(Apprenticeship & Safety Classes)
FTI of DC#80 Training Schedule for 2012


Wall Street Banks Earned Billions In Profits Off $7.7 Trillion
In Secret Fed Loans Made During The Financial Crisis
Wall Street Banks Earned Billions In Profits Off $7.7 Trillion In Secret Fed Loans Made During The Financial Crisis
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Billionaire Investor Who Compared Taxing The Rich To Nazi Invasions
Will Hold Fundraiser For Romney
Billionaire Investor Who Compared Taxing The Rich To Nazi Invasions Will Hold Fundraiser For Romney
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Republicans Block Investigative Power for Oil Spill Commission

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10/17/2011 - I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street

(This video is public on Youtube and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)

From the GNOAFLCIO, Labor Day Picnic is POSTPONED:



For questions, please contact your union hall,
or Jeanie at the
Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO office
at 504-482-0197 or jeanie@gnoaflcio.com.

Thank you for your understanding.
Stay Safe and Stay Dry!


Save Avondale Shipyard March and Rally - October 1, 2011

For more info on the serious situation at Avondale, please CLICK HERE for AvondaleSOS.org.


08/28/11 - Re-Signing Southern Painting

PAINTER'S LOCAL UNION #49
Internal Memorandum

TO: Herbert Santos Sr.
       General Representative IUPAT
FROM: Local Union #49
DATE: August 24, 2011
SUBJECT: Thank You!

It's challenging time: corporations, and politicians wants to put the blame of this declining economy on the shoulders of our Unions. They mislabel the members' jobs and functions to appeal to their inadequacy. We, the Unions must continue to educate and advocate for the members. That is why, the Painter's Local Union #49 President, Sammy Mardis and members truly appreciate you for facilitating, strategic thinking and successfully convincing a local contractor to resigning as a union contractor.

Therefore, on behalf of the men, woman, and family members of this great local, we thank you for the unparalleled understanding of the union, negotiation, litigation, and support. We are so appreciative for your ongoing labor for the better of the Union.

We look forward to continue building a local union that will help being a service to you, District Council #80, and the AFL-CIO.

Sincerely,
Painter Local #49, Memphis, TN. Members


08/25/11 - Americans Happy as Long as Someone's Worse Off


(This video is public on Youtube and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)


Misleading Anti-Union Study - 07/26/2011

Anti-Union Study Misleads On the Cost of Labor Agreements In Construction
Anti-Union Study Misleads On the Cost of Labor Agreements In Construction
by WePartyPatriots
Click HERE for the whole story.


Save Social Security - 07/21/2011

Click for Whole Article @ The Bernie Buzz


Legislative Wrap Up - 07/14/2011

This past legislative session in Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee have been downright horrible for workers and the working families. Louisiana is still in session and the assault on workers and workers' rights continue in the same fashion.

Here is a sample of the disrespect we are being subjected to: Alabama- a) the legislators voted to no longer hold dues check-off from public employees, b) restricted public employee unions from making political contributions, c) re-enforced laws with further restrictions on public demonstration (informational picketing and hand billing). Click for More


07/08/2011

Jimmy Kimmel unveils "Michele Bachmann's story of America"
(This video is public on Videocafe and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)

07/02/2011

Raymond Price IV
RAYMOND J. PRICE IV, age 27; beloved fiance' of Ashley Hocevar; devoted son of Raymond J. III and Mary Ann (nee Onchak); dear brother of Ryan, Randall, and Ashley; cherished grandson of Raymon J., Jr., and Joseph and Dolores Onchak; loving nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend of many. Raymond was a proud member of the Painters and Allied Trades Union, Local 707. Friends may call at PARKSIDE CHURCH, 7100 PETTIBONE RD., CHAGRIN FALL, OH where services will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11am. VISITATION TUESDAY 2-8PM AND WEDNESDAY 9-11am (PRIOR TO SERVICES) at PARKSIDE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Raymond J. Price Memorial Fund at Chase Bank. Online condolences may be submitted at gdfh.net. Arrangements by Golubski Deliberato Funeral Home 216-883-3900.

Visitation will be held at Parkside Church
Tuesday 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
and Services at 11:00


06/28/11 - The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand


(This video is public on Youtube and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)

6/28/11
!!! JOB OPENING !!!
Wanted: SCMA Industrial Painter/Coating Applicator "Entry Level" (CLICK HERE for INFO)


06/21/11 - Empty Chairs Video by AFLCIONow


(This video is public on youtube and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)

06/15/11 - Great Happenings in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee Local Union 49
Spring/Early Summer 2011

It's been a busy time, new City of Memphis agreement for maintenance workers, work picking up in the area, safety training and pin ceremony members with 35 + years of service.


Three former Business Managers (Red West 50 years, William McCune 40 years and current Local Union President Sammy Mardis 35 years) along with Vincent Rowell 40 years and James Thomason 65 years received anniversary pins. Dinner was held to honor our retirees. Both Brothers Rowell and Thomason are WWII veterans. Not only do we honor their service to the IUPAT but the country as well. (pictured above)

It is a trying time for our members working for the city of Memphis, as we all know for all cities and its employees; however we were able to reach new 2 year agreement. It's imperative we work with the city to alleviate any laid offs or job reduction.


OSHA 10 Training and Lead Awareness classes have been held (pictured above). Please remember you need a current OSHA 10 card to get a job referral. For most, if not all industrial jobs you will be required to have the OSHA training and pass urine test, some are going to hair follicle test. It is our responsibility as members and crafts persons to be able to meet these basic contractor needs.

The local is looking forward to creating a mentoring class/system to help our Young members adapt to the current work environment and help them to become assest to our local union. With the knowledge and power we can develop our young lions and future leaders.


06/14/11: Jindal Veto of Cigarette Tax:


(This video is public on thinkprogress.org and is not property of the IUPATDC80. For more info, go to wwltv)

Glazier's Meeting
Time: 6:00 PM Thursday March 10, 2011
Place: Union Hall: 2400 Crestview Ave., Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 504-466-4114 Fax: 504-466-3294
Thank you,
Bert Santos

03/11/11: Reagan Video:


Ronald Reagan in Support of Unions and Collective Bargaining
(This video is public on youtube and is not property of the IUPATDC80.)

02/17/11 - Mailing List Sign-Up is fully operational, so sign up now and never miss a thing with the DC 80!

02/12/11 - Our Contact Us, Benefits, & Links Pages are online and can be accessed from the menu on the left side of this page. More to come very soon.

02/11/11 - The new IUPAT D.C. 80 website is under construction. Feel free to poke around and check things out, but be aware that not all links and features will be working. Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon to see our exciting new progress!

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