FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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The International Union of Painters of Allied Trades Joins UFCW in Condemning the Latest in a Series of Attacks on Workers Throughout the Country
The IUPAT stands in Solidarity with Working Families United, the United Food Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) to protect hard working families, being targeted by the Trump Administration and its’ extreme enforcement policies
MASSILLON, Ohio– With blatant disregard for hard working people in this country, the Trump Administration continues to ramp up efforts to target workers trying to make ends meet in some of the toughest work environments this country has to offer. Like many other immigrants in U.S. history these men and women have come, in hopes of building a better life and to realize the American Dream. Many have realized that dream by joining unions to secure a fair and safe workplace, free from intimidation and exploitation. The actions of this administration undermine the rights of all workers and one of the most important American values we believe in, collective action.
Attacks against any workers regardless of affiliation on their job site, by unscrupulous contractors, overzealous Government agents or anyone else is something that undermines our ability as workers to bargain for better wages and better conditions.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades will stand with our Brothers and Sisters in the Working Families United coalition and demand action in our communities as we push for an end to these unjust enforcement policies and call on legislators to provide comprehensive immigration reform that includes a clean path to citizenship.
-Kenneth Rigmaiden, General President
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES (IUPAT)
Represents a growing community of over 160,000 active and retired craftspeople in the United States and Canada. The IUPAT membership extends far beyond the workplace.
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 worker education and mobilization.