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Painters offer skills to non-profits throughout N.Y. for Community Day of Action

Painters offer skills to non-profits throughout N.Y. for Community Day of Action

Originally published in NY Daily News | By Ginger Adam Otis | April 22, 2017 Hundreds of city painters lent their time and skills Saturday to six non-profit organizations as part of a Community Day of Action. From the boroughs to Albany, District Council 9 Painters — a crew of bridge painters, commercial painters and drywall tapers… READ MORE

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP NOTICE: PAINTING INDUSTRY PROMOTION FUND – DEADLINE 7.30.17

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP NOTICE: PAINTING INDUSTRY PROMOTION FUND – DEADLINE 7.30.17

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP NOTICE: PAINTING INDUSTRY PROMOTION FUND – DEADLINE 7.30.17 Any member of Local Unions 18, 19, 20, 24, 113, 490, 806, 1087, 1456 and 1486 who has a son or daughter graduating from high school this semester, has maintained at least a B average, and will attend an accredited four-year university, is eligible. Please provide… READ MORE

Union’s Handbill About ‘Bed Bugs’ and Manhattan Hotel Is Not Defamation, Court Rules

New York Law Journal | Jan. 31, 2017 by Joel Stashenko   Handbills that said a Manhattan hotel was “infested with bed bugs” but then offered another definition of the pests expressed protected speech and were not defamatory in a labor dispute between the hotel’s management and a painters’ union, a state judge ruled. Manhattan… READ MORE

DISTRICT COUNCIL 9 POLITICAL DIRECTOR DAVON LOMAX ON TRAINING STANDARDS FOR ALL WORKERS

NEW YORK CITY MUST REQUIRE TRAINING STANDARDS FOR ALL WORKERS By Davon Lomax | January 31, 2017 | NY Slant The New York City Council held a hearing on Tuesday on Bill 1447, introduced by Councilman Jumaane Williams, that would require state-sanctioned apprenticeship programs for all buildings above a certain height. Passing this bill is… READ MORE

A MESSAGE FROM BM/ST JOSEPH AZZOPARDI ON INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO REPEAL THE DAVIS-BACON ACT

Brothers & Sisters, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has introduced legislation to REPEAL the federal DAVIS–BACON ACT. This would in effect slash the wages of both union and non-union American construction workers. As many of you know, this is the standard by which we all live to provide for our families. In District Council 9 alone… READ MORE