INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES
WHO WE ARE
District Council 53, located at 1591 Washington St East, Charleston, is a Labor Organization representing over 1,800 members in the construction industry, such as, Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Hydroblasters/Vacuum Technicians and Sign and Display workers. Take a moment to check out the latest News and Events, meet our Leadership, and learn more about the Industries we represent.
YOU CAN NOW PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE! Click on the following link to pay your dues online:
You can also have your dues paid automatically, thereby ensuring your dues are always up-to-date. This service is totally free to our members! Just click on the links below to find out more. You can still pay your dues at the Charleston Hall located at 1591 Washington St E, Charleston, WV 25311. You can also mail your dues to our address listed.
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FROM THE BMST
IUPAT HELPING HAND
Working in the building and construction trades is a challenging career. There are high productivity demands on the workforce to meet deadlines, as well as working conditions that can often be an extreme danger if strict safety guidelines aren’t followed.
Yet, there are other risks construction workers face in the industry – suicide and substance use disorder.
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Britain’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) reported that the suicide rate for construction workers is the second highest of all industries in the United States (farming, fishing and forestry was first), and first in Canada.
In fact, data shows that construction workers are three times more likely to take their own life than the rest of the population.
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DISTRICT COUNCIL 53 WINS AWARD
Pictured are (from left) General Executive Board members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) James A. Williams, Jr., George Galis, Brian Stanley (DC 53’s Director of Organizing), General President Kenneth E. Rigmaiden, Dan Poling (DC 53’s Business Manager), and William D. Candelori, Jr.