Why We Exist

Why does IUPAT exist? Our Association supports the concept that workers need to be professionally trained, qualified and safe. Therefore, they should be treated fairly and be provided with a living wage.

What is IUPAT called to do as an organization? Make every job a reflection of the high standards that we hold ourselves accountable to. We are in the “finishing “business, so we ask all our members and leaders to FINISH STRONG.

How will IUPAT achieve our goals? By following the concept of COVERAGE. Our members understand that the ability to provide “coverage" to surfaces provides our income. Here is how we provide coverage to our union on a daily basis: How We Serve

About IUPAT

Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 7 is an affiliate of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), AFL-CIO, chartered on April 25th, 2003 at the State of Wisconsin.

DC 7 represents approximately 2,400 members in the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula and has over 180 signatory contractors. Our members are employed by PPG Industries, Derse Inc., all of the major glazing, painting & decorating and drywall taping & finishing contractors in the greater Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Racine & Fox Valley areas. In addition, Miller Brewing Company, the Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee Hilton Hotel, Milwaukee Public Museum, the City of Madison & Milwaukee, Counties of Milwaukee & Dane, the State of Wisconsin, Racine Unified School District, Milwaukee Public Schools, and a number of other entities also employ our members.

We help ensure that our members working conditions are safe and that our members get good pay and benefits, like health care coverage and pensions. We represent workers by bargaining collectively with employers, as well as helping workers handle difficult work situations.

Complete one of our online forms to apply for membership as a Journeyman Drywall Finisher, Painter & Decorator, Glazier, or Sign & Display worker.

If you've recently been laid off, let us know so that we can assist you.

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