IUPAT DC7 & WISCAP Partner to Fight Poverty

11 Mar 2019

Big Bend, Wisconsin – (March 7, 2019) –The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council No. 7 (IUPAT DC7) has just joined in an exciting partnership with Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP).

This partnership will bring together the largest union of painters, glaziers, drywall taping and finishing contractors in Wisconsin with one of the most progressive local change agents fighting poverty. Working together, the organizations aim to help those living in poverty to obtain quality employment through IUPAT.

IUPAT DC7 Program provides on-the-job training and education to produce the productive, skilled workers companies seek to employ.

“The opportunity for us to join forces with WISCAP was an obvious choice for us. Together, we'll be able to change the lives of people in our community. Parents who have been struggling to get dinner on the table will finally have confidence in their career path. They'll have a secure, well-paying position with benefits and the effects of that are immeasurable," said Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Jeff Merhoff.

Merhoff continued, “Our union is committed to producing a productive, skilled, safety-focused workforce—the most knowledgeable and accomplished of all craft workers in North America. With our unsurpassed training opportunities and ongoing support, these individuals will find quality, life-changing employment."

For further information on this new partnership, please contact Jeff Merhoff at jeff@iupatdc7.com or (262) 910-9066.

ABOUT IUPAT DC7

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 25, 2003 in the State of Wisconsin. DC7 represents approximately 2,400 members in the State of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula and has over 180 signatory contractors. Members are employed by PPG Industries, Derse Inc., and all of the major glazing, painting, decorating, drywall taping and finishing contractors in the state of Wisconsin.

ABOUT WISCAP

Wisconsin Community Action Program Association is the association of sixteen Community Action Agencies and two Special Purpose Agencies. They are the statewide voice for these agencies and people struggling with poverty. WISCAP advances the work of their member organizations to help people and communities become economically secure. The organization focuses on public policy and advocacy, training and technical assistance, resource development, poverty awareness, and multiple programs.

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