PDC 30 BLOG

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has honored International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 30 Business Manager Ryan Anderson with the 2019 IUPAT Conservation Steward of the Year Award for his exemplary commitment to conservation and youth outreach. 

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On behalf of the PATCH Foundation, we’d like to thank everyone for attending our 4th Annual Run with the Lion 5K! Despite the rainy weather, we had a great turnout and it was fun to see so many smiling faces at the finish line. Together, we raised over $35,000 for the PATCH Foundation - thank you for supporting our cause, sponsoring the event, and participating in the race! 

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Your professional credentials and IUPAT apprenticeships are in danger. The proposal to adopt a new form of apprenticeship – called Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAPs) – is the first step in a short process that can devastate the value of your 3-year apprenticeship program. Act now to make your opinion known (deadline for comment: August 26th). Oppose the proposed rule that will allow IRAPs. Make clear that your union, in cooperation with signatory employers, have excellent existing apprenticeship programs.

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Anti-Union operatives in Washington are trying to destroy IUPAT apprenticeship programs, and we need your help to stop them. Submit comments today: http://bit.ly/IUPAT

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On May 17, 2019, PDC 30 leaders presented the 2019 PATCH Foundation Grant award to Fox Valley United Way's SPARK Early Childhood Collaboration program.

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