IUPAT – International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


Based in Atlanta, GA


About the IUPAT
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents a growing force of men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades – Industrial & Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Glazing & Glass Work, and Floor Covering Installation, and many more successful careers in the construction industry and public sector.

The IUPAT District Council (DC) 77 is committed to representing, building power with and fighting alongside with all workers in our industry; union and non-union alike.

Position: Organizer, Full-Time

Organizer Responsibilities

  • Build one-on-one relationships with workers through outreach efforts that include jobsites visits, house call, etc.
  • Work with existing and potential union members in developing a worker organizing committee
  • Regularly engages contractors, engineers, architects and end-users in order to strengthen the IUPAT presence in the market and maintain labor standards;
  • Assist in recruiting and developing workforce to meet labor demands
  • Assist with all DC 77 organizing campaigns
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating large actions such as pickets, rallies, marches, and strikes
  • Assist leaders in mobilizing for union actions, community actions and campaigns through activities such as phone-banking, leafleting, online outreach, site visits, home visits, etc.
  • Assist with outreach to engage student organizations, community groups, and other allies
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary (such as maintaining databases, producing materials and correspondence)
  • Any other duties/tasks as assigned

Candidate characteristics

  • Has demonstrated commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, and marketing of our union.
  • Bilingual is preferred (Spanish and English).  Being bilingual and literate in English and Spanish is helpful but not mandatory.
  • Must be outgoing, have a positive attitude, and follow direction
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work some weeknights and weekends
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication
  • Willingness to represent and organize all IUPAT DC 77 crafts.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive. Health and vision coverage provided, paid personal time off as well as sick time.

How to Apply
Please send a résumé with relevant experience, work history, accomplishments and three references, along with a cover letter to Dwebster@iupatdc77.org. Include “IUPAT DC77 Organizer” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for applications is Friday, May 24, 2024.

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