Painters’ Union Endorses Clinton for President

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton picked up a key labor endorsement from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. The IAM endorsed Clinton in August. (Photo: Bill Burke / Page One Photography)

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) became the fifth major labor union to endorse Hillary Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The IAM, the Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), the Bricklayers (BAC) and the American Federation of Teachers have already endorsed Clinton, a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York.

“[Clinton] is committed to creating jobs with significant infrastructure investment to rebuild our roads, bridges and highways, and she is ready to advance training programs, like union apprenticeships, to fill those jobs,” said IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden. “The proud men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades are ready to work every day to elect Hillary Clinton as our next President of the United States.”

The IUPAT represents men and women who work in the industrial and commercial painting, drywall finishing, glazing and glasswork, floor covering installation and sign and display crafts, among other trades.