DC9 DISTRICT COUNCIL 9 NEW YORK IUPAT, PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES
DC9 LOCAL UNIONS
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades were formally organized on March 15, 1887 in Baltimore, MD. District Council 9 of New York was granted a charter by the IUPAT on December 20th 1900. District Council 9 was founded in the belief that organizing and collective bargaining are necessary to foster and adopt ways and means for the improvement of the working and living standards of union members and their families, as well as a means to address the needs of the industry as a whole.

As union members, we share a proud yet often forgotten history. Without the hard work of our union forefathers we would not have many of the conditions we take for granted today, such as the seven-hour day and five-day workweek. Since 1887 IUPAT members and District Council 9 members have made significant contributions to the working and living standards of all workers, to public policy, and to our industry as a whole.

Today we are over 100 years old and thanks to the members of District Council 9, we are still committed to the same goals and principals we were founded on. District Council 9 members have had the strength to stay united through the good and bad time, the courage to elect skillful leaders and the foresight to face the challenges of the future. With these foundations laid, plus the skills and knowledge we have gained over the last 100 years, we will continue to make a difference in the lives of all working families.
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