International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 81

IUPAT, District Council 81
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


Based in Denver, CO

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, Floor Covering Installation, and many more successful careers in the construction industry and public sector. The IUPAT DC 81 is committed to representing, building power with, and fighting alongside all workers in our industry - union and non-union alike.

Organizer Responsibilities

  • Build one-on-one relationships with workers through outreach efforts that include jobsites visits, house calls, etc.
  • Work with existing and potential union members in developing a worker organizing committee
  • Regularly engage contractors, engineers, architects and end-users in order to strengthen the IUPAT DC 81’s presence in the market and maintain labor standards
  • Assist in recruiting and developing workforce to meet labor demands
  • Assist with all District Council 81 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, etc.)
  • Any other duties/tasks as assigned

Candidate Characteristics

  • Demonstrates commitment to union democracy, member-driven organizing, and marketing of our union
  • Bilingual/Literate in English and Spanish is preferable, but not mandatory.
  • Outgoing, with a positive attitude, and an ability to follow direction
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
  • Proficient 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 81 crafts.

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

Instructions for Applying
Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter and résumé to: ssmith@iupat.org and jdfitch81@gmail.com, with the subject line “[Your Name] Full-Time Denver Field Representative Application

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