Statement by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President James Williams:

"The men and women of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades congratulate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

"Their campaign for change has already brought renewed hope to a country in the midst of one of its most challenging times in history. We now look forward to the inspired leadership of this new administration and take heart knowing that the issues important to working families - the right to organize, fair wages, a secure retirement and health care reform - will no longer fall on deaf ears. We believe that the Obama Administration will give working families what we want most - a chance to be heard.

"The members of the IUPAT stand ready to put their resolve and skills to work and remake America with President Obama and Vice President Biden."

The IUPAT represents more than 160,000 active and retired members in the United States and Canada. We are painters, glaziers, floor coverers and drywall finishers, among other trades, who work every day to build a better North America.

SOURCE International Union of Painters and Allied Trades



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