HENDERSON, Nev., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 14, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (UPAT) endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid to become president of the United States.
"As the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton is ready to meet the priorities of the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and working families," said IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden to a crowd of IUPAT members. "She 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. 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 event took place at the IUPAT District Council 15 training center where Secretary Clinton took a short tour and met with several instructors and apprentices to see a demonstration of how they learn their trades. 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.
"Hillary Clinton's distinctive experience serving both as a senator and secretary of state is what makes her the clear choice to be our next president." Rigmaiden continued. "She is the only candidate who, as president, will ably meet the challenges that face a world leader on a daily basis, while still embracing and focusing on the concerns working families have at home -- including healthcare, education for our children and fair pay for all."
"It was our honor to welcome Secretary Clinton to the training center to see first-hand how the IUPAT and its fellow Building Trades unions are dedicated to training a workforce second to none in the construction industry," said John Smirk, business manager/secretary-treasurer of IUPAT District Council 15. "We are looking forward to putting that same commitment work for her on the campaign trail."
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades - commercial and industrial painting, drywall finishing, glazing and glass work and floor covering installation, and sign and display, among other crafts. Learn more about the IUPAT at www.IUPAT.org and follow us @GoIUPAT.
SOURCE International Union of Painters and Allied Trades