Black History Month Labor Profiles: Kenneth Rigmaiden
For Black History Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various African American leaders and activists who have worked at the intersection of civil and labor rights. On the latest edition of State of the Unions, we talk with Ken Rigmaiden, the president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).
Painters Lend Helping Hand in the Construction Trades
Work in the construction trades is very physically and mentally demanding. For some workers, those conditions combined with other factors can lead to the need for support from the community. The Painters are stepping up to provide that support for workers who are dealing with depression or substance abuse with IUPAT Helping Hand, a new program designed to raise awareness and provide resources for working people who are struggling.