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IATSE and IUPAT Sign Compact

In May 2006, James Williams, General President of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and Thomas Short, International President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) signed the Mutual Alliance Pact for Progress.

This Alliance was created in the spirit of our unions pledging to work together to organize the unorganized in our mutual trades instead of competing for those who already carry a union card.  “I commend President Short on his vision and leadership in joining the Painters and Allied Trades in this Alliance,” said General President Williams.  “It is forward thinking such as his that will strengthen the organized labor movement.   We at the Painters and Allied Trades are proud to stand with the members of IATSE in solidarity.”