Building Advantage Wisconsin

Archive: Jul 2013

Work Hard. Play Hard – a Laborer’s life as a Union Member

When he was 19 years old, Chuck Cherney, a Laborer with Local 113, was looking for a summer job between semesters at UW-Whitewater. Like the majority of tradespeople, construction wasn’t necessarily Chuck’s first career choice. After working a few summers, and attending college for a little over four years, Chuck realized something important.

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Interview with IUPAT General President

It’s not every day we get to interview a General President, but we were given the opportunity thanks to Marcus Shepherd with the Painters & Allied Trades District Council 7. We were very proud to hear how Marcus was inspired by Kenneth Rigmaiden, General President for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), and humbled that we were able to get Mr. Rigmaiden to answer a few questions for our readers.

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