Service + Solidarity Spotlight: IUPAT Fights to Organize Immigrant Workers Exploited in the Underground Economy

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: IUPAT Fights to Organize Immigrant Workers Exploited in the Underground Economy

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

“No one is exploited worse than the immigrant worker in this country.” That’s how Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General President Jimmy Williams Jr. leads off a new video addressing the exploitation of immigrant workers in the United States.

The video lets immigrant workers from the underground economy in the construction industry tell their own stories—stories of abuse and exploitation. Williams says that IUPAT is a union that fights for all workers, and that IUPAT won’t stop until all workers in their trades are organized.

Watch the full video.

Kenneth Quinnell
Thu, 06/30/2022 – 09:42

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Updated: August 8, 2022 — 9:57 pm