IUPAT District Council 78 Florida

The Construction Trade Union for Painters, Glaziers, Drywall Installers, Trade Show Workers, Wall and Floor Coverers.


International Union of Painters & Allied Trades AFL-CIO (IUPAT) is a Construction Trades Labor Organization that represents workers in a varity of trades.  District Council 78 (Florida) and its affiliated Local Unions are sub-divisions of the International labor movement in the United States and Canada.  Members of the IUPAT are protected by a "Collective Bargaining Agreement" (CBA) which is a type of contract between the workers and their employer.  A CBA spells out in writing wages, benefits and working conditions for workers.  This contract is negotiated between the workers' representatives and the employer's management team.

Apprenticeship Program

IUPAT District Council 78 Florida offers a 4 year certified apprenticeship program to members.  If you are interested in learning valuable trade skills through our Department of Education Certified programs in Industrial/Commercial Painting, Glazing, Trade Show or Wall Finishing, please click on the "Apprentice Apply" Button on the left.  Here you will be prompted to create user name and password and then fill out an online application to the Apprenticeship Program.  Once you complete the application, print it out and take it to the appropriate regional office along with you Government issued ID card, Social Security Card.