District Council 4

Painters & Allied Trades International Union

District Council 4

Welcome to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 4


We are Painters District Council #4 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades or IUPAT.  We represent men and women in the 33 counties of Western & Central New York who work in what we are called the Finishing Trades, residential, commercial and industrial painting, drywall finishing, glassworker, glazing and bill board posting.  In addition we also represent healthcare workers, pressworkers and service delivery groups. Learn More


This summer our friends at Painters District Council #4’s Apprenticeship & Journeymen’s programs would like to offer some safety tips to help our children.  First, establish a safe house on your block.  That’s a house where there’s a known trusted parent where your child could go if dangers near and you’re not there to help.  Second and most important, if anyone has any information on a missing child please call 1-800-THE-LOST.  That’s a national missing children hotline.  Remember your call is confidential and could help save a young child’s life.  This important reminder is from Painters District Council #4’s Apprenticeship & Journeymen’s programs here in Buffalo.  Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer season. 


My level of appreciation is so high for what the PATCH Foundation has done. Its willingness to support Children’s Hospitals to build private rooms for neonates will impact not just one life, but many.

Dr. Phil Kibort, VP of Medical Affairs/CMO Children's Hospitals of Minnesota

“The goal of STAR is to create a “WIN-WIN” situation between the union and our contractor partners.  We want to recognize and reward the members for taking the initiative to better themselves in the field and create a safer working environment.  At the same time help reduce workers’ compensation costs for our employers and improve their profitability”.

Mark Stevens, BM/ST