Affiliate Membership | International Union of Painters & Allied Trades


is available at an initial fee of


for two years


International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
Affiliate Membership

You may become an Affiliate Member if:

  • You are a former member of the IUPAT and are out of work, or
  • You are presently performing finishing trade work but are not eligible for regular union membership.

Once Affiliate Members join, they will receive a call from an IUPAT representative in their area, to complete a brief questionnaire about their work experience. Affiliate Members will then be placed on the Affiliate Member Out-of-Work List (“OWL”). The Affiliate Member OWL is used when the IUPAT cannot find enough regular members to fill the staffing needs of a union contractor, or to recruit individuals when the union needs to place painters, drywall finishers, and glaziers with union contractors for special projects geared toward recapturing work in market sectors that rarely use union labor, such as commercial and industrial repaint and retrofit, new residential, and home repaint and remodel.

Thus, the biggest benefit of Affiliate Membership is possible transition into regular membership and a return, or entry, into union employment. But there are more benefits, including having the IUPAT a phone call away if you are having issues with your employer. See below for a list of benefits of Affiliate Membership.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership

Representation on the Job
Representation on the Job

The IUPAT will help you make certain your rights are protected on the job. You don’t have to be a regular member of a union to get paid what you’re supposed to get paid, or to receive the right training and equipment to get the job done safely. The IUPAT can help you deal with issues with your employer, at no additional costs to you.

Union Plus
Enrollment in Union Plus

The AFL-CIO-created Union Plus provides you and your family members with valuable consumer benefits. Union Plus provides valuable discounts on many products and services, up to $20,000 in accidental death insurance at no cost, free legal consultation, discounts for prescriptions, dental, vision, hearing, physician, and hospital care for the whole family, access to college scholarships, and more. See a list of benefits by clicking here.

Reduced Application Fee
Reduced Application Fee

If an opportunity opens up to for you to work for a union employer and become a regular union member, Affiliate Members pay a reduced application fee.

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
IUPAT Membership Benefits

IUPAT members enjoy many benefits, such as attending special events, receiving IUPAT t-shirts and other gear, and learning about valuable services for working families across the country.

Join Now!

Start by entering your basic contact information. (You will not join, and will not be listed as an Affiliate Member, until you have completed the registration process and approve payment of the Affiliate Member fee.)


Answering the following question is optional. If you do answer, you authorize IUPAT to use your response to complete statistical information concerning diversity of our membership and to share that information (without identifying any individual member) with government agencies and other organizations.

Professional Experience

How many years of professional experience do you have in the finishing trades (painting, drywall finishing, etc.)?

Have you ever been a member of IUPAT or any other Union?   


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Almost Done.

Clicking the “Continue to Make Payment” button below will take you to the final step in completing your application for Affiliate Membership. You will be directed to a separate window in order to provide your payment information.

Your membership will not be complete until you provide payment of $36.00 on the next page.


Thank you.

You have chosen to become an IUPAT Affiliate Member and have successfully completed the application and payment process. Please allow 5-10 business days for the processing of your application - after which time, an IUPAT representative will contact you to complete your work history questionnaire. For more information, please see the resources below or call us directly at 410.564.5900

Thank you.

Thank you for expressing your interest in the IUPAT Affiliate Membership opportunity. An IUPAT Representative will contact you soon with more information about signing up as an Affiliate Member. Should you have any questions, feel free to call the IUPAT directly at 410.564.5900.


Union Plus Benefits in Detail

Affiliate Members are enrolled and can immediately participate in Union Plus, the only consumer benefits endorsed by the AFL-CIO and the IUPAT. Go to for more updates on these benefits.


Save 10% on service - including sales prices - and 5% on tires at Goodyear Gemini Auto Service Centers;

Union Plus Car Rentals

Save up to 25% on car rentals with discounts from Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
Avis: 1-800-698-5685
Budget: 1-800-455-2848
Hertz: 1-800-654-2200

Auto Buying Service

Save time and money when you buy a new or used car or truck.

Union Plus Motor Club

Get emergency roadside assistance and locksmith services. All calls answered in the U.S.

Hybrid Union-Made Car Rebate

Purchase a union-made, EPA-certified Green Vehicle through the Union Plus Auto Buying Service and automatically get a $200 rebate.

Theme Park Discounts

Save at parks nationwide including Busch Gardens, Disneyland, Disney World, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Universal Studios, and more.

Cruise Discounts

5% discount for union members on NCL America cruises in Hawaii. Even better discounts on selected staterooms and sailings.

Worldwide Vacation Tours

Save $100 on discounted international travel packages and tours.

Entertainment Discounts

Save on movie tickets and rentals, theme parks, theaters, sporting events, and more.

AT&T Wireless Discounts

Save 15% off monthly wireless service from AT&T, the only nationwide unionized wireless company.

Home Heating Oil

Save an average of $200-$300 a year on home heating oil.


Save 20% when you send flowers, gifts or plants. Items are hand-delivered by local florists.

Gift Certificate Discounts

Enjoy the convenience of buying multiple gift cards all in one location and free shipping from some of America's most popular merchants.

Moving Discount

Preferred moving discounts with Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines.

Pet Savings

Save 25% on veterinarian services, pet supplies, and more. Save up to 15% on pet health insurance premiums.
1-888-789-PETS (1-888-789-7387) 1-866-473-7387 (Pet health insurance)

Heating Oil Rebate

If you participate in the Union Plus Home Heating Oil Program, get a $100 rebate with the purchase of new energy efficient heating oil equipment.

Clothing Discounts

Buy union-made apparel and save 5% to 10% on everything you buy.
Justice Clothing Co.: 888-661-0620
All American Clothing: 1-888-937-8009

Home Energy Savings

Receive $100 for every $400 spent with your Union Plus Credit Card on the cost of making home energy upgrades, up to the lifetime limit of $500


A mortgage program to help you and your children buy a home. Unique benefit helps make mortgage payments if you're out of work.

Budget Truck Rental

Save 20% off truck rentals from Budget.

HVAC Rebates

Get a $50 rebate when you use your Union Plus Credit Card to purchase an annual maintenance agreement with a union HVAC contractor.

Powell's Online Bookstore

This unionized online bookstore offers affordable used and new books.

Dell Discounts

Save 10-30% on Dell laptops and desktops.

Credit Card

Union-backed credit card with competitive rates and assistance for members facing job loss, recent disability, large hospital bills.

Union-Made Checks

Union-printed checks and labels that feature your union logo.

Life Insurance

Protect your union family's future with life, accident, disability, and hospital recovery insurance

Auto Insurance

Save with competitive group rates. Features driver's training grants and payment deferments during strikes.

Credit Score Discounts

Learn your FICO credit score and get help improving it.

Accident Insurance

Receive up to $20,000 in accidental death insurance at no cost. Additional coverage also available.

Credit Counseling

Get free, confidential budget and credit counseling, and no-cost debt management assistance from certified counselors.

Online Tax Service

Save up to 15% on online tax preparation with TurboTax.

Eldercare Services

Save on the rising costs of eldercare services.

Health Club

Pre-negotiated 15% to 30% discounts on monthly fees at over 10,000 health clubs nationwide.

Consumer Reports Health Online Discount

Save 30% on an annual subscription to

Health Savings

Helps cut out-of-pocket costs on prescriptions, dental, vision, hearing, physician, and hospital care for the whole family.

Legal Service

Speak to a lawyer free about any legal question or problem. Free document review and 30% off additional services.

Consumer Reports Online Discount

Save 27% on an annual subscription to

Union Plus Scholarship

Awards $150,000 annually to members and their families pursuing higher education.

National Labor College Scholarship

Awards $25,000 annually to those enrolling in the National Labor College.

Union SAFE

Grant money and advice to help union members facing financial hardship.

National Labor College Green Scholarship

Scholarships for union members enrolled in the NLC's Green Workplace Representatives Certificate program.