Labor Management Partners

Finishing Trades Institute (FTI)

The FTI is the education department for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and FCA International. The FTI’s core purpose is to develop and expand a qualified and competitive work force for the finishing trades industries and oversee the apprenticeship training program where those who wish to enter our trades learn their craft. The FTI not only provides the necessary skills to do the job right the first time, but also provides the training to do it safely. Visit to learn more about the FTI.

IUPAT Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum of Understanding was developed by the IUPAT to ensure traveling contractors only have to sign an agreement with their local union. When traveling to other district councils to perform work, both FCA International and the IUPAT recommend contractors seek to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

Click here to download a Memorandum of Understanding

Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI)

On March 11, 2019 FCA International and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement concering recent industry issues. This agreement resolves the deadlocked motions currently in arbitration, rescinds the termination of the Labor Management Cooperation Initiative and dimsisses the International Painters & Allied Trades Pension Fund civil action pending in the United States district court. Click here to learn more about the memorandum.