We the members of District Councils and Local Unions
affiliated with the International Union of Painters and Allied
Trades—believing that organization and collective action is
necessary to foster and adopt ways and means for the continuous improvement of the working and living standards of the
members of this International Union; to secure legislation in
the interests of our members; to bring about higher wages,
shorter hours and better working conditions for them; to influence public opinion by peaceful and legal methods in favor of
our affiliated organizations and all organized labor generally; to
promote, encourage and bring into existence satisfactory contractual relationships with employers in the industries from
which the members of our affiliates are drawn; to advance and
maintain better relations between our members and their employers; and to otherwise enrich the lives of our members and
their families, all other working men and women, and all
mankind—do hereby formulate and adopt this Constitution for
our guidance and government.