Member of the Month

Posted January 26, 2024

Member of the Month Melody Pastor 

In 2024, Local 159 aims to enhance the pride felt by its painters, tapers, and paperhangers, aligning the District Council 16 motto of “High Performance High Value.” As we sought the first member of the month, we thought of an individual embodying these principles, Melody Pastor.

Melody Pastor, graduated from Local 159’s apprenticeship program in 2023, stood out for her exemplary work ethic as both an apprentice and a journey worker. Foremen eagerly welcomed her onto their crews, knowing she would work tirelessly to complete any task. Mel has excelled across various crews including production crew, a swing crew, a punch crew, and a faux crew. Currently, she’s dedicating three weeks to improving her paperhanging abilities. Mel sought out valuable mentors who she convinced of the worth of investing their time in her. Diligently applying their guidance, Mel continuously hones her skills.

Additionally, Mel seized the opportunity to attend Trade Women Build Nations convention in Washington DC, forging bonds with fellow members and gaining inspiration to be a part of forming a women’s committee in Las Vegas. Since her return, Mel hasn’t missed a union meeting, actively engaging in VAC and other Union activities. Mel exemplifies the ethos of “High Performance, High Value” inspiring and motivating those around her to strive for excellence.

Congratulations Mel on being the First Member of the Month for Local 159.    



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