All posts by Michael Greenlee

Save the Date!

Glaziers Local 1621 Members, The Eboard has approved after a long awaited 3 years to do a Glaziers Local 1621 Holiday Party this year. The event will be held on December 17th at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose. We are currently still in negotiations on a Room Block for special rates. For now save […]

Flooring Master Agreement Vote!

District Council 16 Northern California Floor Coverers Master Agreement ratification vote will be held on 5/26/2022 from 6am to 5pm. Management has approved their last best and final proposal of a 1 year contract with a $4.00 per hour increase. Please see below for contract and voting locations. District Council 16 Leadership recommends this proposal.

Your Vacation Pay – OE Federal Credit Union

OE Federal Credit Union processes all vacation pay for your Local Union.  Vacation Pay on deposit at the Credit Union that is not accessed at least onetime within a 12-month period becomes “dormant” and subject to escheatment.  State Law requires all accounts that do not have member contact in a three or more year period […]

LU 718 Business Rep Position

Dear Member, Please be advised that District Council 16 is seeking to appoint a Business Representative among the membership of District Council 16, Glaziers and Glass Workers Local Union 718. For you information please see the attached link to the District Council 16 Business Representative’s Job Description. If you are interested in applying for the […]

Administrative Assistant Position Available

District Council 16 is seeking to hire 2 Administrative Assistants! If you are interested in applying for the position, please email your resume no later than Friday, October 15th by 3:30pm to Laurie Pacheco-Cordeiro at laurie@dc16iupat.org.   You can find the PDF HERE with further details of the Administrative Assistant Position.

Help the Oakland A’s!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,If you are an Oakland Resident CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION! The Oakland A’s are a long-time provider of thousands of good union jobs that are critical to Oaklanders and their families. The A’s are planning to move from their current home at the Oakland Coliseum to a new, privately financed ballpark […]

Walter Cantrell Scholarship

District Council 16 is proud to invest in the future of our families! We are now accepting applications for the Walter Cantrell Scholarship. Dependents of any DC16 member in good standing, may apply to receive a $2,000 Walter Cantrell Scholarship by following the application, rules and guidelines. Please submit your application post marked no later […]

Revised Northern California Glaziers Ratification

Mgt. has given their revised proposed offer for the Northern CA Glaziers Master Agreement. Please click the attached link or visit dc16iupat.org for the value, bullet list of proposed changes, voting locations and times. Any member can vote at any of the noted locations.  Click HERE for a Summary of proposed changes. Click HERE for […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Help is Available If you or someone you know is suffering, you are not alone. 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year. 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year. 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. 50% of all lifetime mental […]

Register for Member Mobile Portal!

We are excited to announce that your Over-The-Counter Dues can be paid on our Redesigned website at www.dc16iupat.org on the “Pay Member Dues” Tab! This process will allow our members the flexibility and ease to pay your Over-The-Counter Dues in real time, while staying up-to-date with all the News & Events of DC16 and your […]

Glaziers Become AGMT Certified!

As the Architectural Glass & Metal Technician Certification gains traction and becomes required more on projects moving forward, don’t be left behind without this crucial certification. To qualify for the AGMT certification you will need to have: a minimum of 5 years & 7,500 working hours in the glazing trade (to be confirmed through HS&BA) […]

VAC is Open!!!

I am happy to announce that the VAC is back up and running! Due to COVID-19 the VAC program has been shut down for quite awhile. Thankfully most counties have entered into a less restrictive tier and allowed us more flexibility for holding VAC events. Due to Covid-19, we have had to restructure our VAC […]

NEW DC16 STAR Website

The Redesigned DC16 STAR Website is now up! Please visit the DC16 STAR Website at www.dc16star.org where you will have easy access to the STAR Class Schedule, Signing up for Classes, Requesting a Class and more! The STAR Program was designed entirely for DC16 Members to help build the skills you need to succeed. And […]

The Pride January-December 2020

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – December 2020 Robert Williams III– COVID-19 Training– AGMT Certification– Work Outlook– DC16 New Leadership – 2021 Contract Negotiations Veteran Spotlights– Michael Scott, Painter, LU487– George Pritchard, Glazier, LU1621– Gerry Sharp, Painter, LU1512– Leroy Schoenenberger, Floor Coverer, LU12 Council News– Centralized Dues– 2020 Stepping-Up Awards– 2019 VAC […]

NOW HIRING JATTF INSTRUCTORS!

Dear Member, District Council 16 JATTF is seeking to hire an Instructor from amongst our membership representing all our Crafts. If you are interested in applying, please email your resume no later than Friday, April 2nd by 3:30pm to Liz Herrera at liz@dc16star.org All applicants that have submitted their resume will be invited to attend a […]

ORGANIZER POSITION AVAILABLE!

Dear Member, District Council 16 is seeking to hire an Organizer from among our membership. If you are interested in applying for the position, please email your resume no later than Friday, April 2nd by 3:30pm to Laurie Pacheco-Cordeiro at laurie@dc16iupat.org.   All applicants that have submitted their resume will be invited to attend the DC16/IUPAT […]

Accounts Payable Position Available!

DISTRICT COUNCIL 16 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Livermore, California District Council 16, of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, AFL-CIO, is a proud trade Union established in 1934 in Northern California. We currently represent 13,000 Finishing Trades Professionals in Northern California & Nevada and we are offering an excellent opportunity to support labor […]

IUPAT Scholarships Available!

The IUPAT offers two scholarships to students pursuing an educational degree at an academic institution of their choice. The sons, daughters, and legal dependents of IUPAT members in good standing are eligible to apply for the following scholarships listed below. Please click on the links to access the application forms. S. Frank “Bud” Raftery At […]

CA Stay-at-Home Order as of Dec 3, 2020

Today Governor Newsome announced a new California Stay-at-Home order that is similar to the one issued in March. The new State order contains variances by regions and is triggered by ICU occupancy rates. Regions will remain in the Regional Stay-at-Home Order status for at least three weeks once triggered. Regions may come out of the […]

Congrats Top Painters & Glaziers!

We would like to recognize and congratulate the Top Painters and Glaziers for winning the 2020 NCPFC and NCGMA Stepping-Up Awards! Perfect way to exemplify High Performance / High Value! Glaziers Award Video: https://youtu.be/JIZc0Nr0XRY Painters Award Video: https://youtu.be/giuS_x5oEME

IUPAT Hosts Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

We are only 6 days away from Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd. Tonight @ 5:15 pm EST, Vice President Joe Biden will be speaking to IUPAT members about his plans to stimulate the economy and create more job opportunities for workers in the building trades. Critical issues are on the ballot this year, including: […]

Tradeswomen Build Nations

Good morning All! “The peculiarities of the construction workplace have been used to excuse the industry’s failures to implement equal opportunity for women. But construction industry leaders who have succeeded in integrating women have shown that the same diversity “best practices” that work in other industries work in the construction environment.” -Unfinished Business: Building Equality […]

RNC Anti-Union Tirade

Click Here for the Full RNC Anti-Union Tirade Brothers and sisters, in case you missed it, this past week we witnessed one of the most egregious displays of deliberate anti-union messaging in a speech delivered at the Republican National Convention. Anti-union activist, Rebecca Friedrich celebrated #UnionBusting in front of over 18.5 millionAmericans. If you’ve never […]

USPS Funding Bill

Click Here to Watch the Weekly Government Affairs Update As you know, this weekend the House voted on a bipartisan basis for a USPS bill to stop the theft of our elections through eliminating access to voting. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially turned down several requests from her members to take up more economic recovery […]

The Pride July-December 2019

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine July – December 2019 Chris Christophersen– 2019 Recap– DC16 & Local Union Bylaws– 2020 Contract NegotiationsVeteran Spotlights– Dave Bradfield, Floor Coverer, LU12– Nick Meade, Industrial Painter, LU487– Robert Barrickman, Glazier, LU169– Kent Johnston, Glazier, LU2001Council News– STAR Awards Event No. CA & NV – Apprentice Graduation– PATCH Northern […]

Pride July-Dec 2019

The Pride January-June 2019

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – June 2019 Chris Christophersen– Negotiations– Upcoming EventsMember Spotlights– Debbie Stevens, Industrial Painter– Mike Neville, Jr., Painter– Bill Wright, Glazier– Nestor Gonzalez, PainterWalter Cantrell Scholarship– Five $2,000 Scholarships – Eligibility Requirements– Essay Process/Application Period– This Year’s Essay TopicJob Profiles– Las Vegas Ballpark – Las Vegas, NV– UC […]

The Pride July-December 2018

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine July – December 2018 Chris Christophersen– On Events of 2018– Introduction of New StaffAlex Beltran– On What We Have to Look Forward to in 2019STAR Program News– New STAR Website– 3rd & 4th Quarters Class Schedule 2019Council News– STAR Awards Events– Apprentice Graduation– PATCH Golf Tournament– Finishing Trades […]

The Pride January-June 2018

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – June 2018 Chris ChristophersenOn Current EventsMadison HullWork in the Refineries & Important LegislationMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsVAC Banquet, Day of Action, Parades and more…Job ProfilesMartinez-Shell RefinerySF-1036 Mission ProjectPolitical NewsPrimary EndorsementsLocal Union NewsBusiness Representatives report on local issues

Pride Jan-June 2018

The Pride September-December 2017

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine September – December 2017 Chris ChristophersenTodd Koch Retirement & Current EventsAlex BeltranWelcome New InstructorsVeteran SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsGraduation, NAW 2017, PATCH, and more…Job ProfilesSF-Alcatraz, Palo Alto-1050 Page Mill Road,SF-Sales Force, Mariposa Court HouseNorth Bay FirestormBy: Matt Egan Sr.Local Union NewsBusiness Representatives report on local issues

The Pride May-August 2017

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine May – August 2017 Chris ChristophersenOn HS&BAJohn SherakOn Civil Wage and Penalty AssessmentsMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsIUPAT Day of ActionJob ProfilesSan Mateo – Hayward BridgeUCSF Benioff Children’s HospitalImportant InformationHS&BA Local UnionNews Business Representatives report on local issues

The Pride January-April 2017

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – April 2017 Chris ChristophersenOn Upcoming ChangesJohn SherakOrganizing Department Looking Back at 2016Member SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsVAC BanquetNational Apprentice WeekJob ProfilesCA Pacific Medical Center – SFKaiser – SacramentoLabor Law“What Unionized Construction Workers Will Lose” Local UnionNews Business Representatives report on local issues

The Pride September-December 2016

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine September – December 2016 Chris ChristophersenOn Current EventsMike WestOn Fact Checking for this ElectionMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsApprentice GraduationInformation on HS&BAJob ProfilesKings Arena – SacramentoEast Alameda County Court HouseLabor History“Right to Work” by Madison HullPolitical News2016 Endorsements Local UnionNews Business Representatives report on local issues

The Pride May-August 2016

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine May – August 2016 Chris ChristophersenOn Current EventsMike WestOn The Importance of VotingMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValuePolitical NewsNational Building Trades ConferenceJob ProfilesKelly Moore – San CarlosGraton Ranch Casino Hotel – Rohnert ParkLabor HistoryMemorial Day 2016Labor LawThe Minimum WageLocal UnionNews Business Representatives report on local issues

The Pride January-April 2016

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – April 2016 Chris ChristophersenOn Job Corps & Current GoalsJohn Sherak Organizing Department Member SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil News62nd Building Trades Convention and moreJob ProfilesGovernor’s Mansion and moreLabor Law“The Gig Economy” Local UnionNews Business Representatives report on local issues

The Pride September-December 2015

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine September – December 2015 Chris ChristophersenOn Current EventsJohn Sherak Organizing Department Member SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsApprentice Graduation and moreJob ProfilesSacramento Kings Arena Complex and moreContractor ProfilesPacific Glazing and AJS Painting & DecoratingLabor LawLegislation to Help California Workers Local UnionNews Business Representatives report on local issues

The Pride May-August 2015

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine May – August 2015 Chris ChristophersenOn NegotiationsJohn SherakOrganizing Department-On New NLRB Election RulesMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValuePolitical NewsNational Building Trades ConferenceJob ProfilesCapitol DomeLumina-San FranciscoLabor HistoryRetired Activist Committee (R.A.C)Labor Law“The Fissured Economy”Local Union NewsBusiness Representatives report on local issues

The Pride January-April 2015

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – April 2015 Chris ChristophersenOn upcoming changes.John SherakOrganizing Department-On picketing a two-gated project.Member SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsWalter Cantrell ScholarshipJob ProfilesKings County Courthouse- HanfordHilton Hotel- San FranciscoLabor HistoryYour work opportunity could mean a shot in the armLabor LawCalifornia’s new Paid Sick Leave LawLocal Union NewsBusiness Representatives report on […]

The Pride September-December 2014

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine September – December 2014 Chris ChristophersenOn the 31st IUPAT General ConventionJohn SherakOrganizing Department Update job actionsMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsSTAR Program Awards EventJob ProfilesKiwanis House – SacramentoDel Campo Turf – CarmichaelLabor HistoryBuilding Trades HistoryLabor LawNew LegislationLocal Union NewsBusiness Representatives report on local issues

The Pride May-August 2014

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine May – August 2014 Chris ChristophersenOn DC16 Election John Sherak Organizing Department UpdateMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsWomen Building CA and the Nation and more Job ProfilesSamsung – Mt. View Cisco – San Jose and moreLabor HistoryWhy Unions?Labor LawWorkers Protection Under State LawLocal UnionNews Business Representatives report on local […]

The Pride January-April 2014

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – April 2014 Chris ChristophersenOn GPAC and the General ConventionJohn Sherak Organizing Department UpdateMember SpotlightsHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsVAC Banquet; Organizing Boot Camp Job Profiles Kaiser-Redwood City Highland Hospital Local Union News Business Representatives report on local issues Labor Law Politics and new state laws enacted in 2013 […]

The Pride September-December 2013

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine September – December 2013 Chris ChristophersenBreaks down the hours related to the deferral contracts John SherakRight-to-Work (for less) lawsVeteran SpotlightsMembers who first served our CountryCouncil NewsSTAR Event, PATCH Golf, Fresno Open HouseJob ProfilesBay Bridge, Graton RancheriaLabor HistoryProject Labor AgreementsLabor LawVeterans’ RightsLocal Union NewsBusiness Representatives report on Local Issues

The Pride April-June 2013

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine April – June 2013 Chris ChristophersenCongratulates New General President Ken Rigmaiden of Local 12ServiceNow that the work is here, are you ready?Member SpotlightHigh Performance/High ValueDirector of TrainingAlex Beltran is on a mission of training for all membersWalter CantrellScholarship application and TopicJob Profiles49ers new Stadium; San Francisco ProjectsLabor HistoryOur […]

The Pride January-March 2013

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine January – March 2013 Chris ChristophersenTalks about his background and vision for our CouncilServiceLes Proteau – Our new Director of ServiceMember SpotlightHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsDoug’s Retirement; New Fresno Building; VAC HighlightsPolitical NewsCampaign 2012; Reno EventsJob ProfilesBullard High; SMUD; Modesto JC; Queen of the Valley & moreLabor HistoryWhat are […]

The Pride October-December 2012

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine October – December 2012 In This Issue Doug ChristopherAnnounces his plans to retire on December 19, 2012OrganizingCity of Palo Alto learns a lesson about bad contractorsMember SpotlightHigh Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsGP James Williams; STAR Awards; JATC open house & morePolitical NewsNo on 32; Labor Day; Candidates NightsJob ProfilesKaiser San […]

The Pride July-September 2012

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine July – September 2012 Business ManagerWhat’s Important to you?TrainingDirector Alex Beltran Implements New TrainingMember SpotlightHigh Performance / High ValueCouncil NewsPATCH, VAC, USS Iowa, TP RunPolitical NewsNational Legislative ConferenceJob ProfilesSan Francisco East Bay, South BayLabor LawSupreme Court Decision on Rest Periods Local Union News Business Representatives report on Local […]

The Pride April-June 2012

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine April – June 2012 In this Issue Business ManagerBM/ST Christopher talks about 2011 Accomplishments & Goals for 2012TrainingDC 16 Apprentices Graduate in OaklandMember SpotlightHigh Performance / High ValueCouncil NewsVAC Banquet, PATCH Donations, EventsWalter Cantrell ScholarshipApplication, Rules & GuidelinesJob ProfilesReno, South Bay, East Bay, SacramentoLabor Law UpdateWage Theft Protection […]

The Pride November 2011-January 2012

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine November 2011 – January 2012 In this Issue Business ManagerBM/ST Christopher talks about “Smart Choices” and KaiserMember SpotlightMembers recognized to be High Performance/ High ValueCouncil NewsSTAR Awards, Walter Cantrell Scholarship winners, VACJob ProfilesAntioch Bridge, East Bay, South Bay, Sacramento and San Francisco projectsContractor ProfileBagatelos Architectural Glass Systems Inc.Labor […]

The Pride August-October 2011

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine August – October 2011 In this Issue Business ManagerBM/ST Christopher thanks those involved and outlines phase 4ServiceReports out on the negotiations processMember SpotlightMembers recognized to be High Performance/ High ValueJob ProfilesParkmerced, Westlake Village, Petaluma Health CenterCommunicationsWhat does “Old School” mean to you?OrganizingBoard proposes rules reform on electionsCraft HistoryThe […]

The Pride May-July 2011

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine May – July 2011 In this Issue Business ManagerDoug Christopher – The 3 phases of collective bargainingServiceChris is inspired by invocation at the 2011 Legislative ConferenceMember SpotlightMembers recognized to be High Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsVAC banquet; Joint Apprenticeship facility; EventsJob ProfileForesthill Bridge, Sacramento Airport, SFO-T2TrainingDC-16 Apprentice Graduation Ceremony in OaklandCraft […]

The Pride February-April 2011

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine February – April 2011 In this Issue Business ManagerDoug Christopher Reflects on 2010 and sets goals for 2011ServiceChris meets with the Golden Gate Bridge PaintersMember SpotlightMembers recognized to be High Performance/High ValueCouncil NewsBusiness Rep. writes trustees about Health and Welfare optionsJob ProfileAutomotive Painters at Gillig. Li Ka Shing Center. […]

The Pride November 2010-January 2011

CLICK HERE To view The Pride Magazine November 2010 – January 2011 In this Issue Business ManagerBM/ST Christopher Reports on Health and Welfare issuesServiceMid-Term Elections and IUPAT Get out the vote programMember SpotlightMembers recognized to be High Performance/High ValueJob ProfileStanford University Projects in full swingPoliticsVAC events and Political actions across District Council 16OrganizingNew NLRB Ruling […]

IUPAT Endorses Joe Biden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2020 ICYMI: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Endorses Joe Biden   Today, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), one of the largest building trade unions, announced its endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States. In a statement, IUPAT General President Ken Rigmaiden […]

Taking a Knee For Change

Join the SF Labor Council and Bay Area Labor in a solidarity action for racial and economic justice Saturday at 10 am. We will meet at Rockridge BART Station at 11 AM. #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #JusticeforAhmaudArbery #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor #BlackLivesMatter #SFlabor #1u

Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Take Steps to Prevent Heat Illness

News Release No.: 2020-50                                           Date: June 4, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Take Steps to Prevent Heat Illness   Oakland—Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers with outdoor workers to take steps to prevent heat illness and to review high temperature advisories and warnings in effect across California this week. The National Weather Service […]

Leave No Construction Worker Behind!

Brothers and Sisters, We have a very busy week ahead of us as we keep the work going to provide relief to members suffering lay-offs and hardship due to the ongoing pandemic, as well as, guidance for those going back to work. One thing that we know as Union members, anything that we have, we […]