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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

WCSD LEAD STAR CLASS

The last WCSD LEAD awareness STAR class will be on Saturday June 5, 2021. This class is needed to work on exiting WCSD Revitalization projects. Please register online at www.dc16star.org at least two weeks prior. Any questions please contact the training center at 775-300-7044

Latest News!

Brothers and Sisters,             Those who didn’t come out to march with us on May Day missed out on the kickoff of 2021 Volunteer Activist Committee event for Local 718. It was great to be outside and among my brothers and sisters recognized and appreciate all those who have stood up for worker rights on […]

Rest in Peace Departed Brother

It is with deep sadness to let Local 1621 Membership know that we lost a great leader this week Chivago Jolly Foreman for Benson Industries due to Covid complications. Chivago was a strong Union Advocate for the Union and was always eager to lend a helping hand. Chivago has taught so many members the trade […]

VAC IS BACK!

VAC’s are back! After a year of staying indoors its time to get back out and active with your Local. Check the VAC calendar or contact one of your representatives if you are interested in having or participating in an event. This is a great way to get your family together along with your Unions […]

Dues Payments

Local 507 Painters and Tapers, (Espanol Abajo) There is an additional way to ensure you pay your union dues. Attached as a PDF file is an authorization for automatic payments of union dues from your OE Federal Union Savings Account. How it works: Please fill out the authorization card attached, ensure it is signed Must […]

VAC IS OPEN!

VAC IS OPEN! The Volunteer Activist Committee (VAC) is open again!  For those of you who are new to the union or you just don’t know, the VAC is geared to help serve the unions and the community. VAC events range from political activities, Shop Steward Training, pickets, organizing, labor donations, helping the Retiree Activist […]

V.A.C. IS BACK!

V.A.C. is back: Get involved to make a difference in the communities we work in!!! Volunteer Activist Committee is open again to schedule community based volunteer efforts in all areas. The V.A.C. gets the IUPAT members involved within our communities in a positive light, building relationships with partners in the community to help build our […]

Remember your PPE!

Brothers and Sisters In the last couple of weeks, I have been visiting jobsites and I have a few comments and concerns. It seems that members like to wear their safety glasses on their head not over their eye. It is very important that fall protection is worn at all times. If OSHA catches workers […]

Bylaws, Updating Important Info. & more!

Bylaws, Updating Important Info. & more! First off I like to thank all the members who came out for the drive thru vote for the District Council 16 Bylaws on April 9th and the Local Union 1176 Bylaws on April 29th , I like to especially thank Gama Loza and Denise Leonor for taking the […]

Bylaws, and More!

Congratulations on passing the Local 294 Bylaws. Special thanks to Brothers Bob Rash, Juan Flores Sr. and Rual Salinas for serving as Judge and Tellers. Be sure to keep your training up to date. Register for Classes at www.dc16star.org   REMEMBER If you are mailing in your dues they no longer come to the Local please […]

Membership Meetings

General Membership meeting: for Local 83 We meet 2nd Thursday of every month at 6p.m. We are meeting through zoom: Meeting ID: 928-0596-8704 Password: 00083 Pls Identify yourself when using a phone. We look forward to seeing you. Please read the following code of conduct. District Council 16 is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment.  We ask that all meeting participants be respectful and orderly during […]

By-laws Vote

Join us to vote on your locals bylaws: FRIDAY May 21 , 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  at 1130 industrial Ave. Unit # 7 Petaluma, calif 94952.  Please make sure your dues are paid, so you can vote. We look forward to seeing you

VAC is Open!

Brother’s and Sister’s,   The VAC is back up. If you have any ideas or events that you are interested in making a VAC please reach out to our office and we can put you in touch with our VAC coordinator. Lowell Homan reported at our last meeting that he had looked into the Memorial […]

Zoom Meeting Registration

DC16 has made the move to the digital age by offering interactive Zoom membership meetings.     You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: May 12, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)              June 9, 2021  06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)              July 14, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) […]

Save Our Jobs

Attention all members the fight has only begun, We must fight to keep the industrial jobs running. Please take a few minutes and click the link or even better yet you can send a text message. The phone number is below at the bottom of the page Please forward the below communication to all of […]

Politically Correct!

I have been asked many times “what does the union do for me other than collect dues from me?”  One of my jobs as your Business Representative is to be politically active at all times.  The IUPAT, DC16 and all the local unions in DC16 are always active in the political arena.  Mike Greenlee, DC16 […]

What’s Happening Lately

Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank all of the members who have been calling in and providing us with information and locations of projects we may not be aware of. I would like to explain the geographical area that is covered by Local 767. We cover as far North as the Oregon Border, […]

I am Back & VAC is Open!

          If you have had a difficult time contacting me, it was because I was out on leave due to an injury. I am back at the office and available. Also see the flyer for our kick off VAC event. Contact me (email is best) to confirm your participation. You will receive VAC credit. Remember […]

Bylaws, Meeting, & May Day!

– Join us on May Day 2021 in San Francisco for parade/rally (see attached flyer) – Regular meetings are back in session! 1st Wednesdays at 6pm via Zoom – LU913 Bylaws vote on Thursday 4/29 11am – 5pm Carlos Martinez Regional Director – West Bay Region Painters & Drywall Finishers Local Union 913 District Council […]

Bylaws Ratification Vote

Upcoming Bylaws Ratification Vote A special called Bylaws ratification vote is scheduled Wednesday May 5th from 1pm – 5pm at the union hall, 1819 Hymer Ave Sparks, NV 89431. The vote will be to approve the proposed bylaws update. Any member in good standing can vote. This will be a drive thru vote adhering to […]

Monthly Zoom Meetings

Dear Members, please check your email for an invitation to our monthly regualar Local Union Zoom meeting.   If you do not receive an invite, please call the Local and update your email on file so that you can be sent an invitation.

Time to Volunteer!

With restrictions, loosening up District Council 16’s VAC is now open. If you or anyone you know, has an event in the community that they need help with please fill out the required paperwork to register that event for VAC eligibility. Please pay attention to the new forms, as there are Covid-19 protocols. Feel free […]

Contracts & Member Info

Members Drywall Contracts will be expiring in June of 2022. Start thinking now what you would like to see in your contract. And just some friendly information, start saving your money for a “just in case” scenario. Keep your addresses updated with your Local. A mass mailing of your Local Bylaws was mailed out and […]

Save Union Jobs!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is considering a rule change that will have significant impacts on Union jobs, consumers, and the Bay Area economy. Rule 6-5, as recommended by some members of the Stationary Source Committee will: Shut down a local refinery, killing hundreds of Union jobs and […]

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 […]

Local 1512 Bylaws Vote

Local 1512 Bylaws Vote The local by-laws have been sent to all of you for your review. Please note that all language in red is a deletion of language and all language in blue is either a change in language or added language. All members are encouraged to come out and vote for the proposed […]

Bylaws

Dear members, please make sure to save the following date, April 29, 2021, for the Painters and Tapers Local 507 Bylaws Ratification Vote. Estimados miembros, asegúrese de reservar la siguiente fecha, 29 de abril de 2021, para la votación de ratificación de los estatutos de Painters and Tapers Local 507.

Local 1237 Bylaws

Its bylaws time again.  At the 32nd General Convention the delegates voted on the changes and additions to the IUPAT General Constitution.  After the new constitution comes out, District Council 16 and all the Locals in DC16 have to redo their bylaws.  The Local 1237 Executive Board is also the Bylaws Committee, they have been […]

Bylaws

Watch your mail for the updated Local 567 Bylaws. Please review and make a note of any questions you may have. Voting date and information to follow.

Dues and Contracts…

Dues payments Members need to sign up with the Mobile Member Portal to be current with their dues. If you are having problems, contact me at the office. Contracts I know we are almost a year away, but my Drywall Finisher / Tapers need to start thinking about what they are looking for in their […]

Register for April Union Meeting

Local 1621 Members Please be advised there is going to be a virtual meeting scheduled for April 20th, 2021. We will be conducting our Regularly scheduled Monthly Union Meetings Via Zoom. Below is the registration link.  Please Ensure the Local has your current email on file to get the invite going further. Please contact the […]

Bylaws

Brothers and Sister, Next week you will receive a copy of Local 767’s proposed bylaws in the mail. The Bylaws vote will be held April 28, 2021 from 1:00pm till 6:00pm. The delegates at the 32nd IUPAT General Convention voted on changes and additions so the process could start on bylaws. Shortly after the new […]

Bylaws and More!

Brothers and Sisters,    I hope everyone is doing well. Work has started to pick up and I want to remind everyone that we start a new out of work list each month. So if you get on the out of work list the last week of the month you need to call in to […]

DC16 Centralized Dues payments:

DC16 Centralized Dues payments: As you should be aware by now, The District Council has gone to an electronic Centralized dues system. This is in attempt to bring our Union into the digital age and hopefully simplify things overall in the long run. We have experienced some issues along the way but things are getting […]

DC16 Centralized Dues payments:

DC16 Centralized Dues payments: As you should be aware by now, The District Council has gone to an electronic Centralized dues system. This is in attempt to bring our Union into the digital age and hopefully simplify things overall in the long run. We have experienced some issues along the way but things are getting […]

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 […]

Shop Steward!

Shop Steward! If you help protect your Brothers and Sisters Union Rights, you may be a good candidate for Shop Steward. If you are interested in being Steward for your Company, please contact me at the office.

Orange Tier!

The State of California announced that the County of Santa Clara had met the requirements to move into the Orange Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The County will be in the Orange Tier effective March 24, 2021

District Council 16 Bylaws

District Council 16 Bylaws All members are encouraged to come out and vote for the proposed Bylaws. We will be holding a drive-thru voting process to guarantee the safety of our membership and follow the CDC safety protocols for social distancing. We look forward to seeing you all. When: April 9th, 2021 form 12:00pm – […]

Dues and Death Benefit.

Brothers and Sister, Our transition to Centralized dues is progressing  and moving in a very positive direction. To help with this change please sign-up with the IUPAT MMP APP (Member Mobile Portal ) and go to www.dc16iupat.org website to pay your dues. If you have any questions please call the Union Hall for assistance. If […]

AGMT Test Dates

Local 1621 Glaziers, If you have taken the written AGMT test now is your time to sign up for the Practical Testing in July. Do not delay in furthering your education and certifications. Spots will fill up fast so contact the Star Program ASAP to Register.

Out of Work?

Brothers and Sisters,   I hope you are all doing well. I wanted to remind you all that if you are not working you need to call and get on the out of work list. We start a new list at the beginning of each month so remember to call at the beginning of the […]

Holiday/Vacation Dues

Holiday/Vacation Dues For those of you who have your dues deducted from you OE Federal Credit Union Holiday/Vacation account, DC16 Centralized Dues Department will continue to request funds on your behalf.  Some of you should have gotten receipts from January, February and March.  These will be the only receipts you will receive.  Going forward your […]

Holidays and DDO’s

Holiday DDO’s Holiday DDO ;  May 28th, 2021 is a Designated day Off for Painters, Drywall Finishers and Floor Coverers in the jurisdiction of Local 294                            May 31st , 2021 is Memorial Day and a Holiday for Painter’s, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers and Floor Coverers in the Jurisdiction of Local 294.                               

Bylaws & Boot Camps

By-law voting and upcoming Boot-Camps: By-Laws: District Council 16 will be having our Annual By-laws voting on April 9th, members can vote at any posted location and it will be a drive- thru vote from 10am-6pm. Following the approval of the District Council By-laws we will be mailing out the notification of our Local 376 […]

Rest in Peace Chano Ibarra

Come in support of the Familia of Chano Ibarra and enjoy different traditional Mexican food. Don’t miss out. Sunday, March 28th at 9am 5285 Saratoga Drive, Las Vegas, 89120

Jerome Carpenter!

Jerome is due to retire in 4 days, what a career! Jerome started painting when he was 14 years old, at 17 went to a vocational school in S.F. took painting and decorating. He started with a company. Jerome comes from a family who are generational trades people. His step father had the 1st Benjamin Moore Paint store In […]

Covid-19 Resources

Covid 19 Resources For updated information and resources for COVID 19, please visit www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org The Nevada State Immunization Program and the Board of Pharmacy have coordinated with various pharmacies and other locations to receive vaccine allocation to vaccinate Nevadans. Selected Walmart’s, Sam’s Clubs, CVS, Albertsons, Vons, Walgreens, Smith’s, Safeway and Raley’s stores, along with some […]

Electronic Dues Payments

Electronic Dues Payments I’ve had calls regarding problems with paying dues through the MMP. If you are having problems, contact me at the office and I will assist you with getting set up to pay online.

Covid-19 Information

CDC updates mental health guidelines for contractors COVID-19 has created a “perfect storm” for mental health issues in construction, one public health journal wrote. Contractors consider COVID-19 vaccine incentives for hesitant workers Construction employers must take care not to violate federal law when trying to incentivize workers to get a vaccination, attorneys say. Cold storage construction […]

Important Dates!

DC16 Organizer Bootcamp on 4/16, 4/17 4/18 DC16 Apprenticeship Instructor Bootcamp 4/24 DC16 Bylaws Vote 4/9/2021 San Mateo County in Orange Tier, SF still in Red Vaccines available for LU913 Members, call for info (415) 625-0225 Union Meetings to resume 4/7, update your email for Zoom invite (415) 625-0225

Getting vaccinated:

Getting vaccinated: We are about ¾ of the way through this pandemic, don’t quit now. Please consider the options. Vaccinations: There are two types of vaccinations available at the moment, Pfizer and Moderna. A third is released, but not available to the public, Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. Be on the lookout. Please call your health […]

The Political Arena

Brothers, and Sisters, Just as we think that the hard-fought elections are over new local political campaigns begin. We are going to be asked to help local politicians in City Council Seats, County Board of Supervisors Seats, SMUB Board and Senate Seats. Our key to secure work in the Sacramento Valley has been to secure […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Update The Nevada State Immunization Program and the Board of Pharmacy have coordinated with various pharmacies and other locations to receive vaccine allocation to vaccinate Nevadans. Selected Walmarts, Sam’s Clubs, CVS, Albertsons, Vons, Walgreens, Smith’s, Safeway and Raley’s stores, along with some local retailers, some police and fire stations, and various other community […]

2020 VAC

Brothers and Sisters,   I would like to recognize Sister Wendy Burrows for being the only member from Local 487 to participate in more than 3 VAC events last year before Covid-19 hit us. We hope you enjoy the gift bag from the Volunteer Activist Committee.   

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Update The Nevada State Immunization Program and the Board of Pharmacy have coordinated with various pharmacies and other locations to receive vaccine allocation to vaccinate Nevadans. Selected Walmart’s, Sam’s Clubs, CVS, Albertsons, Vons, Walgreens, Smith’s, Safeway, and Raley’s stores, along with some local retailers, some police and fire stations, and various other community […]

Membership ZOOM Meetings!

LU 1176 Membership Zoom Meetings Starting Tuesday April 20th, 2021 at 5:30 the Local will be having its very first regular zoom membership meeting, we will continue to have these meetings every 3rd  Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm until we are permitted to go back to in-person meetings, everyone who has sent me […]

Dangers of Drywall Dust

Hello Members! I have been on quite a few job sites lately and I am finding a lot of our members not wearing masks or wearing them improperly while breathing in the drywall dust from sanding. Please visit this link from the CDC that explains just how dangerous the consequences are for not properly protecting […]

The Pro Act, What is it?

The Pro ACT. What is it? The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act restores fairness to the economy by strengthen the federal laws that protect worker’s right to join a union.  Here are some of the things it provides workers; It introduces meaningful, enforceable penalties for companies and executives that violate workers’ rights. Expands […]

Out of Work List

Dear members, VERY IMPORTANT If you are not working, please call the office to add your name to the out-of-work list. If your name is on the out-of-work list in March, the Star Program will pay one-quarter of your dues. Your dues must be paid through December 2020 to qualify for this.

PASS THE PRO ACT!

“I believe every worker deserves a free and fair choice to join a union — and the PRO Act will bring us closer to that reality. I urge Congress to send it to my desk so we can summon a new wave of worker power and create an economy that works for everyone.” President Joe […]

Resuming Membership Meetings.

Resuming membership meetings Look for membership meetings to resume on April 20, 2021 at 5:30pm via zoom. Watch the local 567 Facebook page for a link to download the zoom app and for a zoom tutorial to participate. We will also send these links to all members who we have email addresses for, to update […]

DUES On-line!

Dues on-line! Thank you all for your Patience, we are happy to announce that the online dues payment option is now up and running on the DC16 Homepage. There has been some confusion as to how it is done, so to clarify you cannot pay your dues on the IUPAT App. You will need to […]

Death Benefit (Urgent)

Urgent news regarding the Death Benefit With Local 12 moving to Centralized Dues with DC16, your death benefit fund is no longer consolidated into your dues. In the years past you normally made a quarterly payment $123 if you were a Journeyman or apprentice; and $102 if you were a Floor Preparation Worker or Floor […]

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 […]

Job Opportunities

Finishing Experts is looking for Painters with the following skillsets Laminate Repairs Veneer Repairs Antique Restoration Wood Restoration Specialty Finishing On-Site Touch up On-Site Wood Finishing Cabinetry & Millwork Doors & Casings If you are looking for work or know of anyone please call Rosario at (323) 992-5985

Zoom Membership Meetings

                Beginning Tuesday March 3rd, 2021 at 5:30 PM Local Union 294 will be conducting regular reoccurring Union Meetings On ZOOM. These meetings will reoccur the first Tuesday of every Month at 5:30 PM until we are cleared for in person meetings. Please check your email for the invite. Code of Conduct Procedures will be […]

Zoom Membership Meetings

We will be conducting our first regular union meeting via Zoom the second Tuesday of March 2021. Check your IUPAT Member Mobile Portal app to verify that your email is up to date. We will be notifying and communicating the details of registering for the meeting and receiving the link to attend. Be advised we […]

Your Money Working for You

Brothers and Sisters,               If you have not heard about H.I.T. (Housing Investment Trust), allow me to offer a little info on the subject. The A.F.L.-C.I.O. H.I.T. is union money at work. H.I.T initiatives network with community-based housing groups, labor organizations, developers, mortgage bankers, local government officials and housing finance agencies to generate housing and […]

Job Opportunities

Finishing Experts is looking for a couple of  Painter with the following skills. Laminate Repairs Veneer Repairs Antique Restoration Wood Restoration Specialty Finishing On-Site Touch up On-Site Wood Finishing Cabinetry & Millwork Doors & Casings

Register for March Meeting

Local 1621 Members Please be advised there is going to be a virtual meeting scheduled for March 16th, 2021. We will be conducting our Regularly scheduled Monthly Union Meetings Via Zoom. Below is the registration link.  Please Ensure the Local has your current email on file to get the invite going further. Please contact the […]

STAR Training

STAR Training Recently I have been getting phone calls about the STAR Program and if they are holding classes.  If you go to the STAR website (dc16star.org) you will find a user-friendly website and a list of classes available.  Currently there are 9 classes that are available to floor covering installers through June 2021.  Some […]

Job Opportunities.

Working towards having jobs close to home: I have had meetings with Santa Cruz City Council member Justin Cummings in the hopes of getting a majority of Santa Cruz council members on board with a Project Stabilization Agreement with the City of Santa Cruz. This will mean more Local work opportunities for all our members […]

Zoom Membership Meetings

Zoom membership Meetings! Glaziers Local 169 is Conducting Regularly Scheduled Union Meetings Via Zoom, on the 4th Wednesday of the month as normally scheduled. Please follow attached information if you wish to attend. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvceGtqjIvGtIA48L5MZHclSp3QBmlAdrq After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom Membership Meetings

Virtual Zoom Membership meetings: Beginning in the month of April, Local 376 will begin having virtual Zoom membership meetings that will be on our normal scheduled meeting night and time. If you haven’t received a text asking you to confirm if you wanted to attend and give your Email through our APP system then you […]

MMP (Member Mobile Portal App)

MMP (Member Mobile Portal App) The Director of Training and his team are currently in the process of uploading member certifications. If you obtained any certifications through a third-party vendor, you would need to upload them at Contact@dc16star.org.  Please advise that any certifications issued before January 1, 2021 will need to be submitted as well. […]

Zoom Meeting!

Brothers and Sisters,   I am happy to announce that March 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm we will be having our first General Membership meeting via ZOOM! We will be sending the invitations to the meeting via email so make sure we have a current email on file for you. This will be our first […]

Union Info

Union Info LU2001 Members working under the Master Labor Agreement will be getting a $1.66 increase to wages on March 1, 2020. The DC16 Bylaws have been voted for approval by the DC16 Delegates and should be mailed out to all members soon. As soon as the Council bylaws are ratified, we will be holding […]

Moving Forward: Meetings

Moving Forward: We will start to have our General membership meeting in March 2021, April 8th at 6:00p.m. Please join us. We will need your email address, please contact the hall, and leave it with us, so I can invite you to join us. It will be held via zoom. Please understand we have a […]

In Remembrance

It is with a heavy heart that I report on the loss of union brother John Thomas. Mr. Thomas was an apprentice who has tragically passed in a car accident January 27, 2021. He had just begun a career on May 6, 2020 as a glazier. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family left […]

Future of the Railyards

From the new I St Bridge to a brand new MLS Stadium. The future of the railyards looks promising. Not only for the city of Sacramento but for our members who will be working on these projects thanks to the project labor agreements we have been able to negotiate through the Sacramento Sierra Building Trades […]

STAR Training

STAR: During the COVID 19 Protocol you may take certain courses online. Please go to the STAR website to sign up. WWW.DC16STAR.ORG , You may want to consider taking the ICRA Course online as it is currently taking the place of Survival of the fittest and will count as your one mandatory STAR course to […]

Glazier’s Holiday/DDO’s

Glaziers Local 1621 members I have been receiving a lot of calls about what days we have off for July 4th 2021.That answer is to be determined once we have a Contract. Our current Contract is up June 30th, 2021 so currently we do not have any days off after that.  

We’re Going Online!

We’re going to online meetings next month.  Earlier this month the Executive Board did our monthly meeting via Zoom.  It took a little time for those who have not used it to get the hang of it.  But after a quick lesson we were on our way.  All in all, it only added about 15 […]

Automatic Dues.

Sign up for monthly auto dues from your OEFCU vacation account and be entered for a chance to win a LU 567 logo hooded sweatshirt. Fill out the attached form and return it to the Local 567 office. Winner will be announced in early June 2021. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ScHIZFlI-JVu-aRMaIjbw3wCVzJSn8lcHGQN1m3-f4Q/edit?usp=sharing

New Contract!

CONGRATULATIONS MEMBERS OF LOCAL 1512!! Thank you to everyone who participated in the contract ratification vote on 2/10/2021. Special thanks to brothers Louie Preciado (Teller 1), David Garcia (Teller 2) and Albert Vasquez (Judge) for taking their time to assist in keeping an organized and successful voting process throughout the day. The results are as […]

LU 1176 MMP Yeti Winner!

First off, I like to thank all the members who signed up and participated in setting up their Member Mobile Portal, for Local 1176 the Yeti winner for the MMP Challenge was Gillig’s Painter Raul Rosas, Congratulations! Raul. For those who still have not downloaded the Member Mobile Portal App. Please do so, this will […]

Zoom Membership Meetings

Dear members, Local 507 is going to start having regular meetings thru zoom. Your email needs to be on file at the Local Union office in order to send out invite via Zoom. If you want to attend the Local Union Zoom meeting, please call the office to add your email to our list at […]

By-Laws FAQ’s

By-Laws FAQ’s Who votes on the DC 16 Bylaws? All Members within the Jurisdiction have DC16 vote on the Council Bylaws. This is a Council wide vote because these bylaws govern the rules and regulations for all council wide positions, boards, and members. Who votes on the Local Union159 Bylaws? These Bylaws are only voted […]

New Journeymen!

Congratulations to the following members who have completed our apprenticeship program in 2020: Lucas Arriaga Jose Chavarin Onorato Del Toro Jose Juan Diaz Roman Diaz-Hernandez Daniel Galarsa Aaron Gori Mark Neria Justin R. Peterson Daniel Shepard Nicholas Tone Chunguang Wang We commend you for all of your hard work and dedication it took to complete […]

Out of Work List?

What’s the Out of Work List? I recently had a member call the office and let me know that he would be resigning from Local 1237 due to lack of work.  I asked him if he was on the out of work list?  He said no that he was not aware of the out of […]

Hazard Pay?

I have been receiving calls from some members asking about Hazard pay. Do I get it? Why I’m I not getting hazard pay? Should the company be paying me Hazard pay? The answer is No. There is no Federal or state law that requires an employer to provide hazard pay, but a company can decide […]

MMP Yeti Winner!

Thank you to all the Local 913 members who participated in the Member Mobile Portal sign up. Local 913 Yeti winner for the MMP Challenge was Painter Ramon Valencia . If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal (MMP) from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, […]

Local 767 Zoom Meetings

 Sisters and Brothers As a reminder from a mailer that went out to all Local 767 members, we will start to hold regular meetings via Zoom in March. To attend these meetings, you must have a valid email to receive the Zoom link. It is very important that we are also able to verify that […]

Out of Work List

Members need to call the Local Union that they belong to if they are unemployed to be placed on the Our of Work List and must call in on the first of the each month to stay updated on the list. The STAR program has approved to pay one Quarters worth of dues for active […]

MMP Yeti Winner!

Thank you to all the Local 169 members who participated in the Member Mobile Portal sign up. Local 169 Yeti winner for the MMP Challenge was Enrique Silva . If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal (MMP) from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, and […]

Local 159 Update

Union Info There was a Special Call Delegates meeting in November and the delegates approved the proposed DC16 Bylaws. These bylaws will be mailed to every member for review and voted on shortly after the beginning of the year. The LU159 Bylaws Committee has finishing up our Local Union bylaws which can be voted on […]

On the Horizon

On the horizon: 2021 does not look to be as busy as the prior Years (2015-2020). We have had a very healthy 5 year run in which the Painter’s and Drywall Finisher’s work has been steadily with many over time opportunities.  Please be ready for the  slowdown that inevitably happens, which is part of the […]

In Memorandum

January 2020 -January 2021 In memorandum of our Brothers that have passed away along with their years of service. Daniel Contreras – 10 years of service Kevin Mahoney – 37 years of service Robert Hartell – 64 years of service Bill Duval – 70 years of service Manuel Avila Jr. – 30 years of service […]

COVID-19 VACCINES

KAISER PERMANENTE COVID-19 VACCINES Providing you the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine supply and distribution With the recent announcement that California vaccine guidelines were expanded to include everyone age 65 and older, we’ve received many inquiries regarding eligibility and access to the COVID-19 vaccine. We want to provide an update with the latest information on […]

Effects of Solvents

“Millions of workers are exposed to solvents every year in the construction industry. Solvents and the vapors they emit pose both short and long-term hazards for Laborers,” says LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan. “With new research showing that continued solvent exposure causes permanent effects on the brain, protecting workers from these hazards is more important […]

Napa PLA!

A Push for a PLA (Project Labor Agreement) in the city and county of Napa is on. The groundwork has been done as far as educating a historically non-union community and city council in Napa that PLA’s are positive to the Local economy. Through working with the building trades and Central Labor Councils it is […]

MMP Yeti Winner

Congratulations to Brother Randall Wayne Turner, the Winner of the MMP Challenge for Local 487. If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal (MMP) from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, and so much more. You will also need the login credentials you create on the […]

Zoom Membership Meetings!

Glaziers Local 1621 will be starting up Regular General Membership Meetings in March over the Video Zoom network. We are in need of all members current Emails to be able to invite you to the meeting. Please call the local union office to update any records like Address, Email, and phone numbers to be invited […]

Sign up for the Mobile Member App Now!

Brothers and sisters, Starting January 2021 you will now be able to pay your dues on DC16 redesigned website by going to www.dc16iupat.org on the “Pay My Dues” tab. You must register an account on the IUPAT MMP App to have access to the Pay Your Dues tab on DC 16’s website. You need to […]

Membership News

Local 1512s membership numbers are increasing, this including the number of Apprentices signing up. The demand for Manpower is high so please sign the out of work list, this way our staff knows who is out of work allowing us to assist you in getting back to work promptly. Call (702) 452-2140 and ask for […]

Contract Negotiations

The contract set to expire on January 31st, 2020 is currently in the process of negotiations. Local Union 1512’s negotiating team which includes, Robert Williams (Business Manager/Secretary Treasure), Madison Hull (Director of Service), James Hewitt (Assistant to the BM/ST), Jason Lamberth (Regional Director) and myself. We have met with the PDCA/FCA and Management to discus […]

Trends Influencing Construction in 2021

Court Closures, payment disputes and small business bankruptcies are factors that will influence commercial construction in 2021 according to experts. COVID-19 safety measures on site such as distancing, staggering of shifts and providing proper PPE are likely to impact projects costs and schedules but these measures are critical to protect construction workers on site. Ignoring […]

COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine effort is the largest mass vaccination effort in U.S. history. Success will largely depend on strong collaboration between federal, state, and local governments. Contra Costa Health Services’ (CCHS) vaccination plan is under way, starting with those at the highest risk of getting COVID-19 or getting seriously sick from the virus. All vaccines are […]

MMP Challenge Yeti Winner

Thank you to all the Local 1512 members who participated in the Member Mobile Portal sign up. Local 1512 Yeti winner for the MMP Challenge was Anthony Ashman. If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal (MMP) from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, and so […]

LU 718 Member Missing

Glenn is a LU 718 member who has gone missing. If anyone has information on his whereabouts please call the phone number listed on the flyer. Mi tío Glenn está desaparecido desde agosto de 2020. Fue visto por última vez en el Centro Médico Regional Contra Costa en Martinez, CA. Si alguien tiene alguna información, […]

MMP APP Yeti Winner

Local Union 507 raffled off a Yeti Cooler donated by STAR’s to a member that had signed up with the Mobile Membership Portal. That member was Jose Guillen . Congratulations, Jose. If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, […]

Project Labor Agreements

Project Labor Agreements Brothers and Sisters, I am very happy to inform you that at the Fresno City Council meeting on January 8th, 2021 the City Council voted 6-1 to enter into negotiations with the Fresno Madera Tulare Kings Building Trades on a Citywide PLA. The negotiating process will begin probably within the next ninety […]

MMP Yeti Winner!

Thank you to all the Local 83 members who participated in the Member Mobile Portal sign up. Local 83 Yeti winner for the MMP Challenge was Robert Songer with KBI Painting and decorating. If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal (MMP) from the App store to have access to your […]

We Have a Yeti Winner!

On January 11, 2021, Local Union raffle off a Yeti Cooler donated by STAR’s to a member that had signed up with the Mobile Membership Portal. That member was Mario Covian. Congratulations, Mario. If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal from the App store to have access to your Dues […]

Raises, STAR, and more!

Happy New Year to Local Union 12! A few FYI’s for our Brothers and Sisters. Effective January 1st, 2021 all Carpet, Linoleum, and Soft Tile Workers recieved their $3.00 raise which was allocated last year by a drive-thru contactless vote. The break down is as follows: $2.70 to wages $0.20 to JATC $0.10 to Health […]

In Remembrance.

Brothers and Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that I report on the loss of two Union Brothers. Brother Troy Much initiated into local 1621 on March 27th, 2019. Brother Much passed on October 15th, 2020 at the young age of 24 with 2 years of service. Brother Much worked for Glass Concepts by […]

Contracts, By-Laws, and More!

Sisters and Brothers, Local 767 has some very important events happening this year. The Northern California Glaziers Master Agreement expires  June 30th 2021 as well as the Sacramento Area Addendum, Combination Addendum, and Roll-Up Door Addendum. We will be sending out surveys to hear what the members would like to see for wages and possible […]

MMP Yeti Winner!

Thank you to all the Local 567 members who participated in the Member Mobile Portal sign up. Local 567 Yeti winner for the MMP Challenge was Frankie Bernal . If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, and so […]

AGMT – You Can Do It!!!

In December, the Apprenticeship school tested 122 Apprentices and Journeymen (mostly Apprentice’s) 111 passed the written, so hopefully this helps calm anyone’s nerves as to being able to pass.  We need members to call and get on the list for the written portion of the AGMT Certification. Please contact myself or the Apprenticeship school for […]

Years of Service Recognition.

Happy New Year! Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice holiday season, time to relax and spend time with your loved ones.  There have been a lot of changes with the revamp of the DC16 website.  The first is how you pay your dues and how to set up auto pay.  When the […]

MMP Challenge Yeti Winner!

The raffle winner for the Yeti cooler from the MMP challenge at Local 376 was Antonio Sandria. Congratulations Antonio!! If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, and so much more. You will also need the login credentials you […]

Yeti Winner!

Thank you to all the Local 1621 members who participated in the Member Mobile Portal sign up. Local 1621 Cooler winner for the MMP Challenge was Aaron Gatchel with Franciscan Glass. If you have not done so, please download the Mobile Member Portal from the App store to have access to your Dues card, certifications, […]

Zoom Membership Meetings!

Brothers and Sisters,   We are currently in the process of setting up for regular membership meetings via zoom. If you do not have a current email on file with us, please call the office to get that information updated. We will be inviting everyone to these meetings via email to ensure everyone has the […]

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 […]

In Remembrance.

Brothers and Sisters, It is with a heavy heart that I report on the loss of two Union Brothers. Brother Joseph Regan cleared into Local 718 September 13, 1976 from Local 636. Brother Regan passed on November 14, 2020 with 62 years of service. Brother Herbert Knoop initiated to Local 718 on June 10, 1958 […]

LU 2001 By-Laws

By-Laws FAQ’s Who votes on the DC 16 Bylaws? All Members within the Jurisdiction have DC16 vote on the Council Bylaws. This is a Council wide vote because these bylaws govern the rules and regulations for all council wide positions, boards, and members. Who votes on the Local Union 2001 Bylaws? These Bylaws are only […]

What is my 2021 Wage Increase?

Hello Brothers & Sisters, The Drywall Finishers and Painters will be receiving a wage increase come the new year, 2021. Please see below information for details of the increase. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. – Kerstin McConihe Drywall wage increase for 2021: January 1, 2021 a $2.75 increase […]

Floor Coverers Annuity Hardship

As of January 1, 2019, Participants are eligible for a Hardship distribution of the balances in the Profit-Sharing Account. This sub account is based on the contributions made on behalf of the Participant on or after January 1, 2019 and does not include the balance of the Money Purchase Account which is based on contributions […]

Food for Those in Need!

Covid-19 unemployed union members who live or work in San Mateo County are eligible to sign up for the food distribution. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Keeping Our Work Union!

Marathon Refinery will be switching over to renewable diesel and proud to say that they will be honoring the PLA (Project Labor Agreement) in place. That PLA contract will be ending in 2023, they have plans to honor the PLA in place and extend it after 2023. So all of you know we have been […]

Covid Information

I like to start off  by hoping all our members and their families are staying safe during these troubling times. I have been receiving many calls on what I as a member should be doing to stay safe and what does my employer need to do to keep me safe. so I have some websites […]

Register for the Member Mobile Portal now!

Register today for the Member Mobile Portal to have access to digital tools and resources that will keep you informed! Your Member Mobile Portal login credentials are universal and are required for the portal on our DC16 Website “Pay Your Dues” tab. You will be able to pay your dues on our DC16 Website at […]

Project Labor Agreements

Dear members, here is a list of all the South Bay PLA’s that we have been working with the Building trades to get. Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s) in Santa Clara County County of Santa Clara Almaden Expressway Repaving Project De Paul Hospital Capitol Expressway Pavement Rehabilitation Project Foothill Expressway Improvements O’Conner Seismic Retrofit Project South […]

Not Working?

If you are not working call the office at (702) 452-2140 to be placed on the out of work list. As a reminder you must call the first Tuesday of the month to maintain your place on the list. 

Get Care from Home

Hello Brothers and Sisters, 2020 was a difficult year with many concerns about the Coronavirus. These concerns are still with us into the year and I wanted to share the information on the Kaiser flyer below because it is important to know that you can still receive the care you need without leaving your home. […]

DC16 Out-of-Work List Policy

Any one searching for work shall call in or place their name in person or over the phone on the OWL on the first working day of each month, during normal office hours. If the person was on the previous month’s list, and they call in on the first day of the month or place […]

Work Outlook for 2021

Work is slowing down and 2021 does not look to be as busy as the prior years (2015-2020). We have had a very healthy 5 year run in which Painters and Drywall Finishers have been working steady with many overtime opportunities. I hope that most of you have been padding your vacation/holiday savings to be […]

Important Information

Below is information regarding suggested credit unions, dental services and covid-19 testing. Suggested Credit Unions United Local Credit Union 800-446-8329 or www.unitedlocal.org Operating Engineers Credit Union (OEFCU) 800-877-4444 or www.oefcu.org EECU 800-538-3328 or www.myeecu.org Suggested Dental Services: Dental Source 866-347-2686 or www.mydentalsource.com Bright Now Dental 844-400-7645 or www.brightnow.com Aava Dental 855-228-2336 or www.aava.com  COVID 19 […]

Training Upgrade!

I hope everyone takes advantage of the STARS zoom classes to stay up-to-date with training and to qualify for next year’s event. There is also an AGMT prep class, I would like all qualified Journeymen to sign up for the AGMT Certification so we can begin taking a stand against the attacks on our many […]

Lets Talk & Save Lives

If you or someone you know is suffering and having suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help. There are many resources available such as the Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-TALK. Just Know you are not alone. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to give me a call. For More information please […]

“We Love our City Storehouse” Union Workers Night

Raymond Beatty who runs the “We Love Our City Storehouse”,  has offered up a special night to accommodate Union Workers that may be in need of food assistance. The store already provides help to Active Service members and now includes Union Members also on Monday nights at 6pm. All you need to do is show […]

2020 What a Year!

I hope you like the new DC16 website.  It has been a long time in the making.  I had the honor of being part of the website design team and it is has been a process to say the least.  Lots of meetings with the design team from Propane and also with DC16 staff.  It […]

Holiday Schedule

The east bay region is filling out Christmas Cards and giving them to a Local VA hospital to be given to Veterans. Reminder of upcoming Holiday’s and DDO’s. If you work on a DDO it’s Time and a half/ Work on Holiday’s is Double Time. 12/24/2020 DDO 12/25/2020 Holiday 1/1/2021 Holiday 1/20/2021 Holiday

Holiday Schedule

Upcoming D.D.O.- December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve) Upcoming Holiday’s- December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day), January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day), January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Day) Brothers and sisters of Local 12, Down to two weeks left of this challenging 2020 year. Recognizing the difficult times during this Global Pandemic, The STAR Board met […]

Holiday & DDO Schedule

Hello Brothers & Sisters I hope you all are doing well. Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season! Holidays and Designated Days off for the Painters are the following: December 24 and 25 of 2020 are Holidays. January 1 and 18 of 2021 are Holidays. Holidays and Designated Days off for the Drywall Finishers are […]

Holiday & DDO Schedule

Attached is the remaining Holiday and DDO days off for Local 1621. Currently all Union meetings cancelled due to the County Guidelines for Covid-19. E-boards are meeting via Conference call to approve essential business of the Union.

Holiday & DDO Schedule

Merry Christmas Brothers and Sisters, Do to the continuing COVID 19 Pandemic we will not be having our annual Local Union 294 Holiday Potluck. I truly hope you all are doing well and wish you a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to the day that we all can meet […]

N. NV Covid Restrictions

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced increased restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our State. These measures were informed by public health experts, business and economic leaders and go into effect on Tuesday November 24th. Please visit the link below for additional information pertaining to the increased restrictions. Governor Sisolak announces additional […]

Covid-19 Update

Dear Local 3 members, We are living in uncharted territory due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Health Officer of the County of Alameda has established SIP (Shelter in Place) Order 20-21 which supersedes the existing SIP Orders number 20-15 and 20-17. The new SIP Order is effective at 12:01 a.m. December 7, 2020. Bottom […]

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

Holiday Meeting Canceled

Due to the State of California Covid-19 Prevention Guidelines, this year’s Holiday Meeting has been canceled.  The Local 1237 Executive Board Members were hoping that it would be business as usual, but with a spike in Covid-19 cases and the Governor talking about sheltering in place again, they felt it best to cancel the meeting.  […]

Important Local Union 159 Info

There was a Special Call Delegates meeting in November and the delegates approved the proposed DC16 Bylaws. These bylaws will be mailed to every member for review and voted on shortly after the beginning of the year. The LU159 Bylaws Committee has finishing up our Local Union bylaws which can be voted on by the […]

Important Local Info

If you are not working call the office at (415) 625-0225 to be placed on the list. Be advised the first working day of the month you must call to place your name on the list if you want to stay on the list.  If you haven’t already take the time to check out all […]

Limited Edition LU 718 Jacket!

Brothers and Sisters, The VAC jackets for 2019 have finally arrived. DC16 Volunteer Activist Committee Local Union 718 members Chris Burnett, Glenn Dispo, Derek Jones, Orlando Martinez, Errol Oliver, Leonard Quintana, Dale Demmings, and Madison Hull participated in 5 or more VAC events in 2019 qualifying them to receive this limited edition jacket! Let’s all […]

Project Labor Agreements

Below is a list of PLA’S to show you just how much work we will be able to secure if we continue to get Labor Friendly People elected to City Council’s, School Boards, and Federal and State Seats. Please make sure you are registered to vote and VOTE LABOR. A list of endorsed candidates for […]

SMC Immigrant Relief Fund

The San Mateo County Immigrants Relief Fund: Many immigrants were left out of the CARES Act relief. If you or someone you know was left out of the CARES Act relief and are an immigrant, please click the link below as you may be eligible for financial support to help during this time of crisis.

Let’s Talk & Save Lives

If you or someone you know is suffering and having suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help. There are many resources available such as the Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-TALK. Just Know you are not alone. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to give me a call. For more information please […]

Surge in Covid-19

There is a rise in Covid-19 Please get your Flu shot, Wear a Mask, Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds, Social Distance yourself 6ft at 360 in all directions. With the holidays are quickly coming upon us, please give your families the best gift – A healthy you!!!

Work in Your Area!

Hello Brothers and Sisters, Please see below some of the upcoming projects in the area. https://brightlinewestconstruction.com/  High Speed Monorail from Las Vegas to Southern California https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/atari-hotel-concept-art-las-vegas-phoenix Atari Gamer Casino and Hotel https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/heavy-lifts-will-mark-msg-sphere-construction-in-next-15-months-2099957/#:~:text=%2DJournal)%20%40Vegas88s-,Several%20levels%20of%20The%20MSG%20Sphere%20at%20The%20Venetian%20are,Madison%20Square%20Garden%20Entertainment%20Corp MSG Sphere at The Venetian is a sphere-shaped music and entertainment arena being built in Paradise, Nevada, near the Las Vegas Strip and east of […]

Win a Yeti Cooler!

Register today for the Member Mobile Portal and get qualified to win 1 of 20 64 qt Yeti Coolers as seen below! Please call the Local union hall to retrieve your individual Member ID number or if you have any questions regarding how to register. Our Office number is 408-824-1280.

Safety First!

If safety is a question check out the OSHA website- https://www.osha.gov/construction this is a great place to start for construction site safety questions. There are STAR training class’s being offered the first three Saturdays in November. In order to register for the training you need to visit www.dc16star.org

Work in Your Area!

Hello Brothers and Sisters, Please see the below list of jobs in the Monterey Area. 595 Munras Foothill Partners Planning permits under review 5,600 square feet of commercial space 10 residential units (including two affordable units) MIIS Master Plan Pierce Street MIIS Planning permits approved 20 year master plan Garage Unlimited12 Lower Ragsdale DriveRyan Court […]

What’s New at LU 376!

Brothers & Sisters, Welcome to the new Local 376 Information and updates page. Local news and construction updates will be posted on this page. We currently have 3 Painters on the out of work list and and 2 Drywall Finishers. The work load is still steady right now and we should be able to get […]

Work in the North!

Project Status: Montage In Healdsburg : almost completed looks amazing walked it last week.. Well done , Aurora Behavioral Healthcare Bed, Outpatient, Dining and Admin Addition. Projects PLA: Marin Junior College Campus. Kentfield/ Novato are slowly underway. Santa Rosa Junior College Athletics Complex – underway

What’s New at LU 83?

Brothers and Sisters, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kerstin McConihe and I have recently become your new business representative. I’ve been in the field for the last 26 years. I’ve seen so many projects to be built and be a part of, and now I get to […]

What is my 2021 Wage Increase?

Hello Brothers & Sisters, The Drywall Finishers and Painters will be receiving a wage increase come the new year, 2021. Please see below information for details of the increase. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. – Troy Notrangelo Drywall wage increase for 2021: January 1, 2021 a $2.75 increase […]

Brother Dee Jay

Brothers & Sisters, It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our Brother Derek Jones “Dee Jay”. He had been a valued member since 1997 and was always very active in our Local Union. Dee Jay passed away on October 25th, 2020 and will be greatly missed. Please keep his […]

Are Your Pipes Clean?

We are working towards a Project Labor Agreement for the Richmond Waste Water Treatment Plant. Project Labor Agreements are negotiated between the end user and the Building Trades to ensure working protections, project quality and delivery of a valued product to our community. This venture will provide among hours, clean water to our members and […]

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: […]

What is the Downtown West Mixed-Use Plan?

Google, Inc. (Google) submitted an application on October 10, 2019 to the Planning Division for a Mixed Use Development Proposal under the project name “Downtown West Mixed-Use Plan.” This webpage provides information on the proposal, review process, and public meetings on the project. For information specific to the project’s environmental review, please see the project’s […]

What’s New in 1237?

Local 1237 have been extremely busy and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.  Currently we have the following projects going in various stages; O st (10 stories), P st (20 stories), Sac State Housing (284 apartments), the Community Theatre and the Sacramento Convention Center.  Anderson and ProSpectra are looking for journeyman and a […]

Current Negotiations

Currently I’m in negotiations with UCSF which has been on going with several TA’d items, UCB we have started by excepting a 6 month extension to continue nego., OHA is going good with just finalizing wage equality for our crafts, SFUSD we are currently setting dates, and we will be renegotiating a new contract with […]

Work Outlook – Amid The Pandemic..

Unfortunately with the COVID 19 pandemic we have not had many events take place as the VAC is closed and most other events have been canceled. Which includes canceling our Annual Holiday Party, We did rebook for next year as we had already made the deposit back in February. In doing so we were given […]

Covid-19 Hardship Fund

Bay Area Labor Council’s are providing one-time relief of up to $500 to union members who: DO NOT qualify for Unemployment Insurance Were Laid off/lost their employment due to Covid-19 AND Have Recently worked in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, or San Mateo County For further information please see the attached flyer below.

What’s New in 767?

Local 767’s By-laws Committee has been working on our Local By-laws and we hope to have ratification and submit them to the IUPAT by the end of the year. The 2020 Women’s Build Nation Conference and the IUPAT Women’s Caucus were just held. We will be looking into possibly setting up a Woman’s Committee at […]

Future Work in North Valley!

As Sacramento’s sky line increase so does Local 767’s ability to secure work in the Northern Valley. Some of the project in the area are Shasta County Court House, Hospital in Oroville, O Street Project, P Street Project, 10th and O, 7th and Richards, Calstrs, Sacramento Court House, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Local 767’s […]

4 Days Left… Are You Registered?

Nevada Voting information Last day to register to vote in person is October 6th, 2020 Last day to register to vote online is October 29th, 2020 https://www.nvsos.gov/sosvoterservices/registration/Step0.aspx Early Voting October 17-30th, 2020

Are Your Skills Up?

Upcoming Training- register online https://www.dc16star.org/class-registration/ October 7 & 8: ICRA/ COVID-19 Awareness (2 day online class, 5pm-9pm). October 21-22: ICRA/ COVID-19 Awareness (2 day online class, 5pm-9pm). October 24: Booms & Lifts (in person, 6am-2:30pm).

Future Work in Sacramento

Hello Brothers and Sisters, work in the Sacramento has remained steady even through the COVID-19 pandemic. We have lots of work coming from our Project Labor Agreements downtown and at the railyards. We also have the Drywall Finishing getting ready to go by the beginning of 2021 for the Redding Courthouse. So if you know […]

Trades Introductory Program

The Vallejo T.I.P. (Trades Introductory Program) recently completed classes, graduating students are transitioning into construction jobs. 10 Total graduates of which 3 were interested in getting into Painting, 2 interested in Drywall and 1 interested in Glazing. We work with the T.I.P. Program instructors by volunteering to do presentations to the class to show our […]

Red to Orange!

Dear members, Please see below for a press statement that was just released related to the County Health Officer’s Revised Risk Reduction Order, which will go into effect when the County moves into the State’s Orange Tier.  See here for an Executive Summary of the revised order. Also, there are free flu shots and covid-19 […]

Fresno County Voters Choice Act

FRESNO COUNTY VOTERS CHOICE ACT INTRODUCTION  In early 2019, the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters held community meetings to explore whether or not Fresno County should convert to the Voters Choice Act (VCA) model.  At the same time, the County was preparing to purchase a new voting system.  Based on input from the community meetings, communications […]

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 […]

PLA’s During the Pandemic

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Naomi Kelly, announce finalized citywide project labor agreement to support working people and small businesses on public construction projects in the city and county of San Francisco. This endeavor has been decades long negotiation with the building trades and city leaders to provide sustainable opportunity for future […]

Large Project in Santa Clara

Large Project with Related Santa Clara is a unique partnership between the City of Santa Clara and Related Companies to create a LEED-certified, multi-phased, mixed-use destination adjacent to Levi’s Stadium. This urban center will incorporate residential units, restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, retail, and office space to establish a new neighborhood in a pedestrian oriented “live, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lobby Day

Labor out in force for AB 5. AB 5 entitles workers classified as employees to greater labor protections, such as minimum wage laws, sick leave, and unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits, which do not apply to independent contractors.

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 […]