Community Workforce Training Agreement

Brothers and Sisters,  The Sacramento Sierra Building and Construction Trades Council has been working hard to try to get a Community Workforce Training Agreement with the City of Elk Grove. We have confirmed that the CWTA will be on the City Council’s Agenda on October 12, 2022. The meeting will begin at 6pm at 8400 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Calling All Women!

Are you looking for a career you can make a living wage, receive great benefits and retirement? A career in the Trades may be just what you’re are looking for! Visit valleybuild.net to register online to connect with a coordinator to learn what being in the construction trades is all about.

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.

Sign-Up Today!

The SCT Introduction to District Council 16 and The Finishing Trades Associations is now available for you to register online at https://www.dc16star.org/ . Starting July 2022 SCT is the only qualifying class that counts for participation in the annual STAR Event. In order to attend the 2023 Annual STAR Event this class must be taken. […]

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 […]

Walter Cantrell Winners!

Congratulations to the 2021 Walter Cantrell Scholarship Winners! We wish you all the best in your pursuit to further your education. District Council 16 is proud to invest in the future of our families! The Walter Cantrell Scholarship is meant for dependents of any DC16 member in good standing and may apply to receive a […]

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 […]

ORGANIZER POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

Dear Members, District Council 16 is seeking to hire Organizers from amongst our membership in Nevada. If you are interested in applying for the position, please email your resume no later than Friday, February 4th by 3:30pm to Laurie (laurie@dc16iupat.org) All applicants that have submitted their resume will be invited to attend the DC16 IUPAT […]

2021 Stepping-Up Awards!

Congratulations to our Top Painters & Glaziers for winning the 2021 NCPFC & NCGMA Stepping-Up Awards! You exemplify High Performance / High Value through your hard work and dedication to your craft. NCGMA NCPFC #ProfessionalFinishers #HighPerformance #HighValue #WeAreUnion To View Full Document CLICK HERE.

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.

STAR Awards Event!

The STAR Program was designed entirely for you, our Membership! It allows us all to be more successful in our crafts by helping to build the skills you need to get ahead! For those that took the time to take STAR Training classes and have qualified for the STAR Awards Event, we look forward to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]