Congratulations Painters

Posted July 20, 2023

Congratulations to the painters for standing up against the shop owners and demanding more pay and fighting for what you want. The painters ratified the biggest contract raise in our history due to you all standing up for what you believe in. the original offer was only $2.80 per year ($8.40) and you fought to get to $10.00 over 3 years ($1.60 more) than the original offer.

$10.00 over 3 years

$3.50 the first year

$3.25 the second year and 

$3.25 the third year.

Text messages are being sent out to painters to ask for input on the allocation of the raises which will be voted on Monday July 24th from noon to 6pm. Please come out and vote on where your money goes. Not very many people show up to vote on where their increase goes which is a very important vote to make your voice heard. Come out and vote on where your future increases will be going.



Congratulations to all of the Local 487 members who took home prizes from the raffle at this year’s STAR Event. Special congratulations to Fermin Guzman who took home the Chevy Malibu. Don’t forget to keep your certifications up to date. You can find all upcoming classes at the DC 16 STAR website  PAINTERS- Don’t […]

September 26, 2023

Save The Date!

Its here the Avila’s Cancer Fund 6th Annual Chili Cook Off will be held on November 4th, 2023 beginning at noon at Woodward Park. As always’ s DC16 LU 294 will be sponsoring the event. If you’re interested in participating in the Chili Cook Off go to I will be entering my award-winning chili, […]

September 26, 2023