Top Specialty Painting Professionals

We offer Apprenticeship for those just starting out as well as opportunities to expanded training for Journeyworkers and seasoned-pros, we have you covered. Join DC16 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades today.

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As a Specialty Painting Professional, do you know what you’re worth? DC16 can help you build on your skills, increase your value and help you secure a firm future that grows with you.

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DC16 membership brings value to your career and your family. Living wages, pension, annuity, health care, representation and much more.

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  • Contract Enforcement
  • Employment Development
  • Legislative Representation

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  • Member Death Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dental & Vision Insurance

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  • College Planning & Financing
  • Home Mortgage Program
  • Legal Assistance
  • Retirement Planning

Frank Santos

LU 1176 Bus Painter - Gillig
I have been a member for 26 years and currently am the Shop Steward at Gillig. I am always working towards being an asset whether it is my ability to solve issues quickly or help my Local Union by being the Recording Secretary. The Union has been an important part for my family and I. From providing a safe, stable work environment, to receiving great medical benefits for myself and my daughters. Both of which are essential in these uncertain times.

Anthony Albert

LU 1176 Industrial Painter - Port of Oakland
I started my career as a Union Painter in 1979. I participate in my Local Union events, programs and am a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.  As a member of the CBTU it offers me additional opportunities to participate in events and various community outreach programs with the support of my Local Union. I am currently working at the Port of Oakland painting cranes where I am near the end of my career with a good retirement in sight.  I would like to thank all my Union brothers and sisters for all the work that we do!

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DC16 helps you bring your Specialty Painting expertise to the next level. Enjoy the benefits of membership and take advantage of our incentive-based training programs. Join DC16 IUPAT today!

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DC16 Star Training

Whether you are an apprentice just starting out or an established journeyworker, staying at the top of your game is important. The STAR program allows you to learn from tradeworkers just like you, who have walked in your shoes. STAR offers incentive-based programs that will help you acquire the skill sets, training and tools that you need to perform at the highest level.

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