Posted May 5, 2023

Join the West Bay Locals for the IUPAT Day of Action at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica on May 13th starting at 10am. We will be cleaning the beach. This is a great event to bring your family too. Remember, in order to be invited to the VAC Banquet you must do at least three VAC events, that includes family and kids. Only participants are invited. This event will also be a gold ticket event!

The Painters Contract is currently being negotiated. The current agreement expires June 31st. You can still contact your business rep to add suggestions for what you would like to see in the new contract. Once a deal is presented, make sure you come out to vote on the new contract. Notice will be sent out as soon as a proposal is reached. 

Formal notice will be sent out in the coming weeks, but we will be having nominations for a Trustee position on 913’s Executive Board at the next Local Meeting on June 7th  . The requirements to hold the position are as follows:

Section 210 of the IUPAT Constitution 

(a) To be eligible to run for any elected position, a

member must meet the following requirements:

(1) The member has been in continuous good standing for

two (2) years immediately prior to the date of nomination and

must have been a member of the Local Union of which he or she

wishes to seek office for at least prior six months;

(2) The member has attended at least one meeting, and attended,

or excused his absence from, at least twenty-five percent

(25%) of the meetings held by the Local Union during the 12

months immediately prior to the date of nomination; a member

may excuse his or her absence on the basis of a work conflict,

illness, or personal emergency, so long as he or she submits the

excuse in writing to the Local Union no later than five

(5) calendar days after the missed meeting; and

(3) The member (A) was employed, actively seeking employment,

or unable to be employed or to seek employment due to

temporary disability, within our trade during the major portion of

the twelve months prior to the date of nomination, and

(B) is currently active in the trades and not drawing a pension

from a plan sponsored by or affiliated with the International

Union or any subordinate body of the International Union. employed” 

and “employment” means “full-time” employment as

defined in Section 211(j).

(b) A member otherwise eligible shall not be rendered ineligible

under this Section if he or she was employed full time

during the major portion of the 12 months prior to the date of

nomination by the International Union, a Local Union or District

Council of the International Union, the AFL-CIO, or any department

thereof, a central body recognized by the Local Union of

which he or she is a member or in any department of the local,

state, provincial and/or territorial or Federal Government. For the

purpose of this section, “full-time” shall mean working at least

870 hours per year, determined by dividing the total of the office

holder’s earnings during the twelve (12) months preceding the

month of nominations by the lesser of the journey-person’s hourly

rate of compensation, or the officeholder’s lowest hourly rate

of compensation.

(c) Where no members are initially nominated who meet the

eligibility requirements set forth above, the Local Union may accept

the nomination and election of others from among its members

who are not specifically disqualified under other provisions

of the General Constitution. Where the General President, in his

or her sole discretion, determines that conditions in a given Local

Union warrant, he or she may waive one or more eligibility


(d) In every case, it shall be a requirement of eligibility to be

nominated or elected that the member must be a resident of the

United States or Canada.

(e) War veterans now serving or having served in the armed

forces of the United States or Canada, shall be credited with continuous

good standing for the period of such service insofar as

eligibility for delegate to the General Convention is concerned.

(f) Any member who enters the land, naval or air forces of the

 United States or Canada, by enlistment or conscription, and

becomes disabled while in service and receives an honorable

discharge, shall not be debarred from holding office or serving

as a delegate or representative of the Local Union, provided the

member is otherwise qualified under the provisions of the Constitution.

(g) Every member in good standing shall have the right to

nominate, vote for or otherwise support the candidate of his or

her choice, subject to the provisions of this Constitution.

(h) No member whose dues have been withheld by his or her

employer for payment to the Local Union pursuant to his or her

voluntary authorization provided for in a Collective Bargaining

Agreement shall be declared ineligible to nominate, vote for, or

be a candidate for office in the Local Union, by reason of alleged

delay or default in the payment of dues by his or her employer to

the Local Union.

(i) Local Unions may not impose eligibility requirements different

than those set forth in this Section.


Jobsite Spotlight!!

Check the amazing work being done by Local 567’s highly skilled and highly trained professionals in the floor covering trade. This project is at the National Automobile Museum located in the downtown area of Reno, NV. Precise layout and expert craftsmanship on display, if you get a chance to visit with your family be sure […]

May 18, 2024

Changes in your Pension & Annuity

Brothers and Sisters,  I hope this message finds you all doing well. By now everyone should have received a communication from the Bay Area painters and tapers pension and annuity trust fund regarding changes to the plan. What does this mean for you? One of the changes that the pension plan trustees approved was for […]

May 18, 2024