DC16 craft Master Agreements are referred to as Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA’s). These agreements are negotiated between the leadership of DC16, craft representatives (representing members/labor) and the craft Management Association(s) with their designated Signatory Contractors (representing management). Ultimately, the vote of each and every member decides whether a CBA is ratified, or whether the demands are not met and the membership decides to go on strike.
Raises and allocations are determined once the CBA has been ratified. For example, a CBA is ratified with the following terms: $6.00 over three years ($2.00 per year increase), contract language could require benefits and or health and welfare increases. So, for a wage allocation, the craft would have an increase of $2.00 minus .25 Cents for benefits and .10 Cents for Health and Welfare; leaving a $1.65 to be allocated per the input of the members for the “wage allocation” vote. Typically, the E-Boards of each local with input from its membership will convene to discuss and develop the best options to present to the craft membership as a whole. The best options will be Motioned, Seconded and Carried to present as the option for your Local’s “wage allocation” vote. Those two options will be Motioned, Seconded and Carried to present as the option for your Locals “wage allocation” vote. All the members will then vote by secret ballot the option that best suits their needs and the needs of their family. *** Historically less than 15% of a local’s membership turns out to vote on their “wage allocation”, thus leaving their voice and future determined by others.
Our International, District Council and all our Local Unions were built by workers that banded together to fight for many, if not all, of the benefits, wages and working conditions we enjoy today. Our strength and solidarity is the bedrock and voice to which we exist and grow from this very day. Our relevance into the future not only depends on being the best and most highly trained workforce, but also the most active in organizing, political action, accesses and opportunity for all in our communities to build a career as a Professional Finisher. Check out our “Get Involved” tab for all current Volunteer Activist Committee activities and also your Local’s Union page for upcoming events in your Region.
You can get involved at every level of your career and your desire to make a difference in your Union. Attend your Local’s Union meetings, participate in your Local’s contract ratification votes, become active in the Volunteer Activist Committee, participate in all your Local’s Unions sub-committees, contract and wage allocation votes, understand and exercise your voice, your vote at the ballot box to ensure labor friendly candidates and initiatives that set the laws and policy that affect and govern our livelihoods.
Your “Over-the-Counter Dues” are to be paid directly to DC16 Centralized Dues and are to be paid monthly, or quarterly (depending on your Local Union Bylaws). Your payment can be made online through our DC16 website at dc16iupat.org or by check/money order. To pay online, you must first have downloaded and set up your “IUPAT Mobile Member Portal” by installing the App. available for Apple or Android users.
- Download and open the “IUPAT Mobile Member” App (MMP)
- Choose “Create Account”
- Enter your Member ID Number, Last Name, and Date of Birth
- Enter your e-mail, verify your e-mail, and create your password
- Your Password must be 12 digits, 1 capital letter, one number and one special character (except for $ sign) – Example: Password123!
- Your credentials for the “IUPAT Member Mobile Portal” will be the same credentials for you to login into the DC16 “Pay Member Dues” tab at dc16iupat.org
- Should you need assistance with your Member ID please visit your Local Union through the “Local Union” tab on our dc16iupat.org website, click your Local Union and you can email your Business representative or Admin directly.
Our online “Payment Portal” will allow you to make a “Monthly Payment”, “Quarterly Payment”, “Annual Payment”, or setup “AutoPay”, to ease the process for your choice of options. Utilizing our online payment method will allow you to access your “Electronic Dues” card through the “IUPAT Mobile Member Portal”.
To pay via check or money order, please send payments to: District Council 16 c/o: Centralized Dues, 2705 Constitution Drive, Livermore, CA 94551. Please ensure to write your Member ID on your check/money order.
Please ensure you check your Local Union Bylaws for your Local Unions rules regarding Dues, Fees and Assessments.
Upon being laid off you should contact your Local Union ASAP to be placed on the Out-of-Work list. If you are an Apprentice and are laid-off for a reason other than a lack of available work you should notify your Business Representative ASAP and your Local Union office to get your name on the Out-of-Work list. You should refer to your Local Union By-laws for maintaining your status on the Out-of-Work list at the beginning of every month.
Your Local Union Business Representative is your first resource for any questions relating to your Local, contract, apprenticeship agreement, Local Union & District Council Bylaws and the Constitution of the IUPAT. The first thing you should do for any workplace issue is to document to the best of your ability all facts relating to the issue/complaint. Date, time, location, people involved, people present and all details outlining the incident/conflict. In addition, once you have memorialized the issue/conflict you should contact your job, or site Leadman, Foreman, Superintendent and then your Local Union Business Representative. Any reports given should also be documented by who & when they were given. For further Union representation, if needed, the Regional Director in the Region your craft is located can and will be brought in to resolve issues/conflicts.
Our Third-Party Administrators facilitate and maintain all (except members in the IUPAT Pension) “fringe benefits” for our members in Northern California and Nevada. Please go to your Local Union page on this site and click the link for your Third-Party Administrator that will take you directly to your plan’s information page.
We, the members of District Council 16, of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO, believing that organizing and collective action is necessary to foster and adopt ways and means for the continuous improvement of the working and living standards of the members of the Locals affiliated with this International Union; to secure legislation in the interests of our members; to bring about higher wages, shorter hours and better working conditions for them; to influence public opinion by peaceful and legal methods, in favor of our affiliated organizations and all organized labor generally; to promote, encourage and bring into existence satisfactory contractual relationships with employers in the industries from which the members of our affiliates are drawn; to advance and maintain better relations between our members and their employers; and to otherwise enrich the lives of our members and their families and all other working men and women.
DC16 represents the Professional Finishers in Auto, Marine & Specialty Painters – Carpet, Linoleum, Resilient Floor Covering & Soft Tile Layers – Drywall Finishers – Glaziers, Architectural Metal & Glass Workers – Painters – Paint, Varnish & Lacquer Makers – Sign, Pictorial & Display Painters – Wall Covering Installers and Administrative Professionals.
District Council 16 is an Affiliate of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT), we proudly serve Northern California & Nevada, operating 20 Local Unions in seven Regions. District Council 16 and our members in partnership with our Signatory Employers strive to deliver a “High Performance / High Value” finished product to our clients.