Have you heard about the new rules about certs you must have next year???

Posted May 3, 2024


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What’s the deal?

Most importantly…. Effective January 1st 2025 Journeyman Painters MUST have these three certifications (through STAR) to be dispatched at all. All of this information can be found in the Northern California Painters Master Agreement in Article II Section 15. (You can find the specifics here:  https://www.dc16iupat.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/N.-CA-Painters-MAster-Agreement-2023-2026.pdf )

What certifications?

The certifications will change every year for the remainder of the current contract but below are the classes you must have to be dispatched in 2025:

Commercial Painters:

Fall Protection (including Ladder Safety), Mobile Elevated Worker Platforms and Harassment Training 

Industrial & Bridge Painters:

OSHA 10, Scaffold Training and Harassment Training.

Where can I get the certifications?

This part is easy and FREE! DC16 STAR provides all of these certifications at no cost to members by simply signing up for them on their website at www.dc16star.org You will need to be in good standing, and have your Member ID# available when signing up. Call our office to get that information if you don’t have it and we’d be happy to help.

What do we get out of it?

Knowledge is power. The more you know and are trained for keeps you up to date with the times, safe, an asset, and this is what separates us from the rest. 

Star Event.  Taking these classes thru STAR will help you qualify for the STAR event where we all have a great time with the families and win prizes! 

Pension Money. By taking 16 hours of training in one you will earn $1.00 (one dollar) from your “Off Benefit” to your Pension. If you have 25 years or more in the union and you take your 16 hours of training you will earn the $1.00 from your “Off Benefit” to your pension plus the 0.33 multiplier for your pension. 

Now that you have all of this information HURRY to www.dc16star.org to schedule your classes because there are a lot of painters who are also trying to get their classes. Don’t wait until the last minute


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