All active members should have received an email or text with a survey regarding our upcoming contract negotiations. These surveys are important and it lets the negotiating team know what needs and wants the membership is seeking. If you have not done your survey yet please check your email and let your voice be heard. […]March 10, 2023
Local 83 Member Spotlight
Posted October 1, 2022
Marlen Miranda, Drywall Finisher
Before joining the union as a drywall finisher, Marlen met a friend who introduced her to the trade. She had no experience but needed a change and wanted something new. After a year of working with a local company, Marlen heard about an opportunity at Centro Laboral de Graton, who worked with the DC16 Apprenticeship School, and after completing a 6-month program in 2017, Marlen joined Local 83 as a 75% apprentice.
Marlen is now a journeyman working full time and is excited to be attending the Tradeswomen Build Nations conference representing Local 83 in Las Vegas this October. What she says about encouraging other women is “Don’t be intimidated by men on the job, it isn’t as hard as it looks. The union offers good work for good pay”.
In her spare time, Marlen spends time with her family and is dedicated to taking care of them.