New Staff

Posted June 25, 2021

District Council 16 has recently hired 4 new Organizers through a Boot-camp that was held over 3 days. The new Organizers are already on a campaign to take back the School repaint work in Northern California from the non-union contractors that have been cheating the systems all over the state by underpaying workers with less than the state prevailing wages and conditions and also not reporting all hours through certified payrolls. The new organizers along with the painting reps have been monitoring all of these projects to find any and all issues to make sure our contractors will be bidding against them on a level playing field to help bring these hours to our members. This is just one of the many campaigns that will be implemented utilizing the new Organizers that have been hired. Organizing is our strongest tool in the fight against cheating contractors that undermine our economy.


Contract Suggestions Needed!

Dear members of Local 507, Our second meeting of the year will be on Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 6:30 PM at 2149 Oakland Rd San Jose CA 95131. Painters, please make an effort to attend as your suggestions for your upcoming contract are needed. Please see suggestion questions below. Please let me know if […]

January 31, 2023

AFL-CIO 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

In January I attended the AFL-CIO 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference where I heard from many influential speakers such as: Fred Redmond, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO; Muriel Bowser Mayor, Washington, D.C and Maya Wiley, CEO of the Civil Rights Organization, just to name a few. Some of the key takeaways were that […]

January 30, 2023