Nor. CA PAINTERS!

Posted February 23, 2024

Brothers and Sisters,

We currently have 24 Painters and 23 Tapers on the Out-of-Work List. Local 3 has had 12 Painters and 12 Tapers dispatched so far in the month of February. If you are out of work, please contact the local and place yourself on the Out-of-Work List.

Northern California Painters:

Per the Northern California Painters Master Agreement, Article 11; Section 15:

SAFETY TRAINING – Each Journeyperson and above (Painter) shall obtain and maintain

the certifications and training outlined in subsections a and b below. Once the required training is

complete and up-to-date, Journeypersons and above shall then annually complete a minimum of sixteen

(16) hours of painter-trade and/or safety education training courses that are recommended by their

Employer. The curriculum for such continuing education shall be established and provided by the

Finishing Trades Institute of Northern California and Nevada (“FTI”) and made available through the

STAR Program. They shall possess a valid and updated training card and provide documented proof of

training to their Employer and the FTI. The Union shall not dispatch any Journeyperson without proof of

training.

(a) Each Journeyperson and above (Commercial Painter) shall successfully complete and maintain the

following:

1. By January 1, 2025

i. Fall Protection (USACE EM385), including Ladder Safety, and

ii. Mobile Elevated Worker Platforms, and

iii. Harassment Training

or

iv. Sixteen (16) hours employer recommended painter trade and/or safety education

training, if the above-required training is complete and up to date. If none or only a

portion of the above training is complete, the hours to complete the required

training above would count towards the minimum sixteen (16) hours….

(b) Each Journeyperson and above (Industrial & Bridge Painter) shall successfully complete and maintain the

following:

1. By January 1, 2025

i. OSHA-10, and

ii. Scaffold Training, and

iii. Harassment Training

or

iv. Sixteen (16) hours Employer recommended painter trade and/or safety education

training, if the above-required training is complete and up to date. If none or only a

portion of the above training is complete, the hours to complete the required

training above would count towards the minimum sixteen (16) hours.

Please refer to the DC16 STAR website for required training course availability. If your class is not available, please contact the STAR program and place yourself on a waitlist. DC16STAR.org

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