Dear Members of Local 83, I would like to remind everyone about the Painters contract ending this June, and It’s coming up quickly! I will be visiting jobsites to get input from you to see what you would like in the new contract. But the best way to make sure your ideas are heard is […]February 02, 2023
On the horizon: 2021 does not look to be as busy as the prior Years (2015-2020).
We have had a very healthy 5 year run in which the Painter’s and Drywall Finisher’s work has been steadily with many over time opportunities. Please be ready for the slowdown that inevitably happens, which is part of the cycle of the Boom and Bust in our construction industry. During the “Great Recession” (2008-2014) many of our members suffered high unemployment and economic hardships. This is an opportunity for us to learn from the past and be prepared. How? Manage your vacation/holiday, and the overtime savings. Tuck it away and save it for the slow times that could be approaching. It’s now the beginning of the year and it’s a great time to reevaluate spending habits and create that nest egg.