Posted July 14, 2023

The Northern California Painters have been on strike since the expiration of the 2020-2023 collective bargaining agreement. Two proposals from management were voted down before the contract expired on July 1st. It was clear that the members wanted to make a stand to get what they deserved. Members have been picketing their contractors’ shops to send the message that they would not take the low offers. Some contractors tried bringing in strike breakers to continue our work and weaken our lines. When that would happen, we mobilize & picket the jobsite. In most cases, shutting the job down completely.

Although the strike puts a burden on everyone, most spirts were high on the line and there was a real sense of solidarity. When we stick together, We Win!



Congratulations to all of the Local 487 members who took home prizes from the raffle at this year’s STAR Event. Special congratulations to Fermin Guzman who took home the Chevy Malibu. Don’t forget to keep your certifications up to date. You can find all upcoming classes at the DC 16 STAR website  PAINTERS- Don’t […]

September 26, 2023

Save The Date!

Its here the Avila’s Cancer Fund 6th Annual Chili Cook Off will be held on November 4th, 2023 beginning at noon at Woodward Park. As always’ s DC16 LU 294 will be sponsoring the event. If you’re interested in participating in the Chili Cook Off go to I will be entering my award-winning chili, […]

September 26, 2023