Ratified Painters Agreement

Posted July 28, 2023

Brothers & Sisters,

It was a tough couple of weeks coming into July, but I would like to thank those that voiced their opinions, stepped up to help, and fought for what you wanted on the picket lines! On the fourth vote, July 14th, the Painters Agreement was ratified by our union membership. Even though we didn’t get exactly what we wanted, I think we earned some respect for next time. The Painters showed they aren’t afraid to stand up. This will pay dividends on the next contract.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with your new agreement as there are some changes to be aware of. Completed Journeyman training and certifications will be a requirement BEFORE you can be dispatched to any project starting January 1, 2025. The first certifications required will be:

  • Fall Protection (USACE EM385), Including Ladder Safety
  • Mobile Elevated Worker Platforms
  • Harassment Training 

Members will be responsible for providing employers proof of training – so again – if you currently have any certification that is expired or if you have been putting off that next class, NOW is the time to contact the STAR program and get enrolled. Classes will no doubt fill quickly!

Finally, we are looking forward to Local 83’s family fun day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Saturday August 26th! You can RSVP now for your tickets but you must call to RSVP no later than August 11th to ensure you get your tickets in time. We look forward to seeing you all there!

In Solidarity,

Brent Hudson

Business Representative

LU83

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