IUPAT Pension and Negotiations

Posted February 25, 2022

Brothers and Sisters hope everyone is staying busy. If you are not please contact the Local at 559-255-2113 to put yourself on the out of work list this process needs to be repeated on a monthly basis. This is very important! You do not want to miss any work opportunity! Remember whenever you return to work you need to contact the Local and get a new referral.

IUPAT Pension

Attention all Painters, Floor Coverers, Drywall Finishers and Glazier members of DC16 Local Union 294. The IUPAT Pension has made necessary changes to the Plan in order for the plan to better serve the membership. I am sure you have received notification in the mail regarding the changes. There have been several Town Hall Meetings put on by the IUPAT via the Zoom Application that I have attended but I have yet to recognize any of our Local’s Members on the ZOOM. That being said I will be sending out in the near future dates for a special call meeting for each individual craft of Local 294 to explain the changes and the opportunities we have within the changes of the Plan. It is very important that you attend the meeting that is scheduled for your craft. We will need to add language to our current Agreements to reflect the changes and your voice needs to be heard! I will be sendingout the invites via USPS and Hustle text app. The Dates will also be posted on this website as soon as I can secure them . Please make every effort to attend either in person or on the Zoom. If attending in person current DC16 COVID 19 Policies will be in effect. Thank you so much for your attention to this statement and I will see you at the Special Call Meeting. Work Hard and Work Safe!!!

Be sure to keep your training up to date. Register for Classes at www.dc16star.org  

REMEMBER If you are mailing in your dues they no longer come to the Local please send them to DC16 Centralized Dues 2705 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551. Include Local 294 and your Member Number on your check or money order. And please be sure to give yourself plenty of time so they are received prior to due date!

Regular Union Meetings

Brothers and Sisters

              All regular Union meetings are now in person meetings. We will follow Covid 19 masking guidelines regardless of a members vaccination status. Please be sure to attend!!!!

1ST Tuesday of every month @ 5:30 pm.

Local Union 294 – 4650 E Weathermaker Ave Fresno CA, 93703.

Note: Per Bylaws if the first Tuesday is an official Election Day the Regular Union meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of that particular month.

All members, if you have a physical address change please notify the Local and the Trust Funds of the change. This is very important for you to receive vital information regarding Union business and is required under the Constitution. Also please make sure that we have your correct email address.

Drywall and Floor Covering Negotiations

Brothers and Sisters,

                The Northern California Drywall Finisher Master Agreement Fresno Area and Sacramento area Addendums and the Northern California Floorcovering Master Agreement and the Fresno Area and Sacramento Area Addendums are expiring in 2022. That means we will be going into negotiations on the Agreements. A hustle was sent out on the wants and needs of our members to our members for the Drywall Agreement and did not see any responses from our Local. If you are a Member of DC16/LOCAL 294 you will have a vote on the Master Agreement and the Fresno Area Addendum. As I am sure you are aware the Addendums amend the language in the Master Agreement for the Counties Covered Under the Addendum. If the master language is not amended in the Addendum the Master Agreement Language prevails. The counties covered under the Drywall Addendum are Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings, The Counties covered under the Floorcovering Agreement are Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Merced and Mariposa. Please start thinking about what you would like to see with the upcoming Master and Addendum in regards to wages and language. We need to know what you are wanting in order to establish a negotiating strategy. I will be emailing, Hustling and also mailing USPS a form for you to fill out and return to me at the Local for review take some time think things through and respond. PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXERCISE IT IS VITAL THAT WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WANTING. We appreciate you and want to thank you in advance for your participation in your Agreements.


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