DC 57 Donates 33 Customized Chromebooks to Dyslexic Graduates of Provident Charter School

Provident Charter School is a tuition-free public school based in Southwestern Pennsylvania, designed specifically for students with language-related learning differences like dyslexia. IUPAT District Council 57 wanted to support the local school by donating 33 Chromebooks to each member of the 2021 graduating class before they head off to high school.  Chris Geronimos, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer […]

Why Contractors Want to Hire Union Workers

Union workers vs. non-union workers: everyone has an opinion, but why are increasingly more employers reaching out to unions for employee training and for finding more skilled workers? Let’s start with why job seekers are often drawn to unions: Joining a union is so much more than the pay rate per hour.  With our union, […]

DC 57 Needs Apprentices!

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 57 proudly offers a variety of programs to help people from all walks of life begin a career in the finishing trades. One of those programs is our Apprenticeship Program.  At DC 57, we believe that anyone who wants to earn a career in the […]

Members: Schedule your physical and/or x-ray

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1613502649912{background-color: #848484 !important;}”][vc_column_text]Dear Members, After some adjustments, we will now allow up to 30 members for Saturday physicals. Here’s what you need to know: You will be scheduled a time slot of 7 a.m., 8 a.m., or 9 a.m. for the day you are scheduled. For physicals, members will enter through the rear door of […]

Spotlight on Success: Cracker Plant

Dear Steve and Jerry, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight our Union Quality Champions throughout Shell Polymers Cracker Plant in Monaca, PA.  I am one of the Coatings Craft Quality Representatives (C.Q.R.) working at the site. The Quality Team strives to help the craft workers to get work done right the first time. […]

Spotlight on Success: Steven Abram

When asked how my career has impacted my life, I can’t help but think “what an understatement.” Because becoming an Industrial Painter with the IUPAT has not only changed my life, but the lives of those around me.  Some people know my story and others don’t. This opportunity was literally a second chance at life […]

Your Union’s Endorsed Candidates

“Beyond a doubt, this is the most important election of your lifetime.” Giles M. Grinko, Political Director I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to vote in the upcoming election.  If you are not registered, please visit the website – VotesPA.com/Register-to-Vote for information on registration and mail-in voting. Please be careful and […]

Now Hiring: Full-Time Commercial Painting Instructor

Attention DC 57 Members – The FTI of Western PA is now accepting resumes for a full-time Commercial Painting Instructor.  To submit, you must be a member in good standing and be knowledgeable in commercial painting and wallcovering applications.  Please submit resumes by July 10,2020.  Mail to: FTI of Western PAATTN: Brian Herbinko 101 Ewing Rd.Carnegie, […]

PA Unemployment Claims Status

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1588616103105{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is overwhelmed with processing unemployment claims, causing many of our members to see delays in receiving their benefits. We are working closely with local and state officials, as well as our members, to address the situation. In the meantime, you can check the status […]

Construction Returning to Work Guidelines

For further guidance on COVID-19, please review materials here. Please read our COVID-19 Resources for more information about preventing the spread of the virus, and other important resources. On Friday, May 1, 2020, construction projects in the region will resume. At this time, it is absolutely crucial that you familiarize yourself with COVID-19 safety precautions. […]