11Jun 2018

On June 7th  IUPAT Retired Glazier, Howard Briggs- presented BM/ST Jim Sherwood with a philanthropy award on behalf of DC 6 for revered support of The Littlest Heroes nonprofit organization. Briggs has been a dedicated volunteer to this cause for several years in which PATCH has been a proud supporter as well. In the council’s continued support, Jim Sherwood proudly presented Briggs with a $3,000 donation from PATCH to benefit The Littlest Heroes nonprofit organization.

25May 2018

IUPAT DC6 is proud to announce the additions of Nick Papadorotheou and Duane Behanna to our Training Department.

Nick Papadorotheou will assume the role of full-time Glazier Instructor, using his 8 years of experience as a Glazier with local 181 to motivate and mold young minds in our apprenticeship program. He will also be working on OSHA, NCCCO certified signal person, Overton Certified training and American Heart Association CPR Training throughout DC6.

Duane Behanna is our new part-time Instructor in the Cincinnati and Columbus area. A Painter by trade from local 1275, he will use his 15 years of experience to focus on drywall/finishing painting as well as promoting health & safety for members throughout the area.

Please join George Boots and everyone at IUPAT DC6 in welcoming our new members to the team! We’re expecting great things from you Nick and Duane!

06Apr 2018

IUPAT-DC6 is excited to announce the 2018 Community Day of Action will take place on Saturday, April 21st in various locations throughout District Council 6. This event brings thousands of IUPAT members together with open hands and hearts to give back and build strong communities.

STRONGSVILLE will be working faithfully with the Absolute House on Harvard Avenue in Cleveland to give the 3rd floor of their facility a fresh coat of paint! The Absolute house gives those recovering from addiction a safe place to live and receive treatment to get back into the workforce and become productive citizens. To participate in the Strongsville Day of Action contact Joe Jeffers @ 440-341-2792

CINCINNATI has chosen to assist the Addiction Services Council on Vernon Manor Place in Cincinnati. Their vision is to help build a community both free of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and advocate for the reduction of the stigma associated with alcoholism and other drug addiction by way of prevention, assessment, referral, treatment, education and advocacy services in the manner reflective of changing culture within their community. To participate in the Cincinnati Day of Action contact Lee Denney @ 513-325-7351

COLUMBUS is working closely with the Metropolitan Community Services T.O.U.C.H. Their mission is to “reach out and touch” the lives of individuals and families, empowering them to achieve self-sufficiency, positive relationships, and economic success. The volunteers in Columbus will be powerwashing and painting the exterior of their administration building. To participate in the Columbus Day of Action contact Chris Naegele @ 614-620-6986

We need as many Union brothers and sisters to volunteer for our Day of Action, please consider volunteering by contacting the participating agent for that area. IUPAT-DC6 is more than building buildings, we build lives within our communities!


05Apr 2018

On April 28, 2018, the labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day in order to remember workers who have been killed or injured on the job and to renew the fight for strong safety and health protections. The theme this year is “Safe Jobs. Every Worker’s Right.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Act and Mine Safety and Health Act promise workers the right to a safe job. Unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality- winning protections that have made jobs safer and saved lives. After years of struggle, we won new rules to protect workers from deadly silica dust and beryllium, a stronger dust standard for miners and stronger anti-retaliation projections for workers who report job injuries.

However, all of these hard-won gains are now threatened. The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have overturned worker safety rules issued by the Obama administration. The president has ordered that for every new protection issued, agencies must revoke two existing safeguards. This means the health and safety of workers and the public are in danger.

This year’s Workers Memorial Day we must fight back by getting involved and organize actions, activities, or observances in our workplaces and communities to highlight the toll of job injuries and deaths. Contact your elected officials and demand they put workers’ well-being above corporate interests. Make it clear that the labor movement will defend jobs the right of every worker to a safe job and fight until that promise is fulfilled.

In the Cleveland area, you can take part in Workers Memorial Day in a couple of ways. On Saturday, April 28 IUPAT DC6 will have a moment of silence at 12 pm, to remember our fellow workers who were killed or injured on the job. You should also join us for a Workers Memorial Day event at Progressive Field on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 Noon – IUPAT DC6 Observes a Moment of Silence

1:45pm – Memorial Ceremony: A Tribute to Fallen Cleveland Workers

(Grass Mall Between The Q and Progressive Field)

3:00pm – Workers Memorial Parade on Progressive Field

(Participants and Families Line-Up at “Gate A” Ramp)

4:00pm – First Pitch

4:10pm – Game Time: Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners

$28 Upper Box Tickets

(includes $5.00 concessions voucher) TO ORDER TICKETS, CLICK HERE.

What else can you do in your community to help on Workers Memorial Day?

-Organize a rally to call for stronger safety and health protections.

-Hold a candlelight vigil, memorial service, or moment of silence to remember those who lost their life on the job.

-Hold a public meeting with members of Congress in your district. Injured workers and their families can talk firsthand about the need for strong safety and health protections.

-Conduct workshops to empower workers to report job safety hazards and exercise workplace rights.

-Invite the press to your Workers Memorial Day events to increase public awareness of the dangers workers face on the job.

For more information and to order Workers Memorial Day Materials visit the AFL-CIO website at:

28Mar 2018

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Browns have made the list of five finalists being considered to host the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft in Canton, Cleveland, and Northeast Ohio. The NFL Draft Committee will be in Canton on March 29th to conduct a site visit & WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please join us for this FREE event!
Donuts & coffee will be provided, and attendees will also receive FREE admission that day to the Pro Football Hall of Fame! The first 1000 will also receive a free T-shirt (first come, first served)

When: Thursday, March 29th

Where: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Free parking will be available at McKinley High School. Please enter at the stadium at the Symphony Gate, directional signage and team members will direct you from there!

Time: 8:30 am arrival time, 9:15 am – Welcome

We want to show off the support of our wonderful community by filling the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium for a surprise welcome rally. Let’s show the NFL how committed our community is to bringing and supporting the NFL Draft in Northeast Ohio. Our hope is the NFL will “Bring it Home!” where the league was founded nearly 100 years ago! 

Additional Information: 
This event will take place rain or shine; we will have the ability to be under cover should inclement weather arise. There will be a possibility of a LIVE shot aired on national television (NFL Network).

We hope you will join us for this very special morning and bring your friends as ALL are welcome! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!

Please let us know if you plan to attend, and share your shirt size with us

23Mar 2018

IUPAT DC6 showcased their skilled trades recruitment campaign by hosting their “First Ever Open House and Job Fair” on Friday March 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at their facility in Strongsville Ohio. The event featured live demonstrations by apprentices and contractors working in the construction finishing trades including the opportunity to experience simulated airless spray painting techniques and welding applications. DC6 Instructors, Business Agents, contractors and registered apprentices also answered students’ questions on how to apply and succeed as a DC6 apprentice and union member.

DC6 offers young men and women “earn and learn” opportunities that lead to family sustaining careers in drywall finishing, glazing, glass working, commercial painting, bridge painting, sign & display and wall covering industries.  The attendees also learned about a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) that offers college credits and certifications for participating in Union apprenticeship programs.

Vocational students from Max Hayes, R.G. Drage, and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and other area high schools participated in the event along with many political leaders including Representative Nickie Antonio, Michelle Sheehan candidate for Court of Appeals, Minority Leader of The Senate Kenny Yuko, Strongsville Economic Development Director Brent Painter, Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak, and Judge Brendan Sheehan. Long-time Union Supporter and friend of DC6 Betty Sutton was also on hand, Ms. Sutton is Richard Cordray’s running mate for Governor of Ohio.

“We’re happy to announce that this is going to be an annual event,” declared IUPAT DC6 Business Manager/Secretary Jim Sherwood. “It was exciting to see the energy and enthusiasm of the students and potential union members who participated in our open house, it was even more exciting to collect several new apprenticeship applications on the spot!”

For more information on IUPAT DC6 Apprenticeship programs, visit

13Mar 2018

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day – especially if you’re part of IUPAT DC6! Join us for a fun-filled day starting at 9:30 AM at DC6 in Strongsville for food and drinks. Come and bring the family to march with us in the parade! Line up is at E18th street and superior at 11:AM, parade steps off at 1:PM. Make it a St. Patrick’s Day to remember with all your friends at IUPAT DC6! Tell your friends! Download the flyer.

10Mar 2018

The IUPAT DC6 Young Lions Glaziers pulled together to give back to one of their own! Thank you to everyone who came out to Rookies Sports Bar & Grille to make our fundraiser for Kelly Decrane an overwhelming success! Together, we were able to inspire a fellow sister to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, and pull together for a great cause.

24Feb 2018

Ohio Working People’s Day of Action, February 24, 2018, Ohio Statehouse Steps, Columbus.  This nationwide event was hosted locally by the Ohio AFL-CIO, and IUPAT DC 6 was proud to stand up for the freedom of working people to join in strong unions and to fight for equitable pay, affordable health care, and a secure future.

19Feb 2018

“Glaziers Go Pink”

The DC-6 Young Lions are hosting a fundraiser, March 3rd @ Rookies Sports Bar on West 130th 6-9pm- on behalf of Kelly DeCrane! Tickets to this event are $25 each- which includes all food and well drinks. There will be a door prize, side boards and Chinese raffle! There are only 42 tickets left- get them while they last. Join us for a good time and support a great cause!!

Contact Nichole McCarthy 440-239-4575 to purchase tickets