News

17Sep 2018

FINISHING TRADES INSTITUTE OF THE OHIO REGION

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PART TIME INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS

The Board of Trustees for the Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region is currently accepting applications for part time Instructor positions in all crafts throughout District Council 6. These positions need to be filled by the first of the new year.

The Part-time Instructor will be responsible for training apprentices and journeymen throughout Ohio focusing on craft specific skills and Health & Safety.  The job requires the training programs for apprentices and journeymen to be held primarily at the four separate Training Centers located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo.  The Instructor will be based out of their local location; however, will be required to travel throughout the State. Since this position require the teaching of the Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) developed curriculum, the applicant must be an active member in good standing within one of the affiliated Finishing Trades within District Council 6.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide instruction for the apprentice courses using approved curriculum and following class standards required by the State of Ohio and Department of Labor
  • Teach IUPAT journey worker upgrade and re-certification classes on a regular basis
  • Prepare and return class records, including grades and attendance to the Director of Training on a timely basis
  • Work with the Director of Training to acquire the supplies and equipment needed for classes
  • Attend instructor meetings, as required

QUALIFICATIONS/ KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Current active journey worker of the IUPAT Finishing Trades
  • Strong journey worker skills with a minimum four (4) years at journey worker level with hands-on experience in the IUPAT Finishing Trades is required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present ideas and information effectively in groups and on a one-on-one basis
  • Progressive knowledge and understanding of construction processes, safety procedures and solid people skills
  • Ability to use personal computer and associated programs
  • Prior instructor experience with apprentices preferred but not required

POSITION DETAILS

  • This is an hourly position based upon the IUPAT DC 6 journey worker’s wage. The instructors will be paid by class taught (actual class time spent) plus one-half hour before and after.
  • Fringe Benefits are included
  • Classes will be scheduled and assigned in advance
  • Periodic statewide travel with occasional overnight stays is required
  • Classes are held days, nights and weekends – the Training Center Office is open from 8:00am -4:30pm, but the Instructor’s hours will extend into the evenings and weekends

Applicants interested in the Part-time Instructor Positions should submit a resume along with a cover letter summarizing their qualifications for the position no later than Friday, November 2, 2018 by mail or email to:

ATTN: Nichole McCarthy

recruiting@iupat-dc6.org

8257 Dow Circle

Strongsville, OH 44136

17Aug 2018

There’s Never Been A Better Time to Build a Career with IUPAT

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 (IUPAT DC6) is offering job seekers exciting apprenticeship and career opportunities by hosting a Job Fair and Hiring Event at their renovated facility at 35 S. State Street in Girard, Ohio from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 20th. The Job Fair and Hiring Event will feature profiles of the Drywall Finishing, Glazing, Painting, and Sign and Display Trades. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from each trade to gain insights on IUPAT DC6 occupations. Employers from The Builders Association will be present with the potential for immediate hire to prospective attendees! Current IUPAT members who are looking to advance their career options are also encouraged to attend. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend the event. Refreshments will be provided.

“IUPAT is a growing force of over 160,000 active and retired men and women, in the US and Canada,” said Jim Sherwood, Business Manager, Secretary/Treasurer of IUPAT DC6. “Our members’ skills are in high demand at every construction project in Ohio, there has never been a better time to build a career with IUPAT.”

In addition to learning about the steps necessary to join IUPAT’s apprenticeship program, journeymen can explore training opportunities and speak with contractors from the trades about open positions. Virtual Simulators for trade specific talents will be available to operate. College credits for apprenticeship classes are also obtainable through our partnership with Tri-C.

For more information Contact:

Nichole McCarthy
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6
(440) 239-4575 ext. 126
recruiting@iupat-dc6.org

23Jul 2018

We’re looking to add to our Instructor Staff in Strongsville!

If you are a current commercial painter member in good standings and interested in joining our team, now is the time!

Send your resume to recruiting@iupat-dc6.org

Deadline is 8/6/18

 

16Jul 2018

AMERICAN INCOME LIFE INSURANCE

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE BENEFITS AVAILABLE

(General Descriptions)

We protect and service the needs of working families.  At the time the AIL Representative delivers and explains the AD&D certificate of coverage, the member will have the opportunity to apply for and purchase additional supplemental insurance coverage available through American Income Life Insurance Company on a voluntary basis. The primary coverage offer includes:

  • FREEDOM OF CHOICE (FINAL EXPENSE PLAN) – A life insurance plan designed to take care of immediate financial needs placed on a family when a loved one passes away. As the name implies, families have the freedom of choosing the funeral home, location and type of funeral when it is needed.
  • TERM INSURANCE – Various terms are available to cover the needs of a temporary nature such as to pay off a mortgage or other loans, family income protection, etc. The beneficiary can request a lump sum payment upon the insured’s death or can request the benefits be spread out over several years to provide a monthly benefit amount to help them adjust to the loss of the insured’s monthly income.

        Depending on need, the member may also be presented:

  • HEAD START – The Head Start program is available for children ages zero to seventeen. It serves as a vehicle for parents or grandparents to purchase life insurance coverage for a child or grandchild when it is least expensive. Head Start is whole life insurance with options to purchase additional whole life insurance at future dates without evidence of insurability.  
  • ACCIDENT POLICY (Form A71000 series) – The plan provides benefits for accidental death and dismemberment as well as hospital confinement and intensive care treatment if related to an accident. In addition, the policy pays a benefit if the insured has emergency room treatment as a result of an accident when treated within 72 hours of the accidental injury.
  • CANCER PROTECTION (CNM, C10000 and C20000 series) – Policies provide specific coverage for treatment of cancer or a single sum benefit when an insured is diagnosed with cancer.
  • CRITICAL ILLNESS (Form C10000 series) – This policy pays a one-time lump sum payment when an insured is first diagnosed with a covered critical illness.

Descriptions above are summaries and provide very brief descriptions and are not an insurance contract.  Product availability varies by state and province and some products are not available in all areas.  Complete details of the benefits, terms, conditions and exclusions of specific policies and availability should be obtained from the agent or American Income Life.

AIL representatives don’t just explain coverage available through AIL.  They also educate members on the insurances they already have including the important differences between Whole Life and Term Life, so they are better able to make needs based decisions on how to protect their family. We look forward to a long-term relationship!

Judy Spade, Public Relations Manager

419-966-3730     

28Jun 2018

District Council 6 Staff and BM/ST Jim Sherwood would like to welcome Cincinnati Local 123 member, Ron Fussnecker as the newest Business Representative/Organizer to DC 6. Ron has been a commercial painter for 19 years and a member of Local 123 for just over 3 years. He worked with Tri State Interiors prior to accepting his new position as part of DC 6 staff. Ron is active in the council- holding positions such as, Vice President to his Local, Delegate to DC 6 and a member of Young Lions out of the Cincinnati area. His skills and dedication to the union have made him an asset to DC 6. Welcome aboard Ron!

26Jun 2018

FINISHING TRADES INSTITUTE OF THE OHIO REGION

FULL-TIME PAINTER INSTRUCTOR POSITION

The Board of Trustees for the Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region is currently accepting applications for the full time Painter Instructor position. This position needs to be filled in time for the next school year. Any applicant interested must be available to begin no later than Mid-August.

The Painting Instructor will be responsible for training apprentices and journeypersons throughout Ohio.  The job requires the training programs for apprentices and journeyperson primarily at the four separate Training Centers located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo. The Instructor will be primarily based in the Strongsville Ohio Training Center; however, will be required to travel to Toledo and throughout the State.  Since this position requires teaching the Finishing Trades Institute developed curriculum, the applicant must be an active or retired member of the affiliated Finishing Trades.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide instruction for the apprentice courses using approved curriculum and following class standards required by the State of Ohio and Department of Labor
  • Teach IUPAT journeyperson upgrade and re-certification classes on a regular basis
  • Prepare and return class records, including grades and attendance to the Director of Training on a timely basis
  • Work with the Director of Training to acquire the supplies and equipment needed for classes
  • Attend instructor meetings and training, as required

QUALIFICATIONS/ KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Current active or retired journeymen of the IUPAT Finishing Trades
  • Strong journeyperson skills with a minimum of five (5) years as a Painter at journeyperson level with hands-on experience in the IUPAT Finishing Trades required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to present ideas and information effectively in groups and one-on-one
  • Advance knowledge and understanding of construction process, safety procedures and extensive people skills
  • Ability to use personal computer and associated programs
  • Prior instructor experience with apprentices preferred

POSITION DETAILS

  • This is a salary position based upon the IUPAT DC 6 journeymen wage at 44 hours of pay for 52 weeks, no overtime is paid
  • Fringe Benefits are paid according to IUPAT DC 6 fringe package based upon 40 hours
  • Statewide travel with overnight stay is required
  • Classes are held days, nights and weekends – the Training Center Office is open from 8:00am -4:30pm
  • Instructor’s hours will vary and extend into the evenings and weekends

Applicants interested in the Full-time Painter Instructor Position should submit a resume

along with a cover letter summarizing their qualifications to:

Nichole McCarthy

8257 Dow Circle

Strongsville OH 44136

440-239-4575

recruiting@iupat-dc6.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JULY 26TH

17Jun 2018

On Saturday, June 16th, 678 Members of District Council 6 went to the polls to vote in 2018 elections. Here are the results:

  • Jim Sherwood has won Business Manager Secretary-Treasurer with 538 votes. His opponent, Jose Pinto received 140 votes.
  • Joe Crytser has won the Business Representative role for LU 1275 with 446 votes. His opponent, Michael Murphy, received 148 votes.
  • Dana Clark has won the Business Representative role for LU 238, 249, and 556 with 474 votes. His opponent, Jerry Davis, received 128 votes.

The following representatives won by Acclamation:

  • Jamie Peppers – LU 7
  • Lee Denney – LU 123
  • Jim Black – LU 181
  • Jim Taylor – LU 476
  • John Kulju – LU 505
  • Lou Ferrante and Tony Watroba – LU 639, 707, 788, 1020, and 1103
  • Scott Harter – LU 841 and 1162

There were 11 ballots cast that were challenged.

Thank you to the members who came out to vote on Saturday!

 

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!