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19Aug 2017

District Council 6 hosted their 12th annual PATCH Golf Outing at Coppertop Golf Course on Thursday, August 3rd. A large crowd turned out and enjoyed the four person scramble format which also featured several special events including longest drive, closest to the pin, skins game, and a poker game. Raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle, combined with a delicious steak dinner and good times with friends made the event an overwhelming success. The event raised $24,000 for PATCH charities.

Founded in 2001, the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades created the PATCH Foundation to support organizations that provide educational and medical services to our youth, as well as support local sports programs. This is the 12th year that DC6 has hosted a golf outing for PATCH. Patch Foundation support in 2017 has included the New Castle, PA WMCA, The Littlest Heroes, and the Golden String, Inc.

Helping DC6 reach their PATCH fundraising goal, the DC6 Young Lions raised $5,336, and proceeds from the “Sign Movie” from Sign and Display local 639 raised another $2,056 towards the goal. DC6 would also like to acknowledge Linda Myers for our outstanding work on the raffle baskets, and Bob Barker and Cindy Craft for the vinyl work on the plaques made by our own apprentices under the supervision of George Boots.

“Every penny that is raised goes to children’s charities throughout the council,” said Jim Sherwood, Business Manager Secretary/Treasurer for DC6. To learn more about the Painters & Allied Trades for Children’s Hope PATCH, visit https://iupat.org/member-information/patch/ 

30Jul 2017
Text IUPATDC6 to 797979 to join our text message alert system

IUPAT DC6 Members have a better option for receiving news and training class alerts, thanks to our new mobile text alert system. Members can receive exclusive DC6 News, Training Class Alerts, and other important messages right to their cell phones. To join, members just text “IUPATDC6” to 797979 and they are automatically enrolled. You can discontinue receiving announcements easily, by texting STOP to 797979. Members can also enroll via our Facebook page, or on the homepage of our website.

“It’s a new feature that brings us one step closer to helping our members get important and accurate information quickly while making sure we can communicate quickly with all of our members in case of an emergency,” said Jim Sherwood, Business Manager/Secretary/Treasurer for DC6.

The new mobile alert system is available for both Android-based and Apple devices.

21Jun 2017

Thank you for showing our brothers Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez your support in the last two days by making calls, sending faxes, rallying, uplift both father’s cases on social media and speaking to elected officials. As many of you know, both Hugo and Rodrigo had scheduled immigration court hearings today. Below are pictures of today’s rally where many of our members and District Council staff were front and center.

There is no doubt that our collective efforts have had an impact on Hugo and Rodrigo’s cases. In fact, we know that in the next 48 hours additional information is being reviewed and considered in large part for all we’ve done so far. This will be a crucial period for us to keep the pressure going, so please take a few minutes to take the following actions.

We need your help to keep the momentum going in supporting Hugo, Rodrigo and their families!

For live updates on our efforts this week visit: Free Hugo & Free Rodrigo Week of Action Facebook page

June 21st is Big FAX Wednesday! Send a fax to ICE Enforcement and Removal Offices to (415) 844-5514 with attention to David Jennings. We have provided a formatted fax form with the graphic of the day, which you only need to fill your name in the blank CLICK HERE

Don’t have a fax? Not a problem simply follow the these instructions:

–          STEP #1: Visit: www.Faxzero.com

–          STEP #2: Fill in the blanks

  • For Sender Information(on the left) fill in your name (you do not have to include your full name), email and phone number
  • For Receiver Information (on the right) fill in
    • Name: ICE Field Director David Jennings
    • Company: Enforcement and Removal Officer
    • Fax: (415) 844-5514

–          STEP #3: Upload your fax form

  • In Fax InformationClick on browser
    • Upload the Fax form (you will know it’s uploaded when you see a green check mark next to the title of your document)
    • ENTER CONFIRMATION CODE – you will be prompted to include the 5-digit confirmation code at the bottom of this section.

–          STEP #4: Hit the “Send Free Fax Now” button

  • You will receive a confirmation email. It will prompt you to click on a link in order to actually send your fax.

 

  1. Let’s keep those calls going! Call San Francisco’s ICE Field Office Director David Jennings!

For more information on our efforts with this case, visit our website: www.freehugo.org.

20Jun 2017
Scholarship

Are you thinking of pursuing a BA in Construction Management? Would you like to take your classes online? Rowan University in partnership with NABTU is offering the NABTU Governing Board of Presidents Scholarships up to $3,600 available to first-year students in all trades.

When:  September 5, 2017, the beginning of the Fall term

Who:  Journeypersons & Apprentices looking to develop their leadership skills

Where:  Visit the Rowan University website to apply for Fall 2017

Rowan University’s B.A. in Construction Management Online is ideal for journeypersons, as well as apprentices who are looking to develop leadership skills and advance their careers. The B.QA. in Construction Management prepares Building Trades members to supervise, manage, and inspect construction projects, buildings, and associated facilities. Rowan’s program has received North America’s Building Trades Union’s endorsement.

Scholarship application deadline is August 1st. Visit the Rowan University website to learn more. Download information HERE.

18Jun 2017
  • Clay Shoot IUPAT Sportsman Alliance
  • Clay Shoot IUPAT
  • IUPAT Veterans Challenge Coin

June 17th –  The IUPAT Union Sportsman Alliance held a Clay Shoot at Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club in Bucyrus, Ohio Proceeds from the event raised money for conservation efforts.

Over 30 Union Brothers and Sisters included many retired members enjoyed a day of shooting rounds on the sporting clay course. IUPAT Dan Penski and General Vice President Harry Zell presented Ed O’Neil with the Veterans Challenge Coin for his service to our country during four tours in Vietnam.

17Jun 2017

On Monday, June 12th our union brothers and sisters gathered to celebrate Local 707’s 10th anniversary. A large crowd celebrated with a cookout and a car show. The best car was a 1963 Chevy Corvette owned by Brenda Ferrante and the best bike was a 1953 Harley Davidson trike owned by Neil Fronius.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Local 707’s anniversary!

 

06Jun 2017
DC 16 members hold a rally in support of Hugo Mejia

Last month, IUPAT member Hugo Mejia (IUPAT Local Union 83) and UBC member Rodrigo Nunez (UBC Local 68) were detained on their way to work in northern California.

DC 16 Member Hugo Mejia and his wife Yadira

Hugo Mejia has been an IUPAT member for over a decade and has lived in the USA for over 15 years. He has no record, and his wife and children are all US citizens.

Both were working on a construction project at a hospital located inside of Travis Air Force base. When they gave their identification at the entrance, the base turned them over to ICE. Both were detained, and have been held in custody for 30+ days with no due process. What is happening to them is happening all over the country.

In a rally yesterday, protesters chanted, “Free Rodrigo Now” and “What do we want?  Justice! When do we want it?  Now!” Most were members of District Council 16, who gathered in front of ICE’s San Francisco location yesterday to protest the detainment of one of its members and a member of another local union, Carpenters Local 68.

Prior to their detainment, Hugo and Rodrigo were both long-term union workers and active community members.  Mejía, who lives in San Rafael, worked as a drywall finisher with Painters Local 83, a local union group that is now a part of the Painter’s District Council 16.  He was also a father of three children and an active member of his church.

Nuñez, a resident of Hayward, has lived in the United States for more than 15 years, now with three young children. Nuñez was an assistant coach for his son’s baseball team, volunteered for his local church, and worked in drywall as a member of Carpenter Local 68.

Ever since their detainment, District Council 16 has not received any communication from ICE regarding the status of Nuñez and Mejía. Currently, the only information District Council 16 has is that Hugo is detained in Sacramento and Rodrigo is detained in Yuba.

Worrying that the two may be deported without getting their case heard in front of a judge, District Council 16 members and community leaders rallied to demand Rodrigo and Hugo’s immediate release and a stay of their deportation.

The protest had roughly 200 people in attendance for the event, including District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, who came to voice his support. Madison Hull, District Council 16’s political and communication director, said in a statement: “We just want them, Hugo and Rodrigo, released immediately and we want a fair and due process.  To be taken away from their families for 30 days in inhumane.”

10May 2017

The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1st to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years) from the AGC Education and Research Foundation. The complete list of criteria can be reviewed below. All applications must be submitted online. The Education and Research Foundation is committed to taking steps to ensure students have the technical skills needed to immediately enter into the commercial construction workforce.

Link to Online Application:  https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/AGCTrade2017