18Nov 2017
CMHA Job posting


An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Position Announcement

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the close supervision of a higher classified employee, applies protective and decorative paint coatings to interior and exteriors or CMHA building and structures; performs all necessary preparatory and clean-up tasks as assigned. No supervisory responsibility.



    High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Painters must have recognition as journeymen. Journeyman status under union bylaws requires a four-year apprenticeship.


    Five years experience at journeyman level in painting and decoration of interior and exterior surfaces of structure.


  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures to performs the task of the position.
  • Ability to read and write legibly and maintain proper records.
  • Ability to prepare materials, surfaces, and performs related work as assigned.
  • Ability to use spray-painting equipment in painting on ceiling and walls without runs, sags, or curts.
  • Knowledge of proper clean up and storage procedures for all paint and related equipment.
  • Adheres to agency policies and procedures.
  • Understands, supports and models with professionalism the agency’s Mission, Vision and Values.


  • Possession of a valid Ohio vehicle operator’s license and insurability under agency policies.

SALARY: $27.74

POSTING DATE: 11/14/2017

CLOSING DATE: 11/21/2017

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the job will be considered.


17Nov 2017
Happy Holidays from IUPAT DC6

It’s that special time of year when we come together as brothers and sisters and celebrate our accomplishments and friendships! Listed below is a summary of all of our local holiday gatherings. From all of us at IUPAT DC6, happy holidays and a happy, healthy, and profitable new year!

Click HERE for downloadable copy of the holiday party schedule

Local Date Time Location Address
707 12/2/2017 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM UAW Hall 1250 17250 Hummel Rd., Brookpark
1275 12/4/2017 5:00 PM Hall 8700 Memorial Drive, Plain City
387 12/6/2017 5:30 PM Hall 200 Kovach Dr, Cincinnati
123/238 12/8/2017 6:00 PM Hall 200 Kovach Dr, Cincinnati
249 12/8/2017 5:00 PM Hall 2621 E Third St., Dayton
639 12/8/2017 5:00 PM DC 6 8257 Dow Circle, Strongsville
788 12/8/2017 5:00 PM Hall 1205 W Perkins Ave, Sandusky
7 12/9/2017 6:00 PM NECA Hall 727 Lime City Road, Rossford
948 12/9/2017 5:00 PM Hall 909 Front St., Toledo
1103 12/11/2017 6:00 PM Legion Hall 60 Chester St., Painesville
847 12/12/2017 6:00 PM Hall 35 S State St, Girard
1162 12/13/2017 5:30 PM Hall 67 S Maple St., Akron
505 12/15/2017 5:00 PM DC 6 8257 Dow Circle, Strongsville
555 12/15/2017 7:30 PM Hall 2101 7th St., Portsmouth
372 12/18/2017 5:00 PM Hall 8700 Memorial Drive, Plain City
181 12/20/2017 5:30 PM DC 6 8257 Dow Circle, Strongsville
841 12/20/2017 6:00 PM Hall 67 S Maple St., Akron
476 12/21/2017 5:30 PM Hall 35 S State St, Girard
1020 no party – contribution given to “Empty Stocking Fund”
16Nov 2017

On October 23, 2017, OSHA began full enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica (RCS) standard for construction (29 CFR 1926.1153).  To comply with this standard we should make sure to:

  • Get to know the Standard inside and out.  Silica Standard Compliance Guide
  • Implement the controls required of Table 1 activities.
  • Have a written Silica Exposure Control Plan (ECP) and other relevant safety programs (Respiratory Protection Program, Hazardous Communication Program, etc.)
  • Assign a Competent Person on each job site. (OSHA defines a competent person as someone who accepts the responsibility, has the training, and has the authority to make needed changes to ensure safety.)
  • When Doing Table 1 activities without the suggested controls, the scheduled monitoring option will have to be implemented. (Personal breathing zone samples will have to be taken to ensure that the RCS exposure level is below the action level.)
  • When doing work outside the scope of Table 1 activities, we can use the scheduled monitoring option (personal breathing zone sample will be taken) or the Performance monitoring option can be implemented (sample data from an outside source can be used as long as it was from the same work using the same materials.) When using data from outside source, have a copy on hand for occasions when we might be asked why we are not doing our own tests.
  • When sweeping floors or dusting something off, we need to use sweeping compound and/or a vacuum with HEPA filtration.
  • We need to make annual medical evaluations available to employees who wear or will be wearing a respirator for 30 or more in a year. (This applies per employer. Exposures from previous employers do not count towards 30 days)

New Drywall applications are exempt from this new standard because current gypsum panels and joint compounds now contain little or no RCS. Although we still need to keep an eye on the SDS on all products we use to ensure silica exposure will not reach the action level.  Keep in mind if employees are disturbing old drywall, old plaster, or any other material other than new drywall panels or new joint compound, there will be an elevated risk.  So pre-job existing material sampling and/or personal breathing zone sample may need to be taken.

Even though Drywall work is exempt, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be health threat from ingredients other than RCS.  We should set strict companies policies that set rules for required PPE and Engineering Controls for every task employees might be doing.  Some examples may be:  Closing off and limiting access to areas where drywall is being sanded, require 100% use of respiratory protection when any worker is in an area being sanded, and running air handlers/scrubbers in an area being sanded.

When it comes to glazing and glass work, remember, silica is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of glass.  The most severe exposures to crystalline silica result from abrasive blasting. This process is used to etch or frost glass. Additionally, crystalline silica exposure can occur in the maintenance, repair, and replacement of the linings of refractory brick furnaces, such as those used to manufacture glass. Most aspects of the glass trades will fall under Table 1 activities.  Be mindful when cutting, chipping, grinding, or drilling into concrete, brick, or mortar.

It is the intention of the D.C. 6 and the FTIOR to stay as up to date as possible on this standard and its possible implications on our work.  If we stay in constant communication and share our data as it comes out, we should have no problems staying in compliance.

28Oct 2017
  • Apprenticeship Graduation Celebration
  • Room is setup for the Apprenticeship Dinner on October 19, 2017
  • Purple Fall Mums room decoration apprenticeship graduation dinner
  • Welcome to the Apprenticeship Graduation
  • The Finishing Trade Institute of the Ohio Region Board of Directors Congratulates all the graduates
  • Apprenticeship graduation group photo
  • Ioannis Kleoudis (center) from Local 476 completed the Painter - CAS program
  • Drywall Finishers and Tapers from local 505 are all smiles at the graduation
  • Another look at our new Glaziers
  • Apprenticeship Graduation Cake

October 19, 2017 – Strongsville, Ohio: Twenty-three apprentices celebrated their graduation to journeyperson at a special dinner and diploma presentation on Thursday, October 19th at the Strongsville training center. The event, which was hosted by the Finishing Trade Institute of the Ohio Region (FTIOR), included Charlie Meadows, General President’s Representative from IUPAT as the guest speaker. District Council 6, Local 181 Glaziers, Local 505 Cleveland, Local 707 Cleveland, SCT, Sherwin-Williams, and Teresa R Pofok Company LPA sponsored the event.

Director of Training George Boots kicked off the evening, followed by DC6 Business Manager/Secretary/Treasurer and FTIOR Co-Chairman Jim Sherwood who congratulated the graduates on behalf of the FTIOR board of trustees, and the leadership team of DC6, “Good luck to all the graduating apprentices from District Council 6, you are the future of this union and this industry,” said Sherwood. After Charlie Meadows inspiring presentation, John Houlis, Matt Graff, Jason Liskai, Justin Oshel & Nick Papadorotheou recognized the graduates and presented them with their diplomas.

Director Timothy McCarthy and Patricia Pietrarois, Program Manager of Joint Apprenticeship Training advanced training center at Cuyahoga Community College presented special recognition certificates.

Apprentices who graduated that night:

Painter – Decorators
David Babinec (707)
Thomas Bussy (707)
Bret Conroy (707)
Zachary Hartman (7)
Joseph Kish (707)
Travis Olszewski (7)
Brian Owens (7)
Josea Uliano (707)
Jeremy Upton (7) Military Veteran
Dennise Williard (7)
Charlie Wright (476)

Gregory Glatzhofer (181)
David Oberacker (181)
Seth Ord (948)
Andrew Twardzik (1162)

Drywall Finishers & Tapers
Cody Bianca (505)
Eduardo Fonseca-Torres (505)
Alex Luenberger (505)
Robert Svagerko (505)

Painter – CAS
Ioannis Kleoudis (476)

Union apprenticeships with D.C. 6 are registered, certified and highly regarded career training programs that offer a combination of structured on-the-job training and related technical instruction to train potential trades workers in occupations that demand a high level of skill. D.C. 6 apprenticeships are administered by the cooperative labor-management Joint Apprenticeship Training Fund (J.A.T.F.).

Depending on the trades, apprenticeships can last from three to four years, during which time apprentices work and learn under the direction of experienced journey workers. Over time, apprentices are provided the diversity and complexity of training that leads to becoming highly skilled in their chosen occupations. As they gain skill, they are compensated through an increase in wages. Learn more about the many benefits of union membership and apprenticeship; fill out an information form

16Oct 2017

The Coatings and Corrosion Expo is coming to Strongsville Ohio on Thursday, November 16th, 2017. The Expo kicks off at 9:00 AM with demos. The Expo also features SSPCC-CAS Presentation, Several CEU Continuing Education Courses, and lunch. Door prizes and raffles round out this free event.

As coatings fail, structures degrade resulting in corrosion. From maintaining the integrity of our infrastructure to having safe water in our home, the effects of corrosion cost our economy billions of dollars every year. Facility and equipment can last 5 to times longer when an industrial coating is applied by a trained skilled workforce.

The event will also feature a National Apprenticeship Open House, giving apprentices an opportunity to experience the expo while networking with other apprentices and IUPAT members.

The Coating and Corrosion Expo recognize the need to better educate and promote best practices in the Coating and Corrosion Industry. Space is limited. To register or for more information, visit http://www.corrosioncoatingsohio.com  or e-mail info@corrosioncoatingsohio. View the event brochure here: Expo Brochure 2017

13Oct 2017
  • Conference Attendees
  • Finishing Trades of the Ohio Region Member at the Fostering Pathways to Success conference

October 12, 2017 – Columbus, Ohio – Members of the IUPAT DC6 Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region (FTIOR) took part in the 6th Annual Fostering Pathways to Success conference in Xenos, hosted by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). The event was attended by over 400 foster youth ages 14 to 24, adult caregivers and professionals. The purpose of the conference is to connect former foster youth to financial aid, housing, mentoring, and apprenticeship opportunities as they embark on their life journey.

John Husted, Ohio Secretary of State was the morning Keynote speaker. Adopted as a child, he has been a longstanding advocate for adoption and helping to pair children with healthy and loving families.

The Lunch Keynote Speaker MelissaRoshan Potter (“MelRo”), an uncommon talent who has modeled internationally for more than 15 years. She has appeared on magazine covers, billboards, print ads, national commercials, and runways, but what this respected model is most proud of is being a survivor who aged out of foster care, became a teen parent, and lived with her son in a teen-parenting homeless shelter for two years.

Attendees had the opportunity to attend a workshop entitled “ApprenticeOhio: A Path to a Great Career with No College Debt hosted by Becky DeMatteis and Matthew Longfellow. They learned that Apprenticeships can provide a smooth pathway to a good-paying, in-demand career, with no student loan debt.

IUPAT DC6 FTIOR representatives were on hand to answer questions, hand out T-Shirts, and share their own career paths with IUPAT. The conference offered many valuable resources to both young people and adult supporters alike.

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.