10Dec 2018

The deadline for the CAS courses will be FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2018. 

If you need these classes please remember you will need to complete BOTH the CAS Application & the Registration Form

These forms can be found on the CAS tab on our home page. All forms need to be submitted by mail or in person to Thraso or Barb Fisher at our Strongsville location BEFORE the deadline…

8257 Dow Circle West

Strongsville, OH 44136

03Dec 2018

The Coatings and Corrosion Expo and Conference that was set for December 5th has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. District Council 6 encourages you to stay tuned for further information regarding the rescheduling of this event.  Thank you for your time and patients.

27Nov 2018

November 13th District Council 6 acknowledged National Apprenticeship Week at their Strongsville Union Hall. This event captured the attention of 143 attendees for various schools within the surrounding areas including; Cleveland Heights High School, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Polaris Career Center, Clearview Local Schools, Max Hayes, Warrensville Heights and Medina County Career Center. Throughout the day nineteen students completed our general application, of which included seven young woman who are seriously looking to join the IUPAT. DC 6 recruited the help of our current apprentices and staff to assist these students with hands on demonstrations to capture the feel of what our trades involve. Current apprentices inspired these students by telling their stories on why they joined the union and how it has changed their lives.

26Nov 2018

District Council 6 is looking to add Business Representatives/Organizers to our team.

We are looking for one Business Representative/Organizer to work out of the Strongsville office with the bulk of your duties focused on organizing. The second position will be working out of ONE of the following areas; Toledo, Akron OR Local 476 area with the focus centered around Servicing.

IF you applied to be a Business Agent/Organizer in the last year and a half you will not have to re-interview. Simply contact Annette Danczak via email, and let her know you want to be considered for the position.

If you are a new applicant submit your resume and cover letter to for review.    If you are selected, you will be interviewed by BM/ST Sherwood and DC 6 Directors.

Deadline to apply is January 31st 2019.

04Nov 2018
The event has been postponed until further notice.
Corrosion is a costly problem
As coatings fail, structures degrade resulting in corrosion. From maintaining the integrity of our infrastructure to having safe water in our homes, the effects of corrosion cost our economy billions of dollars every year. Facilities and equipment can last 5 to 10 times longer when an industrial coating is applied by a trained, skilled workforce.
We Provide Solutions
The Coating and Corrosion Expo recognize the need to better educate and promote best practices in the Coating and Corrosion Industry. When you have questions about corrosion protections, products or application specialists – WE HAVE THE ANSWERS YOU NEED.
Continuing Education Credits (CEU)
Network with SWP and NACE Professionals
Stay Current on Industry Trends and Standards
Participate in Live Demonstrations
Learn the Benefits of Uins a Coating Application Specialist (CAS) Professional
18Oct 2018

If your child struggles with reading or you are frustrated with the lack of support they receive at school, MindPlay can help!

What is MindPlay?

MindPlay is a web-based reading program. It delivers one-to-one, personalized, systematic, reading instruction. MindPlay features virtual reading teachers who will help your child fill in the skill gaps that are preventing him or her from reading accurately and fluently. The adaptive program modifies instruction to suit the needs of each child.

How does it work?

Through a series of quick assessments, the program determines what a child knows and doesn’t know. Then it creates a personalized learning plan to quickly fill in the missing skills. Your child only learns what he or she doesn’t already know. The lessons are taught by virtual reading teachers who coach your child through each lesson until mastery is achieved. If your child struggles with a lesson, the teacher goes back and re-teaches the concept in a different way. As your child advances, certificates and achievement points keep motivation high. Progress maps and reports display your child’s growth.

If you are interested in using MindPlay to help your child, contact George Boots at (440) 239-4575 or CLICK HERE to download a brochure.

10Oct 2018

National Apprenticeship Week was created by President Barack Obama in 2016 to “support and encourage apprenticeship programs that will help rebuild our middle class” and “rededicate ourselves to educating more of our people, retraining our workforce, and renewing our nation’s promise to put the American dream within the reach of the determined.” The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 (IUPAT DC6), in partnership with the Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region (FTIOR), invites members of the community to attend a special Apprenticeship Open House on Tuesday, November 13th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Painters District Council 6 Office/FTIOR Training Center at 8257 Dow Circle W, Strongsville, Ohio 44136. The Open House provided an opportunity to explore career opportunities while learning about the positive impact Apprenticeships have throughout the nation. There is no cost to attend, and pre-registration is not required.

Please join us to commemorate National Apprenticeship Week and take a glimpse into the life of a Glazier/Glassworker, Commerical/Industrial Painter, and Taper/Drywall Finisher. Attendees will also be able to:

  • Tour IUPAT DC6/FTIOR state-of-the-art Training Facility
  • Learn the history of the Apprenticeship Program
  • Experience IUPAT DC6/FTIOR in-house simulators
  • Participate in interactive hands-on demos

For more information, e-mail George Boots at or phone (440) 239-4575. Click HERE to download an Open House flyer.

08Oct 2018




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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

8257 Dow Circle

Strongsville, OH 44136

01Oct 2018

Political action is vital for the growth of the middle class, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the rest of the organized labor movement.

The time each of us puts into supporting candidates and initiatives for the advancement of our proud cause can have a profound effect on not only our lives but the lives of all working families – union and non-union. Below is a listing of political endorsements IUPAT DC6 has prepared for the November 6th elections. We ask that you review this list and support these candidates when you vote.

Ohio – Statewide
Political Office Endorsed Candidate Party Affiliation
Governor & Lt. Governor Richard Corday & Betty Sutton D
Attorney General Steve Dettelbach D
Treasurer Rob Richardson D
Auditor Zack Space D
Secretary of State No Endorsement
US House of Representatives for Ohio
Political Office Endorsed Candidate Party Affiliation
1st District Aftab Pureval D
3rd District Joyce Beatty D
6th District Bill Johnson R
9th District Marcy Kaptur D
10th District Mike Turner R
11th District Martha Fudge D
12th District Danny O’Conner D
13th District Tim Ryan D
14th District David Joyce R
15th District Steve Stivers R
US House Senate for Ohio
Political Office Endorsed Candidate Party Affiliation
Ohio Sherrod Brown D
Ohio Senate
Political Office Endorsed Candidate Party Affiliation
3rd District Anne Gonzales R
9th District Cecil Thomas D
11th District Teresa Fedor D
13th District Nathan Manning R
15th District Jearce; Craog D
17th District Bob Peterson R
21st District Sandra Williams D
25th District Nickie Antonio D
25th District Kenny Yuko D
29th District Kirk Schuring R
31st District Jay Hottinger R
33rd District John Boccieri D
Ohio House of Representatives
Political Office Endorsed Candidate Party Affiliation
4th District Bob Cupp R
7th District Tom Patten R
8th District Kent Smith D
11th District Stephanie Howse D
13th District Michael Skindell D
17th District Adam Miller D
18th District Kristin Boggs D
19th District Tim Barhorst R
21st District Stu Harris R
22nd District David Leland D
24th District Eric Yassenoff R
31st District Brigid Kelly D
34th District Emilia Sykes D
35th District Tavia Galonski D
37th District Casey Weinstein D
39th District Fred Strahorn D
45th District Lisa Sobecki D
48th District Scott Oslslager R
52nd District Kathy Wyenandt D
55th District Gayle Manning R
58th District Michele Lepore-Hagan D
63rd District Glenn Holmes D
72nd District Larry Householder R
89th District Steven Arndt R
94th District Jay Edwards R


Miscellaneous Ohio Endorsements
County Commissioners
Political Office Endorsed Candidate
Mahoning County Carol Rimedio-Righetti
Franklin County Marilyn Brown
Montgomery County Carolyn Rice
Sciota County Trampass Puckett
Portage County Mike Kerrigan
Cuyahoga County
Political Office Endorsed Candidate
8th District Court of Appeals Michelle Sheehan
Common Pleas Court Emily Hagan
Common Pleas Juvenile Division Jennifer L. O’Malley
Hamilton County
Political Office Endorsed Candidate
1st District Court of Appeals Marilyn Zayas
County Engineer
Political Office Endorsed Candidate
Franklin County Cornell Robertson
Trumbull County Randy L. Smith
Political Office Endorsed Candidate
Lucas County Treasurer Lindsay Webb


Kentucky Endorsements
U.S. House of Representatives for Kentucky
Political Office Endorsed Candidate Party Affiliation
6th District Amy McGrath D
U.S. House of Representatives for Kentucky
Political Office Endorsed Candidate Party Affiliation
45th District Josh Hicks D
88th District Cherylynn Stevenson D
99th District Jill York R
28Sep 2018

Cleveland Building and Constructions Trades Council and Women At Work, Cleveland Building Trades Tradeswoman Committee, is hosting a Construction Trades Apprenticeship Fair on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at Pipefitters local 120, 6305 Halle Drive, in Cleveland 44125. The event is from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the great career opportunities available through apprenticeships in the construction trades from tradesmen and women. Women and minorities are encouraged to attend! Career opportunities with the following building and construction trades include:

  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement Masons
  • Electrical workers
  • Glaziers
  • Heat and Frost Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers and Waterproofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers

For more information, download this flyer, or contact D. Cannon at 216-459-0099 ext 143.