News

23Mar 2020

District Council 6 has decided to close off all buildings to all non-employees. Be assured all staff is still reporting to work- full board, to efficiently service and update our members with any essential updates. The intent is to protect both members and internal staff during these uncertain times. What we are doing to help…

  1. There is a dropbox at every union hall for union dues, insurance payments, union applications or any other correspondence.
  2. We are sending text messages regarding important news and political updates.
  3. We are sharing tips to stay healthy and IUPAT Call to Action updates on all social media platforms.
  4. Business Representatives are visiting several job sites to address our member’s concerns.
  5. If you get laid off be sure to use the MASS LAYOFF NUMBER 2000180. Call Nichole for assistance- 440-239-4575

Remember- if our members are out there working- we are working to support you! Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. 440-239-4575

19Dec 2019
On Wednesday LU 841 held their Christmas Party at the Akron Union Hall. During the party BM/ST Sherwood, Assistant Director of Service in the North and member Garvin Carter presented Denis Martin with a 50-year pin honoring his dedication to the union. Thank you for your years of service to this union!

On Wednesday LU 841 held their Christmas Party at the Akron Union Hall. During the party, BM/ST Sherwood, Assistant Director of Service in the North Scott Harter and member Garvin Carter presented Denis Martin with a 50-year pin honoring his dedication to the union. Thank you for your years of service to this union!

07Oct 2019

IUPAT DC6 is always open to providing opportunities to hard-working people looking to build a career, and such was the case with Denane Pollard.

Denane visited Local #841 union hall one day looking for work. He had some experience in interior painting as well as drywall finishing, but he was hesitant to apply for work because he had gotten into some trouble in the past and he didn’t have any tools. But at IUPAT, we look at the future, not the past.

We had an opening for a drywall finishing apprentice, but we still had to help Denane get the tools he needed to start work. After a quick trip to the local home improvement store to get the basic necessities for a drywall finisher – Denane was able to start work THE NEXT DAY at Thomarios. When worked slowed down at Thomarios, he began working at Canton Floors. Never one to miss an opportunity, when the city of Akron stared on Firehouse Number 2, constructed under the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) Denane got to work with Glenn Stephens, who was very impressed by Denane’s work ethic and enthusiasm for learning.

Never one to stop pushing himself to achieve more, Denane shared that his true passion was for painting. He was willing to become a drywall finisher to get working, but he was really interested in a more challenging trade – Bridge Painting. When an opportunity to work with 360 Construction became available, he jumped at it.

“I want to be a bridge painter because I have been a residential and commercial painter for over 10 years,” said Denane. “Now is the time to take my career to new heights!”

Denane is eager to tell others about the benefit and opportunities available at IUPAT DC6. You can find him mentoring other and telling everyone about his rewarding career in the building trades.

12Aug 2019
  • Former Browns Player Tom Cousineau (left), addresses the crowd at the banquet.
  • Joe Ventura, President of SCT (right) accepts thank you plaque for their $5,000 Host Sponsorship.
  • Don Long, representative for Thomarios, accepts appreciation plaque for their Beverage sponsorship.

August 1, 2019 – Valley City, Ohio: The IUPAT DC6 PATCH Foundation Golf Outing raised $25,000 for various PATCH Children charities at their golf outing held at Coppertop Golf Course in Valley City Ohio. It was the 14th consecutive year for the event.  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.

Founding in 2001, the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades created the PATCH (Painters & Allied Trades for Children’s Hope) Foundation to support organizations that provide educational and medical services to our youth, as well as support local sports programs. PATCH Foundation support in 2019 has included the “Littlest Heroes, the New Castle YMCA, and Golden String, Inc.

“Every penny that is raised goes to children’s charities throughout the council,” said Jim Sherwood, Business Manager Secretary/Treasurer for DC6. “We are proud to have raised over $200,000 for the PATCH Foundation over the past 14 years.”

The first-place winners of the golf outing were Ed Thomas, Bill Phillips, Mike Kreis, and Mark Isom from Bakers Local 19. Taking second place was Frank Ozanski, Jim Dyer, Todd Cutcher, and Karl Shaner from Clear Images. Tim Halas, Glazier Representative of Local 847, was the winner of the putting contest.

Thank you to our sponsors, and to everyone who came out and make the event a success!

HOST Sponsors

Safety Control Technologies (SCT) – $5,000
Beverage Sponsor: Thomarios
Lunch Sponsor: Ohio Business Machines (OBM)

GOLD Sponsors

ACT OHIO FOUNDATION
ALLOTTA/FARLEY CO., L.P.A.
ANCORA ADVISORS
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
CLEAR IMAGES
CONSOLIDATED GLASS
DRYWALL FINISHERS LOCAL UNION 505
GLAZIERS LOCAL UNION 181
GOLDSTEIN GRAGEL, LLC
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES
JOHN HANCOCK RETIREMENT PLAN SERVICES
MCDERMOTT & HICKEY, LLC
PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6
PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 91
PAINTERS LOCAL UNION 476
PAINTERS LOCAL UNION 707
PAINTERS LOCAL 841 AKRON/CANTON
PAINTERS LOCAL UNION 1275
SAFETY CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
SIGN & DISPLAY LOCAL UNION 639
SMART SHEET METAL WORKERS LU #33
TODD ASSOCIATES, INC.
WALTHALL REA CPA’S
WIDMAN & FRANKLIN, LLC

SILVER Sponsors

AndCo CONSULTING
BOYD WATTERSON ASSET MANAGEMENT
BUCK
DELTA DENTAL
INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE SERVICES, LLC
PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 14
PAINTING & DECORATING CONTRACTORS CHAPTER
PNC INSTITUTIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
WICKENS HERZER PANZA