News

18Apr 2019

April 18, 2019; Strongsville Ohio:  The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 (IUPAT) is planning to rehab three cutting edge nonprofit addiction treatment services; the Jean Marie House Recovery Center in Brook Park Ohio, Addiction Services Council Recovery Center in Cincinnati, and the Refuge Ministry Recovery Center in Columbus. In total, approximately $75,000 in Labor and Materials will be donated by over 40 IUPAT members on Saturday, April 20th the IUPAT Day of Community Action.  The support is part of a district-wide initiative to focus union resources towards fighting the opioid epidemic.

“IUPAT DC6 is committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work,” said Jim Sherwood, Business Manager Secretary/Treasurer for IUPAT DC6. “Seven out of 10 families are touched by addiction.  IUPAT DC6 is partnering with organizations that are on the front lines dealing with this crisis.”

The Jean Marie House is a sober Living Program for women, with a capacity of serving 35 women at one time.  They are part of the Ed Keating Center, which has three non-profit sober living facilities that treats recovering alcoholic and drug-addicted men and women.  Addiction Services Council has cut overdose rates in Cincinnati by as much as 35%. Their prevention services reach more than 30,000 people annually, which supports their vision to build a community free of drug and alcohol abuse as well as the disease of addiction. The Refuge Ministry Recovery Center in Columbus offers free drug rehab services. They have four locations around central Ohio that serve 75+ men and women. They have heled more than 5,000 men and women recover from addiction.

The IUPAT Community Action Day begins at 7:AM on Saturday, April 20th and is concluded whenever the projects are done. Local IUPAT members volunteer their time towards the projects, which are always focused on IUPAT’s home communities. For more information on the IUPAT Day of Community Action, visit http://iupat-dc6.org/news/ .

12Mar 2019

District Council 6 would like to welcome David Lay out of Local 249 as the newest Business Representative/ Organizer who will be covering the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. David has been a drywall finisher for the past 9 years, served on his local e-board and is a member of the Young Lions. Help us congratulate David on his new position!

19Feb 2019

Come spend the day at CEDAR POINT, the rollercoaster capital of the world!

On Saturday, June 8th, DC 6 is having a council-wide CEDAR POINT day where members can purchase up to 6 tickets for $30 each! We also have a discount parking pass for additional purchase of $12.50 and an all you can drink wristband for fountain drinks for an additional $9 each.  And if you feel like getting there early for a jump on the lines, we are allowed into the park one hour before it opens to the public.

We will be mailing out an order form to every member in DC 6 soon so keep an eye out for the mailing.

10Feb 2019

DC 6 is starting a new pilot program for members interested in riding along with our Business Representatives and Organizers to see how much interest it draws. The duties of the Business Reps and Organizers goes far beyond office duties. They are out on the jobsites servicing members, generating hours for our membership by way of; organizing non-union shops, performing job actions, negotiating contracts and doing whatever it takes to put our members first. If you are interested in seeing what being leadership encompasses contact Nichole McCarthy @ 440-239-4575 to schedule a Ride along with your local Business Rep or Organizer.

08Feb 2019

District Council 6 will be accepting immediate resumes for Business Rep/Organizer within Cincinnati Local 123.

We are also accepting resumes for Business Representative/Organizer throughout the entire council. Our goal is to have a bank of candidates to interview as the need in that area arises.

All Resume and Cover Letters are to be submitted to Nichole McCarthy at recruiting@iupat-dc6.org no later than March 31st, 2019

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, annetted@iupat-dc6.org 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 annetted@iupat-dc6.org 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.