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President's Message

November 26, 2019
General President Daniel Stepano

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have much to be thankful for. The brotherhood and sisterhood of our fellow members. The solidarity we possess. The training and safety protections our Apprenticeship and other programs provide. The wages and benefits we earn. The power we gain through collective bargaining. The fulfilling careers we build with the support of our union. And the fulfilling crafts we engage in each and every work day.

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Legislative Updates

November 20, 2019

DOL Illegally Diverted Funds Away from Apprenticeship Programs

Threats to the OPCMIA’s world class Apprenticeship Programs have grown as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) illegally diverted $1.1 million intended for legitimate apprenticeship programs into substandard “Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs” (IRAPs) instead.

Latest News

December 11, 2019

General President Stepano Profiled in Hometown Newspaper

General President Daniel E. Stepano was recently profiled in his hometown newspaper, the Tribune-Review. The article discusses how when he was growing up in Arnold, Pennsylvania, just northeast of Pittsburgh, he learned plastering from his father, Local 31 member Ed Stepano, and how it shaped his approach to his craft and his union.

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General President Dan Stepano was recently profiled in his hometown newspaper, the Tribune-Review. Read about how he learned plastering from his father, Local 31 member Ed Stepano, and how it shaped his approach to his craft and his union. http://ow.ly/CAw250xxAex
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“We’re not here just punching a clock. You get to put your name on what you’re doing, and, at the end of the day, you get to look and say, ‘I did that.’” — Marine Corps veteran and @H2Hjobfairs participant Michael Szabla http://ow.ly/42hc50xjMa5
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“Union organizers I've talked to have said that there is a dramatic pick-up in the number of people interested in organizing ... If people see that they can solve their problems through collective bargaining...then they will do that." @LarryMishel #1 http://ow.ly/ziN750xjM4p

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General President Dan Stepano was recently profiled in his hometown newspaper, the Tribune-Review. Read about how he learned plastering from his father, Local 31 member Ed Stepano, and how it shaped his approach to his craft and his union. https://t.co/RNszyJWsQM

“We’re not here just punching a clock. You get to put your name on what you’re doing, and, at the end of the day, you get to look and say, ‘I did that.’” — Marine Corps veteran and @H2Hjobfairs participant Michael Szabla https://t.co/txWpxvctK6

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“Union organizers I've talked to have said that there is a dramatic pick-up in the number of people interested in organizing ... If people see that they can solve their problems through collective bargaining...then they will do that." @LarryMishel #1 https://t.co/PzfeAnm8RH