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President's Message

September 4, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

COVID-19 Reminds Us Why Workers Need Unions

On Labor Day 2020, as we honor and celebrate all our movement has done to empower workers to improve their lives, build the American middle class, give workers a voice on the job, advance workplace safety, and give us everything from the eight-hour day to the weekend, we now have another reason why workers need unions: the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Legislative Updates

August 6, 2020

Trump & McConnell Give Up on Americans’ Health, Economic Security

Today, 30 million Americans are getting $600 less a week, while the pandemic explodes and GDP plummets by 9.5% in the last quarter. Yet President Trump and Senator McConnell abandoned negotiations over the HEROES Act.

Latest News

September 20, 2020

OPCMIA Mourns the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defined greatness. She possessed an extraordinary legal mind and used it to change the course of history, bringing our nation closer to the ideal of equality for all.

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No one does it better, safer, or more skillfully than proud OPCMIA members. Watch and learn more about the immense value OPCMIA plasterers and cement masons bring to any project, building eye-catching structures of the highest quality on time and on budget. Quality all the way!

Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)36 minutes ago
America faces 3 crises: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, & long-standing structural racism. Working people need safe jobs, economic security & freedom from systemic racism. That’s what the HEROES Act will provide. Call your Senators today! http://ow.ly/nBq150Biifr
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)1 day ago
“Being covered by a collective bargaining does increase the chances of having medical coverage & paid sick time — benefits that are particularly important during a public health crisis — a new study finds.” http://ow.ly/JS5j50Bii98
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
During a pandemic, unions offer workers some protection, research shows
Union workers far more likely to have health insurance and paid sick time than non-union counterparts, study finds.
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Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)2 days ago
The #OPCMIA mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a great leader who changed the course of history and opened doors of opportunity to millions. We urge our leaders to observe her final wish and continue her lifelong legacy of relentlessly blazing new trails to justice.
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)2 days ago
Why keep paying more for wireless? If you’re union, you don’t have to! Learn how union members like you can save with the AT&T Signature Program – and enjoy special discounts on eligible accessories and more. https://unionplus.deals/d56c6
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)3 days ago
@AFLCIO NEW: As Labor Day approaches and economic conditions in the U.S. remain tenuous, Americans' 65% approval of labor unions is once again the highest it has been since 2003. #1u

read: https://news.gallup.com/poll/318980/approval-labor-unions-remains-high.aspx
36 minutes ago
America faces 3 crises: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, & long-standing structural racism. Working people need safe jobs, economic security & freedom from systemic racism. That’s what the HEROES Act will provide. Call your Senators today! https://t.co/B8l69rpT8D
1 day ago
“Being covered by a collective bargaining does increase the chances of having medical coverage & paid sick time — benefits that are particularly important during a public health crisis — a new study finds.” https://t.co/XYfFMl2vFl
2 days ago
The #OPCMIA mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a great leader who changed the course of history and opened doors of opportunity to millions. We urge our leaders to observe her final wish and continue her lifelong legacy of relentlessly blazing new trails to justice.
2 days ago
Save $$$ every month with the AT&T Signature Program! Learn how union members get exclusive discounts on wireless >> https://t.co/DcPqKfYDM6 https://t.co/uMc9DzCd7m opcmiaintl photo
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In contrast with union members, unorganized workers “have been forced to work without protective gear; many have no access to paid sick leave; and when workers have spoken up about health and safety concerns, they have been fired.” — @EconomicPolicy #1u https://t.co/vEFQwq4oBH