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The current COVID-19 Pandemic presents a serious health hazard to our members and their families, the OPCMIA is committed to doing everything we can to be a source of support during this challenging time. Please visit our COVID-19 page for important information.

President's Message

June 2, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Stands with Peaceful Protestors In Opposition to Racism, Injustice

The brutal murder of George Floyd ripped open the scars of our nation’s centuries-old history of racism and bigotry. Even worse, it was not an isolated incident but one in a long, destructive series of violent acts against African Americans that occur with appallingly predictable frequency.

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OPCMIA Magazine, Winter 2020

Legislative Updates

April 1, 2020

NLRB Ruling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Outrageous, General President Stepano Charges

With the nation and the world focusing all of their resources on waging war against a deadly disease — and as millions of courageous workers risk their lives to keep Americans safe and fed — the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided this was the perfect time to escalate its war on workers.

Latest News

June 4, 2020

2020 Trades Women Build Nation Conference on Hold

This year’s 10th International Conference, scheduled for October 2-4, 2020 in Washington, D.C., has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Organizers are encouraging potential participants NOT to make travel or hotel arrangements at this time.

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Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)5 hours ago
#OPCMIA Steel-Edge Women: The 2020 Trades Women Build Nations Conference has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Do not make travel or hotel reservations at this time. We will let you know when a final decision has been made. #TWBN
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)10 hours ago
“organized labor...is suddenly and visibly at the helm of a multifront battle—trying to preserve jobs amid the worst economic contraction in years, while defending workers deemed ‘essential’ but being given inadequate protection as the virus spreads.” #1u
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)2 days ago
As a union founded in 1864 during the Civil War, the #OPCMIA has a profound understanding of the lethal toll of racism on our society, and a fierce commitment to racial, social and economic justice. We stand with all peaceful protestors demanding an end to discrimination.
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)2 days ago
“China has just announced a five-year, $1.4 trillion infrastructure plan heavily focused on technology in a bid to become the global leader in this critical sector; why can’t we even get started on rebuilding America?” Why indeed? #infrastructurenow
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)3 days ago
“In a pandemic, unionization protects health. ... coronavirus has brought into clearer focus the struggles of nonunion workers who are vulnerable to risk, injury, and death.” #1u
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#OPCMIA Steel-Edge Women: The 2020 Trades Women Build Nations Conference has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Do not make travel or hotel reservations at this time. We will let you know when a final decision has been made. #TWBN https://t.co/xjLUNYCbEi
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“organized labor...is suddenly and visibly at the helm of a multifront battle—trying to preserve jobs amid the worst economic contraction in years, while defending workers deemed ‘essential’ but being given inadequate protection as the virus spreads.” #1u https://t.co/wjJ993ceVe
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As a union founded during the Civil War, the #OPCMIA has a profound understanding of the toll of racism on our society, and a fierce commitment to racial, social & economic justice. We stand with all peaceful protestors demanding an end to discrimination. https://t.co/Mu8wVegNuT
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“China has just announced a five-year, $1.4 trillion infrastructure plan heavily focused on technology in a bid to become the global leader in this critical sector; why can’t we even get started on rebuilding America?” Why indeed? #infrastructurenow https://t.co/ffjrDbSIvO
3 days ago
“In a pandemic, unionization protects health. ... coronavirus has brought into clearer focus the struggles of nonunion workers who are vulnerable to risk, injury, and death.” #1u https://t.co/KhBMW6g0ou