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President's Message

January 1, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the OPCMIA General Executive Board, I want to wish all of our members and their families a happy, rewarding, fulfilling New Year. Coming at the start of a new decade and being an election year as well, 2020 will be momentous. That makes it imperative that all of us seek to have an impact, to shape the course of history, and to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters.

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OPCMIA Magazine, Fall 2019

Legislative Updates

February 20, 2020

Save Our Apprenticeships

The OPCMIA’s world-class apprenticeship programs remain under attack. Last year, when the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed allowing substandard IRAPs in the construction industry, more than 300,000 members of the OPCMIA and the other building trades unions sent letters opposing this misguided plan.

Latest News

January 24, 2020
OPCMIA at Canadian Concrete Expo 2020

OPCMIA Promotes Members at Canadian Concrete Expo

At the direction of OPCMIA General President Dan Stepano, Local 598 Toronto Business Manager Tony Mollica, Local 598 President Jason Langley, Local 919 Vancouver Business Manager Roy Bizzutto and other officials and staff carried our union’s flag at the third annual Canadian Concrete Expo, held January 22-23 in Toronto.

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Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)8 hours ago
“Unionized workers are exercising the power afforded them by their contracts. Elected officials ought to listen ... Strikes and stoppages stem from exasperation, sometimes even desperation. Workers know they’re playing a rigged game...” #1u http://ow.ly/Dp8X50ypyah
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)2 days ago
Kudos to the Virginia Senate for passing SB 8, landmark prevailing wage legislation. And kudos to the Virginia House for passing HB 358, landmark Project Labor Agreement legislation. Lets get both bills signed into law and raise the living standards for VA tradespeople! #1u
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)3 days ago
More than 88 percent of transportation-related state and local ballot measures that went before voters last year were approved. “State and local governments are working hard to get things done, but we need the federal government to step up with a bill.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/business/us-road-infrastructure.html
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)
Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons' International Association (OPCMIA)5 days ago
“If you’re a lawmaker who wants to dramatically improve the lives of US workers, fixing those broken [labor] laws should be at the top of your to-do list.” Make every job a good union job! #1u https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kateandrias/opinion-how-to-make-every-job-a-good-union-job
8 hours ago
“Unionized workers are exercising the power afforded them by their contracts. Elected officials ought to listen ... Strikes and stoppages stem from exasperation, sometimes even desperation. Workers know they’re playing a rigged game...” #1u https://t.co/Wen00WaTRN
2 days ago
Kudos to the Virginia Senate for passing SB 8, landmark prevailing wage legislation. And kudos to the Virginia House for passing HB 358, landmark Project Labor Agreement legislation. Lets get both bills signed into law and raise the living standards for VA tradespeople! #1u
3 days ago
More than 88 percent of transportation-related state and local ballot measures that went before voters last year were approved. “State and local governments are working hard to get things done, but we need the federal government to step up with a bill.” https://t.co/MY26WBvjPT
5 days ago
“If you’re a lawmaker who wants to dramatically improve the lives of US workers, fixing those broken [labor] laws should be at the top of your to-do list.” Make every job a good union job! #1u https://t.co/tgobRjUXkv