July 30, 2021

OPCMIA Virtual Reality Big Hit at ASCA Conference

When the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) held its 2021 Conference in Las Vegas from July 11-14, the OPCMIA was there to explain the value of a career in our crafts.
June 18, 2021
Celebrate Freedom, Juneteenth, June 19

OPCMIA Congratulates President Biden & Congress For Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Juneteenth is day of liberation, freedom and empowerment. A commemoration of the emancipation of the last Black slaves in the United States and the ultimate triumph of morality and human dignity after a shameful period in our nation’s history.
June 10, 2021

Not Your Average Career

Joining the OPCMIA opens doors to a fulfilling trade, a rewarding career and a better life. And the OPCMIA’s Steel Edge Women are here to support you every step of the way, whether you’re in the Job Corps, one of our world-class apprenticeship programs, or working as a journeyperson.
May 14, 2021

OPCMIA Gear Store Now Open

Members and their families now have the option of purchasing clothes and other items proudly displaying their union logo and brand at the new OPCMIA Gear store.
April 1, 2021

OPCMIA Backs Rep. Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate

The OPCMIA is joining with our brothers and sisters in the building trades to encourage Rep. Tim Ryan to run for the open U.S. Senate seat from Ohio in 2022.
March 23, 2021

OPCMIA Applauds Confirmation of Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

The OPCMIA applauds the U.S. Senate for confirming the nomination of Marty Walsh as United States Secretary of Labor and congratulates Secretary Walsh upon taking office.
March 9, 2021

OPCMIA Supports Women in Construction Week

Just as the OPCMIA empowers our Steel Edge Women to reach the heights of their craft and to be leaders of their union, we support Women in Construction Week, recognizing and celebrating the growing role of women in the trades.
February 19, 2021

OPCMIA Supports Those in Need

Last June, as the COVID pandemic caused a sharp rise in hunger and food insecurity, former OPCMIA Office Manager Nick Scholz, a Deacon at the Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church in Rockville, Md., asked his union to support his church’s St. Stephen’s Food Pantry.
January 25, 2021

Steel Edge Woman Stars on “Tough As Nails”

Liz Nichols, a proud member of OPCMIA Local 555 in Portland, Oregon, stars in the CBS reality series “Tough As Nails,” premiering on February 10th. A native of Waltham, Massachusetts with seven years of experience as an OPCMIA cement mason, Liz is a union activist and serves on Local 555’s Executive Board.