July 9, 2019
Cement Mason

Action Alert: Our Apprenticeships Under Threat!

The OPCMIA and our brother and sister unions in the building trades run the best apprenticeship programs in the world, providing comprehensive skills and safety training that empowers new members to learn while they earn and generates the world-class craftspeople our industry needs.
June 24, 2019
Women Build Nations Conference

Trades Women Build Nations Conference To be Held October 4-6, 2019

Construction craftswomen from across the nation will gather from October 4-6 in Minneapolis for the 9th National Trades Women Build Nations Conference. The OPCMIA, led by Local 599 Business Agent and Steel Edge Women Chair Kilah Engelke, will have an active presence in the 2019 Conference, as in years past.
March 15, 2019
Steel Edge Women of the OPCMIA Initiative Unveiling Ceremony

OPCMIA’s Steel Edge Women Take the Lead

In a new initiative to empower women members within their union and throughout the industry, the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA) launched the Steel Edge Women on March 13th at its 2019 East and West Coast Business Manager Meeting.
February 6, 2019

OPCMIA Job Corps Website is Live!

The Board of Trustees of the National Plastering Industry's Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF) is proud to announce the launch of the new OPCMIA Job Corps website.
January 31, 2019
Winter Construction - Safety Tips

Protect Yourself in the Cold

With winter in full swing, every OPCMIA member working outdoors should take extra precautions when the weather is cold and icy — and ensure that your employer is giving you all the preparation and protection you need.
December 10, 2018

OPCMIA Spreads Christmas Cheer

The OPCMIA recently visited Moravia Park Elementary School in Baltimore to spread holiday cheer. Students learned about what plasterers and cement masons do, they made ornaments for the OPCMIA Xmas tree, and they received gifts.
December 3, 2018
George H. W. Bush

George H.W. Bush

The OPCMIA mourns the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. He was a public servant of uncommon decency, graciousness and civility. He led our country with great dignity and devotion through a time of transformative change, and he did so with a steady hand and wise judgment.
November 8, 2018
Women in Trades

OPCMIA Women Build Nations

For Kilah Engelke, Business Agent of Local 599 Area 558 in Wisconsin, attending the Women Build Nations Conference, held in Seattle from October 12-14, 2018, was a profoundly moving experience.
October 12, 2018

OPCMIA Opens International Fireproofing Training Center

In a pioneering breakthrough, the OPCMIA recently opened an international fireproofing training center. Located at Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 692’s training facility in Merrillville, Indiana, it is the only center of its kind in the country.