President’s Messages

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.
May 25, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

Happy Memorial Day

The liberty we enjoy today as Americans and Canadians only exists because of the courageous souls who made the ultimate sacrifice for our two great nations.
April 28, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Observes Workers Memorial Day

No one should have to die for their job. Every worker should be protected from illness and injury. That’s a moral principle that guides everything the OPCMIA does — and it’s one we affirm with every fiber of our being on Workers Memorial Day.
April 7, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Issues COVID-19 Resource Guide

To help members and their families navigate an array of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, the OPCMIA has issued a resource guide designed to answer all your questions.
March 30, 2020

General President Stepano Speaks Out on the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic presents a health and financial threat to all of us. But this is not a time for panic. Your union is taking all the necessary steps to ensure that we do everything in our power to minimize the economic impact of the pandemic and to protect the health and safety of you and your family.
March 16, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

Coronavirus Updates

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a public health emergency unprecedented in our lifetimes. As always, our priority is your health and safety. We urge you and our employers to take all recommended steps to prevent exposure to the virus.
March 3, 2020
General President Daniel Stepano

OPCMIA Endorses Joe Biden for President

Citing his proven record as a fighter for working families, a union champion, and a uniter who will bring our nation together, the General Executive Board of the Operative Plasterers’ & Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA) unanimously endorsed Joe Biden today to be the next President of the United States.
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.
December 24, 2019
General President Daniel Stepano

Merry Christmas!

On behalf of the OPCMIA General Executive Board, I wish every member of the OPCMIA family a joyous and merry Christmas. Our great union is a family — and we’re all about family. Because everything we do for our members in organizing, bargaining, marketing, training and safety also benefits their spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren and other loved ones.