President’s Messages

July 4, 2019

Happy Birthday, USA!

On this 243rd birthday of the USA, the OPCMIA celebrates our freedom — what makes America truly great. Thanks to the wisdom of our founding fathers, we have the freedom of speech — to express our opinions without fear of prosecution or persecution. Thanks to the wisdom of our founding fathers, we have the freedom of assembly — to gather together as union, to picket, to march, to hold rallies, to make our wishes known.
May 27, 2019

OPCMIA Remembers Our Heroes

All of us owe our freedom to the brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. From the very founding of our nation through today, we are forever in debt to those who gave their lives so that our democracy could live on.
March 18, 2019

Training: Our Foundation

Everything your OPCMIA does — provide work opportunities with good wages and benefits, protect your health and safety, increase our market share, and supply the skilled plasterers and cement masons our industry needs — is underpinned by training. Simply put, it’s the foundation for your union and your well-being.
October 29, 2018

Moral Leadership Lacking

Hateful speech leads to hateful actions. If there is any lesson to be drawn from the two most recent terrorist attacks in the United States — the pipe bombs mailed to 12 prominent critics of President Trump, and the mass murder of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh — this is it.
August 31, 2018

Labor Day 2018: Our Time is Now

This Labor Day weekend is a time for OPCMIA members to reflect on what their union means to them, and on what it means to be a part of the North American labor movement.
July 31, 2018

Calling all OPCMIA Veterans!

To support and salute the many proud OPCMIA members who sacrificed to defend our freedom, it is my great honor to announce the launch of OPCMIA’s veterans web page.
January 16, 2018

Members Make the Union

Unions demonstrate the power of collective action. When workers join together, they gain the clout to get better wages and benefits, safe workplaces, world-class training and improved working conditions.
October 25, 2017

Strengthening the Three Legs of OPCMIA

A stool needs three legs to hold you up. Take away one and it falls on its side, sending you sprawling on the floor. Our union is also built on three legs: Organizing, Training and Jurisdiction.