President’s Messages

November 26, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have much to be thankful for. The brotherhood and sisterhood of our fellow members. The solidarity we possess. The training and safety protections our Apprenticeship and other programs provide. The wages and benefits we earn. The power we gain through collective bargaining. The fulfilling careers we build with the support of our union. And the fulfilling crafts we engage in each and every work day.
November 11, 2019

The OPCMIA Salutes Our Veterans

On Veterans Day 2019, the OPCMIA salutes our members — and all Americans and Canadians — who have served in our armed forces. Veterans deserve the thanks of two grateful nations for their sacrifice and service to preserve our security and our freedom. But they deserve far more than our words — they deserve our deeds.
September 11, 2019

Preserving Our Sacred Freedoms

September 11, 2019 marks the anniversary of a horrific event whose scars can still be felt 18 years later. Our nation and all it stands for was attacked. Nearly 3,000 innocent people tragically perished, and their families, friends and colleagues feel their loss each and every day.
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.
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.