Welcome to the website for District Council 88 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 88 is a proactive, vital and flourishing labor organization, which represents over 2,000 members in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. On this website, you can find out more about District Council 88. You can find the locations, officers and bylaws for the Local Unions. Additionally, we also provide an archive of the District Council 88 newsletter. Thank you for visiting our website.
Tiffanie Barron, center, of Local Union 2348, was honored as the 2016 CTA (Certified Tourism Ambassador) of the Year for Anaheim/Orange County at the Great Wolfe Lodge in Anaheim, California. This award qualifies Tiffany to compete for the National CTA award. Congratulations! Tiffany.
Dear Interested Applicants,
Michael W. Cunningham proudly served as the Executive Director & Executive Secretary-Treasurer of our State Council since December 2005. He has officially announced his retirement to the Executive Board at the end of 2016.
Since he is retiring a few months prior to the end of his current term and before the 2017 State Building Trades Convention to be held next summer, the Executive Board will have to select his successor for the remaining term of office as required by our State Constitutional Bylaws.
The Executive Board wants to maintain consistency with past practice in this selection process when a vacancy of the Executive Secretary-Treasurer occurs. At the last Executive Board meeting on May 19, 2016, the Executive Board decided that each affiliate shall be mailed a letter on the application process. The terms and conditions were also set as related to salary, benefits and other provided items for his successor.
Interested Applicants are required to submit a written resume by certified mail with returned receipt by or later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, Juy 5, 2016 to: Texas State Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca Street, Suite 201, Austin, TX 78701-2171. All resumes that meet the submittal deadline will be bundled and provided to each of the 13 Executive Board Members to review.
To be eligible for interview, all applicants must be from one of our affiliates that is current on per-capita payments through the 2nd quarter ending June 30, 2016.
Each of the applicants shall be contacted to appear for an interview on Wednesday, July 2, 2016. The Executive Board meeting starts at 8:00amon the 3rd floor of the IBEW Local 520 Union Hall located at 4818 E. Ben White Blvd. in Austin Texas.
The successful applicant will be hired as a Regional Director beginning Monday, October 3, 2016. The Regional Director will take over the official duties and annual salary as the new Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the State Bulding Trades Council, beginning on the 1st payroll period beginning January 2, 2017.
During this 3-month period, the Regional Director salary will be based on what a Director makes at the Texas AFL-CIO. The Regional Director shall use their personal vehicle and receive the higher of mileage as set by the Internal Revenue Service in IR-2015-137, Dec. 17, 2015, or $1,000 per month to spend until the end of December 2016 and shall receive the same benefits as the home local union Business Manager receives.
I would also like to bring to everyone's attention that is considering submitting a resume that our Constitution & Bylaws states that "The residence of the office of the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Building and Contruction Trades Council shall be located in the immediate vicinity in the Capitol of Austin, Texas." This doesn't mean you have to sell everything an permanently move here, but the costs associated with maintaining a residence in compliance with our Bylaws is not included as part of the compensation package.
There are many duties required of the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, especially the ability to lobby at the State Capitol to protect our issues as related to prevailing wages, licensing and protecting our other interests.
If anyone has any questions, please contact Mr. Michael W. Cunningham by phone or email.
WHO MAY APPLY: Members or children of members of local unin sor children whose legal guardians are members of local union that are affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO and the local Central Labor Council. Applicants must be high school seniors who are planning to attend a university, college, or technical institute in the summer or fall term.
Application forms are availabe from your Cental Labor Council or the Texas AFL-CIO Eeducation Department - P.O. Box 12727, Austin, TX 78711. THE POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016.
TO INSURE PROPER PROCESSING: Please be sure to list the Central Labor Council with which your parent's or legal guardian's local union is affliliated. Make sure the application is signed by a union officer and at least one paret or guardian. Include an official school transcript and if applicable, proof of legal guardianship.If you are unsure that your local union is affiliated with your local Central Labor Council, please contact one of out local union officers. PLEASE MAIL APPLICATIONS TO: TEXAS AFL-CIO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - P.O. BOX 12727, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711. Incomplete applications will be returned to the student.
A packet of material on organized labor will be sent to each applicant to prepare for a test about unions. If you do not receive your packet, please contact your central labor council, a local union officer, or the Texas AFL-CIO.
SELECTION PROCESS: Each Central Labor Council will arrange all interviews and tests for applicants no later that April 6, 2016. Please contact your Central Labor Council if you have not received notice of an interview by April 15, 2016. YOU MUST BE TESTED AND INTERVIEWED IN THE CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL DISTRICT IN WHICH YOUR LOCAL IS AFFILIATED.
After interviews and tests are conducted, each local Central Labor Council will select semifinalists from among their applicants. Applicant's financial need, academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, and his/her understanding of the labor movement as demonstrated by the test scores and interviews will be considered.
The statewide Scholarship Committee of the Texas AFL-CIO will select winners from among the semi-finalists. The results will be mailed to all applicants. High schools principals will receive notice of winning applicants whose name will be announced in the Texas AFL-CIO Labor News.
To apply for the Scholarship please click the link below: