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.
At the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades Convention in 1999, the A.L. "Mike" Monroe and Ralph D. Williams III, Sports Scholarship was introduced and ratified into the Union's Constitution. This groundbreaking programwas created to offer student atheletes the opportunity to pursue their athletic ambitions while earning an advanced educational degree at the academic institution of their choosing.
The namesakes of this new scholarship program were both accomplished boxers as teenagers. In fact, Williams was elected into the Pennsylvania State Boxing Hall of Fame as well as being an avid football player. Yet, despite their athletic talent, neither man had the resources to attend college and insteasd joined the trades at a young age. This scholarship, named in their honor, will give IUPAT Members' sons and dsughters the chance or the education they never attained.
Scholarship applications must be submitted and received by April 2017. A four-member committee consisting of a representative from each region will review the applictions. One applicant will be chosen from each region to receive the scholarship (a committee member will vote on his/her own region).
One Grant of $5,000.00 will be awarded to each successful candidate for his/her education. Those who receved the scholarship awards are not eligible to apply for additional gifts under this program.
All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered:
*He/she must be a legal dependent of an IUPAT member in good standing. Please provide the member's Local Union Number and the last four digits of the SSN/SIN Number.
*The award is contingent upon the student enrolling in the school of their choice within one year of the award date or the reward is forfeited.
*Applicants must supply an official high school transcript.
*Applicants must supply a complete history of athletic participation and special recognition in high school.
*Applicants must be registered with the NCAA Clearing House and declare the athletic program in which he/she will be participating.
*A letter of recommendation must be submitted from the coach or athletic director of the institution the applicant has been accepted and has chosen to attend.
*A complete record of additional financial aid the student is receiving must also be submitted.
"As a parent, I know how each of us wants our sons and daughters to have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I also know it is important that students with a gift for a particular sport be recognized for their hard work. I cannot think of a better reward than an advanced education." - General President Williams
Please submit your applications to the IUPAT-A.L. "Mike" Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship, 7234 Parkway Drive, Hanover, MD 21076. Winners will be announced April 2017.
Special Note: Dependents of IUPAT International Staff, General Officers, Fund Administrators and Employees, previous winners and winners of the S. Frank "Bud" Raftery Scholarship awards are not eligible to apply.
To apply for the Scholarship please click the link below: