Stay informed of the progress of negotiations. More info on the Home Page - click the logo to get there.
RAISE & RETRO PAY - NEW VIDEO 5-16-23
The Contract has been ratified.
For the 2nd time in a row, Local 10 Painters have achieved a new "largest pay increase" ever.
NEW VIDEO - VOTE INFO FOR THURSDAY 5/4
CLICK THE LOGO - MORE DETAILS ON THE HOME PAGE
MONDAY - 5/1 - MESSAGE FROM THE LABOR REPRESENTATIVES
MONDAY - MAY 1 - VOTE THURSDAY 5/4
12:30 - 5:30 pm
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
SUNDAY - APRIL 30TH - STRIKE POSTPONED
Eleventh hour SPCO offer submitted.
May 1st strike is temporarily postponed.
The offer is $9.66 over three years with a 1st year increase of $3.66.
The retro that you voted for still applies to April 1st.
Report to work tomorrow. Information on the vote will be forthcoming.
SATURDAY 4/29 - THE OFFER IS REJECTED BY MEMBERSHIP
All SPCO members are on strike Monday, MAY 1st.
*If your contractor is on this list, then you are on strike Monday.
*You will be assigned a strike location on Sunday, 5:00 pm via text.
*A Monday Strike line will start @ 5:00 am
*For those working out of town you must call Dave at 503-706-0062 on Sunday.
* Scabs who paint for SPCO contractors during the strike are subject to charges for violating the Local by-laws, and/or fines and/or removal from the Union.
Advanced Technology Group dba Pacific Industrial Painting
Art Cortez Construction, Inc
BrandSafway Services, LLC
Bridgeway Contracting LLC
Don Herbst Painting
FD Thomas Painting Inc.
FDT Structural Specialties, LLC
Hancock Sandblast & Paint, LLC
HCI Industrial and Marine Coatings, Inc.
Long Painting - Vancouver
MJE Industrial, LLC
O’Neill Electric, Inc.
Penington Painting Company
Portland Coatings, Inc.
Purcell Painting & Coatings, LLC
RDF Builders Co.
Siegner & Company, Inc.
The Harver Company
The Rodriguez Company
Todd Robinson Painting, Inc.
W.E. Given Contracting, Inc.
Friday 4/28/23 - Vote tomorrow!
Contract vote Saturday April 29th
time extended 12-4:30 pm
CONTRACT VOTE LOCATIONS
April 29, 2023 - Noon to 4:30 - all locations
PORTLAND: Union Hall - 11105 NE Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97220
HILLSBORO: Top Golf Parking Lot - 5505 NE Huffman St Hillsboro, OR 97124
SALEM: Pietro’s Pizza - 1637 Hawthorne Ave NE, Salem 97301
EUGENE: Comfort Suites Eugene - 3060 E 25th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
PRINEVILLE: Member’s residence - 2664 NE Carriage Ln, Prineville, OR 97754
Thursday 4/27/23 - Offer!
We have an offer from the SPCO.
Info on the home page. Click on the logo.
Vote will be on Saturday from 12-3.
All locations - addresses tomorrow.
Wednesday 4/26/23 - Strike FAQ
Strike FAQ added to the Home page. Click on the logo.
Tuesday 4/25/23- Bargaining update
• No movement on economics today as the union continues to bargain in good faith.
• Negotiations will continue Thursday and we will be joined by a federal mediator in hopes of avoiding a work stoppage by all SPCO painters.
Save the date and time: Saturday 4/29 from the hours of 12-3 pm.
This vote is tentative and dependent on the outcome of negotiations on Thursday.
Thursday 4/20/23 - WHAT JUST HAPPENED WITH THE SPCO CONTRACT?
On Wednesday, April 19, the membership voted to authorize a strike effective May 1, 2023.
We had a record turnout with 97.1% voting to strike.
The retroactive offer from the SPCO contractors was accepted, enabling us to continue negotiating through the end of this month.
Negotiations are scheduled for April 25 & April 27, with hopes of avoiding a work stoppage.
Should the SPCO make an offer, be prepared to participate in a Ratification Vote on Saturday, April 29th.
Times & locations TBA.
Members participating in a strike line will receive $125.00 per day.
Members must be In Good Standing to receive funds. Members for whom the strike will cause significant financial hardship should contact Scott.
The full text of the Resolution is posted below.
Strike Pay of One Hundred and Twenty-Five Dollars ($125.00) from the Painting Industry Work Preservation Program (PIWPP)
WHEREAS painters are the lowest paid construction trade in Oregon and Southwest Washington; and
WHEREAS; the low wage has led to apprentice and journeyman painters leaving the painting industry to pursue a career in other construction crafts; and
WHEREAS; each member has taken an oath to promote the craft and stand in solidarity with their brothers and sisters; and
WHEREAS; a strike by all workers under the Oregon and SW Washington Master Painting Agreement with the SPCO will take positive action to bring equity of pay with the other construction crafts; and
WHEREAS; the members of IUPAT Local 10 pay dues into the PIWPP, which exists to promote job growth of the craft and retention of Union members; and
WHEREAS; it is recognized that not all members are in a position to sustain the full sacrifice of a strike; and
WHEREAS; it is recognized that some members are in a position to make a greater sacrifice; Now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED; that operating in the best interests of the members; each member receive one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125.00) per day, from the PIWPP for their daily participation in this historic strike to strengthen our future; and be it further
RESOLVED; that members may donate their strike pay to a Strike Hardship Fund for members in need who are participating in the strike; and be it further
RESOLVED; that members of the Local 10 Executive Board set guidelines and direct the distribution of the hardship funds from the PIWPP; and be it further
RESOLVED; that painters are united and intend to demonstrate Union solidarity through strike action on or after May 1, 2023.