Joining this union or any other union is easier than you think. If you have a trade there is probably a union in your area. Ask someone already in the union or look it up in you local phone book. You can also call your local AFL-CIO office to find out what union is best for you.
Call and make an appointment with the union agent or organizer so that you can be interviewed as to your skills.
Not necessarily. If you have trained or have worked in a certain trade, chances are you can come in as a Journeyman/woman.
Every person who joins Local 592 is treated like family just as much as a fifty year member. If you can do the work, you will work.
Most unions have initiation fees and monthly and/or check-off dues. But paying dues, when your making up to 50% more in your wages and getting the benefits the union brings, is a bargain.
The International Unions are major organizations in which local unions receive charters to operate in certain areas. Our International “The Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons International Association of the United States and Canada (OP & CMIA) was formed during the Civil War, 1864. It has 105 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. Our Local was chartered in 1916.