Don’t take our word for it. Our members say it best!
“At the end of the day I look back and say I helped build that! I [also] love the benefits provided for me and my family.”
“I was working as a nanny and I have found the satisfaction I get from painting is much better for me.
"I like the physical and the technical work requiring many specialized tools. Working for a union shop gives me the opportunity to work for multiple shops!"
"I was working on a jobsite as a non union laborer and was talking with employees of the Union shop. That shop later offered me a job as an Apprentice."
"I like being a Glazier…There is more sense of pride!"
"I like that I have full benefits even though I am just starting out as an Apprentice. I know several Journeyman working on the nonunion side and they have nothing in the way of benefits."
"I like the diversity of work that a Painter does. Classes are very informative…The benefits are great."
"I like the work, once you learn it you do not forget it. …the OSHA 30 [class] was really good on showing me the hazards of construction."