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The Finishing Trades Mission in Connecticut

Welcome to our site! The International Union of Painter's and Allied Trades District Council 11 considers itself a vital and flourishing labor organization, which represents over 1,600 members in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our members include painters, drywall finishers, glaziers, wall coverers, and various industrials. Please contact us with your questions!

Around the District

  • 1274 Local Union Meeting Changed

    *Attention Local 1274 members!

    Due to the holiday approaching, the local union meeting is being rescheduled and will take place tomorrow night Tuesday, November 20th. The meeting will take place at its usual time and location, 7 p.m @ DC11 Middletown Headquarters.

    See you then!

  • DC 11 Political Action Hits the Streets!

    IUPAT DC 11 members hit the streets with political action for candidates who support working people!

    In both Connecticut and Rhode Island members have been active this election season working to elect candidates who will look out for working people first and foremost.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden visits Hartford Friday October 26th to campaign for Ned Lamont, the Democratic candidate for governor; Jahana Hayes, the party’s candidate in the 5th Congressional District; and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat who is up for re-election.

    The rally was held at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy

    DC 11 has had feet on the street day after day after night, helping to elect and re elect labors candidates.
    Both the rank & file and staff at DC 11 are educated, organized and ready to mobilize to build power and market share

    Campaigns pictured

    Rep David Bennett, R.N. a registered psychiatric nurse with SEIU going for re-election. Helped raise RI’s minimum wage and create paid sick time for RIs workforce.

    Dennis Lavallee a member of Teamsters local 251 for State Senate

    Jack Lyle, union school teacher and principal with Rhode Island Federation of Teachers for State Representative

    Jim Jackson, retired IBEW electrician & L.U. president for State Representative

    Staunch defender of collective bargaining & project labor agreements and an indispensable facilitator of jobs and development in RI, our own Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

    And of course, “The Building Trades Governor” as she’s affectionately known far and wide, the honorable Gina Raimondo

    Also pictured is our members at Providence City Hall rallying in favor of the Hope Point Tower Project




  • Joe Markley on Unions and Lobbyists

    Attention Brothers and Sisters!

    Please see the attached video on Joe Markley, Bob Stefanowski”s running mate for Lt. Governor.

    In the video- Markley references the dome, which refers to our State Capitol. Markley takes his orders from Bob Stefanowski. A vote for Stefanowski is a vote against your paycheck as well as your benefits.

    Please know The Stefanowski/Markley ticket is against using Project Labor Agreements, enacting “Right to Work” laws and repealing prevailing wage laws.

    By voting for them you are voting against yourselves!

    Please understand what is at stake during this election.

    Get involved. Volunteer to support your way of life.



    Questions regarding this matter can be directed to our Political Director of Connecticut, Peter Foote.

    (860) 613-0200 ext. 212


  • Cieri slate of candidates going unopposed, elected for another 4 years

    Congratulations to our elected leaders of District Council 11!

    Dominick Cieri Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

    Peter Foote Business Representative Local Union 481

    Wilfredo Vega Business Representative Local Unions 186, 1719

    Jason Werthman Business Representative Local Union 1274

    Mark Verity  Business Representative Local Union 1122

    Norbert Oliveira Business Representative Local Union 1333

    Justin Kelley Business Representative Local Union 195

  • Celebrating 30 Years with Local 186!

    We are pleased to announce Business Representative Willie Vega & President James Wagner acknowledged Local 186 member Steven Giacalone with a 30 Year pin! Thank you for your sustained effort with this Union, we wish you many more year ahead Brother!


    Photo from left to right:

    James Wagner (President Local 186), Steven Giacaclone (Local 186), Willie Vega (Business Representative Local 186/1719)

  • Celebrating 50 years with Local 1274!

    Business Representative Jason Werthman & President Richard Shaw present David Pomianowski with a plaque and watch, recognizing and honoring him for his 50 years of membership and continued brotherhood! Congratulations David!


    Photo from left to right:

    Jason Werthman (Business Representative Local 1274), David Pomianowski (Local 1274 Life Member), Richard Shaw (President Local 1274)

  • Local Union 186 Union Meeting Changed*

    Attention Local 186 Members!! 

    The monthly Local 186 meeting has been moved back a week for the Month of May. The meeting will be changed from May 2, 2018 to Wednesday, May 9, 2018. If you have any immediate questions or concerns please speak to your Business Representative, Willie Vega. 



  • Quality Training for Quality Workers!

    Two weeks ago the Finishing Trades Institute of Southern New England Inc/District Council 11 had the pleasure of training over 60 workers simultaneously in our new training headquarters!

    We had the pleasure of hosting the SSPC C-5 certification, all of our 2nd year apprentices including Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, and Glazing. In addition our 3rd year Industrial apprentices were training and preparing for their CAS certification and to top it all off we were training our Youth Build New Britain program! We are pleased to provide quality training for quality workers in a space where we are able to watch our members grow and expand within their career and brotherhood!