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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

  • MEWP Aerial Lift Training Update!

    Have you taken an Aerial Lift Certification Course with the DC11/FTISNE in the last three years??

    *If so your Aerial Lift Certificate will expire June 1, 2020*


    • All Aerial Lift Training Certificates issued prior to January 1,2020 will no longer be accepted on the job site as of 6/1/2020.
    • To be eligible for this refresher and supplemental training, you must have a current (valid) Training Certificate taken no earlier than 4/1/2017.
    • Training Classes for members with an expired Aerial Lift Training Certificate will be able to schedule for a Full Mobile Elevated Work Platform training course within a few weeks.
    • Please register by clicking below!
  • IUPAT DC11/ FTISNE COVID-19 Update #3*

    In an effort to provide our membership with online training during this difficult time, the FTISNE staff is now offering 8 online training courses! Please see the flyer attached for course descriptions and credit details.

    We are still in the process of finding solutions for certain certification courses but we appreciate your patience as we determine a resolution that keeps our Brothers and Sisters best interest in mind and needs met.

    We will be using a "credit" based system, awarding you credits for each course taken online, credits vary depending on the course. "Credits" will count as your STAR Courses, you will need a minimum of TWO (2) "Credits" to be eligible for the 2020 STAR banquet, if you have already taken one STAR course this year, you will only need one (1) "Credit" to qualify. If you are unsure of your eligibility please email us.

    Once registered you will have access to every course and may complete whichever ones you'd like! If you would like to register for the online training please contact jessek@iupatdc11.com

  • IUPAT DC11/ FTISNE COVID-19 Update #2*

    Here is an update on our current status:

    The FTISNE/ DC11 will remain closed for another two weeks and will reassess the situation on April 13th. Every two weeks we will provide you all with an update regarding our status.

    *Please note essential staff are still in the building and can answer or return your calls as soon as possible!

    Non-essential staff are working remotely from home during normal business hours and can still be reached via email to help you with anything you may need* 

    During this time, if anyone is interested in taking any of our online training courses via our online learning management system (LMS) please contact the office manager preferably by email at jessek@iupatdc11.com to register you.


    We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 

  • IUPAT DC 11 COVID 19 Update #1*

    With the growing discussion nationwide of the coronavirus and the steps being taken in the wake of its potential spread, we want to make sure you’re fully aware that our first concern is always the health and safety of our staff, students, members and the community.


    DC 11 and FTISNE will be closing all facilities on Saturday March 14 to 29th in order to help do our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus


    Staff will be alternating coverage. Please contact your business representatives by email or phone if you have any questions.

    If possible please try and avoid having to come in person to any District Council facilities until after the quarantine period.

    More information can be found at:



    Update from the International Union:

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Our industry has been hit with the effects of natural disasters over the past few weeks, and I want to make sure we are all aware of the situation and how the IUPAT is facing these challenges.

    Coronavirus Impacts on Our Industry

    By now, you must have seen the news regarding the Coronavirus (also called COVID-19). The Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. As representatives of thousands of workers in the Tradeshow Industry and stewards of our communities, The IUPAT is diligently monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and preparing for any potential impacts on our members. We ask that all members actively practice proper cleanliness and health safety according to guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Click here for the IUPAT Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

    [IUPAT Coronavirus Fact Sheet]

    Support: We ask all members to diligently uphold all local and national public safety and health requirements concerning COVID-19. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 please visit the World Health Organization website or visit




    Below are some preventative measures you can take to help reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

    Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or with a tissue and throw used tissues into a lined trash can and immediately wash your hands.

    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaner

    Stay home when you are sick or showing any symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. All current leave policies should still be followed.

  • Coating and Corrosion EXPO 2019!


    Join us for our Fourth Annual Coating and Corrosion EXPO!

    The cost to repair corrosion added up to more than $300 billion a year, according to US Federal Highway Administration. If you deal with coatings or corrosion, this is a must attend expo as we address how to prevent and mitigate corrosion effects.

    There will be vendors on hand to demonstrate the latest techniques to eliminate corrosion. We will be offering 4 CEU Credits from Ardex, Rust-Oleum, Sherwin Williams, and a presentation from SSPC. There will be live hands on demos (participation encouraged) from Ardex, Sponge Jet, and Rust-Oleum. Vendor booths will be on display from On-Floor, Niagra Machine, PPG, Ardex, Sherwin Williams, 3M, Quicky Containment Systems, Rust-Oleum, Sponge Jet, Benjamin Moore, Rings End, and Graco Spray Pump. There will be giveaways, door prizes, free continental breakfast and lunch, plus more!


            You may register by emailing jessek@iupatdc11.com or calling our office at (860) 613-0700.



  • Trump Administration IRAP Undermining Unions!

    This article provides more information on the Trump administrations IRAP. The IRAP is undermining union-protected wages and safety standards. Please take the time to sign the petition to take action!!





  • 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!

  • 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