Healthcare – Medical expenses are the leading cause of bankruptcies in the U.S. You can protect yourself and your family from those grim circumstances through the group health insurance plans provided by the union.

Retirement – No one wants to work forever and in no industry is that more true than construction. The physical demands of the trade often mean that your career could be shorter than someone who sits in an office all day. Union members have money set aside in a pension plan for every hour they work so you can rest easy knowing your future is secure.

Training – As union members, we don’t get all these perks just because. We understand that to get the best we need to be the best. The OPCMIA offers education at every level – from Job Corps training for those with no experience to formal apprenticeship programs that offer classroom instruction in conjunction with (paid) on the job training. As you continue your career path, we also offer journeyman upgrading programs to keep you up to date on current safety standards and the latest developments in the industry.

Solidarity – As important contributors to the construction industry, union plasterers and cement masons take pride in our jobs and the value we bring to the jobsite. For over 150 years the OPCMIA has represented and trained plasterers and cement masons for the purpose of protecting and promoting the quality of our industry and the livelihood of our loyal members. We are proud to continue this tradition while ensuring the very best for our members.