about us

District Council 35 is an organization of approximately 4000 members in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. We are affiliated with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO. Our members include:

Construction Industry Painters, Wallcoverers, Glaziers, and Drywall Finishers

Residential Painters

Glassworkers

Sign Painters and Sign Erectors

Institutional Maintenance Trades Workers

Public Employees

District Council 35 is an aggressive and forward-thinking organization, committed to serving the interests of our members and those unrepresented workers who hope to join. The DC 35 membership has grown substantially in recent years, and we are determined to continue this trend to ensure that we maintain the best wages and benefits in our industries. Our mission is to represent our members for purposes of collective bargaining, to organize workers in a variety of occupations, and to advocate for workers and their families.

Safety and Quality Assured!

District Council 35 members are the best trained and most safety conscious in the building trades. Our members are required to take 10 hours of OSHA training, CPR training, respiratory exams and respirator fit tests, fall protection, scaffold training, and aerial lift training, among other classes.

Our members have committed to mandatory training both to protect themselves and to protect the economic security of their families, and to afford our companies a competitive edge with savings achieved through safety.

Specialists for the Special Job!

Construction users and building owners can satisfy every painting trade’s requirement with DC 35 members and companies. Set asides for MBE/WBE/VBE can be achieved by contacting DC 35 for a list of signatory contractors.

Painters and Decorators 

•Industrial • Commercial • Residential and Maintenance Painting • Drywall Finishing • Paperhanging – Wallcovering Hardwood Finishing • Lead Abatement • Faux Finishing • Sto Application

Sign Pictorial And Display

Sign Designers •  Builders •  Painters •  Erectors •  Services •  Outdoor Advertising •  Screen Process Printers •  Neon Tube Benders •  Bill Posters •  Transit and Taxi Top Posters •  Display Makers and Installers •  Pictorial Artists

Glaziers, Architectural, Metal and Glassworkers 

Industrial •  Commercial •  Residential and Maintenance Glazing •  Glass – Metal Fabrication •  Tempering • Mirrors •  Insulation Unit Manufacturing • Auto Glass Distributors and Installers •  Skylights •  Curtainwalls • Aluminum Storefronts • Door and Window Frames • Glazed or Unglazed Installations

Zoned Rates!

Construction users and building owners should know that the DC 35 collective bargaining agreement contains an economic package with five zones throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. DC 35 members reside in all of the zones and have complete mobility throughout our jurisdiction. Zones make our contractors competitive all over New England.

Union News

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1st, 2nd & 3rd Yr. Industrial Painter
1st, 2nd & 3rd Yr. Industrial Painter @ Richard Mauro Training Center
Jan 28 – Feb 1 all-day
 
CPR F&F 5:00 pm
CPR F&F @ FTI-NE
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm
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CPR F&F 7:00 am
CPR F&F @ FTI-NE
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am
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OSHA 10 Pt. 1 7:00 am
OSHA 10 Pt. 1 @ FTI-NE Boston
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am
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PFT 7:00 am
PFT @ FTI-NE
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
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CPR F&F 10:00 am
CPR F&F @ FTI-NE
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am
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Welding classes 6:20 pm
Welding classes @ FTI-NE
Feb 5 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Reserve your spot today Call 617-524-0248 No walk-ins please.
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1926.62 Lead 4:30 pm
1926.62 Lead @ FTI-NE
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm
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SSPC C5 7:00 am
SSPC C5 @ FTI-NE
Feb 8 @ 7:00 am
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OSHA 10 Pt. 2 7:00 am
OSHA 10 Pt. 2 @ FTI-NE Boston
Feb 9 @ 7:00 am
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Silica Awareness 7:00 am
Silica Awareness @ FTI-NE
Feb 9 @ 7:00 am
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Fall Protection Awareness 10:00 am
Fall Protection Awareness @ FTI-NE
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am
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2nd YR Painters Groups “A” 7:00 am
2nd YR Painters Groups “A” @ Richard Mauro Training Center
Feb 11 @ 7:00 am – Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm
 
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Welding classes 6:20 pm
Welding classes @ FTI-NE
Feb 12 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Reserve your spot today Call 617-524-0248 No walk-ins please.
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NFPA Hot Work 7:00 am
NFPA Hot Work @ FTI-NE
Feb 16 @ 7:00 am
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1926.62 Lead 10:00 am
1926.62 Lead @ FTI-NE
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am
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SSPC C3 7:00 am
SSPC C3 @ FTI-NE
Feb 19 @ 7:00 am
Please contact Wayne Cummings regarding the class.
Welding classes 6:20 pm
Welding classes @ FTI-NE
Feb 19 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Reserve your spot today Call 617-524-0248 No walk-ins please.
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SSPC C3 7:00 am
SSPC C3 @ FTI-NE
Feb 20 @ 7:00 am
Please contact Wayne Cummings regarding the class.
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SSPC C3 7:00 am
SSPC C3 @ FTI-NE
Feb 21 @ 7:00 am
Please contact Wayne Cummings regarding the class.
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SSPC C3 7:00 am
SSPC C3 @ FTI-NE
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am
Please contact Wayne Cummings regarding the class.
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PFT 8:00 am
PFT @ FTI-NE
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Welding classes 6:20 pm
Welding classes @ FTI-NE
Feb 26 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
Reserve your spot today Call 617-524-0248 No walk-ins please.
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