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

Calendar

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OSHA 10 pt.1 7:00 am
OSHA 10 pt.1 @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am
This class is Part I of a two-part class series. In order to gain certification, please register for both the classes here. 
Silica Awareness 7:00 am
Silica Awareness @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am
No longer open for registration.
Scaffold Awareness 10:00 am
Scaffold Awareness @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am
No longer open for registration.
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1st YR Painter/Taper Group “C” 7:00 am
1st YR Painter/Taper Group “C”
Jun 3 @ 7:00 am – Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm
 
CPR F&F 4:30 pm
CPR F&F @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 3 @ 4:30 pm
Class is no longer available
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PFT 3:00 pm
PFT @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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AHA First Aid 7:00 am
AHA First Aid @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am
Class no longer open for registration.
OSHA 10 pt.2 7:00 am
OSHA 10 pt.2 @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am
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AHA CPR/AED 10:30 am
AHA CPR/AED @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am
Class no longer open for registration.
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Aerial/Scissor pt.1 4:30 pm
Aerial/Scissor pt.1 @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 11 @ 4:30 pm
This class is Part I of a two-part class series. In order to get your certification, please register for both the classes here. 
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Aerial/Scissor pt.2 7:00 am
Aerial/Scissor pt.2 @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am
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Health Hazards 7:00 am
Health Hazards
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am
This class is no longer open for registration.
Health Hazards 11:00 am
Health Hazards @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am
Health Hazards 6/15 @ 11AM is no longer open for registration.
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DC35 Bill Doherty Memorial Golf Classic 7:00 am
DC35 Bill Doherty Memorial Golf Classic @ William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park
Jun 17 @ 7:00 am
Monday June 17th, 2019 Registration: 7:00 AM Tee Off: 8:00 AM William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park 1 Circuit Drive, Boston, MA To register visit: https://dc35memorialgolf.com/ Cost: $150 per golfer   Sponsorship Opportunities
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NFPA Hot Work 7:00 am
NFPA Hot Work @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am
NFPA Hot Work class 6/22 is no longer open for registration.
Silica Awareness 7:00 am
Silica Awareness @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 22 @ 7:00 am
Silica Awareness class 6/22 @ 7AM is no longer open for registration.
Fall Protection Awareness 10:00 am
Fall Protection Awareness @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am
Fall Protection 6/22 @ 10 AM is no longer open for registration.
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PFT 8:00 am
PFT @ IUPAT DC 35
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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