Painters Local 10

JobCorps crew leaves mark on Oregon Labor Center

Oregon AFL-CIO’s Portland headquarters got a spruce-up in early April thanks to a paint crew from Timber Lake Job Corps in Estacada. 

Trades workers ratify contract at Home Forward

The three-year contract covers 56 trades workers. It raises starting pay $9 an hour on average and adds new safety provisions. 

Specialty Finishes shipyard painters win raises in first union contract

Newly unionized shipyard painters in Portland and Seattle will get better health insurance and raises totaling $4.06 an hour over 3 years.

Painters agreement raises compensation $9.86 over three years

The deal with wall and ceiling contractors aligns with the one ratified in May with the larger Signatory Painting Contractors Organization.

Painters win $9.66 over three years in new contract

For the second time in a row, Painters Local 10 obtained historic pay raises for members. Readiness to strike made all the difference.

Strike averted as Painters vote on new offer

Facing a May 1 strike date, painting contractors came back to the table proposing $9.66 in raises over three years.

Painters set May 1 strike date

About 320 commercial, industrial and bridge painters may strike May 1 if they don’t reach agreement with union-signatory contractors.

Painters Local 10 calls for freedom for Mumia

Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former member of the Black Panther Party, was a radio journalist who had exposed police abuses in Philadelphia.

Seattle shipyard painters unionize on the heels of Portland election

Specialty Finishes workers in both cities are now represented by Painters Local 10, which is preparing to bargain a first contract.

Shipyard painters go union

A dozen workers who paint vessels on Swan Island in Portland have unionized, increasing the union density at the Vigor Industrial shipyard.

Contracted painters look to unionize at Vigor shipyard

Painters Local 10 has asked for an election to represent workers employed by Specialty Finishes, located at Portland’s Vigor Marine shipyard.

Painters Local 10 wins wage increases of up to $4.50

The first contract to be negotiated since members regained the right to strike contains the biggest raises in a generation.

Painters turn down $2.94 in raises, return to bargaining

A day after the lopsided vote to reject SPCO's offer, a competing contractor group offered $4.30 an hour over the same time frame.

Painters strikes end with major wage wins

After weeks of escalating strike action, Painters Local 10 reached a deal that if ratified will raise compensation by $3.50 to $4 an hour.

Painters pickets continue

The pickets are protesting contractors' failure to provide information that would justify their refusal to offer more than a 25¢ raise.

New leadership at Painters Local 10

Local 10’s new president, Mark Fleming, is a 38-year member of IUPAT who has worked for Thompson Metal Fab since 1998.

At Portland-area construction sites, union painters are primed for ‘Summer of Chaos’

Local Painters union members have been falling behind for a generation. They’re not gonna take it any more.

Wages rise over $3 an hour in new Painters contracts

The July 1 raises are the culmination of a ready-to-strike strategy the union set in motion in 2017.

STARS banquet canceled, Painters still receive bonuses they earned

Part of a program to field the best-trained workforce in the industry, Local 10 members get bonuses for skill advancement and safety classes they take.

Painters Local 10 members preparing to strike if necessary

The union’s three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Signatory Painting Contractors Organization of Oregon and Southwest Washington expires March 31, 2020.