Painters, Bridge Painters, Tapers & Glaziers
IUPAT PAINTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL #4
585 Aero Drive | Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Telephone: (716) 565-0303| Fax: (716) 565-0306
|Secretary-Treasurer/Business Manager: Mark Stevens||Year Chartered: 1887|
|Local Membership: 1860 (Active and Retired)|
This trade requires extensive work from ladders and scaffolds at varying heights. There is constant bending, kneeling, and extensions of the arms, shoulders, and upper torso.
Apprenticeship Training Period
Bridge and Drywall Taper Program is 3 years of instruction and 4500 “on the job” training hours.
Commercial Painter is 4 years of instruction and 6000 “on the job” training hours.
Glazier Program is 4 years and 8000 “on the job” training hours.
Classroom Instruction is Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. one week (40 hours) per month during the months of January, February, March, and April.
Related Instruction and Method
Apprenticeship: Classroom Instruction consists with practical instruction and Health and Safety courses.
Journeyman: Upgrading and Health and Safety classes are available throughout the year at the Western New York Training Center. The Finishing Trades Institute offers its members opportunities for obtaining certifications such as the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) certification program for a Coating Application Specialist (CAS) and Welding Certification Program.
Must be 17 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and a valid New York State Driver’s License with reliable transportation.
One year for the Painter and Glazier Programs and nine months for the Bridge and Taper Programs (25% of program length), in addition to the completion of their first year of class instruction.
Apprentice must purchase 5-IN-1 scraper, drywall taping tools, painter pants and work boots. Average cost ranges between $200 and $250.
Wages and Fringe Benefits
Journeyman: $24.68 hourly + $19.91 fringes
Apprentice: $12.34 hourly + $2.07 fringes w/ raise progression every 750 hours
Journeyman: $25.18 hourly + $19.91 fringes
Apprentice: $12.59 hourly + $2.07 fringes w/ raise progression every 750 hours
Journeyman: $35.70 hourly + $21.35 fringes
Apprentice: $17.85 hourly + $3.07 fringes w/ raise progression every 750 hours
Journeyman: $24.60 hourly + $16.92 fringes
Apprentice: $9.84 hourly + $6.03 fringes w/ raise progression every 1000 hours
Journeyman – Health, Pension, Annuity, Education, and Vacation
Apprentice – Health and Pension only
BOTH ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH BENEFITS AFTER WORKING 1000 HOURS.
Estimated Annual Earning
$37,000 to $43,000 Journeyman*
* Estimates are based upon average hours worked, which may vary from year to year
Initiation Fee for Apprentices
$25.00 plus three months dues
Initiation Fee for Journeyman
$50.00 plus one years dues
Monthly dues start at $25.00 and vary depending on the trade and local.
Recruitment for Next Class
1st Tuesday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Contact:Mr. Gregory Stoner, Director of Apprenticeship/Journeyman Upgrading Finishing Trades Institute of W&CNY (716) 565-0112 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org