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Painting & Finishing Trades

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Finishing trades are highly skilled craftspeople that create magnificent flooring, dazzling glass high-rises, stunning corrosion-resistant bridge coatings, and more. Careers in the finishing trades include Commercial Painter, Industrial Painter, Drywall Finisher, Floor Coverer, Glazier, Sign & Display Worker, and Trade Show Worker.

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International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council #6

District Council 6 (DC6) is a union construction trade organization representing a growing force of men and women who work in the Finishing Trades – Industrial & Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Glazing & Glass Work, Sign & Display and Floor Covering Installation. DC6 is made up of 20 Local Unions spanning throughout Ohio and Central Kentucky. We are one of 32 District Councils across the United States and Canada that, together, make up the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).

Together, our members achieve a powerful voice in bargaining for wages, benefits, and working conditions – in government and within their communities.