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Journeyworker Safety Training Fund
update 10/1/2015: Journeyworkers will be paid stipends for certifications on file in the apprenticeship as of 10/16/15.
Here are the details for the 2014-2016 Drywall Finishing Journeyworker Safety Training Fund.
Journeyman Training Fund contributions are made by payroll deduction. From 7/1/14 – 6/30/15, the contribution is $0.25 per hour. From 7/1/15 – 6/30/16 the contribution is $0.50 per hour.
Contributions are logged for each member and will paid back to the member as stipends for each completed class, around once a year.
Reimbursements for class attendance are paid by the class:
OSHA 10 = $100
OSHA 30 = $300
Aerial Lift/Scissor lift = $100
Fall Protection = $100
(Fall Protection class is typically part of Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift or Scaffold)
1st AID / CPR = $100
(only if current – 1stAid/CPR is a two year card)
Scaffold Safety = $100
For outside classes, Journeyworkers must submit their training certifications to the Drywall Apprenticeship Office. Check your certifications by clicking on Drywall Certifications List in the menu to the right, and pull up the drywall finishers list. You will need to know your code number, call the Drywall Apprenticeship for your number.
October 2015 is the target date to distribute the first stipend checks to members. Journeyworkers will be paid stipends for certifications on file in the apprenticeship as of 10/16/15.
1st year stipends will be paid in $100 and $300 increments. Journeyworkers will not be paid more than they have contributed to the fund.
September of 2016 is the target date to distribute a second round of stipend checks. For the second round, Journeyworkers will be paid for certifications on file in the apprenticeship as of 6/30/16. The second round of stipends also will be paid in $100 and $300 increments.
Journeymen will not be paid more than once for each certification nor paid more than they have contributed to the fund.
After stipends have been paid for individual certifications, Journeymen who have all five certifications on file with Apprenticeship as of 6/30/16 will be paid the remainder of their contributions to the fund through 6/30/16.
Contact Drywall Finishing Program Secretary Raquel Soliz or Drywall Finishing Coordinator Eric Palmer for details on how to report or crosscheck your certifications.