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Drywall Finisher

 

Update 10/2015: Please Scroll Down for Drywall Journeyworker Safety Training Fund Info

 

 

Drywall Finishers

Drywall Finishers fill joints between drywall panels with joint compound, tape joints and corners, and specially prepare drywall and other surfaces to be painted.  Walls, soffits, columns, and curved and arched work areas are prepared to high levels of finish.  The work of a drywall finisher is physically demanding. To work on ceilings and elevated areas, installers and tapers stand on stilts, ladders, or scaffolds.
 
Apprenticeship
 
The drywall apprenticeship is a 3 year program. The apprenticeship consists of 6000 hours (3 years) of on the job training and 144 hours of trade related classroom instruction per year. Classes generally are scheduled in 1 week block training sessions three quarters per year; Fall, Winter, Spring.
 
Pay scale at: http://iupatdc5.org/schedule-a-wages/
 
 
 
 
 

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 Local 364 Business Representative John Boufford by phone at (206)794-5694 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Fund questions.

Contact Drywall Finishing Program Secretary Raquel Soliz or Drywall Finishing Coordinator Eric Palmer for details on how to report or crosscheck your certifications.