Special Elections for Delegates for the OPCMIA International Convention

There will be an election for delegates for the OPCMIA International Convention.The election will be on June 8, 2019. The election will take place at the Plasterer and Cement Mason Local 502 area 5 Union hall at 739 S. 25th Ave, Bellwood, IL. Polls will be open from 8:00AM to 2:00PM.



When you work in an area other than your home local (Cook and DuPage Counties), you are required to call the Local’s area you are working in to “clear in”. Failure to do so could result is charges being preferred against you. AREA 638, Kane, McHenry, DeKalb, Kendall Counties, 847-961-6585 AREA 161, Will, Grundy Counties 815-725-0487 AREA 362, Lake County

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Gold Card members

Congratulations to the following 40 year gold card members, Brother Tom Kendall, Brother Jose Lopez, Brother Arthur L. English. Also 30 year gold card member Mike Sealander. Congratulations to all!!!


Annuity Changes

Cement Masons’ and Plasterers Local 502 Area 5 Annuity Fund and the Chicago Plastering Institute has renegotiated the administration cost for the Annuity to be $8.50 per month down from $21.00 per month and the third part administrator (TPA) Quorum’s fee is $5.00 per quarter down from $10.00 per quarter.


Labor Day Parade

Join us in the 10th Ward for the Labor Day Parade presented by Sue Garza and the friends of Labor Saturday and Sunday September 2-3 1:00pm to 10:00pm daily. It is a $5 entrance fee, but people over 50 and children under 12 are free!


Training Center

The new Training Center is moving along, foundation is poured, a great job by Elliot Const. The steel is up and being detailed now, Once the is decking done and the floor can move forward. A great job by Local 1 Ironworkers. The site is on time and on budget in the true Union fashion!


Swearing in of the Officers

The Swearing in of the officers took place on Tuesday August 1, 2017. Congratulations to all the officers. May there be prosperity and good health for all the membership and their families.


Meeting Cancelled and Rescheduled

The regular meeting of September 12, 2017 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday September 9, 2017 at 9:00 am for the reading of the financial reports, refreshments will be served.


Front of Union Hall Update

The front of the Union Hall had some much needed improvements done, a great job, concrete is poured and waiting on the landscaping.