Effective immediately!!

Under the current circumstances with the Covid 19 virus, for the protection and safety of our membership and employees, all business at the Local 502 office and the pension and health and welfare will take place through the window in the main lobby. This is effective immediately,for all our families protection. Thank you for your understanding, and cooperation.


Dear Member, During the winter while our Apprentice school is in session we will be offering the following training classes through March.  School will be starting January 6th and all Journeymen are welcome to participate for upgrading during class hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m. First Aid/CPR                         February 22th Saturday Confined Space                       TBD Scaffold                                   February 15nd and March 21st Saturday’s

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Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Holidays to all the membership and their families!!! Vacation checks were mailed. If you still haven’t received your check please call the office at 7085449100. Over the counter dues are the same as last year.  


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.