Cement Mason


Journeyman: $47.50/hr

*Foreman: $49.50/hr

* Note: In accordance with Section 7, Paragraph 3 of the current agreement.

** Note: ANNUITY FUND CONTRIBUTIONS – Regular Hours $2.00, Over Time $3.00 and Double Time $4.00 an hour.

Payroll Deductions

Savings Fund: $5.00

Working Dues: Working dues will now be deducted at $3.45 per WORK Hour with no adjustment for OVER TIME and DOUBLE TIME.


Health and Welfare: $13.80

Retiree Welfare: $2.95

Pension: $18.74

Apprentice Fund: $1.00

Savings Admin: $0.03

Int’l Appr Fund: $0.11

**Annuity Fund: $2.00

Industry Advancement Fund: $0.06

Chicagoland Const. Safety Council: $0.01

Const. Industry Service Corp: $0.01

Labor Managment Cooperation Comm.: $0.10

Total Package: $86.31


Apprentice Wages

Apprentice Rates are as follows:

1st Year Apprentice:
70% of wage base- $33.25/hr
Full Benefit Package – Deduct only Working Dues. No Savings Deduction.

2nd Year Apprentice:
80% of wage base- $38.00/hr
Full Benefit Package – Deduct only Working Dues. No Savings Deduction.

3rd Year Apprentice:
90% of wage base- $42.75/hr
Full Benefit Package – Deduct Working Dues and Savings.


We urge all employers to bring an Apprentice to the Union through your company and provide equal opportunity to qualified female applicants. You can also call the union for a list of applicants.

Delinquent Contractors

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ISSi-Remit – Online Remittance Processing

ATTENTION: All active employers are now required to remit their monthly contributions online via ISSi-Remit, our online remittance processing system.  Effective with your August 2021 work month contribution (due September 15, 2021), if you still opt to submit paper remittance reports, a 5% administrative fee will be assessed monthly on your total contribution. If you have not yet been provided with ISSi-Remit login credentials please contact the Fund Office at (708)-544-9100 EXT. 234 or cpicardi@cml502.com to obtain a Username & Password for access.

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Information for Paper Check Remittance

Contractors can elect to submit payment for ISSi-Remit Reports via electronic ACH or by traditional paper check.

If you opt to submit your ISSi-Remit payment via paper check, payments should no longer be mailed to the lockbox address (P.O. Box 71650, Chicago, IL  60694-1650).  The lockbox will be closed as of December 31, 2021 and will be unable to accept payments.

*All paper check payments are to be mailed to:

Cement Masons’ Local 502 Fringe Benefit Funds
C/O Lawrence J. Picardi, Sr.
739 S. 25th Ave.
Bellwood, IL  60104

*All questions regarding Remittance Report submission and payment is to be directed to the Accounts Receivable Dept. at the contact information below:

Charles Picardi: cpicardi@cml502.com – (708)-544-9100 EXT. 234
Angelo Feola: afeola@cml502.com – (708)-544-9100 EXT. 218

Accounts Receivable Dept. Fax: (708)-544-9130