STUDENT UNION HANDBOOK
all new student handbook HERE
to our 2013 Apprentices of the Year!
Drywall Fimnishers: Joseph Kilcourse
||In this time of heightened security,
all transportation workers need to become informed about the Transportation
Worker Identification Credential (TWIC™). You will need a TWIC™ to gain
unescorted access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act
(MTSA) regulated facilities and vessels. CLICK
HERE to learn more & apply for a TWIC card.
Members of DC 21 recently donated
items for relief of Hurricane Sandy victims. Members are being asked
to bring items to union meetings and or drop at the union hall when possible.
Items: Diapers, Formula, Batteries, Blankets, Clothes, etc.
Members and Friends of DC 21 work
Council 21 is proud to be introducing the …
|College Scholarships will be awarded
to your children,
grandchildren, or extended family
AT NO COST TO YOU!
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regardless of having someone to
Enroll now for FREE!
GATHER TO CELEBRATE APPRENTICE AWARENESS DAY
trade organizations as well as a number of legislators gathered in the
Capitol’s Main Rotunda today to celebrate Apprentice Awareness Day.
HERE for the full story
and Leadership Classes scheduled.
Be the first to get these important
certifications and even start your pursuit of that college degree.
HERE for more information and to register.
DC 21 members picketing the
Faulkner Auto Group
out our outreach page for more
Council 21 members recently donated their time to paint at the Philadelphia
Veterans Multi Service & Education Services Headquarters on North 4th
Street in Center City.
completed a painting project for this worthy cause and received many thanks
from the Veterans. This
helps honorably discharged Veterans in our area with a multitude of social
and educational programs. Any members who may need their assistance
can contact them at (215) 923-VETS."
||Please visit the USA website at:
for updates in safety, legal or
political events in our union community.
Check our links
page for other union related websites.
Labor Day Parade 2011
HERE to view the photos
of the 2011 Ralph Williams Scholarship Award for $1500.00 are
All other applicants
will receive $500.00 each. Congratulations to all of our winners.
son of Mark McKee - Local Union 1955;
Hoffman, son of Michael Hoffman – Local Union 2011;
F. Lafferty, son of Michael Lafferty – Local Union 252;
daughter of Clint Walter – Local Union 411
to the Glaziers 252 Softball Team
for winning the Philadelphia
Building Trades Softball League Championship!
Check our sports
page for more details
Local 2011 held its inaugural election
meeting on June 7th.
A full house hardly describes the
300+ members that attended.
Elections were held at the inaugural
meeting. Pictured are the new officers as they were sworn in.
Congratulations to the leaders of Local 2011.
2011 Apprentice Award winners!
ON THE IMAGES FOR DETAILS ON THIS YEARS CONTEST WINNERS
A NEW LOCAL
- A NEW GENERATION
HERE to view the photos
recently hosted 11 students from the NAWIC Magic Camp. NAWIC (National
Association of Women in Construction) is a large organization whose purpose
is to expose females to non-traditional careers like the building trades.
The Magic Camp is a week long program that shows local females opportunities
in the building trades, by having them visit jobsites, training facilities,
and manufacturers. The students spent the entire day at the FTI getting
hands-on skills and related training in all District Council 21 crafts.
HERE to view the photos
Nutter visits the
Local 252 Union Meeting
plans for Philadelphia in upcoming years.
HERE to view the photos
trades help on this project
Wilson school (day of Cares)
HERE to view the photos
Pension Office is moving...
Effective August 15, 2010 our new
7234 Parkway Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
Main Telephone number 410-564-5500
Direct Dial 410-564-5501
Fax number 866-656-4160
Repair and Paint (RRP) Program
The Finishing Trades Institute/District
Council 21 Training Center, in conjunction with the International Union
of Painters and Allied Trades, has been sanctioned to conduct several Lead;
RRP training initiatives. The classes will take place starting in mid August.
for Health and Safety page/class details.
||NEWS FROM THE TRAINING CENTER
The FTI is committed to providing
the best education for its current and future members. We are truly
excited about our current status as the “only” unionized building trades
apprenticeship program to receive Third Party Accreditation for its academic
proficiency and rigor, as well as our ability to apply for the authority
to confer degrees for our industry training and education.
HERE to read for news on our initiatives and proposals...
Council 21 is proud of our affiliation with ATAP...
ATAP is a non-profit, IRS approved,
Pennsylvania corporation, created by Philadelphia Trade Unions to contain
costs and promote improved service delivery for drug and alcohol abuse,
mental health concerns and related issues to union members, retirees and
|ATAP was created to address the
needs of union members arising out of substance abuse and mental health
issues as well as related problems. Recognition, treatment, education and
cost containment are the areas addressed by ATAP.
Please visit ATAP's website, www.alliedtrades-online.com
for more information.
OSHA ON-LINE TRAINING SUSPENDED
We regret to inform all members and
industry contractors that District Council 21 received notice that the
IUPAT/FTI OSHA 10 and 30 Hour On-line training program “has been disabled
until further notice.”
We are hoping that the training topic
content can be redesigned and soon meet the new Outreach Training Program
While we realize that this may pose
an inconvenience to those who have registered, please be patient.
We will have continued dialogue with
the FTI/IUPAT regarding this matter. Please check back soon for updates.
Schedules & ACE classes
Check the Apprenticeship
& Training section for upcoming class schedules and to register
for upcoming ACE classes.
DID IT !!
On Sunday – February 8, 2009; the Council
on Occupational Education (COE) voted unanimously to APPROVE the
District Council 21 Training Program for FULL ACCREDITATION. This
makes District Council 21 the only “Stand Alone” Building Trades Apprenticeship
and Journeyperson Training Program to ever receive this honor. Many
building trade’s apprenticeship programs have partnerships or articulation
agreements with accredited community colleges or universities. With
this accreditation those partnerships are no longer necessary for our members.
Who is the COE? The COE is one (1)
of just eight (8) accrediting bureaus, recognized by the Federal Department
of Education (DOE), to provide Third Party Accreditation to entities that
meet or exceed the stringent standards set forth by the Federal DOE.
The COE audited our programs, curriculum, instructors, financials, policies
and procedures, and much more and determined that we were compliant with
all necessary regulations. For more information on the COE please
visit their website at www.council.org
What does this all mean? District
Council 21 will soon become the FTI – Finishing Trades Institute.
In name only though, we will still provide the best apprenticeship programs,
journeyperson skills training, and safety training to our members.
However, we can now apply with the State of Pennsylvania to become an Associates
Degree granting facility, offer Title IV Student Funding to our apprentices,
and recruit better caliber men and women looking for a career but wanting
to attend college also. Can you imagine that? Apprentices getting
Student Loans for tools, cars, and living expenses – just like regular
college students; Apprentices receiving Associates Degrees for completing
their normal apprenticeship. Past Apprenticeship graduates completing
a few requirements and also receiving an Associates Degree once approved.
Congratulations to the DC 21 Training
Center Board of Trustees for their vision and leadership, the full and
part time staff, our consultant Nancy Gentile, and most of all; the members
of District Council 21. The benefits of having this Third Party Accreditation
are just the beginning of a very bright future for all.
|Call-in hours expanded
Pennsylvanians will now
be able to file claims for unemployment compensation benefits six days
a week. Labor and Industry acting Secretary Sandi Vito said in a statement
that call-in hours for the unemployment compensation toll-free phone number,
1-888-313-7284, would now be available Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The call center also is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30
p.m. The additional Sunday hours mark the first time call centers will
be available to answer every type of unemployment compensation question,
the department said. Customers also can get information or file a claim
for unemployment compensation benefits online 24 hours a day at www.dli.state.pa.us
Inquirer January 3 2009
||District Council 21 accepts
Apprentice applications exclusively on-line. Walk in applications are no
longer being accepted. If you are interested in applying CLICK
You will be given specific
instructions to follow to assure the accuracy of your application.
specific information and qualification requirements regarding our Trades
please visit the Education and Training section of our web site.
9 / 11 / 2001
United We Stand