Contact Us Site Map Links Publications Labor Management Cooperative Initiative finishing trades institute pension fund
Union Plus

Machine Translation:

Would you like to see this page in

español? or


italiano? or




District council 53  is a Labor Organization representing over 2,200 members in the construction industry, such as, Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Hydroblasters/Vacuum Technicians and Sign and Display workers. Take a moment to check out the latest News and Events, meet our Leadership, and learn more about the Industries we represent.

Please do your part to make the Employee Free Choice Act a reality.
Click here to take action! »

Awesome’ Union Campaign Lifts Ohio Write-In Candidate to Huge Win.In what is likely a record-breaking performance by a write-in candidate... Read More...

More exciting news to come.....

More recent news...

District Council 53 is actively organizing new members and contractors. Learn more about current Organizing activities, Benefits of being a union member, and how to become a member of District Council 53.

labor management cooperative initiative District Council 53 takes great pride in getting involved in all aspects of the political process. Through education, communication, and membership mobilization, District 53 seeks to advance a truly compassionate agenda that protects all working families.

10 Reasons to Become a Union Contractor

  • You employ workers only for as long as you need them.
  • You pay for benefits only when members are employed.
  • You can call day or night for additional skilled manpower.
  • You can have your workforce trained cost-free in any element of the painting, glazing, drywall finishing, or related trades.
  • Workers receive training on OSHA, CPR, Lead Abatement, Respirator Fitness, Scaffold Training and other Safety Courses at no additional costs to the Contractor. Drug testing is also available.
  • You and your employees can qualify for a great benefit package which can be credited towards the prevailing wage.
  • You are immediately qualified for projects with responsible employer ordinance and project labor agreements.
  • You gain organizational support for your business from a Union that recognizes the value of Labor Management cooperation. Promotion of your business.
  • You can get Dodge Reports from the District Council for bidding and may also receive Market Recovery rates on smaller commercial and residential projects.
  • Registered apprentices, which will lower your cost on both private and prevailing wage work.
Contractor's Corner
Join Us Contact Us General Constitution

Want to know what the weather will be like on the job site today?

The Weather Channel

Enter your zip code
here to find out.