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2606 California Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Welcome to the OPCMIA Local Union No. 526

Union News

Urgent Request

Urgent Request for those of you interested in doing repair work on INDUSTRIAL CHIMNEY AND SMOKE STACKS. This course is mandatory for employment. We need a minimum of 12 (twelve) students to conduct a 16 (sixteen) hours Saturday and Sunday Class. Call the Union Hall at 412 761 6310 to register. Get Certified so we don’t lose this work to other trades that are certified. Click here for the class descriptions.

The Cracker is Coming …...The Cracker is Coming……

There is a very good possibility that the Confined Space Training Certification may become a requirement as the General Contractor Great Arrow, gears up to full production in Beaver County, PA. Don’t be left out! Please register ASAP. We need 15 to 24 members in order to conduct a class. The class is comprised of two 8 hour days. Preferably a weekend in Jan.-Feb. 2017.

Remember, every certification we acquire makes us more employable, in this way, we get the respect we deserve!

How to File For PA Unemployment Benefits

Click here for for information about PA Unemployment Benefits. This link will redirect you to the website.

Attention Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’

We would like to know if anyone has the background clearance to work in the school districts as some employers may have a need for upcoming school projects. Please call the Union Hall to verify at 412 761 6310.

2017 Annual Labor Day Parade

2016 Parade The Labor Day Parade is September 4, 2017 . Please call the Union Hall for details at 412-761-6310.

OPCMIA 526 Apprentices Compete at the 2016 Great Lakes Apprentice Competition

During the week of July 26 through July 29 2016 two OPCMIA 526 apprentices competed at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio at the 2016 Great Lakes Apprentice Competition. Contestants were Joe Levandoski and T.J. Rupert.Read More

What's New

New Safety Training classes have been announced. Check the Training Classes page and Events page for dates, times and details about the classes.

Accepting  New Journeyperson Cement Masons~please call 412-761-6310



PA ACT 60 Unemployment Law : In the Member section, we have posted a document "Highlights of ACT 60".  Click the Member Documents to view or download this information.


Important Notice

The monthly union meeting will be held on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7:30 pm  - May 4, 2017, June 8,2017, July 6,2017, August 3,2017,September 7,2017, Oct 5,2017, November 2,2017 ,Dec 7,2017  please plan to attend.

Contact-Local #526 Combined Funds  Office @ 2606 California Av.,Pgh, PA 15212

The combined funds office is open daily from 7:00 AM to Noon and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM .Please call with any questions at 412-761-6310. Our facsimile number 412 761 0318. Or Email us at or

Special Called Meeting November 2,2017

There will be a special called meeting on November 2,2017 for the nomination of and election of twelve (12) delegates for the Tri-State District Council.  Localtion : Union Headquarters  A.J. Furlan Building,2606 California Ave , Pittsburgh, PA 15212.  Date : Thursday November 2,2017 at 7:30 PM  ---Please Plan To Attend.


Supplemental Income Fund Statements are to be Mailed December 2017

The Combined Funds office will be mailing the Supplemental Income  Fund Statements December of 2017 .

Contact information for Health and Welfare Fund Participants

UPMC- Phone number 1 888 876 2756, UPMC Behavioral Health 1 888 251 0083

Colonial Life Products  Phone Number - 1 800 325 4368

Guardian Insurance Phone Number -1 800 627 4200

UPMC for Life Phone Number-1 877 539 3080

Freedom Blue Phone Number -1 800 550 8722

Also check our Events page for a calendar of current events, training classes and meetings