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2606 California Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Welcome to the OPCMIA Local Union No. 526


As of Friday, March 20, 2020 our Pittsburgh office will be closed, until further notice, to comply with State Guidelines for the Covid-19 pandemic. Please feel free to leave a message on voicemail. Calls will be handle in the order they are received. If you are eligible and plan to apply for Supplemental Pay, please make sure your name is on the Out-of-Work list so the process of sending out payments can be completed in an efficient manner. If you need on the List, please call voicemail and leave a clear message and phone number. Thank you for your patience as we all do our best to see our way through this crisis.

To leave a message, call the Union Hall At 412-761-6310

Fraternally Yours,
Cameron Rupert
Business Manager / Financial Secretary
OPCMIA Local 526

Winter Class Schedule 2020

January 6, 2020 kicks off our Apprentice Block Education classes. All Apprentices are required to attend 160 hours of classroom instruction regardless of their distance from the Training Center. Correspondence Bookwork will no longer be accepted. Class schedule will be Monday and Tuesday, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm for 8 consecutive weeks. This will take us to the end of February 2020.

In addition, Journeyperson Upgrades will beforthcoming, namely:

  • ACI Certification
  • CPR-First Aid-AED
  • Total Station
  • ICRA
  • Blueprint Reading
  • OSHA 10 and 30

Please call the Union Hall At 412-761-6310 to reserve a seat.

The more you know, the more employable you become!

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.

How to File For PA Unemployment Benefits

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

2018 Annual Labor Day Parade

2018 Parade The Labor Day Parade is September 3, 2018 . 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


We Need Your Email Address

Please call the Funds Office at 412-761-6166 to give us your current email address. Or send to our mail box at:

Contact information for Health and Welfare Fund Participants

Highmark - Phone number 1 800 241-5704

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