District Council 5


The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #5 is an organization of painters, decorators, wallcoverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, carpet & soft tile layers, truck painters, glaziers, architectural metal & glass workers, paint makers and allied trades. We are  cover the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah and Northern Idaho.

It is our hope that this website serves as a resource of useful information for our members, our signatory contractors and for those interested in becoming members or signatory contractors. By using the links throughout this site you’re able to access information on contracts, fringe benefits, union meetings & events, training schedules, elections and political issues, along with many other items that affect our daily lives.

Servicing has information on shop stewards, signatory contractor lists, etc. Organizing tells you how to become a member or signatory contractor. Training has the latest information on upcoming class schedules and apprenticeship information. Governmental Affairs includes information regarding current issues in politics and has many useful links to government agencies.

Western Washington Painter Contract

Western Washington Area Agreement for the Professional Painting Industry

 This Document is a Draft Copy of the Proposal

 It contains highlights that identify changes from the existing contract to new language.

Text highlighted in yellow are deletions. Text highlighted in green are additions.

In some cases, a previous section may have been moved to a different section in the document so that it would be under a more appropriate Article.  If a section is crossed out, similar language may have been added back under a new section or article.see Final Tentative Agreement

Drafted October 9, 2015

Western Washington Painters Negotiations update

An up-date from your Negotiating Team and District Council 5 Union Representatives

A tentative agreement has been reached.

The language is being drafted on a new proposal with the Western WA Signatory Painting Employers (WWSPE) that will be ready for your consideration by mid-October.  A series of short informational meetings to discuss the proposal will be scheduled in Seattle and Tacoma prior to any ratification vote.  Members should make an effort  to review and understand the proposal prior to voting.  A key component of the negotiating process is to have a large percentage of the membership showing up to vote on any proposal.  Numbers speak louder than words!

A mailer will go out to the membership with information on times and places of these Question and Answer sessions.

Voting will take place a week later.

In Solidarity,  Painter’s Negotiating Team