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The roots of Washington Interior Exterior Systems Local 41 run deep. For more than a century the craftsman and women associated with locals that would become Local 41, have been building Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Lather Local 104, full of proud, independent and respected mechanics was granted a charter in 1901. Those craftsmen passed-on that pride and feeling of independence. Acoustical and Drywall Local 1982 was chartered in 1952. A few single-minded craftsmen fought to have a specialty local that represented those who had chosen to do what they did for a living. It wasn’t easy but they were determined . Today, the local is still moved by that same determination. Those active members saw the changing trends in the building trades and when the time was right, pushed for the merger of locals 104 and 1982. That merger of a combined 550 members formed LADS Local 1144. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America presented the new local with a charter, on September 15,1983. Those actions preceded coming changes in the interior systems industry. Then on March 21, 2011 Local 41 was chartered, this time with a state wide charter.

 

Today, Local 41, with a membership over 2100, is one of the largest locals in the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters , a six state council that encompasses: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Our regional council is one of the many regional councils under the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Our union represents lathers, acoustical mechanics, drywall hangers and finishers, metal stud framers, welders, access floor applicators, thermal insulators and utility men to the wall and ceiling industry.

Apprenticeship and training is the foundation of the interior systems industry. A joint labor/management training sub-committee oversees a state approved, award winning, innovative, 4 year apprenticeship program. In addition, life-long learning is available through a comprehensive journeyman skill enhancement curriculum.

The local is proud of its longtime partnership with the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association, the Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau and the many independent contractors that make up our signatory contractor list. Over the years labor and management have worked in tandem on many important issues that affect the wall and ceiling industry in the area. Labor and management meet, as a committee, on a regular basis.

The members and elected leadership of Local 41 are dedicated to the continuing principle of excellence in service to the membership, protection and growth of the industry, political action and community service. The office of Local 41 is located at 231 Burnett Ave North, Suite B Renton, WA 98057. Membership meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at 11:00am. Members are encouraged to attend and participate.

 

 

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