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Welcome to Local 592 Cement Masons and Plasterers Union, serving Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersery, Delaware and Northeaster Maryland. Our international “The Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association, (OP&CMIA), was founded in 1864.

Organized in 1864, the OPCMIA has represented and trained plasterers and cement masons for the purpose of protecting and promoting the quality of our industry and the livelihood of our members. Plaster and concrete are ageless building materials that will not fall out of favor as long as there is a sufficient amount of workers who are skilled in the arts of installation and finishing. These materials are as unforgiving as they are durable and beautiful. Skilled hands and competent management must work together to achieve the desired result and to promote and protect this vital construction resource. We dedicate ourselves to the promotion of these materials, the recruitment and training of skilled craftsmen to meet the demand of our industry, and hold ourselves responsible to this commitment for the future of our industry and the welfare of all those who earn their living in it.

Local 592 and 100 Years of History: Our Local was chartered on November 4, 1916. Local 592 represents Cement Masons, Plasterers and Shophands within our territorial jurisdiction. Since 1916 all the major concrete in this area has been done by members of our local. Power plants and high rises, bridges and highways, sidewalks and curbs are all our legacy.

Local 592 Apprenticeship Training Program

The local’s Cement Masons apprenticeship requires a minimum of three years and 3,000 hours of classroom and on-the-job instruction.

In addition, Local 592 also provides safety training for all members and journeyman-upgrade classes to keep the skills and knowledge of its cement masons and plasterers up to date with the latest technologies and techniques of the trades.

Visit Local 592’s website for more information on the apprenticeship program information and a full application.