“Single-handed we can accomplish nothing, but united there is no power of wrong we cannot openly defy.”
– John T. “Jack” Elliott, IUPAT founder
At the time the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades was formally organized in 1887, individuals thought that the oppressive work conditions were unchangeable. Then they discovered the power of working together.

Our Region

IUPAT DC 82 includes members from Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.


Our People

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents 110,000 men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the finishing trades – industrial & commercial painting, drywall finishing, glazing and glass work, sign and display, and floor covering installation, and many more successful careers in the construction industry and public sector.

Terry Nelson

Business Manager/ Secretary Treasurer

craig Olson

Business Representative for local 106

Jeff Stark

Director of Servicing

Brady Nelson

director of organizing

Tony McGarvey

Government Affairs Liaison

Teresa Ellis

Business Representative for Local 880

Jordan Fry

Business Representative for Local 61

David Kroger

Field representative for local 386

Ken Gorman

Business Representative for Local 1324

Scott Parker

Business Representative for Locals 681 & 2002

Craig Peck

Business Representative for Locals 386, 1922, & 1962

Francisco Altamirano

Field Representative

Brad berg

organizer in North Dakota

Jack Carlson

Organizer

Francisco Rico Ramirez

Organizer

Arthur Hill

organizer

Jon Pelach

Organizer

Shawn Theis

Organizer

Jason West

Organizer

Chad Fennell

Controller

Jean Groshens

Office Manager

Brittany Hanson

Support Staff

Amanda Kennedy

Support Staff

Dana Marciniak

Support Staff – Local 106

V. McGarvey

Support Staff

Local Unions

Creating Stronger Voices

District Council 82 brings together members in local unions to create a stronger voice for workers in the finishing trades. Our council is made up of nine local unions covering western Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Local unions hold regular monthly meetings where they conduct the business of the local, discuss issues in the industry, and learn what initiatives their district council is working on to protect member rights and the rights of all working people.

Building a Stronger Future

LOCAL 61 EXECUTIVE BOARD
Business Representative – Jordan Fry
President – Ken Clark
Vice President – Art Hill
Financial Secretary – Carissa Shaffer
Treasurer – Dan Watson
Recording Secretary – Jamie Joseph
Trustee –Jeff Paulson
Trustee – Kenny Moo
Trustee – Greg Jolicoeur
Warden – James Timmons

LOCAL 386 EXECUTIVE BOARD
Business Representative – Craig Peck
President – Davitt Dougherty
Vice President – Jesse Petrowski
Financial Secretary – Grecia Palomar
TreasurerJose Olquin
Recording Secretary – Mumin Pilipovic
Trustee – Alan Legan
Trustee – Michael Hamilton
Trustee – Tim Wilcox
Warden – Robert Herman

Locals 61 and 386 are mixed locals which include residential, commercial, and industrial painters and drywall finishers. Local 386 meets on the third Monday and Local 61 meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the District Council office in Little Canada. These two locals cover the 7-county area around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Business Representative – Craig Olson
PresidentTim Rooney
Vice President – Gordon Smith
Treasurer – Jack Carlson
TrusteeIan Clancey
TrusteeJeff Carlson

HEALTH AND WELFARE
Wilson McShane Corporation
Dana Hanson
Suite 300, 2002 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812
218-728-8300

Local 106 is a mixed local which includes residential, commercial, and industrial painters; drywall finishers; and glaziers. Local 106 meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Duluth Labor Temple. Local 106 members work primarily in Duluth, on the Iron Range, and throughout the northland.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Organizer – Brad Berg
President – Jim Rueb
Vice President – Rob Solberg
Financial Secretary – Wes Harmon
Treasurer – Dean Hamnes
Recording Secretary – Jason Ehlert
Trustee – Johnny Gallegos
Trustee – Dillon Sugg
Trustee – Shawn Gramkow

Local 1962 is a local of Commercial/Residential/Industrial Painters, Glaziers, and Drywall Finishers and is based out of Bismarck, ND. Membership meetings are on the first Thursday of the month in Bismarck.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Business Representative – Craig Peck
President – Earl Mooney
Vice President – James Cooper
Financial Secretary – William Wilson
Treasurer – Jeff Stark
Recording Secretary – Rick Hamilton
Trustee – Guadalupe Armendariz
Warden – Charles Zuehlsdorff

Local 1922 is a mixed local of Industrial Painters, Commercial/Residential Painters, and Drywall Finishers throughout the state of Montana. Local 1922 meets on the second Friday of the month in the Billings office.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Business Representative – Scott Parker
President – Matt Smith
Vice President – Billy Denny
Financial Secretary – Kaylyn Nygaard
Treasurer – Arlo Kroening
Recording Secretary – Robert Stevens
Trustee – Chris Mueller
Trustee – Ben Schultz
Trustee – Rich Bennett

Local 681 is a mixed local which includes residential, commercial, and industrial painters and drywall finishers. Local 681 meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Local 681 office in Rochester. Members of Local 681 work primarily in Rochester and southern Minnesota.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Business Representative – Teresa Ellis
President – Donald Mullin
Vice President – Matt Thompson
Financial Secretary – Mike Bennett
Treasurer – Richard Pelletier
Recording Secretary – Armonda Ellis
Trustee – Terry Bick
Trustee – Michael Savard
Trustee – Jason Gehrke
Warden – George Johnson

HEALTH AND WELFARE, PENSION, AND VACATION
Wilson-McShane Corporation
3001 Metro Drive Suite 500
Bloomington, MN 55425
952-854-0795

Local 880 is made up of trade and convention show workers; sign manufacturing and installation workers; and embroidery and graphics workers. Local 880 membership meetings are on the second Monday of the month at the District Council 82 office.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Business Representative – Scott Parker
President – Scott Anderson
Vice President/Recording Secretary – Don Kuisele
Financial Secretary/Treasurer – Andy Lejcher
Trustee – Larry Knuth
Trustee – Nate Nelson
Trustee – Dean Riess

Local 2002 is a mixed maintenance local operating primarily at St. Mary’s Hospital. They meet on the first Monday of the month at the Rochester office.

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Business Representative – Ken Gorman
President – Brian Hagberg
Vice President – Jon Pietz
Financial Secretary – Jason West
Treasurer – Erik Heinecke
Recording Secretary – Jean Fields
Trustee – Francisco Altamirano
Trustee – Beau Blake
Trustee – Tony Osborn
Warden – Jordan Bremseth

Local 1324 consists of Glaziers and Glassworkers. This Local represents workers in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, and Rochester. Local 1324 meets on the third Thursday of the month in the District Council office.