Join DC 82’s Core Committees

DC 82’s Core Committees are multifaceted member ally groups that serve our communities and members in a variety of ways:

  • Camaraderie and friendship
  • Fostering skill and career development
  • Intersectional activism
  • Community volunteering
  • Amplifying member voices
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Leadership training, and much more

Director of CORE Committees: Art Hill, [email protected]


Sign up to become a volunteer


Black Core Committee

The IUPAT Black CORE Committee is committed to recruiting and retaining Black finishing tradespeople.

The IUPAT Black Core Committee is dedicated to empowering black members by fostering skill development, nurturing creativity, and providing the necessary knowledge to excel as influential leaders in their communities and within the IUPAT. By uniting brilliant minds, we strive to dismantle barriers and cultivate unity within our union.

Contact Committee Chair Art Hill to sign up: [email protected]


Latino CORE Committee

Somos el Comité CORE Latino y estamos comprometidos a trabajar por las necesidades que enfrentan nuestros miembros latinos día a día. Mientras nuestro enfoque es animar a nuestra gente trabajadora, nuestro objetivo principal es enfocarnos en los problemas que afronta la membrecía latina y darles una plataforma y voz dentro del IUPAT.

We are the Latino C.O.R.E. Committee and we are committed to working for the needs that our Latino members face every day. While our focus is to encourage our hardworking people, our main goal is to focus on the issues faced by the Latino membership and give them a platform and voice within the IUPAT.

Contact Committee Chair Grecia Palomar to sign up: [email protected]


Women’s Committee of DC 82

Our mission is to provide structure and support for all women craft workers of DC82, by uniting women within our ranks to become active, informed, and leaders in their crafts and their unions. Our purpose is to recruit, mentor, retain, and develop women leaders in DC82 crafts through action. Our activities support DC82’s continuous efforts to improve market share, training, wages, working conditions, and the quality of life of our members and their families.

Contact Committee Chair Jean Fields to sign up: [email protected]


Young Workers Committee

The Young Workers Committee supports the up-and-coming leaders of DC 82. Young apprentices and journeypersons volunteer in the community and form lifelong friendships with their union brothers and sisters.

Contact Committee Chair Zach Thoemke to sign up: [email protected]


If you are interested in chairing or joining the DC 82 LGBTQIA+ Committee, email Art Hill at [email protected]