Testimonial 1

“I became a cement mason apprentice right after high school. I followed in my father’s footsteps. I knew it was a good choice because growing up we were able to have a good life because my dad was a union cement mason.” – Gerardo Gelacio, Cement Mason Apprentice

Testimonial 2

“Being a union cement mason allowed me to spend my days outdoors doing what I loved while building everlasting relationships with fellow cement masons and providing for my family.” – Les Cheney, Retired 45-year Member/Cement Mason

Testimonial 3

“I was working various non-union labor jobs for several years before becoming a union plasterer apprentice. I realized that to secure my future I would have to join a union to better myself and give my kids the life I want for them.” – Nate Varble, Plasterer Apprentice

From floors to sidewalks and roadways to dams, cement masons are needed wherever a finished surface of concrete is poured. Cement masons work on everything from industrial, commercial and highway projects to specialty work like self-leveling gypsum and epoxy floors.

From the Great Pyramids to the Palace of Versailles, plaster has proven its durability not only as a foundational material but as decorative art, as well. Its ability to be both functional and ornamental (and sometimes both at once) requires a well-trained and skilled workforce.

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Local 11 - Pledge

Plasterers & Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship and Training Local 11 will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Plasterers & Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship and Training Local 11 will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.