Founded on August 20, 1920.
Prior to 1919, Black union members of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America in Chicago worked under difficult and extremely discouraging conditions. Exploitation and abuse of the African American worker was rampant and widespread among homeowners and the commercial bosses that employed them at the lowest possible wages.
Although the AFL preached a policy of egalitarianism in regard to African American workers, in actuality it discriminated against the African American workers. The AFL sanctioned the maintenance of segregated locals within its affiliates – particularly in the construction and railroad industry. This practice often excluded Black workers altogether from union membership and thus from employment in organized industries.
On August 20th, 1920, Painters Local 1332 was granted its own Charter with the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America with the specific intent by determined and dedicated union brothers to address and confront those discriminatory practices and challenges within the Black community.
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Effective January 1, 2019, quarterly union dues are $161.00. Send to office at 7736 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60619 on the 1st of each quarter.
7736 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month