Local #1332

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.

Business Representatives / Organizers

Chris Sealey - Business Representative


Gary Fields Jr. - President

Darien Moody - Vice President

Stephen Thompson - Financial Secretary

Belinda Scott - Recording Secretary

Stephen Thompson - Treasurer

Latosha Powell - Warden


Charles Brown

Larry Thomas

Gary Fields Sr.

Painters District Council 14 Delegates

Stephen Thompson

Belinda Scott

Gary A. Fields - Alternate

Chicago Federation of Labor Delegates

Larry Thomas

Gary Fields Jr.

Stephen Thompson

Dues Information

Quarterly union dues are $162.00. Send to 1456 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60607 on the 1st of each quarter.

Dues may be paid at the District Council office, Local office, Union meetings or online pdc14.com/dues

Local Office and Union Meetings

7736 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

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