Local #184

Founded on August 6, 1890.


Painters Local 184 was chartered on August 6, 1890.  The Local was established by Eastern European immigrants who all lived on the southeast side of Chicago.  Their meeting location has changed several times over the years, but they currently meet in Worth, at approximately 111th and Harlem Ave.

The Local consists of Painters and Drywall Finishers and has a diverse ethnic mix.  Local 184 has a rich history of its members being involved in the District Council leadership and apprenticeship program.  Local 184 holds the distinct honor of having the first ever Drywall Finishing Instructor/Coordinator within DC 14.  Joseph Perch developed the curriculum and taught at the JATC for thirteen years.  Mr. Perch went on to become an elected Business Representative for Painters District Council 14 until his retirement in 2003.  Several other members have been instructors at the JATC during their careers.  The Local is proud to have an active membership.  Members are involved in DC 14 activities as well as supporting the surrounding communities.

Business Representatives / Organizers

Andrew Perch - Benefit Fund Administrator/Business Representative

P: 312.421.0046 ext. 184


Jose Alcala - President

Joe Tyrakowski - Vice President

Andrew Pehr - Recording Secretary

Amer Cafi - Treasurer

Matt Chamorro - Financial Secretary

Jose Arreola - Warden


Axel Chamorro

Jacob Winters

Stephon Lloyd

Painters District Council 14 Delegates

Andrew Perch

Matt Chamorro

Jose Acala

Jacob Winters

Joe Tyrakowski

Amer Cafi

Axel Chamorro

Dues Information

Quarterly union dues are $152.00. 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 Union Meetings

Marrs-Meyer American Legion

11001 S. Depot St.
Worth, IL 60482

3rd Wednesday of the month

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