Local #265


Founded in 1892.

 

The 1890s was a time of great strife for men and women who lived in the southeast suburbs of Chicago in communities known as Roseland and Pullman. This was a time when industrial giants such as George M. Pullman formed an empire in railroading. He built a community named after himself, demanded that his employees work shifts of 12 to 14 hours daily, seven days a week, live in company owned homes, and shop in company owned stores. He did provide credit but charged heavy interest rates. He controlled the natural gas and water in his model city by charging inflated prices of six to seven times what he paid. Churches were provided, but saloons or brothels were not allowed in his community. Pullman would not allow public speaking, and absolutely NO UNION activity was tolerated.

Thirteen men were determined to overcome the powers of George M. Pullman and his servile type of existence for his employees and families. Together they founded Painters Local Union 265 on October 13, 1892 and were chartered on October 14, 1892.

George M. Pullman fought hard to discourage unions by dismissing anyone involved in union activity and banning them from his community. Six of the original thirteen men that formed the charter used aliases, transferred or were dropped within the first year for fear that serious repercussions would occur from George M. Pullman if they were found to be involved in organizing.

Today we salute these men for their fortitude to stand up to industrial giants like George M. Pullman and for their foresight to organize, bring dignity and wellbeing to the men and women of this great country.

We salute these men… and I am sure they would be as proud today as they were over 124 years ago.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS OF LOCAL 265:

  • W.F. THOMAS – L . HIPPLE – F. POULSON – A.C. BISMETT
  • W.L. BURHANS – J. RHODE – C. SCLEETH – R. WIESE
  • WM. WELLMAN – E. WILSON – CH. JORGANSEN
  • JT. NICHOLS – J. PALM

Because of these MEN and those who followed in the union movement – Painters and Tapers local 265 is alive and well today, 124 years later.

Business Representatives / Organizers

Joe Rinehart - Business Representative / Servicing Director

P: 312.421.0046 ext. 265

Mike Uylaki - Field Representative

Officers

Mike Langland - President

Jim Jacobsen - Vice President

Joe Sierra - Financial Secretary

Joe Rinehart - Recording Secretary

Mike Uylaki - Treasurer

Joe Codero - Warden

Trustees

Ross Krueger

Bryan Reule

Norm Jacobsen

Painters District Council 14 Delegates

Joe Rinehart

Thomas Rinehart

Ed Bogdan

Mike Uylaki (Alternate)

Chicago Federation of Labor Delegates

Thomas Rinehart

Joe Rinehart

Mike Uylaki

Joe Sierra

Rich Shepherd


Local Office
Directions

17334 Central Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477


Dues Information

Effective January 1, 2018, quarterly union dues are $147.00. Send to 17334 Central Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 on the 1st of each quarter.


Local Union Meetings
Directions

VFW Hall

14817 Pulaski Road
Midlothian, IL 60445

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
7:00PM


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