Local #521

Founded on February 21, 1910.


Painters Local 521 was chartered on February 21, 1910. It was located on the west side of Chicago and was made up of predominantly Jewish painters. The demographic of Local 521 membership has changed over time and is now primarily Hispanic. Local 521 has been located on the Northside of Chicago for the past 60 years. The person who helped to build and guide the local was Brother George Pinkus (RIP). He catered to the membership and was responsible for the local becoming one of the largest in Painters District Council 14. Leonard Dachman led the local after Brother Pinkus’ passing until he succumbed to his own death. The reins of the local are now held by the very capable hands of Brother Victor Hernandez. Local 521 now has a young and enthusiastic executive board that will help lead this local into the future.

Business Representatives / Organizers

Victor Hernandez Sr. - Business Representative

P: 312.421.0046

Michael Dixon - Field Representative

P: 312.421.0046 ext. 268

Daniel Hernandez - Organizer


Monique Gutierrez - President

Jose Mancera - Vice President

Edward Hernandez - Financial Secretary

Robert Zappa - Recording Secretary

Daniel Hernandez - Treasurer

Jonathan Flores - Warden


Lambros Kazamias

Alfredo Lopez

David Rincon

Painters District Council 14 Delegates

Victor Hernandez Sr.

Robert Zappa

Daniel Hernandez

Chicago Federation of Labor Delegates

Victor Hernandez Sr.

Victor Hernandez Jr.

Monique Gutierrez

AFL CIO Legislative Conference Delegates

Victor Hernandez Sr.

Central Regional Conference Delegates

Ed Hernandez

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

Painters District Council #14

1456 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60607

2nd and 4th Monday of the month

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